Tuesday, September 27, 2016

HTC 10 Review Roundup: Best Android Handset of 2016?

HTC 10 Review Roundup: Best Android Handset of 2016?

HTC 10

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Within a very short span of time, HTC’s latest flagship smartphone has managed to make an impression on both customers and tech analysts. The recently released HTC 10 review, in general, has crowned the device as one of the best Android-powered smartphones of 2016.

The HTC 10 flaunts an aluminum unibody design with a full-glass front panel. The chamfered edges make the device even more stylish. According to HTC 10 review by Mashable, the smartphone is bold yet classy.

The smartphone features a 5.2-inch 2K Super LCD 5 display sporting a Quad HD resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels. HTC claims to have included the fastest fingerprint scanner right on the home button with a 0.2-second scan time.

If compared with the most coveted smartphones of 2016 including the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, LG G5 and Huawei Mate 8, The HTC 10 provides the most satisfying users experience, according to HTC 10 review by Phanroid. HTC ships the smartphone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed.

Another HTC 10 review by BGR noted that the smartphone surpassed the Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 in the AnTuTu benchmark tests. The report revealed that the HTC 10 scored a whopping 145,595 points in the AnTuTu benchmark.

Also Read: HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Speed Test Results

Under the hood, the HTC 10 has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, which makes the device faster than its predecessor. According to Qualcomm, the latest Snapdragon 820 processor is 50 percent faster and power efficient than the Snapdragon 810 chipset, which powers the HTC One M9.

There is also Adreno 530 GPU to handle the graphics. The HTC 10 houses a massive 4GB of RAM along with two internal storage options, 32GB or 64GB. The native memory can also be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card slot.

The revamped audio system is one of the major focus points of the HTC 10. The HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi enhances the audio experience to another level. It is the first ever Android phone to support Apple AirPlay.

Major Australian carriers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile started selling the latest HTC 10 from May 3. The HTC 10 can be also purchased outright from retail outlets of JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman at $1099.

Also Read: HTC 10: Ten Tips & Tricks You Should Know!

  • David Martrano

    I’m really trying to like the 10. It falls short of any kind of innovations compared to the edge & g5. It seems to be well designed but don’t know if I like LCD over AMOLED. Plus the boom-sound is not as good as previous models. Then there’s a question of overpricing. I don’t think it’s worth the 700 dollar range. I don’t think consumers are going to take the plunge and this phone is not going to bail out HTC of anything. A dollar short & year to late!!!