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In a nutshell

  • Dual-finish metal body
  • 5-inch HD display
  • 13MP camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Available in 32GB capacity
  • Available in Grey & Blue colours

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The HTC One A9s is precision built, offering a top line Android experience and 13MP camera.”

What Users Say

2.6 based on

  • Camera

    13 Megapixels

  • Storage

  • Operating System

    Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Battery

    Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Display

    5 inches

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Design and display

Stunning design

Despite the delicate design, the One A9s is built to last. The dual-finish metal body is made to resist accidental drops and scratches, and the size will make for a comfortable hand-held experience. 

High-def display

The 5-inch HD display is built with Corning Gorilla Glass, meaning you’ll not only be able to enjoy top quality visuals, but the chance of it suffering a scratch or break from a small drop is dramatically lower. 


Making memories last

The HTC One A9s’ 13MP camera has autofocus technology built in, meaning you’ll always be looking at crystal clear photos without the hassle of tapping to focus. And if that’s not enough, the BSI (back-illuminated sensor) helps you get great shot when there isn’t enough light.  

Express your selfie

On the face of the A9s is a 5MP front-facing lens, just above the display. Enjoy great video-chatting apps like Skype and Google Duo, available to download from the Google Play Store. And of course, it’s perfect for the occasional selfie. 

Under the hood

Improve performance

To make sure you enjoy a fast and smooth smartphone experience, HTC has Boost+ in place. This app makes sure power is distributed to the parts of the smartphone that need it most. Meaning you won’t lose power with background apps, or get slowed down while jumping between apps. 

Battery life

There’s a 2,300mAh battery inside the HTC One A9s, which supports fast charging. So even if you do find yourself running a bit low on power, 15 minutes plugged into the wall will boost you back up for hours. 

Get a free HTC RE Camera with HTC One A9s T&Cs

Perfect for when you’re out and about the amazing HTC RE camera features a 16MP sensor capturing HD videos, plus a 146° wide angle lens! The unique design allows you to use with one hand for creative shots - and you can even control it via the dedicated phone app.

Here’s how to redeem yours:

1. Order your new HTC One A9s handset from us SIM free, or on a pay monthly, upgrade or pay as you go deal between 1st and 24th Dec 2016

2. Once your new handset has been delivered, register your details including your IMEI number with HTC here from 15th Dec to 31st January 2017

3. Your amazing new RE camera will be delivered to you within 28 days of redemption

* The offer only applies to customers who have ordered an HTC A9s One a SIM free or on a pay monthly, upgrade or pay as you go tariff from Carphone Warehouse between 1st Dec 2016 until midnight 24th Dec 2016. Open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over. Opening date for applications is 15th Dec 2016. Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight 31st Jan 2016. Customers who return the device for change of mind are not eligible. Only the first 1000 to order will qualify for the offer before the closing date, when the offer will expire. Colour of camera varies. No cash alternative, camera is non-transferable or refundable. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Reward for an alternative of equal or greater value.  It will be dispatched within 28 days of completing the redemption form. 



The box contains

  • User manual
  • Headphones
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Device


  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 1080p

    • 5 megapixels

    • 13 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 256 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Apps

    • Google Play

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Battery

    • 2300 mAh

    • 13 hours

    • 432 hours

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Special Features

  • Dimensions

    • 146.5 x 71.5 x 8 mm

    • 149.8 grams

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10

    • 1.8 GHz

    • 1.8 GHz

    • 3 GB

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • 294 ppi

    • 720 x 1280p

    • Corning Gorilla Glass

    • 5 inches

  • General

  • Body

    • Nano


HTC One A9S is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Headbanging frustrating I got this phone after having an HTC Desire and a One M8. Both brilliant phones. In between I had a Samsung S3 which I thought was the worst phone I'd ever owned, until I got an A9s. What a piece of junk. The microphone turns itself off at random and will only turn back on if you restart the phone. It connects to the WiFi in bursts of about 5 seconds, disconnects, reconnects, disconnects, reconnects ad nauseum. You can't watch videos on it without switching to data, a lot of apps won't work on it including All4. The battery life is appalling and if it runs flat, it takes about 20 minutes to restart after charging. Coverage is terrible in spite of using the same provider as my husband's Pixel, which usually has full signal in places where I have none. Camera is fuzzy, I use my old M8 to take photos with. Lesson learned is this, HTC flagship phones are great, anything cheaper and they simply don't put the work into them to make them usable. As I'm sitting here typing and watching the WiFi switching on and off, I know this is probably the last HTC I'll own. My husband's had his Pixel for two years and not had a single issue with it, so I know where my money's going on my next phone.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed with my HTC ONE A9S Had this phone since september 2017 had signal problems on EE been sent off for repair twice, had a new replacement phone still poor signal my 3 year old HTC one mini 2 has good signal and the battery lasts a lot longer
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money! I'm an HTC fan but that thing is so not HTC. This thing is really annoying, has loads of bugs that will not get fixed. Phone is discontinued - will not receive further Android updates, so you'd be stuck with Marshmallow. You won't hear it ring because the speaker is horrible. After 3 or 4 months of usage, battery started dying, showing me wrong percentage and phone shutting down unexpectedly. It also keeps lowering the volume when I play music and there's no way to disable that. Better get yourself some unbranded phone, would serve you better than that iPhone replica...
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased I have had a HTC ONE M7 and a M8 so it was natural to go for another HTC phone for my 02 upgrade. I was a bit concerned about the experiences of a poor battery on the HTC a9s. However I went for the a9s and I am glad that I made the choice. I have had the HTC ONE a 9 s since last Thursday at 12.30 and it has been put to hard work installing all my apps, and it has been on from 07.10 am to 23.45 pm each day , and I have only charged it twice and this is Saturday at 21.20. Looking forward to 2 years or even more with the phone.
Date published: 2017-09-30
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