HTC One A9 –Looks like an iPhone and runs like an Android

Can phones be cloned? No they can’t…errr, Yes it may be they are cloned. Anyway nothing of this sort when you look at HTC One A9 and iPhone 5 or 6 so do not get confused looking at the two. It is true HTC One A9 looks like an iPhone from outside but it is all android from inside.

HTC One A9 was launched last year 2015 end of October and has a 5 inch full HD display covered in scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, the latest from HTC is now faster enough to handle your day-to-day smartphone tasks.

The HTC One A9 is also running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is one of the first non-Nexus devices to do so. HTC has been working closely with Google to ensure its HTC Sense skin was one of the first to be updated to Marshmallow.

The latest Google operating system brings a slew of new features and improvements to Android, including better battery life and enhanced privacy controls. HTC includes 2GB with the device to ensure smooth performance, as well as 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded over microSD to 2TB.

The smartphone also packs a fingerprint scanner for extra security. Bluetooth 4.1 is also supported, alongside 2.4 and 5GHz wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and internal GPS.

Charging and syncing is handled by a trusty micro USB rather than the reversible USB Type C found on the new Nexus smartphones and OnePlus 2.

Looking from outside the A9 looks and feels just like an iPhone with a soft, curved design and premium metal finish but on the inside there’s no sign of Apple.

The One A9 has the same solid metal unibody frame, same palm-hugging curves and same curved glass screen. The power button is thoughtfully textured so that you won’t confuse it with the volume buttons that are positioned above it.

The Comparison and Difference between HTC One A9 and iPhone

HTC One A9 and iPhone 6

If you look at the design the rounded edges are noticeably more squared off than those on the latest iPhone, and there’s a weird plastic strip on the top hiding certain radios. Other details, like the extra slot for SD storage, would also be out of place on an iPhone. The oblong fingerprint-reading home button definitely also adds some more Android-like aesthetics and look similar to Samsung Galaxy S6

HTC One A9

Also loaded with a brand new 1.5-GHz Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, the A9 should run faster than an iPhone 6 and its 1.4-GHz A8 chip. But it is slower a bit when on heavy applications.

The full HD AMOLED display looks strikingly clear, a rare display choice for HTC who usually opts for LCD screens. Running the also all-new Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the flat icons pop nicely and text is razor sharp. But the display on iPhone is just brighter with sharper contrast.

The A 9 has the 13-megapixel rear camera that includes some optical image stabilisation and neat features like a Hyperlapse editing tool that lets you speed up video. The most unexpected camera feature is the “pro” mode. Like the LG G4, you can shoot RAW files and tweak all manual settings from ISO to shutter speed to white balance to exposure.

The HTC BoomSound promises “better than CD quality” in the headset but sacrifices the usual dual front-facing speaker set up. The new external speaker is fine, but unlike the great speakers on the old HTC One M9, the new bottom-mounted sound machine doesn’t sound nearly as loud or crisp.

So that shows that the camera module is larger than the iPhone 6’s, but it even protrudes out of the back in the same way. The only difference is the camera is located in the center and not in the corner like on iPhone.

HTC also says it’s improved battery life so much that you can play 12 hours of HD video on a single charge.

So overall HTC A9 is a nice affordable phone that can show you up as an iPhone with features all of an android.

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