A solid midrange smart­phone with de­cent per­for­mance that of­fers a strong im­age and video fo­cus.

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SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS

Pro­ces­sor Me­di­aTek he­lio X10 octa-core 2.0GHz // Mem­ory 3GB // Front Cam­era HTC Ul­traPixel (4MP) BSI sen­sor, f/2.0, 26.8mm lens, 1080p video record­ing // Bat­tery 2,800mAh Li-poly (non­re­mov­able) // Di­men­sion 156.5 x 76.5 x 7.5 mm // Weight 150g // War­ranty 1-year // Con­tact HTC Cus­tomer Ser­vice Hot­line // Tele­phone 1 800 889 855 // URL www.htc.com Dur­ing its Malaysian launch at a Hari Raya event, the HTC One E9+ dual sim is de­scribed as af­ford­able lux­ury. From its de­sign to hard­ware spec­i­fi­ca­tions, the de­vice shares many sim­i­lar­i­ties with the com­pany's flag­ship phone – the One M9 – but we are here to find out if it per­forms where it counts.

The face of the One E9+ dual sim is un­mis­tak­ably HTC, with its trade­mark dot­ted dou­ble grill that hides the front-fac­ing stereo speak­ers. Although it is your stan­dard ‘glass and plas­tic sand­wich' phone with a me­tal band, the phone feels right in the hand, and is light with­out sac­ri­fic­ing the feel of qual­ity.

How­ever, the One E9+ dual sim does have some de­sign quirks. For ex­am­ple, the Mi­croUSB port is flipped so if you have a fa­vorite phone dock, you have been warned. Also, the dual SIM tray lit­er­ally uses two lit­tle re­mov­able plas­tic trays to hold the nano SIM cards. What­ever you do, don't lose them.

It is un­de­ni­able that HTC Sense is one of the best cus­tom An­droid over­lays out there. Run­ning on top of An­droid 5.0.2 Lolipop, the Sense UI on the One E9+ dual sim is re­spon­sive and very func­tional. It never crashed or slowed down in our ev­ery­day use, which is highly ap­pre­ci­ated.

HTC's suite of pre-in­stalled apps were mostly left un­touched in our daily use. Some are pack-ins, while oth­ers are pro­pri­etary phone apps, and the point is we did not find any of them es­pe­cially cru­cial, save for the cam­era-cen­tric ones like the HTC Eye Ex­pe­ri­ence and One Gallery.

The phone boasts a

The One E9+ dual sim could have done bet­ter in Antutu, but it's not re­flec­tive of real-world per­for­mance.

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