HTC 10 in Kenya
HTC released the HTC 10 (an HTC flagship) when the smartphone market was at its peak, flagship phones at the time of its release were quality and premium. HTC therefore added to its line the HTC 10 which from my expectation needed to be top notch so it survives the very competitive smartphone market at its time. This therefore is an overview of the HTC 10. Let’s see if it has what it takes to take your attention.
Design and Build
The HTC 10 is all metal all the way round so anytime you are holding it you are touching metal, which is nice. Its sides are quite flat making it easy to hold given that it is a chunky phone. It has the volume rocker and the power buttons on one side (these buttons are good, firm, and click nicely), a bottom firing speaker and its back has a camera with an LED flash with an HTC branding right at the center. It also has a front facing speaker on the top bezel. For looks it has a chamfer all around the device and a curved back which really characterizes this device. Yes! The phone looks and feels premium. It stands in at 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm and weighs 161 grams and it is IP58 water and dust resistant. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor mounted on the home button.
The HTC 10 comes with a 5.5 inch Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen. The screen display is as good as you would expect, it is vibrant and colors ae well represented with the display. It has a 71.1% screen-to-body ratio and comes with 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density) resolution. Though not very bright, you can still see the display of the HTC 10 in direct sunlight.
The HTC 10 has a 12 MP, f/1.8 primary camera and a 5 MP, f/1.8 secondary shooter. The primary camera has optical image stabilization LED flash and laser auto focus which are all good specs. You get really good photos and 4K videos especially in good light so color accuracy is solid with nothing so sharpened or over saturated with the images you get from this camera. The f/1.8 aperture gives a shallow depth of field and blurred backgrounds if you want and when combined with OIS you get better low light image quality. The case is the same with the selfie camera, good image quality and even better looking well photos is good lighting. Features like HDR and panorama are included with the camera’s software so, good thing.
Performance and Memory
it packs a flagship’s processing capability. It comes with a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, an Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. These make the phone very snappy and gives it very quick response. Gaming and other heavy operations are a breeze with the HTC 10. It runs on the Android platform with HTC’s Sense theming the HTC 10.
On board 32GB or 64GB internal memory both running on 4GB of RAM. Both have the bonus of being able to expand the memory using an SD card up to 256 GB.
packs a 3000mAh battery with and endurance rate of 66hours. It will see you through a full day of moderate usage and also supports Quick Charging 3.0, you get 50% charge with the HTC 10 in just 30 minutes.
Connectivity and Network
HTC 10 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, aptX, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent), has NFC and comes with 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
Network: GSM 2G, HSPA 3G and LTE 4G. Nano-SIM
This is how I conclude my review for the HTC’s flagship . As a smartphone this is a really good phone. It has just about anything one would look for in a flagship device and nails it on its specs. I therefore recommend the HTC 10
Check out HTC 10 official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVkmWyl4HwU
Official website: http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-10/