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HTC have had some stellar phone releases, however, they can’t always be relied upon to give us what we want. Last year’s M9 model, for example, was little more than an iPhone clone, though it’s predecessor, the M8, was one of the greatest mobiles of its day. Fortunately, it appears that HTC have learned from their mistakes, and the new HTC 10 is slimmed down, powered up, and a real crowd pleaser. Will it be enough to dissuade customers from their iPhones and Samsungs? It could well be, because this is a stunning little device.
What do you have to look forward to? Tons of power, particularly RAM, some great HD screen specs, solid cameras, improved battery life, awesome audio, the list could go on. If you’re looking for a top end phone that really does the job, then the HTC 10 is going to be a clear choice.
The HTC 10 is a bit of a looker. With clean, sharp edges, a slim line profile, gently curved corners, and a convex back panel that fits snugly and safely in the hand, this is an elegant mobile. It’s all metal build, so it’s light weight and yet sturdy, and all in all feels like a premium product. And unlike many of the large phones we’re seeing today, despite its big screen the 10 fits nicely into the pocket.
Looks aside, you’re getting some great specs under the hood here. There’s plenty of processing power, and tons of RAM, there are some great little cameras, and an improved battery as well. Throw in plenty of storage options, great audio, and quick charge 3.0, and you’ve got a real winner, a true top shelf mobile.
The HTC 10 isn’t going to come cheap, though to be fair it’s less pricey than other top end phones, but you’re getting real quality for your cash. This is a great performing, great looking, all around great phone, and one that even demanding users will respect.
Let’s turn first to performance, since you’re going to want some satisfying specs here, and luckily you’re getting them. There’s quad core processing power, with two dual core processors on board (a 2.15 GHz and a 1.6 GHz model), plus a whopping 4 GB of RAM. That means that you’re getting plenty of speed and tons of responsiveness, plus excellent multi tasking abilities.
As has been common for HTC devices for a while now, the 10 is an Android device. You’ll run Android 6 Marshmallow out of the box, but will receive the Android 7 Nougat upgrade as soon as possible. This means all the familiar customisation options of Android, with more stability and speed, and a few nice new features as well.
Performance is excellent here, and whilst you’re not seeing the hefty octo core processing power of other high end devices most users would likely not notice that improvement anyway. Speeds are fantastic, but it’s the immediate response to input that makes the 10 so brilliant.
Moving on to the screen, and you’re getting a nice 5.2 inch display here. That means plenty of space for typing on screen, not to mention a great viewing experience, but also that it’s easy to use the 10 one handed, and, as mentioned before, it does slide so nicely into the pocket. This portability factor can’t be underestimated, and the 10 is much more convenient than larger screened devices.
In terms of resolution you’re getting the full 1440 x 2560 pixels, giving you a massive 565 PPI, which makes this one of the best and sharpest screens around. It’s an LCD5 screen too, so not only is it clear and defined, it also has excellent colour reproduction with bright whites and deep blacks, making for a fantastic image.
In short, this is one of the finest displays around at the moment. Whether you’re watching HD video, playing top end games, or just surfing the web, the screen on the HTC 10 is a true pleasure to look at.
We all like taking pictures with our phones these days, so you’ll be looking for decent cameras, and you’re getting a very solid set here. At the front there’s a 5 MP cam for selfies and video calling, which is slightly higher resolution than we’d expect at this price point, but the real deal is at the rear.
At the back you’re seeing a 12 MP camera, more or less the resolution that we’d expect. However, there’s f/1.8 and 1/2.3” sensor, so light is no issue, with even low light photos coming out flawlessly. There’s also optical image stabilisation, dual LED flash, and a host of other features, like HDR, panorama modes, touch focus, and face detection.
Throwing aside the tech speak, the bottom line here is that pictures taken on the HTC 10 are fantastic. They’re bright, clear, and colourful, even in less than optimum light conditions. So if you’re looking for a great camera phone, then this could be the one.
There are a few more features that really deserve a mention here. First, let’s address that battery. You’re getting one of the largest batteries around, a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery that promises up to 27 hours of talk time per charge cycle. But you’re also getting quick charge 3.0, meaning you can go from 0 to 50% charge in just thirty minutes. All that means that running out of juice shouldn’t be a problem here.
Then there’s sound quality. HTC have always been known for great sound, mostly thanks to their use of BoomSound speakers, but on the 10 they’ve done themselves proud. Extra amplifiers have been added for both headphone use and external use, and the external speakers are multi directional (with the bass speaker pointed downwards, the treble pointed at you), all of which makes for some of the best mobile sound around. If you’re a music lover, then the HTC 10 is going to be a great buy!
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Dimensions||145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||161 g (5.68 oz)|
|Type||Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.2 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|- HTC Sense UI|
|OS||Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820|
|CPU||Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality|
|Features||1/2.3'' sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., check quality|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, OIS, autofocus, 1.34 µm pixel size, 1080p, HDR|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, dual speakers|
|- 24-bit/192kHz audio|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)|
|USB||v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)|
|- Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)|
|- XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player|
|- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player|
|- Document editor|
|- Photo/video editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
The new HTC 10 has a lot to give. It’s a high end phone without the useless high end gimmicks we usually see. Rather than stuff you don’t need, HTC has focussed on giving the 10 great performance, one of the best displays around, a solid camera set and some awesome sound. If you’re looking for a fantastic phone, then this is it, and even hard core users are going to love the HTC 10.
For connectivity you’re getting the usual: 3G, 4G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Internally there are two memory options, either 32 GB or 64 GB. However, there’s also an SD card slot for up to 256 GB of extra external memory should you need it, so storage shouldn’t be a problem here at all.
Okay, so what don’t we like? That’s tough. We actually like the HTC 10 a lot. We could maybe go with a little higher camera resolution, but we loved the pics from the 10 anyway. To be picky, we’d like more customisation, since the HTC user interface somehow deletes some of the traditional Android customisation options. But really, it’s difficult to complain here. We love the HTC 10 and think you will too, it’s a great phone with great specs and performance, and it’s one we’d be proud to own.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.