HTC fans are excited about the company’s first smartphone, the One A9, that’s likely to carry Android Marshmallow at its core. On the other hand, enthusiastic Samsung fans are waiting in anticipation for the Galaxy A9 to arrive this month.

The two phones are in their nascent stage of marketing, with one already available and the other to debut soon. No wonder there’s been lots of news about the phones but we’ll have to wait to find out which one does better. As of now, we chalk out the differences between the two handsets based on information we have.

Display and design

The iPhone look-alike HTC One A9 is one up on the Galaxy S6 on many counts. Firstly, the HTC handset comes in a 5-inch AMOLED screen with 441 ppi pixel density. Clad in aluminium on the rear side, the phone appears in opal silver, carbon gray and deep garnet, reports Neurogadgets.

Check out the visually appealing Galaxy A9 that appears in a metal unibody with minimalist design. Those that love huge displays will prefer its 5.5-inch display size with super AMOLED technology supporting full HD resolution with maximum 401 ppi pixel density. Midnight black, Peal white and Champagne gold are a few colour options for the device.


Featuring a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 620 octa core processor, the Galaxy A9 proves stronger than the HTC One A9, which performs on Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 octa core processor.

Going by storage capacity, the Galaxy A9 offers 32 GB of internal space expandable to 128 GB with a microSD card. On the other hand, the HTC One A9 too supports added space with microSd cards up to 200 GB.


The One A9 has a lower resolution primary camera, a 13 MP, than the Galaxy A9’s 16 MP primary camera. There aren’t many ways the Galaxy A9 camera can boost image quality while the HTC One A9 has more such advantages.

If picture quality and phone performance matter the most, the HTC One A9’s the right call. As for the price, the HTC is cheaper at $400 (AU$546) than the Galaxy A9 at $500 (AU$683).

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