HTC One A9 (Sprint)
HTC’s One series of smartphones has traditionally held its own among flagship Android smartphones. At one time, HTC’s smartphone business was larger than Samsung’s and one of the earliest adopters of Alphabet/Google’s mobile operating system. However, this means that the One A9, the latest addition to HTC’s flagship lineup, is a great buy.
It’s one of the few phones that comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The camera with its 13 megapixel sensor, comes with optical image stabilization and shoots video at 1080p while the front-facing camera features a 4 megapixel sensor. With this phone HTC opted to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5Ghz 617 processor to power the device.
The One A9 comes with 32GB of stock storage for data and media, but it is expandable via microSD cards for another 200GB. And NFC chip allows short-range data transfer and mobile payments, with LTE networking takes care of cellular data. It is compatible with 802.11b/g/n/ac wifi.
The One A9 comes with 32GB of storage and is expandable up to another 200GB of storage using a microSD card. It also features 802.11b/g/n/ac wifi networking, with LTE cellular networking. An NFC chip is also built-in for short-range data transfer and mobile payments. The phones 5 inch screen is protected by Gorilla Glass and the metal unibody construction means this pick can easily stand up daily use. However, paranoid and accident-prone users will want to (as always) consider a case. Overall, the HTC One A9 is an excellent device for hardcore Android users looking for a flagship without the accompanying price.