However, the smartphone business has been a cause of great concern for the company at times and according to the latest reports, all is still not going well. Despite all this, HTC continues to launch its smartphones. About two months back, HTC launched not one or two but the entire Seven new smartphones have been launched in India.
Today we are going to introduce the new flagship smartphone of the company. HTC 10 Will review. Unlike LG and Samsung, HTC has launched its flagship smartphone a little late, not launching it at the beginning of the year. Will this strategy of HTC work in making the phone a success? We had a good experience in the first impressions of the phone and now it is time to go through our review process of this phone. Today we will know what are the advantages and disadvantages of this phone.
design and texture
Talking about the design of HTC 10, this phone is made from a single block of aluminum and this phone feels like a premium smartphone. The finish of the phone is smooth, which does not make its grip very comfortable. Due to lack of good grip, there can be problem in using the smartphone with one hand. This HTC phone has wide chamfered edges on the rear which look beautiful when there is light. We did notice that there is a slight sharpness at the edges of the display when holding the phone in hand.
The HTC 10 sports a 5.2-inch (1440×2560) resolution Quad HD Super LCD 5 panel. Gorilla Glass has been given for screen protection. We really liked the curved display on the sides of the phone. The earpiece and capacitive home button look like a layer of liquid on top of a stone. The quality of the display given in the phone is very good and it gives good color reproduction and accurate touch response. The user gets the option to choose a ‘Vivid’ or ‘sRGB’ color profile. The phone has backlit navigation buttons on either side of the home button. The phone also has fingerprint sensor.
The HTC 10 has a separate tray for a microSD card (up to 2TB) and a SIM card. The volume and power buttons are good and they are very easy to operate. The phone has a 3.5mm headphone socket at the top and a USB Type-C port and speaker at the bottom. The Type-C port provided in the HTC 10 supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 speed, which allows for faster data transfer. This feature can be enabled by going to the Settings app.
On the rear of the phone, there are 12 UltraPixel 2 cameras, laser autofocus sensor and dual tone LED flash. The camera lens is slightly raised on the rear but a metal ring has been given for its protection.
No accessories were sent with the phone we received for review. When you buy the phone, you’re expected to get a data cable, an adapter with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and a headset in the box that comes with it.
Specifications and features
Talking about power, HTC 10 has a lot to offer. This smartphone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. With this strong specification, we got good figures in the benchmarking test from the phone. Apart from this, features like Category 9 LTE speed (supports most Indian 4G bands), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, dual band Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac, USB OTG and GPS on the phone. The phone does not have FM radio. Apart from this, this phone comes with reverse charging so that it also works like a power bank. This option will appear when you plug a USB device into the phone.
HTC Sense UI is given on top of Android Marshmallow. Due to many Google apps, the company has not given many of its apps like gallery, music in the phone, due to which its interface looks very clear and easy. Blinkfeed can still be seen when you swipe right on the homescreen but can be turned off if you don’t use it. This gives you news snippets from Twitter and the News Republic app but you can sync Calendar, Google+, LinkedIn, and About restaurants near you.
You can change the screen layout from ‘Classic’ to ‘Freestyle’ by long pressing on the homescreen. This changes the entire theme of the phone (depending on your choice) and makes most of the icons look like stickers. You can either link these stickers to the app or use them for decoration in general.
The Theme app lets you change the look of your phone all at once or choose from different icon sets, wallpapers, sounds and fonts. Boost+ app automatically removes junk files to free up storage. In addition, you can lock apps with your fingerprint, uninstall apps, and optimize games for better battery life.
There is a tool in the Settings app that you can import data from your old Android or iPhone.
During our review process, we rarely saw any issues with the HTC 10 smartphone. The call quality of the phone is excellent and the earpiece delivers very clear audio. The phone does not get hot during normal use, but the phone does get hot during the use of the camera, which causes some problems.
Google’s Photos app is used to save photos. The phone has a Play Music app for audio. HTC 10 also has BoomSound which is provided by Dolby Audio. The phone has a dual-speaker setup and both have an amplifier but the speaker at the bottom tends to sound at the bottom instead of on your side. The phone has a decent sound experience but it doesn’t leave an impression like two stereo speakers.
BoomSound lets you toggle between theater and music modes when using the loudspeaker, but this option changes when headphones are plugged in.
The lack of camera performance has been one of the reasons in HTC’s flagship smartphone, but now we can say that HTC has fixed this problem. However, it is still not the best but much better than before. HTC still sticks to its UltraPixel technology and the 2.0 version has been given in this HTC 10. The phone flaunts a 12MP resolution camera with a large 1.55um size pixels. The camera is equipped with a large f / 1.8 aperture, OIS and laser autofocus. Photos with this combination come out detailing and noise-free. Apart from this, the pictures are captured with very accurate colors.
In daylight, landscape shots are good but a bit shaky. Macro shots are a bit lacking when cropped but look fine when viewed normally. Photos are good even in low light and are full of detail in dark areas.
The phone’s camera app is clear and works very fast. The app has basic controls on the right side and a menu on the left to switch between different shooting modes. Flash and Auto HDR toggle is easy to use. Apart from the standard shooting mode, the app has a zoom camera that can record stills and a few seconds of video. Along with this, there are also Panorami and Pro modes.
It is easy to record videos at 4K resolution with the camera on the phone. Along with this, you can also toggle audio recording to 24-bit high-resolution. The phone can record both hyperlapse and slow-motion videos which looks great.
The 5 megapixel front camera in the phone is not very good but some good selfies can be taken with the big pixels (1.34um) and the big aperture F / 1.8.
The 3000mAh battery on the HTC 10 lasted 8 hours 23 minutes in our video loop test, which is a bit disappointing. However, under normal usage, we could last the HTC 10 for a full day on a single charge. HTC 10 supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology and the phone charges up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
HTC 10 has been launched with a price of Rs 52,990, which makes it Samsung Galaxy S7 ,review) And LG G5 ,review) joins the flagship category. With such a high price tag, the HTC 10 is expected to be a perfect phone and the phone lives up to expectations in some respects but disappoints at some places. But now the question arises that is it right to spend so much money on such a device when you can get a similar phone with these features and specifications in half its price? oneplus 3 ,review) is a great flagship to be launched this year at a low price and premium level performance is available in this phone. Apart from this, this phone is available at a price that most people can afford.
Talking about the HTC 10 smartphone, then it is a beautiful and luxuriously built phone which has the most powerful components available in the market. The phone has a great performance camera. Talking about the software, HTC has done a great job. HTC’s crazy fans will definitely buy this phone, but it can be a bit difficult for other people to buy this phone. The Samsung Galaxy S7 dominates the Android flagship smartphone market and there are many other phones that offer better performance at a lower price point.