HTC 10 Gets New Look, Features to Take On iPhone, Galaxy S7

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-04-14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Previous
    1 - HTC 10 Gets New Look, Features to Take On iPhone, Galaxy S7
    Next

    HTC 10 Gets New Look, Features to Take On iPhone, Galaxy S7

    A myriad of improvements to its processor, cameras, battery and audio system give HTC's latest smartphone lots to consider for potential buyers.
  • Previous
    2 - The HTC 10 Flagship Smartphone
    Next

    The HTC 10 Flagship Smartphone

    The HTC 10 features a 5.2-inch, Quad HD (2,560-by-1,440-pixel) touch-screen display that is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB of memory, 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage, and a microSD slot that accepts storage cards up to 2TB.
  • Previous
    3 - Built With Style With a Metal Unibody Design
    Next

    Built With Style With a Metal Unibody Design

    The HTC 10 is designed to be the Taiwanese mobile products company's premium handset, and it is built to take on the likes of Apple's iPhones, Samsung's Galaxy S7 handsets, LG's G5 smartphone and others. The new HTC phone is built to succeed the HTC One M9 phone, which went on sale in the United States in April 2015 for about $650.
  • Previous
    4 - Improved 12-Megapixel Rear Camera
    Next

    Improved 12-Megapixel Rear Camera

    Highlighting the new handset is a high-performance, 12-megapixel, UltraPixel 2 rear-facing camera that includes laser auto-focus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), an F/1.8 lens aperture, a 26mm focal length, dual tone LED flash and a wide range of creativity features. New to the HTC's camera is a Pro Mode that offers manual control and 12-bit RAW format support and 4K video recording capabilities.
  • Previous
    5 - 4G LTE Performance
    Next

    4G LTE Performance

    The 4G LTE-capable smartphone, which is 5.7 inches long, 2.83 inches wide and 0.11 inches thick and weighs 5.67 ounces, also includes Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi and near-field communications (NFC) connectivity, giving owners plenty of options for using the handset for work or leisure.
  • Previous
    6 - 5-Megapixel Front Camera
    Next

    5-Megapixel Front Camera

    The HTC 10's front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel device with auto-focus, OIS, an F/1.8 lens aperture, a 23mm focal length, auto selfie and voice selfie features, and Full HD 1080p video recording. Both of the handset's cameras are designed to provide improved low-light, high-resolution photos for users in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Previous
    7 - Hi-Fi Audio Features Are Built-In
    Next

    Hi-Fi Audio Features Are Built-In

    The HTC 10 smartphone includes re-engineered HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers with separated tweeters and woofers and a dedicated amplifier on each speaker that provides improved audio capabilities compared with previous HTC handsets. Also included are high-quality 24-bit, hi-res audio recording capabilities and an all-new Personal Audio Profile system that creates a unique profile that's tuned to a user's individual hearing needs, delivering excellent sound clarity in a smartphone.
  • Previous
    8 - Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
    Next

    Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

    The HTC 10 includes a new fast-acting biometric fingerprint scanner for security that can read a fingerprint in just 0.02 seconds for quick device activation. The fingerprint reader can recognize a user's fingerprint from almost every angle and position, and its smart algorithm learns to recognize a user faster and more accurately over time, according to HTC. The handset also includes a USB-C port for charging and connecting it to a computer.
  • Previous
    9 - Quick Charging and a Powerful Battery
    Next

    Quick Charging and a Powerful Battery

    The HTC 10 includes a 3,000mAh battery that comes with a new Quick Charge 3.0 feature that can provide a 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes. Also included is Boost+, which makes the phone faster while consuming less power, according to HTC. Boost+ optimizes the phone's memory, provides a game battery booster for game play, and automatically detects and shuts down apps that use excessive power to improve battery life by up to 30 percent. An App Lock feature adds a layer of security by enabling users to lock any app as desired, while a new App Manager can give instant fixes for misbehaving apps.
 

HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, was unveiled on April 12 with features built to take on the best of the competition from Apple, LG, Samsung and others. The HTC 10 is quite a step up from the HTC One M9 that it replaces, incorporating a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, vastly improved front and rear cameras, and upgraded audio capabilities. The latest handset has a metal unibody design and runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. It will be available in the United States from mobile carriers including Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, which will announce colors, availability and pricing in the near future. Preorders for an unlocked version of the HTC 10 can be made immediately through HTC.com for shipment in early May. The unlocked phone, which will come in Glacier Silver and Carbon Gray colors and cost $699, will work on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. The phone also comes with a 12-month damage and accident protection plan that includes one free phone replacement for a cracked screen or water damage. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Fuel