HTC One E9+ dual sim
2,800mAh non-removable Li-poly battery. We had high hopes, but it didn't quite meet our expectations. Fresh from the charger, the battery level drops from 100 to 95 percent during our morning news ritual, and drops to 80 percent by the time we start our morning commute. To be fair, the meter seems to drain fast in the beginning and slows down as the battery discharges. It looks to be logarithmic instead of proportional.
As our main driver, the One E9+ dual sim did not last a whole day. With light to moderate use, the battery was full at 9am and was at its last leg by 7pm. A power bank is a must-have companion accessory with this phone.
Despite its shortcomings, the One E9+ dual sim is a well-made smartphone. The presence of a MediaTek helio X10 octa-core 2.0GHz processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch QHD (1,440 x 2,560) screen makes the One E9+ dual sim one of the best phones for media consumption.
The cameras are also better than average: speedy, good in low light, and captures good details, although the focusing can be a little finicky, and slower than the shutter itself. It is a highlight, but it does not stand out as much as we had hoped.