Given its premium metal body, curved edges and larger, 5.5-inch screen, you could be forgiven for thinking this was HTC’s flagship phone or even an iPhone descendant. The One X9 is at the higher end of the mid-range market, with optical image stabilisation for its 13-megapixel rear camera and, in the HTC tradition, front-facing speakers for better sound. Users also get a 4G connection, 3000mAh battery, and power from an octa-core chip and 3GB RAM. Its camera’s autofocus requires manual assistance, however, it lacks a fingerprint scanner, and its screen offers reasonable resolution but darkens significantly on an angle.
$699 / HTC.COM.AU