HTC One E9 Plus  Samsung Galaxy A8 
HTC One E9 Plus Samsung Galaxy A8
Buy Now N/A Buy
Excellence Score
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27.8
Value for Money Score
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38.9
Price N/A Rs. 32,480 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2015 Aug, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.0 Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Display Features Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6795T Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)
GPU PowerVR G6200 Mali-T628
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 20.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features BSI Sensor, F/2.2, 27.8mm Lens, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features BSI Sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, 26.2mm Lens, 4K Video Recording Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees)
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.5 mm 5.9 mm
Weight 150 gm 151 gm
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh 3050 mAh
Battery Standby 590 hrs 304 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) 617 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 21.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 14.00 hrs 17.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet 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
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features HTC Sense; Behaviour Detecting Homescreen; DLNA; NFC; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration; HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio; Zoe app; HTC Themes app WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration
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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