Poll results: Given the opportunity, most of you would get the HTC 10 in a heartbeat

So far in 2016, we have witnessed the arrival of a pretty intriguing selection of high-end Android champs. Needless to say, the oh-so-posh Samsung Galaxy S7, the fancy S7 edge, the modular LG G5, and the promising HTC 10 are the hottest topics on the Android scene right now.

We generally feel like Samsung has done a better job than LG at making the ultimate phone of H1 2016, though you'll have to wait for our review of the HTC 10 to find out whether the Taiwan-based manufacturer will stir up the status quo. But that's just us!

That's why we asked you which one you'd rather get yesterday: the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, LG G5, and HTC 10. The polls are now closed and we have a clear winner!

It seems that 1879 (47.03%) of all those who cast a vote would rather get the HTC 10 despite the fact it has not hit the shelves yet. Close second comes the Galaxy S7 edge, a phone that is traditionally popular among our readers, which amasses 1386 votes (34.71%). Far behind, with 431 votes (10.79%) comes the regular Galaxy S7. Last, we have the LG G5, which proves to be the favorite of 298 of our readers (7.46%).

There you have it. Surprised?

Which phone you'd rather get?

HTC 10
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge



1. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Surprised? Well yes. I actually am for once.

9. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Why? It's the only good phone of 2016. Not that it's a high bar to clear, but it is THE PHONE to get right now.

17. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

How is the HTC 10 the only good phone of 2016? Have you seen the reviews? The S7 Edge blows it out of the water IMO

18. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

The good thing is that we have choice. The HTC 10 is better than the S7 edge and non-edge for me, but for you it is the other way around. At least HTC has a competing product this year, which at least in trading blows should be considered equal. With the little differences the deciding factor on which phone suits which person. Would be a boring world if there was only one "choice" of phone.

23. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The edge is more expensive though, and it's a phablet. So direct comparison is invalid.

29. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Well, they're the same price here in Canada, and both devices have relatively similar dimensions, thanks to the S7 Edge's bezels, so your argument is invalid ;)

33. tyrionTheWise unregistered

If they are the same price, HTC is in trouble.

80. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

HTC would be pricey with the 10, as usual. The One M8's price at launch drove me away. I couldn't bear such a price when the LG G3 was cheaper and more fancy!

45. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

The Edge is 5mm (.196") taller and .7mm (.027") wider than the HTC 10...so one can do a direct comparison.

24. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

HTC 10 has nothing to beat the S7 or S7 Edge. HTC 10 features: Not water resistant No wireless charging No AMOLED display No mobile payment support No VR support No proper service center Lack of accessories & availability Crappy versions in different markets Looks like illegal child of galaxy & apple Flop brand Poor resale value Nexus like software but double price The camera may at most match S6. Low light performance not so good Why buy this when u can get a nexus phone ay half price?

25. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

HTC 10 still didn't hit the market and the final version JUST WAIT :)

26. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

IN YOUR OPINION, lol. HTC is IP53, not IP68 as waterproof speakers sound pants. Full metal unibody means no wireless charging, boohoo when you get QC 3.0 and a bundled charger. No AMOLED, exactly a huge plus for me! I hate AMOLED :) Android Pay? I can't even be bothered to try and justify anything else as you are clearly set in your ways. Why can't both be good for different reasons? Just go buy the one you like and stop getting butt hurt when the one you chose doesn't win an online poll.

35. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yeah, that's why I said IMO... And how exactly am I butthurt? Tyrion said the HTC 10 is the only good phone of 2016, and I was simply correcting him

37. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

My reply was at manojmcn. See the small note which says "in response to #24". Nested replies don't make it very clear who you are replying to on here :)

40. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Oh lol. And yeah, PA really needs to label all posts with numbers.

36. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Poll doesn't change my opinion. HTC makes good phones but will always have many things missing or not upto the mark. This time they made a perfect phone by their standards. But S7 & S7 Edge have much much more value adds that the htc 10 looks ordinary.

90. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 974; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You must hate AMOLED because of the perfect blacks and much more accurate colors than IPS. AMOLED on the Samsung devices have come a very long way from the Galaxy S3. You can set the display mode to Basic, making colors and white balance the most accurate of any device.

103. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

IP 53 is inferior to IP 68. Infact the IPx3 rating isn't resistant UNDER WATER, its resistant to SPRAYING of Water. IP 5x rating also doesn't offer complete protection from Dust. "Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact." Source :http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart

43. Hyperreal

Posts: 363; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Whats wrong with you people? You must be blind if you dont see any htc10 advantages. I personally like it much more then galaxy s7/edge: -slightly worse but still a great camera that has all the hardware but needs some software tweeking is completly fine for me. -faster cleaner ui with faster updates -better speakers campared to crappy speakers due to waterproofing -best audio on headphones with high res audio is definitely what i like and also great sound recording -great front facing camera with ois - lack in s7 -quick charge 3.0 with usb type 3.1-lacks in s7 -vr support?! Htc has the best VR -Vive. -no wireless charging but i prefer solid metal built not a fragile glass that collects fingerprints like crazy. -ip53 rating is fine for me. Rain and occasional water contact is no harm for your phone. There are tons of videos where m8 is completly submerged and still works. Full waterproofing makes speakers sound terrible. -screen might be slightly better on S7 but honestly the diffrences are negligable. Htc 10 has a great screen. -i find curved screen a gimmick - no additional functionality, light reflections and distortion on sides. So. Isnt it great to have another choice to buy a product that suits you better? You know what personal preference is? Htc made a great product but somehow people cant accept it.

51. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Well, I will say, in fact you are blind because you cannot see some serious flaws in such an expensive flagship device... I hope HTC will fix these flaws with software updates. And I really want them to bring it to the level of S7 and 6p... not everyone is a buyer of Galaxy, we should have a second option without any camera glitches...

52. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

No one is saying htc 10 is bad. Its really good compared to the LG G5. The point I stressed is the lack of new features that can sustain sales. The HTC One M8 couldn't outsell the crappiest galaxy S5. So I listed the stakes for HTC 10 against the highly rated S7 & S7 Edge. I don't think HTC can survive more than a year if sales are plummeting like tbis.

47. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

u nailed it .

50. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Mano you are pathetic. Water resistant is useless is no warranty cover it. ( Samsung dont cover water damage even if proven its a manufacturer defect in waterproofing ) Wireless charging cannot work on a full metal phone and i dont want brittle glass phone. Amoled display is great but a good LCD do the job perfectly fine and will have better durability. I dont give a **** about mobile payement. Many great google cardboard VR ( thats are made of better material ) exist and they do all the gear VR ( wich is basically a google cardboard VR made of plastic ) do. Service center for Samsung suck ass in Canada! anyway when you are with a Carrier its the carrier thats do service. Lack of accessories & availability :https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=HTC+10+case&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AHTC+10+case Still more accessories than i would need but i agree samsung has more. Crappy version in some market because majority is getting the good one. now depend on the pricing of those lower end model. Apple copied design from HTC for the iphone 6 so i dont really give a damn if they use part of iphone design its just life.. any phone with physical home bouton will look in a way like samsung. Flop Brand. Well i dont buy for Brand because i found out its gimmick and give nothing beside bragging right. Poor resale value well not worst than any others android OEM including Samsung. Nexus like software thats is even more optimized and much more stable. The camera is not on final software yet so lets wait for a review using final camera software not demo one. I would buy this because i dont like phone whitout sd card but like phone near stock.

61. maherk

Posts: 7055; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

All I read was bla bla bla, bla bla bla! Dude, when will you ever give credit where credit is due? The majority of Samsung fans acknowledge that HTC released a pretty solid phone this year, might not feel that it is better than the S7 siblings, but definitely a great device non the less. You on the other hand, always act like every feature on a Samsung phone is useless, and nobody wants them, and how every costumer of yours hate their iPhones and Samsungs but never ever complained about an HTC phone. I remember when you used to cry over the physical button, how stupid it is, and how you will never buy a phone without on screen buttons, so where did all this crying go now since HTC pulled a Samsung and went with a fingerprint scanner sitting between 2 capacitive buttons? I really for sorry for your costumers, because you obviously don't give them an advice based on what they need, but mostly doing your best tricking them into buying an HTC phone, whether they need it or not.

71. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Half of what you said is bs manojmcn. And wireless charging on my sg6 was so slow I stopped using it. As long as it supports quick charge idc about wireless charging

75. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

HTC no bolt ware.......... that one is enough to compramise on above "No"

82. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

grbrao, what do you mean by "no bloatware"? Bloatware is subjective. A feature I deem useful for me, might be a gimmick to you, Your comment has no point!

106. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

agreed with you sir

110. areser

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 31, 2015

Congrats, it's water proof. I've owned 3 smart phones and 2/3 have cracked screens and 0/3 have taken a swim. So you'd prefer an all glass phone. Talk about shatter city--not fine with me, however. AMOLED, ok fine you win since everyone's become an expert display analyst these days. Anything will be better than my S4's display. Do you really use Samsung Pay or the VR for that matter? You're fishing for reasons, I've seen it before. Also, at retail the 6p was $500 for the 32gb. I got the 32gb 10 at $600. So you're about $400 short but who's counting?

46. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Rightly Said. Cant believe people have voted htc 10 over the S7edge . Feel like all fanboys have voted here. With due respect to htc 10 , The S7 Edge is most definatey the best phone here, the most all-rounded product of them all , most proabably will be the phone of the year

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