HTC announced its One A9 for the Indian market to be launched in December. While the pricing is unknown, we think the A9 should be priced in the higher-mid-range space. Ahead of the launch, we decided to test the HTC One A9 and see how well it fares and whether its camera is worth your money.
HTC One A9 Gallery
HTC One A9 Camera Hardware
The HTC One A9 has a 13-megapixel rear camera that is protected by a sapphire cover lens. The BSI quipped lens has an aperture of f/2.0 and supports Optical Image Stabilization. A dual-tone LED flash module is thrown into the mix too. The primary camera clicks pictures in a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels. The front camera is a 4 MP unit that sports HTC’s ultra-pixel matrix: fancy talk for 2.0µm pixels which is a gigantic number, comparatively speaking. Both cameras can record video in 1080p.
HTC One A9 Camera UI
As before, HTC chooses to follow its ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ policy and thats a good thing. The UI is full of age old, tried and tested HTC iconography and the elements have a sense of ease of use and familiarity to them. We highly appreciate the UI on the A9 and commend HTC with its choices made here even though the UI could use a little more tweaking.
HTC One A9 Camera Samples
HTC One A9 Camera Performance
The camera performance of the One A9 is quite pleasing. Color accuracy is on point and pictures look sharp and vibrant. The camera puts out a good amount of depth of field in its shots and conflicting sources of light aren’t a tough ordeal for the One A9. We wished the dual-tone flash performed slightly better however. Selfies aren’t a problem for this phone either since it can handle low light situations pretty well And the color reproduction is on par with, and sometimes even better than, other phones in this price range. We were left extremely satisfied with the performance of this camera.
We think the camera of the HTC One A9 is well worth your money in this price bracket. It is sure not to disappoint you and even go further than being acceptable, and provide you with some great shots. Our verdict is that you should certainly go ahead with this phone if camera performance is a deciding factor for you.