A solid midrange smartphone with decent performance that offers a strong image and video focus.
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.
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The One E9+ dual sim could have done better in Antutu, but it's not reflective of real-world performance.