hTC 10 Review: Price Specs Pros and Cons

All the tier 1 brands doing best for their flagship Smartphone, In same line hTC 10 was launched by the company with packed features to compete with Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and OnePlus 3; hTC has resolved many issues in this phone which were kind of problem in previously launched handset. Smartphone is packed with Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Snapdragon 820, 5.2 inches Super LCD5 display, 12 MP rear and 5MP front camera, 32/64 GB ROM & 200GB SD card support, 4GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery.

Design and Looks
When it comes to design phone has maintained all-metal uni-body construction with quite premium look, feels great to hold in hand although metal feels slippery. Company tried hard to have an amusing design but it still lag behind the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge however the looks may be subjective and personal choice. The volume rockers and power keys are fixed in traditional place on the right edge, 3.5 mm audio jack on the top and Speaker grille with USB slot on the bottom.

High Resolution Display
hTC decided not to go with AMOLED display, with 5.2 inches having 1440 x 2560 resolutions (QHD) display is no less lucid than AMOLED, which is able to offer pleasurable viewing experience. QHD display with 565 ppi display density is more than enough for a 5.2 inches screen to make it crisp. There is nothing to say against the display viewing angle and sunlight visibility everything is quite pleasant and vibrant.
Photo and Video Quality Camera is the key factor of deciding a phone’s capability and here good news is hTC fixed many problems those previous versions were pertaining. The main 12MP camera (HTC UltraPixel 2 with 1.55μm pixel) is rewarded as best camera by DxOMark with score of 88 for camera quality in Q2 2016. HTC 10 combines vivid 4K video with the world’s first stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording in a Smartphone. This is first the Smartphone with OIS in both its front and back cameras. The result is bright, sharp and steady photos you’ll love. In the camera department the hTC 10 able to take brilliant photos from both the cameras. 

As hTC 10 is flagship phone of company and it is obvious that they tend to use best possible chipset for the phone, and the phone is backed by the leader of chipset Qualcomm’s latest CPU Snapdragon 820. The combination of Snapdragon820 + 4GB DDR3 RAM makes the phone capable to run anything you throw on it. Gaming is fun in handset as you can play them without drop of frames in HD and FHD as well. For day to day tasks, multitasking and heavy gaming everything is smooth in this handset.

Battery Backup
3000 mAh batteries become the benchmark for the flagship phone of Tier 1 brands; I think they don’t want to scarify the size and weight of phone for the few hundred more mAh power. The hTC able to give the back up of one full day in moderate use, QHD display consuming more power, thanks to Boost+ application it has ability to lower the resolution of certain high-performing games to save on battery life.

Specification of hTC 10

Operating System
OS- Android
OS Version- v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Clock Speed- 2.15 GHz Kryo
Core- Quad-core
GPU- Adreno 530

Screen and Display
Type- Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen
Size- 5.2 inches
Display Resolution- 1440 x 2560 pixels
Display Reinforced- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Density- 565 ppi
Screen-Body Ratio- 71.1%

Rear- 12 MP
Front- 5 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 2160p
Max Video Frames- 120fps @720p

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm
Form- Bar
Weight- 161 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.2
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes
Accelerometer- Yes
Light- Yes
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32/64 GB
External (SD)- 256 GB (dedicated slot)

SIM Type- Nano-SIM
SIM Support- Single SIM

Capacity- 3000 mAh
Stand By- 456 hours
Talktime- 27 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- Carbon Gray, Topaz Gold and Glacier Silver

Pros of hTC 10

  • Laser Autofocus and OIS for Both cameras.
  • Phone has NFC support.
  • Performance is smooth and snappy.
  • Incredible sound experience especially with headphones, The high-res earphones that are included in the box, hTC put a 24-bit DAC and a headphone AMP here to really make BoomSound earn its name.
  • Signature hTC designs, with refinements and modifications.
  • Super LCD 5 display looks crisp.
  • Expandable storage up to 2 TB.
  • Quick Charge 3.0 with solid battery life.

Cons of hTC 10

  • Missing IR Blaster
  • Fingerprint reader disjoints motion gestures.
  • No FM Radio.
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
  • Metal body slightly feels slippery.

Why to buy and Final words about hTC 10

The hTC is one of major player in Smartphone world, its 2016 flagship have improved from predecessor, the performance is butter smooth, phone looks gorgeous and camera is one of the best in Smartphone. But the rival also has better things to offer such as Samsung Galaxy S7 is offering wireless charging, water resistant body while LG G5 is offering a Modular body.  So it becomes personal choice to choose device accordingly.  


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