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HTC 10 Review: Everything You Need To Know

After weeks of rumours and leaks, finally, Taiwanese giant HTC announced the one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year Aka HTC 10. Without any doubt, the HTC 10 features all high-end specs available in the market and the device is pretty much capable of competing against other competitors. We had shared an early impression of the HTC 10, today we will have a detail look at what HTC 10 is bringing to its customers.
First of the all, the major to HTC flagship lineup is the new name HTC 10 without “M” branding. We can’t claim it will change the HTC 10 destiny but change is usually always good. Let’s have a look at a glance what is HTC 10.

Specs sheet

HTC 10


5.2 inches

Screen resolution

Quad HD


Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820



Internal Memory Storage

32GB/64GB with External Micro SD card option

Rear Camera

12MP with f/1.8 aperture (OIS and auto laser focus)

Front Facing Camera

5MP with f/1.8 aperture

Video Recording



Boom Sound from Dolby



Operating system

Android Marshmallow with Sense 8 UI

Fingerprint sensor




Color variants

Red Silver, Grey, and Gold.


The overall design of HTC 10 is pretty much in line with rumoured design.  For this year flagship, HTC introduced a new front glass panel with gentle slopes into the front panel frame. Despite having a sturdy build, the device looks pretty comfortable in the hand.
The manufacturer claims that their latest flagship design is very durable and company passes this design through a number of tests before implementing it. Even though HTC is not packed with Boomsound speakers anymore but still device is featuring a woofer on the bottom site and small speakers at the top. Well, you don’t have to worry about Sound anymore because the flagship is packed with an improved headphone amp and company claims that it has the power of producing output nearly double than the normal amp. 
For the first time, HTC flagship is featuring a physical home button with a fingerprint scanner embedded in it. A user can unlock his HTC 10 in just o.2 seconds if the fingerprint input is accurate. The company also mentions it will work faster the more user use it.

The HTC 10 packed with a gigantic battery of 3000mAh, to make it charge fast it is packed with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. With-in 1 hour device will be completely charged and can survive up to 2 days after one charge.


As expected, this year HTC is not in the mood of experimenting with their flagship lineup.  The HTC 10 is been powered by the best Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Soc available in the market. We heard a lot of rumours ahead of its launch regarding HTC 10 will be featuring the top of the line Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset on release.
The quad-core 64-bit Soc is running with a clocking speed of 2.2GHz. This year Qualcomm produced Snapdragon 820 on a 14nm process with the collaboration with Korean giant Samsung. The SD 820 is currently powering all the high-end flagships available in the market. According to some tests, HTC 10 is faster than its competitors including Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG’s G5. HTC has plans of introducing HTC 10 with upper mid-range Soc in emerging markets.
At the moment, 4GB of RAM is the standard for the flagships available in the market, the HTC is also following this trend and have 4GB of RAM on board. The base model is packed with 32GB of internal storage whereas the top of the line model is having 64 GB internal storage. Well, if you looking for a 128GB variant, you will have to use the external micro-sd card to expand your memory up to 2TB.


The camera department is one area where HTC flagships are lacking for last two years and one of the reasons behind flop of HTC One M9. For this year flagship, HTC introduced a12MP Ultra Pixel sensor on the rear side with a large aperture of f/1.8 and 1.55um pixels. 
This clearly indicates HTC 10 will perform perfectly in even low light conditions. Other prominent features of the rear camera are a laser autofocus, Optical Image stabilization, and 4K video recording. For front facing side, HTC introduced first OIS front facing sensor with a 5MP camera and same large aperture like rear camera.

Sense 8 UI

As expected, the HTC 10 is having Android Marshmallow on board with a Sense 8.0 UI layer. Well, the first good change in Sense 8 is HTC not only deleted some of its bloatware apps but also introduced the Google alternatives with open heat. This means HTC 10 owners won’t be getting two apps for calendars or 3 apps for messaging or a couple of apps for galleries and other stuff. This should be appreciated.  
The new Sense UI is featuring FreeStyle layouts which provide many options for customization. Users can now move and customize their apps freely. With a single tap on the sticker, the user can now open apps which will result into the more clean home screen for users than ever.

Price and Release

As far as price is a concern, HTC introduced their latest flagship HTC 10 base model for $699. Currently, there are two colors variants Glacier Silver and Carbon Gray are available through HTC's official website. The HTC 10 pre-orders are started from April 12th with a shipping in the first half of May.  Do share your views below regarding the latest HTC flagship. Would you like to grab this device on release?

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