HTC 10, Is it as good as HTC says it is?

The HTC 10 is HTC’s response to all those critics who made fun of the HTC One M9 last year. Though much hasn’t changed when it comes to design, this is a way better phone in every way to its predecessor. The design is typical HTC, it screams premium and well built when you hold it with your hand. The chamfer’s along the border in the back shows off the design in a pretty unique way.

The display upfront is a 5.2 inch SLCD display with a resolution of 2160*1440, the colours look great both in bright daylight and at night in your room. To be honest its no Samsung’s SAMOLED display but its a great display. Below the screen, it has a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a home button in between two capacitive buttons. The historical boom sound stereo speakers in the front has also been swapped for a single speaker in the front and a “woofer” at the bottom, at least thats what HTC calls it. The speaker is pretty loud and sounds good but its no HTC boom sound we’ve known in the past. It also has the USB type C, obviously its 2016 (take note Samsung). The phone has an audio jack on the top with hifi 24 bit audio, If you’re an audiophile you’ll love it.

The phone has the Snapdragon 820 along with 4 gig’s of RAM, in short it handles everything you throw at it like a piece of cake. The phone is snappy with little to no lag. The cameras in the back is an ultra-pixel 12 megapixel camera with an 1.8f and laser AF with OIS that is leaps and bounds better than any other camera HTC has ever put on its any other phone. It takes great pictures and videos, you won’t be disappointed with this camera. The camera on the front has 5 megapixels along with OIS, which is first on any smartphone is also good for those selfies and all you vloggers out there, this could replace your vlogging camera in certain cases. The phone has 32 GB of on board storage that can be expanded via an SD Card. The battery life is also great on this phone, with a 3000 mAh battery, it’ll easily last you a day and more if you take it easy. But you don’t have to worry a lot about it though, HTC’s got you covered with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 that charges up your phone from 0 to 100 before your girlfriend gets ready. The software is one of the best things about this phone, Sense has been my most favourite 3rd party approach to Android in the past and now HTC has worked very hard with Google to remove duplicate apps. So for instance there’s only Google photos and no HTC gallery, similarly HTC’s camera and no Google camera – You get the point. The interface also looks a lot like Google’s nexus interface with minor tweaks. Overall its a great phone and a much needed come back for HTC. If you’re looking for a smartphone that is a solid performer and reliable go get this one. 

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