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HTC One A9s


HTC One A9s
HTC One A9s (One Series)
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, IPS, Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 17.7 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: microSD up to 2TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B7/​B8/​B20); Bandwidth (Download/​Upload): 300Mbps/​50Mbps (LTE), 42Mbps/​5.76Mbps (UMTS); SAR: 0.49 W/kg (head), LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 146.5 x 71.5 ( = 0.31 x 5.77 x 2.81 in)
8.7 Wh, 2300 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 13 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 432 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 13 MPix ƒ/2.2 aperture, 28x3 mm focal length (74.4° wide angle), AF, LED flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix ƒ/2.8 Blende und 33.7 mm Brennweite (65.3° Weitwinkel), Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Lautsprecher an der Unterkante, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Power adapter, USB cable, headset, Boost+, News Republic, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, fanless
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 49 g ( = 1.73 oz / 0.11 pounds)
299 Euro



Average Score: 67.47% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 59%, performance: 60%, features: 38%, display: 77% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the HTC One A9s

82.3% HTC One A9s Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Something new from the east? The One A9s from the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is the much more affordable successor to the One A9 we reviewed last year. We will find out what changed compared to the previous model.
HTC A9s Quick Review
Source: Yugatech English version
The HTC One A9s is the mid-range offering from the company. It doesn’t have the extra features of its higher cousins but it has all the necessities to for a quality everyday phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2017

Foreign Reviews

60% HTC One A9s
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Das HTC One A9s
Source: Curved German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 74% display: 72% mobility: 75%
HTC One A9s
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Nur optisch ein iPhone-Klon
Source: Turn On German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2016
das Hands-on
Source: Curved German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2016
60% HTC One A9s Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 59% display: 69% mobility: 50% workmanship: 79%
Smartphone Htc One A9S - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Recenzja HTC One A9S
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
[Recenzja] HTC One A9s – co potrafi średniak o znanym wyglądzie
Source: Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Nice performance; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2017
Đánh giá HTC One A9s: Liệu có đáng mua trong phân khúc 6 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN version
Positive: Compact size; nice design; good cameras; nice performance; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Short battery life; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2016
55% TEST HTC One A9S
Source: NO→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 55%
60% HTC är tillbaka! Men nya One A9s hamnar en bit efter sina konkurrenter
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%


Model: HTC One A9S is an Android-based smartphone that is sleek and has a lightweight build. HTC claims that the One A9s is inspired by nature and created for life. It has a dual finish metal body that has gone through plenty of drop tests, scratch tests and extreme weather tests to ensure that the smartphone is reliable and long lasting according to HTC. The phone also fits nicely on one hand due to its thin frame and polished edges. The One A9S is certainly a premium looking phone just like its more expensive sibling, the One A9. It comes pre-installed with Android v6.0 Marshmallow operating system with HTC Sense UI system on top of it. Inside, it has a MediaTek Helio P10, Octa-core, 64 bit 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4 x 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa Core processor and uses the Mali-T860MP2 graphic processing unit (GPU). There are two variants to choose from in terms of internal storage and memory size; 16GB with 2GB RAM and 32GB with 3GB RAM. The internal storage can then be further expanded up to 256GB using a dedicated micro SD slot. HTC One A9S sports a 5-inches Super LCD HD capacitive touch screen that is capable of displaying up to 1280 x 720 pixels and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

For WiFi connectivity, it comes with a WI-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n chip which is slightly backwards compared to the ac model usually seen in flagship models. It also has Bluetooth version 4.2 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), NFC system for payments only and GPS with Assisted GPS (A-GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS). Other features found on the smartphone includes the common fingerprint reader, proximity sensor, accelerometer and compass. The smartphone also has the HTC BoomSound profile and Dual microphone with noise cancellation for better audio playback and capture. HTC One A9S has a primary 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and autofocus. Additional features include 1.12 µm pixel size, touch focus, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR and face detection. The primary camera is able to take videos in 1080p at 30fps. HTC also claims that the camera has BSI sensor to help the user to take photos in low lighting conditions and there is a Pro Mode that offers RAW capture to give the user complete editing control over photos. This is certainly a feature that is not found in many mid-range or entry level smartphones.

It has a 5-megapixel camera on the front with f/2.8 aperture and 1.12 µm pixel size. There are also additional features within the camera app to make the experience of taking selfies simple and easy and they are Voice Selfie, Auto Selfie and Live Makeup. HTC One A9s is available in 3 different colours; Gold, Silver and Black. It weighs 149.8g and it has a battery life up to 13.11 hours of talktime on 3G Network as claimed by HTC. The smartphone has power save mode, extreme power saver mode and fast charging capabilities (5V/1.5A).

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of cell phones, tablets and other electronic products.

67.47%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2016-09-14)