The HTC 10 comes as a fair treat for HTC fans waiting since long. Read the HTC 10 review to have a closer look at what new features the latest phone has got onboard for you.
A phone with a true full-fledged smartphone experience with no compromises…the idea fades when it comes to practicality. You will always find one or more flaws in every phone. A phone with amazing camera qualities, then some other phone with better battery backup, and then some other phone with larger screen display.
It’s not possible to get all best features in one phone, yet you can balance somewhere between what good features the phone offers versus the compromises you might be trading off.
Late, but finally, HTC team has geared up for a significant comeback this year. The Taiwanese company was planning to pack up given its relevancy slipping off over the last few years. But for the fans, the big news is that HTC is back with a new flagship HTC 10.
Here’s the detailed HTC 10 review:
Let’s have a detailed look at the key features and specification to know what the new phone has got inside:
- Full metallic body
- 2-inch SuperLCD (1440×2560) pixels (565ppi)
- Android 6.1 Marshmallow
- HTC Sense UI 8.0
- HTC’s Boom Sound speaker setup
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, dual-core 2.15 GHz Kyro with dual-core 1.6 GHz Kyro w/Adreno 530
- 3, 000 mAh battery
- 12MP rear camera, F/1.8, Ultrapixel sensor, OIS, dual-tone LED flash, 1080/60fps, 2160/30fps, autofocus, 5MP front-facing camera (first ever to come with OIS)
- Fingerprint reader and capacitive navigation buttons
- 32 GB on-board storage expandable up to 2TB (with microSD card)
- LTE Cat9 450/500 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2
Packed with great features, the HTC 10 is not devoid of some drawbacks as well. Main cons include:
- Not waterproof or dustproof
- No IR-blaster anymore
- Not-so-competitive pricing at launch
Given the small list of cons, the HTC 10 seems to be a good choice, especially noting that it has minor shortcomings. The phone comes with good cameras, front-facing OIS, amazing build quality, great performance, Hi-Fi audio, battery life that you’d wished for, and booming sound quality.
The HTC 10 is powered by Snapdragon 820 CPU alongwith 2 Kyro dual-cores. The new chipset comes paired with spacious 4 GB RAM and a customized Adreno 530 GPU for graphic qualities. The Kyro core offers a smooth and up-to-the-task performance. The multi-core isn’t that great as it has only four Kyro cores contradicted to the octa-core processors in other popular phones like Galaxy S7 and Huawei P9.
Still given only four cores, the performance is good enough. The HTC 10 beat AnTuTu 6 with a good margin. With a hardware similar to that in the LG G5, a few software optimizations are the key for good performance of the HTC 10.
Using the Adreno 530, the best GPU in the market at present, the off-screen GPU represents the benchmark. Overall, the HTC 10 test scores speak high – the new HTC flagship does deliver a great performance. You can easily open apps, load games, switch between social apps, games, and access productivity apps instantly.
There’s minute stuttering at times and the swift speed of the HTC 10 will remind you of an ideal smartphone behavior for sure.
Though the internal performance of the phone is bit less impressive, the HTC 10 still offers you zippy experience. You still get a snappy UI or ease while launching apps everyday or all day.
Just for the users who are especially looking out for a phone that works faster given the internal storage performance, you might want to give a shot at other options as well.
HTC has shown a somewhat mixed camera aspects on its flagships. Now with the new HTC 10, the company claims the 12MP camera to have what it takes to call UltraPixel 2.0.
Most of the popular phones today, including Google, Samsung, and Apple flaunt a 12Mp camera. HTC 10 uses somewhat same image sensor as the one on the two latest Nexus devices – Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Such an implementation seems to bring benefits for the HTC 10. It comes with Optical Stabilization System (OIS), something the Nexus phones don’t offer!
On an average, the HTC 10 features a relatively better front-facing camera owing to the OIS addition. On and on, both the camera performs not the best, but still well, almost in all aspects.
The bottom line
Seeing all the features, specs, and cons, the HTC 10 is a fair deal for the HTC fans as well as the interested buyers. Overall HTC 10 review seems positive if you are looking for a latest smartphone at reasonable cost and decent set of features. If you’re fed up with your old HTC devices, it’s a great time to become the new owners. Good camera, decent battery performance, powerful performance, and bit drawbacks like absence of some popular apps and software, bit compromised UI…the HTC 10 stands somewhere in the category of a good smartphone with latest features, specs and a fine line of compromise.
It’s good to see HTC making a comeback. Hopes are high that the HTC 10 will bring the brand back in the flagship smartphone market.
We hope that the HTC 10 review would prove helpful to you to decide whether or not to buy the phone.
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