We are moving swiftly towards a new year and even then we haven’t heard any great product announcements. There were few announcements though which were not so impressive and today HTC made another odd announcement of their another metallic Android smartphone, the One X9. Looking at the picture below, you can see that it clearly looks like a hybrid version of Butterfly S and Lenovo’s Phablet plus. And if you look more closely in the picture then you’ll find that HTC’s back lit capacitive buttons are back again after a pretty long time. And here’s comes the “only” interesting part- the One X9 is the cheapest hero device ever costing only $370 in international market or 2399 yuan in Chinese market. Pretty cheap huh? We know but before you made a decision we want to you stay with us for a while as what follows rest explains whether this device, the One X9 is worth buying or not.
So basically on the paper, the device belongs to premium mid-range category and you can expect the same specifications as well as features from HTC One X9. The device comes with a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display with decent viewing angles. The device is powered by an octa core MediaTek 10 chipset which further is backed up by enormous 3 GB of RAM. Talking about storage, the device comes with 32 GB of on board storage which of course can be expanded up to 2 TB with the help of a Micro SD card. The device supports two Nano sim both of which supports UMTS 3G, TD-SCDMA 3G along with dual-mode LTE and TDD bands. All of this mid-range “premium” hardware is supported by 3000 mAh enormous battery which would get you throughout the whole day easily.
Now let’s talk photography. Like HTC A9, which by the way is premium 5-inch device, the HTC One X9 supports similar 13-megapixel camera with dual tone LED Flash and optical stabilization. The front camera is an UltraPixel f/2.0 which is capable of taking great shots even in low light. And yes you can capture RAW images with the front camera too. The HTC One X9 also comes with front facing Boom Sound Speakers which are not available in the expensive HTX A9 and thus making the HTX one X9 a more attractive device to buy.
As of now we don’t know whether the HTC one X9 will ship with Android 6.0 or not, but we really hope that it would. So summing up altogether, HTC One X9 is the one of the boldest attempt by HTC to participate in the mid-range smartphones lines which is currently dominated by Asus, Xiaomi, Oppo and other Chinese companies. We appreciate this bold attempt made by HTC and we really recommend this device to anyone who is looking for affordable Android device with premium features.