HTC One A9 was released last year as a follow-up to the poor-performing HTC One M9. Although tagged by some as a mid-range device priced at a premium rate, the One A9 still has some great things to offer.
The phone took some real inspiration from the iPhone with its rounded metallic edges; however, it also has something to borrow from Samsung with respect to the design of the home button that also plays home to the phone’s fingerprint scanner. This phone is simply impressive on the outside, and so is the inside.
HTC One A9 was released towards the end of last year at a time when Android 6.0 Marshmallow was already in the market. As a result, the smartphone came in with this operating system out of the box. Now that the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is here, HTC has begun rolling out this new version to this 2015 smartphone.
Since the device already experienced some of the hottest features that come along with Android Marshmallow, there is not so much to be excited about this new firmware. However, for those who felt that the phone was a bit slower when it comes to charging, you’ll love this new version. The One A9 Marshmallow update brings support for the latest Quick Charge 3.0 technology that boosts the charging speed by up to 40%.
In addition to this feature, the updated HTC One A9 will also enjoy security patches, system enhancements as well as screen color temperature functionality, among other usual improvements and bug fixes.
If you currently use a One A9 smartphone and the update hasn’t come to you yet, it will do so very soon. However, make sure you have enough storage space on your device as the update has a size of about 430MB.
Last year’s HTC One A9 packs a 5-inch AMOLED screen that boasts of Full HD resolution. Powered by a Snapdragon 617 chipset, the One A9 has a decent RAM of 3GB and onboard storage of 32GB, which can be expanded with the help of a microSD card. HTC says that the cameras fixed on the One A9 are outstanding, with the rear having a 13MP snapper and the front fixed with an Ultrapixel selfie camera.
One thing that should concern you about this phone is the size of battery capacity. The 2150mAh unit it packs is less impressive, especially when compared to the current crop of flagships and mid-range devices.