Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has been going at it rough in recent years as they try to go toe-to-toe against bigger names in the mobile industry such as Apple and Samsung; however, all of that is about to change with the arrival of their latest flagship handset, the HTC 10. Even though there was once a time that the company was seen to slide downhill as poor business decisions have been made, refusal to invest enough in marketing, and some other issues that hindered them from ranking in the top spots in the mobile industry, they now aim to rectify those mistakes with their latest offering.
The HTC 10 Beats its Predecessors in Just About Every Single Aspect
First there is the design of the HTC 10 and the phone is entirely made of metal. It also sports what the company calls “chamfered edges.” This is an angled ridge that runs around the body. Albeit this is still far from becoming a drastic change from the norm of what we usually see in today’s smartphones, it is still perfectly a pleasant one. Furthermore, it is even possibly designed to do away with the fact that its entire body is chunkier than the vast majority of other mobile phones on the market.
It has a textured power button, a SIM slot, and a volume tab that sits on the right hand side, and as for the SD card slot (which is capable of expanding memory of up to 2GB of extra storage) is found on the left. The headphone jack is situated at the top of the device, and somehow it does feel oddly old fashioned to be placed there. The speaker is found on the bottom and the rear camera is positioned can be found in the direct middle of the upper quarter behind the unit. There is also a front-facing camera that can be found to the right just above the screen.
The “10” has a 5.2-inch QHD display which is able to deliver 2560 x 1440 resolution, which is a large improvement over the M9’s 1080p screen. It is able to deliver clear and sharp images under its layer of protective Gorilla Glass 4. It does somehow seems significantly brighter than the M9 but it is slightly darker than its competitors. In other words, taking pictures as well as reading messages under direct sunlight can be a bit of a pain.
The Taiwanese mobile manufacturer is known for creating mobile devices that excel in audio and the HTC 10 matches that trend. The company has developed a clever method in creating an individual audio profile to enhance sound when using headphones. There’s even an option to toggle that feature on and off. Overall, this mobile phone is able to beat its predecessors in just about every aspect that you can imagine.