Review: HTC 10

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Review: HTC 10

HTC has entered the flagship battleground of 2016 with its brand new HTC 10. Continuing with the basic design of its earlier flagships, and also incorporating some minor changes, HTC does create a beautiful phone. The phone is all metal, with chamfered edges and a slightly curved back that makes the phone really handy.

The camera along with the LED flash and laser autofocus system, lie centrally aligned at the back of the phone. The sleek side of the device houses the volume rockers and the power button. The nano-SIM tray and the micro SD tray, which are not merged together, lie at opposite sides of the device.

The back of the phone is a simple one, but looks classic. The primary speaker of this flagship device also lies at the back, close to the bottom. The audio quality of HTC 10 is pretty good, better than its rivals, but is a notch below its  previous flagships. Certain tweaks and adjustments can still be made via BoomSound.

This mighty device boasts a 5.2-inches 2560 x 1440 quad-HD screen, which is a thing of absolute beauty. The colors are vibrant and real, and the screen is bright enough to view in sunlight. Though very slightly inferior to some of its rivals, the HTC 10’s screen is an absolute delight to look at.

HTC has also ditched the on-screen buttons, and has incorporated capacitive buttons. The home button also doubles up as the fingerprint scanner, which is extremely responsive. In terms of design, the device is highly impressive.

Just like every other flagship device of 2016, the HTC 10 is a monster. Running on the snapdragon 820 chipset, backed up by 4GB of RAM and the Adreno 530 GPU, this device bleeds top-end performance. The HTC 10 features android 6.0.1, along with the latest sense UI.

The new UI is different from the previous HTC ones, but shares quite a lot of similarities with the stock version of android. Simple yet beautiful, the latest sense UI seems better than Samsung’s touchwiz for sure. When it comes to battery life, this powerful device doesn’t disappoint.

The 3000mAh non-removable lithium-ion can also be charged up pretty quickly due to the quick charge 3.0. Connectivity is not an issue for HTC 10, as the phone supports 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The phone also comes with USB C which ensures faster wired connectivity. There are absolutely no issues in terms of performance. The HTC 10 is a pretty solid competitor for this year’s flagship devices.

The HTC 10’s camera is certainly am improvement when compared to the camera of HTC previous flagship, One M8. However, it still uses the same UltraPixel sensor technology, and the camera is a 12 megapixel one. But, it does not impress when compared to the likes of Samsung S7.

With an aperture of f/1.8, the camera itself is not bad, but fails to shine among its rivals. In its own respect, the camera is pretty splendid, and captures beautiful indoor as well as outdoor shots. Where the rear camera fails, the front shooter impresses. HTC 10’s front camera is probably the best out there, and is ideal for selfies.

The HTC 10 might not be perfect, but it delivers in every aspect. It’s not the best, but it definitely shines where the best ones fail!

Price: AED 2149

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