Mobile phone companies create different “lines” of their products that cater for different consumer markets. There are their usual flagship models and there are also models that cater for the midrange and even the entry-level market.
Today, we are going to talk about a midrange offering from HTC. HTC has created a lot of good midrange phones for quite some time one, but does this new phone we are going to talk about another good one from the company?
The phone I am referring to is the HTC One E9+. You’ve probably noticed the + sign in the name. That is because this is a slight upgrade from the original HTC One E9 that was released a little bit earlier in 2015.
Let’s start first with the design of the mobile phone. Before talking about what this phone looks like, I just want to point out something important: the “One” phones from HTC is actually their flagship models, but I’ve been told that the HTC One E9+ is actually a midrange offering.
What that out of the way, the HTC One E9+ actually looks premium (and the “One” flagship moniker is befitting with this phone). It’s made of an all-metallic chassis with curvatures along the sides for easy gripping.
The power button is situated on the top of the phone while the volume controls are placed on the right side, which is its typical placement. Power buttons that are placed at the top is nothing new as Asus has been going with this design concept for many years now.
At the back side of the phone, you will see the rear camera which has a slight protrusion. Other than that, the back cover is pretty bare and it only comes with the color that you choose (either black or white).
The display of the HTC One E9+ is actually quite good. It comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and it’s got a whopping pixel density of 534ppi. If you’ve never tasted QHD resolution before, it is actually a visual treat. Colors pop out, images are sharper and crisper, and watching movies on it is like a dream come true.
The only quirk I do have to note about the display is that it doesn’t have nice outside viewing angles. This means that whenever you look at the phone in well-lit environments, it can be hard to see what’s on the screen (the solution to this is by manually ramping up the brightness to the fullest, but this is at the cost of increased battery consumption).
As for the performance, the HTC One E9+ is indeed one of the best out there. It comes with the MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor which is clocked at 2GHz. Coupled with the PowerVR G6200 and 3GB of RAM, and you will have a great phone that doesn’t know what lag is.
If you’re looking for a great mobile phone with a very good camera, the HTC One E9+ does not disappoint. It comes with a 20.7-megapixel rear camera that is capable of recording 4K resolution videos. Just be sure to add a hefty microSD card to place all of the 4K resolution videos as they are of hefty file sizes.
Lastly, the HTC One E9+ is 4G LTE-enabled. I know that this phone is more than capable of handling it but it would still be wise to get a mobile phone signal booster to ensure that you will not run into any problems with regards to your mobile phone’s signal reception.
The HTC One E9+ is indeed one of the best midrange phones out on the market today. For a price of only $350, you get a mobile phone powerhouse that will kick any midrange mobile phones out to the water.