HTC 10: the 10 most important new features

HTC 10: the 10 most important new features

HTC unwrapped its flagship just yesterday, and it's already shaping up to be a rather compelling new offering. Undoubtedly, it has all the potential to atone for HTC's not-so-exciting previous flagships. Don't get us wrong, the One M8 and M9 were good devices, but there was always a glaring issue that marred the full picture.

Well, from the looks of it the Taiwan-based company kept an ear closed to the ground and carefully registered the feedback coming from its users and the blogosphere. Well, we will abstain from giving verdicts left and right, but it seems we should be holding our breaths for HTC 10's camera performance.

Yet, that's totally not the only major new feature. Here are some others that deserve attention. 

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  • 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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25 Comments

1. ishaqthkr

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Is this even an article!?

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

You have an option to not to click and read this if you have a problem with this.make it simple. I smell a butthurt sammy fanboy that cant accept that htc nailed this time with the htc 10. And btw. PA also released same kind of article when the S7 and g5 announced..and for sure u didnt complain that time.

24. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

are you even here?

2. VAEZTechnology

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

POWER OF 10

3. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Close enough I guess...They do this for almost every flagship I think.

4. HTCM9

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

HTC 10 have adaptable micro Sd storage and s7 doesnt. What that means..?

5. ishaqthkr

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

The feature in Android M where you have an option to set your ext. SD card as an internal one. Samsung ditched it.

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Thats a cool feature if you use high speed quality sd card. By example i have 144 gb onboard memory on my moto x play and its work flawlessly. Only reason i did not get the S7 or G5 is because they removed this feature.

22. monoke

Posts: 1119; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Very important feature that should def be on the list cuz other manufacturers wimped out. Big kudos to htc here!

6. w1000i

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Display responsiveness is 30% better than S7

11. TerryTerius unregistered

Source?

17. tunewar123

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

Good luck seeing the difference between 0.010s and 0.013s

8. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

This will be my next gadget.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its already better than s7,only thing is s7 has water proof.thats it.

12. TerryTerius unregistered

Given no one in the world has reviewed this device yet, it would be wise to wait. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. It's just weird to say that based on nothing but a spec sheet.

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah on Paper its look better and design its quite as good ( quality of the built at least ) but thats question of taste. still if they deliver its will be a beast.

15. samsonric

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

So what's the innovation here that HTC has brought to the table?

16. nique0201

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

does it have force touch?

18. Chuck007

Posts: 1409; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

What impresses me is how they managed to cram so much technology into their flagship with them having so little money (compared to the competition) in the bank. Why can't Sony make someone as neat as this?

19. talon95

Posts: 976; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Impressive HTC.

20. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Looks great and sounds great but as cooler heads have already said here lets wait for the reviews (GSM ARENA, SuperFA, Android Authoriy, Pocket now Cnet PA etc..). I am rooting for HtC but first the reviews and then I will have to handle it myself. I still have my damaged M7 which was a fantastic phone in design Ui (Sense). However, the camera held it back. it was tolerable for that time but when the M8 arrived and I got it as a free replacement for my M7 I could not believe HtC still kept the 4 mp camera. Yes, the dual rear camera with one used for optical depth measurement for the bokenh effect was okay but ois was dropped for that feature which I felt degraded the 4 mp shooter even further. I had to move on to the Samsung S6 which to me has still one of the best shooters even to today.

21. sissy246

Posts: 6919; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think they did a great job with this one, but time will tell.

23. frustyak

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Want....

25. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So what exactly is the benefit of a Quad HD resolution screen? 50% more responsive I get, but that has nothing to do with the resolution of the screen. Oh, that's right. It's because with 1080p you can start to see pixels when you hold it up to your nose. Hasn't anyone noticed that battery life is still significantly shorter across the board for phones with Quad HD resolution, and that's with bigger batteries in most phones? No matter how much you rationalize that it has minimal impact you can't ignore the facts. Compare the GS6 and GS7 to the GS5. Compare the LG G3, G4, and G5 to the G2. Hopefully HTCs batter optimizations pan out. But I remember LG talking up their battery optimizations to handle the higher resolution when the G3 came out. In one generation LG went from having one of the best battery life phones, for it's vintage, the G2, to one of the worst for battery life, the G3. At this point how is resolution beyond 1080p on a 5 inch screen considered technical advancement? The benefits are dwarfed by the negatives. I especially don't understand how reviewers can knock a phone for not having a QHD screen. Reviewers should be the ones calling bulls**t! I understand HTC would have been chastised if they only put a 1080p screen in the 10 so they had to do it, but when will people quit drooling over needless increases in screen resolution?

26. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

If this phone had the S7 edge's design I'll be the first to buy it.

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