HTC One E9 + is one of the new high end devices of the taiwanese manufacturer targets the Asian market. Presented together with HTC One M9 + and the variant E9, E9 + continues to push ahead the esteemed Ex series. ever deployed on a large scale in the European market, but equally appreciated.
HTC One, like One E9è + M9 +, arouses interest for the unusual pairing between the SoC Mediatek and 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixel “. It is recalled that, at the moment, no Terminal HTC intended for the European market boasts a display with similar technical characteristics. It remains only to find out in our review how’s ‘ cousin ‘ of our HTC One M9.
Hardware, Materials and ergonomics:
HTC One E9 + exhibits a high end device hardware which runs into platform Mediatek Helio X 10 (MT6795) that includes an octa-core CPU and PowerVR G6200. How will emerge more clearly in the course of the trial, the SoC Mediatek convinces the balance between performance and fuel efficiency. Typical top range is equal to 3 GB RAM equipped with 32 GB storage expandable via microSD.
There are also hallmarks of HTC production: Dual speaker Boomsound in plain view on the front, front camera enlarged pixel and a design that does not deviate excessively from tradition HTC. Even HTC One E9 + like One M9, renunciation of dual camera back, replaced by a single detector module. To report a special feature compared to previous high end HTC models, which is the positioning of the notification led on the display frame, off the speaker Grill Boomsound.
From the constructive point of view, One presents E9 + line E from HTC that has always chosen to use a body mainly made of plastics. The feeling is different from that offered by devices like the HTC One M9. A little less premium than usual.
Ergonomic aspects are affected by size and body back finish. The first are those typical of a product due to segment phablet (156.5 x 76.5 x 7.54 mm), while the second presents a slippery enough surface makes it more complicated to manage with one hand. Improves the picture weight of 149 grams, value achieved through the above mentioned building that resort to using of polycarbonate.
- Size: 76.5 x 156.5 x 7.54 mm
- Weight: 150 g
- SoC: MediaTek Helio X 10 (MT6795)
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A53, 2000 MHz, cores: 8
- Graphics processor: PowerVR G6200, 700 MHz
- RAM: 3 GB,
- Internal memory: 32 GB
- Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
- Display: LCD, 2560 x 1440 pixels 5.5 inch
- Battery: 2800 mAh
- Operating system: Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Camera: 3840 x 2160 x 3752 pixel, 5384 pixels, 30 fps
- SIM Card: Nano-SIM
- Wi-Fi: a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, Dual band Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
- USB: 2.0, Micro USB
- Bluetooth: 4.1
- Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
The 2560 x 1440 resolution 5.5 “display pixel is one of the most successful of HTC One E9 +: 534ppi ensure color calibration, sharpness is perfect, very good visibility under the Sun and the efficiency of the sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness very high. If a oleophobic finish aspects described is effective in keeping away fingerprints, consists in an optimal manner. It’s a display definitely done in that European consumers can only watch from afar.
Drums, Audio and reception:
Equally good turned out to be the autonomy of HTC One E9 +, thanks to a combination of elements: by the battery capacity adequate-2800 mAh-nominal value at enhancements for Mediatek SoC to those that are peculiar Sense UI and we have come to appreciate over the years. In the course of our day stress it was not necessary to activate the two power saving modes to get to 23:00 with a residual charge by about 10%.
Telephony connectivity can benefit from the presence of dual SIM, implemented optimally in One E9 +. It is possible to manage separately the two SIM not only by setting different ringers, but also by determining which of the two should be enabled (alternately) 4 g connectivity.There is also a preinstalled apps to handle the automatic addition of calls from one SIM to the other, when one of the two is not active.
Phone call quality is good both on speaker, and by exploiting the earbud. This latter flaw solely for superior sound focused more on treble, missing some body on vocals. No reception problem was detected during the testing period.
Sense is reconfirmed as one of the best skins for Android smartphones and, with HTC One E9 +, shall receive the latest innovations introduced since version 7.0. These, in fact, the topics enclosed in a store that, over the months, it has become increasingly rich in proposals (most of which are free), the new widget Sense Home, the ability to customize the layout of virtual keys on screen to make more immediate, for example, turning off the screen with a single tap on any page. The new features are added like reconfirmations, as Blinkfeed and the gestures that allow you to activate various functions with the device in standby mode.
Flawless performance in every sector, thanks to the always effective HTC optimization work and efficiency of the SoC that does nothing to regret those of more famous brand. The interface always moves in an extremely fluid, the HTC browser (available from the store) is ideal for discovering the web pages using the ever-practical option for reformatting text, but also using Chrome performance is always brilliant. Same reactivity characterizes the experience of interaction with the virtual keyboard, with widely-used apps, like Facebook, or gaming sessions eligible for a GPU can handle pretty well the considerable amount of pixel display.
Media & Room:
HTC One E9 + incorporates a 20 camera MP, without proposing the twin cam which continues to be used only by One M9 + (regarding the HTC range top 2015). Not exactly commendable customizing camera interface software that provides the user with multiple parameters to operate manually on the shot, associated with the chance to let operate the cam automatically.
Separate software, camera performance are just sufficient, although it must be admitted that the screen quality enhances greatly the shots. Observed on the PC monitor, valuation changes. Macros are good (as usual HTC), the HDR filter works well, but the overall quality of light at Sunset Cove.
The videos can be recorded at full resolution 4 k, but, beyond the given nominal, the provision does not go beyond the sufficiency.
If you fly over the camera’s performance not at the top and on a building a little less premium than usual against the parameters to which we have become accustomed HTC, the picture that emerges at the end of the test of One is undoubtedly positive E9 +. It convinces by virtue of successful smartphone display, good battery life, flow that has never shown in trouble, without, at the same time, have a negative impact on the battery. The goodness of the hardware is enhanced by software that confirms the ability of HTC in developing the popular UI Sense, always equal to itself from a performance perspective, but more and more refined and in step with the times regarding the features.
HTC One E9 + will not be officially sold in our market, but as we have had occasion to point out in recent weeks, is also available in Europe via Amazon with prices just over 450 euros (ved. HERE)