HTC One A9 – After The Buzz: When Aging Isn’t Everything
Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
For some of us who grew up seeing smartphones take shape and form, returning to an HTC device just feels like home. HTC is famous for eye catching design on phones built to last, and that holds true on the One A9. At least three or four people have approached me over the last week asking me what phone this is, and none mentioned the word iPhone in the statement, even though the resemblance is obvious. Watch our new episode of After The Buzz as we discuss this in detail.