The HTC 10 has just recently been released and it is the company’s latest Android flagship smartphone. With its hardware specs and feature offerings, it can legitimately threaten top-tier handsets found in all ecosystems, may they be from Android, Windows, or even iOS. Even though it has been a while since the company has brought astonishment to markets with the release of previous smartphones, their latest offering makes all of those water under the bridge. To summarize things, the new flagship phone contains snappy speed, excellent features, and powerhouse hardware.
The HTC 10 Can Easily Beat Competitors Found in Other Ecosystems
First of all, let’s take a look at the design and build of the HTC 10. While the company is known to have never stepped back from building quality smartphones, their latest flagship offering raises the bar in terms of quality. It has a solid aluminum unibody design which is very bold and will immediately turn heads. When comparing the exterior material of HTC’s latest phone to that of to the more slippery case of the Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6s, it has a metal body that does feel stable and well-balanced when held, even with one hand.
Even though there is a trend wherein smartphones are sporting a “thin is in” look, the HTC 10 smartphone is not the thinnest in the market. Its exteriors are that of a combination of curvy and thick. It has a beveled chamfer to give it an athletic silhouette. The physical buttons are click and responsive.
As for the screen, it carries a marvelously looking 5.15-inch 2K QHD LCD display which is able to render resolutions of 2,460 x 1,440p. It also contains an Adreno 530 GPU which does a great job on showing the world what it can do. However, Samsung’s AMOLED displays perform better in providing inkier blacks. Still, the advantage of having an LCD screen is you gain more color accuracy out of it. Furthermore, the new screen has a touch capacitive panel which is twice as fast as compared to its predecessor.
The device is powered by the commended Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and it is mated to a strong 4 GB of RAM for memory assistance. With these two hardware offerings, it lets users enjoy up to 50-percent faster computing speeds.
So far the biggest achievement to be brought by the HTC 10 is that of its battery life. Its battery cell touts that of a 3,000 mAh battery which can last up to almost two days on normal use. There are early reviewers who have pointed out that heavy usage of the phone depleted the battery after almost an entire day, and this is still commendable.