The HTC One X9 was announced by the Taiwanese company during the ending days of the previous year. It was initially announced only for the Chinese market. However, latest reports suggest that the device might also be eventually rolled out in the international market.
The device was spotted at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress. The HTC One X9 which comes with a giant 5.5-inch screen is being put under the phablet category. The 5.5-inch screen of the device comes with a Full HD display.
The display resolution of the screen stands at 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. The screen has a crispy and sharp display with excellent color reproduction quality.
As for its outer appearance, the device shares reminiscence with another smartphone from the house of HTC- HTC One A9. Its outer body has been constructed with metal and it features a unibody design.
The ridged power button which is found on the right-side of the A9 is also present in the device at a similar position. The device is flat-backed and has thin bezels which adds on to its premium look and feel.
Much like the Nexus 6P, a strip has been placed on the top side of the back of the device to house the camera module. The dual LED flash is placed just beside the camera module. The strip which houses the camera and flash appears to be made of plastic. It feels somewhat cheap compared to the overall appearance of the device.
Unlike most recent smartphones which sport the home, recent apps and back buttons in the form of soft keys, the HTC One X9 has capacitive buttons for the home, back and recent app buttons. The SIM cards and microSD card go in two flaps which are placed on either side of the device. Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on the front side of the device for extra protection.
The X9 is pretty slim with a thickness of just 8mm. However, since the device is quite big, it does have a significant amount of weight on it. The HTC One X9 weighs in at 170g.
The screen of the device has been built using the Super LCD technology. Apparently, this particular technology is exclusive to the Taiwanese tech giant and it is actually a derivative of IPS.
As stated earlier, the device boasts an impressive display at 1080p resolution. Contrast is great on the screen of the device. The display remains almost same even at different viewing angles which is definitely impressive. However, brightness might turn out to be an issue for the device as it was reported that even when it is turned on to the highest setting, the brightness seems to be a bit lacking.
The device sports a 13-megapixel camera on its back, the lens of the which has a f/2 aperture. The camera is accompanied by a dual LED flash to ensure photography under low light conditions. It can also reportedly shoot videos at 4K resolution.
Some other features that are incorporated into the camera of the device include optical image stabilization and the pro photo mode. The pro photo mode will enable users to alter several settings that include ISO, shutter speed and white balance.
It also comes with a decent front camera of 5-megapixels. One interesting feature of the front camera is the voice activation which will enable users to activate it by their voice. This will definitely come in handy while taking pictures by placing the phone on a table or something else.
Under its hood, the device sports a 2.2GHz Mediatek Helio X10 octa-core 64-bit processor. The powerful processor is accompanied with 3GB of RAM to ensure seamless functioning of the device. It runs on the latest Android 6.0 marshmallow combined with HTC’s own Sense UI 7.0.