HTC has finally gone ahead and unleashed its new flagship smartphone in the world with a refreshed name of HTC 10. It is to be noted here that with the new device HTC has dropped the One as well M prefix, which was the signature moniker for its flagship. However, the Official Indian website of HTC already has HTC 10 listed on it, which means it is soon to be launched in the country. Of all the flagship devices that has been launched in 2016, HTC 10 has best pick of hardware and software of the lot, which makes it a commendable handset among all HTC mobiles. Here is what the user need to know about the new device that is not already known on the Internet.
HTC 10 is nothing sleek and packs a punch
At a time, when other smartphone maker are striving to achieve sleek and slim look without compromising on performance, it seems that HTC is backtracking into past. With a weight of 161 gms and a thickness of 9mm at its meatiest point, HTC 10 is shamelessly bulky. When you take devices like iPhone 6S or Galaxy S7 Edge into picture, you immediately realise how bulky HTC 10 is. On the other hand, HTC has gone for a subtle design change with chamfered and curved back, that has been designed to provide a comfortable grip to its users. Another major change induced by the brand is to get rid of front firing loudspeaker in favor of physical home button cum fingerprint scanner. All in all, HTC 10 looks loosely like One M7 but with better edges and back panel aesthetics.
Quick Charging and big battery, HTC 10 has got it both
We have talked about how, when every flagship smartphone is just 6-7 mm thin, HTC 10 comes with a thickness of astounding 9 mm. Let's take a look at batteries of devices like iPhone 6S, which is pegged at 1800 mAh and 2600 mAh battery on Galaxy S6 Edge leaves us asking for more. It is a given that if the handset is pretty sleek, the battery capacity takes a hit and there is nothing that can be done about it except for including the support for fast charging. However, the beefy build of HTC 10 means that it features a good 3000 mAh battery for a longer usage duration. Moreover, the smartphone is equipped with a Snapdragon 820 processor, which brings fast charging by default. HTC 10 is one of the rarest flagship devices to feature a powerful battery, generally speaking.
More brilliant Photos with extraordinary Cameras
Around four years back, when HTC started its flagship lineup with HTC One, the highlight of the device was its 4 Ultrapixels primary camera. This camera module, which was a basically a 4 Megapixels unit, was designed with bigger pixel size so that it takes in more light and resulting images turn out to be brilliant. Even though the camera module was criticised largely as despite being stunning images seem to be lacking details evident on zooming, HTC kept the module as front camera on its flagship devices. Both the cameras come with optical image stabilisation (OIS) technology to deliver crisp and clear photos. This time around though, Taiwanese handset maker tripled the number of Ultrapixels to 12 for the rear camera on HTC 10 and resultant images are high on color reproduction and vibrancy. However, the missing detailing is still plaguing the Ultrapixels camera with graininess that you would not find in a Galaxy S7 or an iPhone 6S.
HTC 10 is first Quad HD device from the brand
HTC has been quite sensible when it comes to the display of the handset as the size of the display was always within 5.5-inch and resolution never jumped the 1080p mark. We say this because not only do we not need a Quad HD display on a smartphone but it also hogs battery like never before. However, now it seems that the competition has finally got to the Taiwanese handset maker as the all new HTC 10 comes with a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Viz. Quad HD. This is a good news for HTC mobiles fans, who had to make do with a full HD display till HTC One M9.
HTC Sense as it should have been from beginning
One of the signature of Taiwanese handset maker is its Sense UI, which runs on top of the stock Android operating system. In the past, the Sense UI was at par with Samsung's Touchwiz UI in terms of bloatware and lagging. Also, since the Android user interface was still evolving and looked slightly crude, it was only fair for the brands to come up with their skin to make interface visually appealing. However, now the Android has evolved with a visually appealing material design and overall ease of usage, it makes sense for brands to leave the interface near to stock. HTC has removed all unnecessary duplicated apps like email and browser to keep Google's stock apps like Gmail, Photos and Chrome.
HTC 10 definitely is a great handset if you choose to ignore the bulky build of the handset as well as the lack of detailing in the pictures. However, it is expected that the flagship smartphone would be priced around INR 50,000 where you can buy better handsets like sleek and powerful Galaxy S7 Edge, modular LG G5 or an Apple iPhone 6S.
This Article is written & Conducted by our Guest Blogger - Sanjeev Kumar