HTC One E9 Plus  Samsung Galaxy A8 
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Excellence Score39.833.6
Value for Money Score68.450.0
PriceRs. 18,399 onwardsRs. 28,999 onwards
Launch Date (India)Jun, 2015Aug, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesScratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Processor2 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor NameMediaTek MT6795TExynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)
GPUPowerVR G6200Mali-T628
RAM3 GB2 GB
VoLTEYes
Camera20.0 MP16.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)Yes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera13.0 MP5.0 MP
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness7.5 mm5.9 mm
Weight150 gm151 gm
Battery Capacity2800 mAh3050 mAh
Battery Standby590 hrs304 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)617 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime21.00 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)14.00 hrs17.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersN/AInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hrs
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Attractive design
  • Gorgeous 5.5-inch QHD display - sharp, with neutral colors, excellent viewing angles, and one of the highest contrast ratios
  • Beautiful Sense UI over Android
  • Good speed/performance overall
  • Very capable gallery and music player
  • Decent camera
  • Very good audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Very good build quality
  • Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date
  • Very good design - the metallic edges and frame, along with the thin bezels, give it the kind of sophistication that you would expect from flagship devices
  • The phone's back is grippy and has a nice finish
  • Very good display - bright, sharp, detailed, and has vibrant color reproduction
  • New improved TouchWiz UI over Android is running lean and functional
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly
  • Good camera - images are sharp, and detailed and have good color reproduction
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Large size (The body is unnecessarily tall for the screen size, especially considering that the bottom speaker grille is only a design element)
  • Weak GPU (compared to CPU) means that gaming performance suffers
  • Average battery life
  • No Major Negatives!
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