HTC 10 HANDS ON REVIEW

HTC 10

HTC 10 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest premium-tier processor, the Snapdragon 820. It has a quad-core 64-bit CPU which clocks at up to 2.2GHz and is paired with 4GB of fast LPDDR4 RAM memory. There are 32GB of storage on the base model

Dimensions: 145.9×71.9×3.0-9.0mm

Weight: 161g

Operating system: Android Marshmallow with HTC Sense

Screen: 5.2in Quad-HD

Processor: 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit, quad-core

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 32/64GB, microSD up to 2TB

Primary camera: 12Mp  laser autofocus with dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording

Front camera: 5Mp , 1080p video recording,

Connectivity: 4G LTE (Nano-SIM), dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi,

Battery: 3000mAh

HTC continues its metal design heritage with giving the HTC 10 a bold chamfered contour and dual-textured finish. It also used curved glass to make the front appear as if it’s seamlessly flowing into the metal body. HTC hasn’t specified the type of alluminum alloy the body’s made of, but it claims the phone is ready to handle knocks, bumps and scratches, so it has to be a sturdy type of metal.

The HTC 10 comes with a Quad HD resolution (1440 x 2560) 5.2-inch screen with a very high pixel density of 564 pixels per inch. The panel is Super LCD 5 with a 30% richer color gamut. The panel is tuned to cinema color standards so movies look true to the director’s vision. It’s also been optimized for 50% higher responsiveness to even the smallest and fastest finger movements.

HTC 10 has a home button with embedded fingerprint security to keep your data safe. It is said to unlock in just 0.2 seconds, which is almost immediate. HTC used an omnidirectional sensor which recognizes fingerprints from almost all angles and positions. A smart algorithm is present, too, to let the phone learn and recognize your fingerprint faster over time.

with a diamond-cut fingerprint sensor below the 5.2in screen. You also get touch-sensitive buttons on either side, – replacing the on-screen buttons from old HTC phones. The power and volume keys are made from metal, too, with a textured pattern on power so you don’t press it accidentally.

That screen has a pretty tasty QHD resolution, but HTC is sticking to LCD rather than switch to OLED. It looked great during our brief hands-on,.

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 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.

 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.

This is the first time we’ve seen OIS on a phone’s front-facing cam, so it should mean super-sharp selfies as well as landscape shots.
HTC stuffed a 3000mAh battery inside the HTC 10 and implemented a new

After our first hands-on testing, I would go so far as to say that the HTC 10 should sit among the top five.

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