HTC 10 review, specifications, camera, performance, hands on , everything you needs to know

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HTC 10 review, specifications, camera, performance, hands on , everything you needs to know
HTC 10. It’s more of what you’re looking for in a flagship phone. Unparalleled performance. Superb 24-bit Hi-Res sound. The world’s first Optical Image Stabilisation in both front and back cameras. And one of the highest smartphone camera rankings ever from DxOMark. All in a beautifully crafted metal unibody.
HTC 10 smartphone was launched in April 2016. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 564 pixels per inch.
The HTC 10 is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2000GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC 10 packs a 12-Ultrapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The HTC 10 runs Android 6 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 145.90 x 71.90 x 9.00 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 161.00 grams.
The HTC 10 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

Next generation camera

HTC 10 delivers what may well be the best smartphone camera available today. With innovations like the world’s first OIS front and back, 12 million UltraPixels, faster laser autofocus and more. A DxOMark score of 88*, one of the highest camera quality scores of any smartphone so far, shows we’re definitely on the right track.
A tricked-out photography setup that covers everything a point-and-shoot camera should.
Taken with the HTC 10
Camera sample of HTC 10
Taken with the HTC 10
Camera sample of HTC 10
HTC wasn’t needlessly humble in introducing the HTC 10’s camera setup. The big ‘huzzah’ around it is the addition of optical image stabilization (OIS) in both the front and back cameras, which is a fairly big deal considering 99% of other handsets with OIS only have it for the rear camera. This is supposed to bring steady photos from both units, helping the phone deal with your natural hand movements. We expect selfies from the HTC 10 will be very sharp and focused, not just with the OIS, but due to other unusual and highly promising additions. The smartphone features a 5MP front camera with big, 1.34 micron-sized pixels, auto-focus, wide f/1.8 aperture, 23mm focal length, and 1080p-resolution video recording. With the big pixels and wide aperture, this camera should perform well in the dark, while the 23mm focal length equals an 86 degree-wide viewing angle, making group shots a legitimate possibility.
Turning our attention to the rear camera, we have a 12MP HTC UltraPixel 2 unit with large, 1.55 micron-sized pixels and tons of goodies – laser autofocus, wide f1/8 aperture, 26mm focal length (80 degree-wide angle), dual tone LED flash, manual controls, RAW photo and 4K-resolution video recording support (complete with 24-bit audio). According to HTC, the new generation UltraPixel sensor captures up to 136% more light in every shot. Moreover, the HTC 10 launches its camera almost instantly, in as little as 0.6 seconds, while the 2nd-generation laser autofocus system is fast enough to work even in burst shot mode, letting you pull off action shots easily.

Brilliant Hi-Res Audio

HTC 10 sets a new gold standard in sound quality with its brand new BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers, Personal Audio Profile and Hi-Res audio earphones. All of which works beautifully with HTC 10’s certified 24-bit Hi-Res audio. Music has never sounded this good on a smartphone.

Off the chart performance

With HTC 10, apps launch faster and run smoother, the screen reacts instantly to your every touch, and things just work brilliantly. It’s what you expect from best in class hardware and software tuned to near perfection.

Made to last and last

Every part of HTC 10 has been optimized from the ground up to run more efficiently. Giving you up to 2 days* of use. It also stays cooler while charging faster than ever – up to 50% in just 30 minutes – enough for a day on the go.
Pros
  • Exceptional build quality
  • A more subtle approach to software than on previous HTC phones
  • Top-tier performance
  • First Android phone that supports Airplay streaming out of the box
  • Great audio through headphones
Cons
  • Merely average battery life
  • Camera performance falls short of some rivals
  • Sound is considerably less impressivewhen you listen through speakers
  • Hi-res earbuds aren’t included with US models

Conclusion

The HTC 10 seems like a well thought-out smartphone, both inside and outside. Its impressive design and cutting-edge hardware even the playing field between it and the rest of the 2016 flagship pack, while optimizations and choices made with delighting users in mind – the ultra-responsive touchscreen, the heavily tricked-out cameras, and the performance tweaks on the software side – could win it some much-needed attention from critics and users alike. Of course, it’s unreasonable to fall for promises before we’ve had a chance at trying the HTC 10 ourselves, but it seems like a really nice smartphone so far, and a much more convincing product than the HTC One M9. Hopefully, the HTC 10 didn’t launch too late to get all the attention it deserves.

GOOD STUFF

  • Fast performance
  • Reliable battery
  • Great sound
  • Good software

BAD STUFF

  • Boring design
  • Slow camera
  • High price

Detailed Specification

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, April
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2016, May
BODYDimensions145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)
Weight161 g (5.68 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeSuper LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.2 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
– HTC Sense UI
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPUDual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 530
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features1/2.3” sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Secondary5 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, OIS, autofocus, 1.34 µm pixel size, 1080p, HDR
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, dual speakers
3.5mm jackYes
– Hi-Res audio
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, apt-X
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
NFCYes
RadioNo
USBv3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
– Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 456 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 27 h (3G)
MISCColorsCarbon Gray, Topaz Gold, Glacier Silver

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