An introduction to the HTC 10: this is HTC's video announcement for the phone
posted by Paul K. / Apr 12, 2016, 6:53 AM
HTC's 2016 flagship — the HTC 10 — has been officially launched. No super-events, no streams, the phone just popped up on the company's website, together with the introduction video you can see above. Go ahead and check out the official news for the phone's launch to get all the info we have on the HTC 10!
- Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)
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back design are fine, and they surely love to display those backplate.. but I still cant get over those home button placement, cant they just reduce those bottom bezels, or at least make that button vertically centered? it just ruin the whole design -_-
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 7:19 AM 6
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This is a very solid offering, but it really doesn't stand out against LG's innovative swappable parts, and Samsung and Sony's water resistance. Both LG and Samsung also have very competitive cameras, and top-end audio circuitry, so I doubt HTC's would sway the average buyer. The metal build and in-hand comfort are probably its strongest sells.
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 7:57 AM 0
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Let's a bunch of hipsters who know jack s**t about phones test the phones lol..
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 8:55 AM 0
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Nice. But it just seems that HtC is now on par with LG and Samsung as far the Camera goes. Design wise it looks great from the back the front in my opinion is not something that attracts me. I would much prefer to have seen slimmer top and bottom bezels and sleeker speaker grills. The screen looks great, but to me, not as good as the S6 or S7 Superamoled. The sound is something I want to hear myself before I make any calls ( if it sounds like the original M7 then its great win) the performance seems to be on par or a bit better than other flagships. All in all it looks like what the M9 should have been, Good Job HtC. Good Job
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:25 AM 0
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He is talking about that OIS like they just invented it. My LG G2 had that in 3 years ago.
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:35 AM 1
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Looks solid, best of luck. I'd like one but I'm not sure I can give up Samsung Pay, Amoled, and IP67. Gear VR and wireless charging are nice but more of a 1% use case. I'm getting 2 days out of the S7E after the latest update so battery life will have to be stellar. I like to Boom sound as usual, USB-C reversibility, curved back, google app integration instead of Samsung duplicate apps. I'll go look for camera samples now as that might be the make or break item.
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 10:39 AM 0
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It's great that HTC finally fixed their weakness in camera technology. They even improved stereo recording, but what everyone seems to forget is that a successful successor device needs to have all the great technology available in the market that can be packaged together. The reason the M9 didn't do well is because it ran hot initially, the camera was poor, and had no Image Stabilization, and it did NOT have a biometric reader of some type that is needed for future secure commerce transactions. Note though that any company that removes a great feature like front-facing (FF) STEREO speakers from an existing product on its next iteration has engineers with mush for brains. It's likely that the HTC 10 will be another weak seller, like its predecessor. Even Samsung brought back a microSD slot on the Galaxy S7. There are NO good reasons to remove the FF stereo speakers that offer full frequency sound through both left and right speakers. Right? One keeps improving, not removing good stuff. The Galaxy S7 Edge is the way to go till some company can create a follow up flagship device with FF stereo speakers, like the upcoming new Nexus that HTC will be building. If smartphone users think that FF stereo speakers should not be part of their multi-media experience when using the device, then they should ask themselves, “would they buy a TV without stereo speakers - like it was in the 70s - great mono sound?” If you added speakers to your TV, would you face the speakers towards your couch, or would you face them to the side or back walls? If the smartphone plays back HD video, then the smartphone should play back stereo sound (full frequency of sound through both the left and right speakers). It just makes sense. Of course, both large and small multi-media smart devices should also have jacks for earplugs or headphones when privacy is required. This just makes sense too. Right? I also watch youTube videos on my M9. I hold up my phone and watch different types of clips with it, while I'm lying down. Those FF stereo speakers make a huge difference. I can watch John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) clips in HD, and the stereo sound is awesome. My next portable computer (which will just happen to make phone calls as well) MUST have stereo sound (without accessories), and if HTC does not offer it in a few years, then I'll be buying someone else's smart multimedia personal assistant device. Boomsound is just some hardware and software inside the device (and more importantly it's a marketing term). It has nothing to do with where sound exits the device. In my opinion, the engineers had it right, when they designed the exits so that the direction of the sound waves moved forward and hit your face, and a strong pleasing stereo effect was achieved by having the sound exit from both sides of the screen when you held it in landscape mode, as if you were watching a small LED flat screen TV. So, I believe Stereo FF speakers are just as necessary as an HD colour
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 5:14 PM 0
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