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HTC 10 tries to move up the Android smartphone market

HTC 10

The HTC 10 is the company’s ticket for this year to try and move in on the leaders of the Android smartphone niche. While Samsung is the obvious leader to date, HTC is pinning its hopes to narrow the gap and build on its brand.

Doing so will need more than just what the HTC 10 offers from inside. And based on the review unit, the HTC 10 is impressive on all external fronts. It is easy to hold thanks mainly to the curved edges that compliment its overall classy aluminum body. But the story of the phone is really more on the inside.

Feeling the power

Looking through its 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 capacitive touch screen display (1440×2560 pixels), one would find the usual icons and features any standard Android phone would have. But when it comes to user interface (UI), one can more or less gauge if the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 is enough to provide anyone with the smooth user experience via an Android OS.

True enough, it does not disappoint. Though the screen display does offer some visual issues when used during the day, all that may depend on how people would adjust the proper settings to make it ideal.

Good for a day

The battery of the HTC 10 is good enough to last anyone for the day, something that many want improved. Though the Android operating system fixes released every now and then, this may eventually be covered. For now, it is best to bring a cable and adapter along just in case you need to juice it back up when the power goes low due to extensive use.

The traditional features are still around

HTC has had its share of trademark features and that includes the patented BoomSound audio. As expected, it does not disappoint like its previous models that aim to appease folks who love to share and show off media files and tunes.

The HTC 10 comes with 32 or 64 GB of storage plus provisions for more through the traditional microSD card slot (something that can reportedly expand storage up to 200 GB).

Sane set of cameras

A 12 MP main camera and a traditional 5 MP front-facing shooter are expectedly around. Based on tests, the cameras are not that bad though high resolution snapping individuals may up the stakes and want something better.

For the power needs, a non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh battery is responsible for all that, good for up to 27 hours of talk time and 456 hours on standby.

The HTC 10 comes with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 but is incidentally also backward compatible with QuickCharge 2.

A worthy flagship device to consider

Being the flagship phone, the HTC 10 is expectedly not a cheap one to get though all that is justified with the classy make and features it comes with.

After a thorough review, this is one handset that shows promise but only if the end-user is willing to take the risk over a Samsung or Apple device.

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