HTC 10 vs HTC One M9 vs HTC One A9: specs comparison

HTC 10 vs HTC One M9 vs HTC One A9: specs comparison

Well folks, the HTC 10 is finally out. No red carpets, no fanfare sounds, but the reality is – it's shaping up to be a pretty solid Android flagship, well capable of stealing away customers from other major players on the markets, or of re-igniting the fire in the hearts of HTC fans.

The HTC 10 comes after last year's HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 and seems to have adopted characteristics from both these handsets. Its body is much more like the One A9, with the arched back and all, while the inclusion of the fingerprint scanner on the bottom, together with two capacitive keys, seems to have evolved directly from the One A9's "chin" part.

So, how has hardware in top-tier HTC smartphones evolved over the past year? Before we get the chance to tought the phone and play with it in person, here are the cold-hard specs:

HTC 10 vs HTC One A9 vs HTC One M9

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.0 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
440 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 5
AMOLED
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body ratio

71.13 %
66.17 %
68.52 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels
20 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 27.8 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.2 μm

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
RAW image capture, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Effects
Manual focus, RAW image capture, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
4 megapixels
4 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 inches (145.9 x 71.9. x 9 mm)
5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)
5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches (144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm)

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Dust
 
Splash

IP certified

IP 53
 
IP X3

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 405
Adreno 430

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
3 GB
3 GB LPDDR4

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2150 mAh
2840 mAh

Talk time

 
 
25.40 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
16.3 days (391 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

27.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
21.70 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
16.8 days (402 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Talk time (4G)

27 hours
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
 
 

Music playback

 
60.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
12.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 7 (300/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 699
$ 500
 

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6 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The back looks great while the front is uninspiring. Still a solid device for me, the camera is great according to DxOmark (http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/HTC-10-camera-over​view-A-great-all-rounder-for-stills-and-video). Still curious about battery life.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yep that f1.8 and 1/2.3 combo sounds very promising. If the battery life delivers then its a solid buy.

5. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Awesome, basically the same size as the A9! Yes!

6. gurpreet

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

It has 3gb ram, nt 4gb N also 32gb intrnl,nt 64

7. ozzzy

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

It has 4Gb of RAM, and internal 32 and 64 GB versions. Battery life is awesome, it lasts up to two days! Everything is great...UI, overall smoothness, selfie and rear camera, sound is awesome...

8. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

only one thing HTC has gotten right with the design, the anodized black color i understand apple dropped anodized black for space gray because of the concern over scratching, but if HTC can do it...why not?

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