Potential for greatness: these 4 features could help the HTC 10 knock the Samsung Galaxy S7 aside

Potential for greatness: these 4 features could help the HTC 10 knock the Samsung Galaxy S7 aside
It's here, folks – HTC's flagship for 2016, named simply "HTC 10", is currently available for pre-order, with the first shipments scheduled for early May. As you probably know, it's a powerhouse — a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, a very promising 12 MP camera, and a selfie camera outfitted with optical image stabilization.

So, it looks just as capable and powerful as its competitor flagships, but the reality is that the HTC 10 is arriving a bit late, and landing in a pretty hostile territory. The Galaxy S7 and LG G5 have already launched a month ago and they certainly drew a lot of attention. Samsung's metal-and-glass warrior definitely pleased fans by offering water-resistance, expandable storage, some camera improvements, an insanely (for the phone's size) large battery, more ergonomic shapes, all while maintaining its shiny looks. The LG G5, on the other hand, piqued interest with its modular concept and Friends accessories.

Does the HTC 10 stand any chance? Well, at first look, it does have its own package of niche-pleasing features. In fact, there are a few reasons why one might prefer the HTC 10 to the Galaxy S7 or even S7 edge. They are listed below:

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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)
Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 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(28h 3G talk time)

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114 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Certainly offers a nice alternative to the Android users, both have pro's and cons.

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

1) No display burn in 2) Very responsive display 3) Better optimised software. 4) I love LCD display and natural appearing colour. For me it is a winner. Having said that I like both phone.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1) Its 2016 2) Its marketing. Wait till you see an independent reviewer testing it out. 3) Says who ? Have you tested it yet? 4) Personal preference. Good if you like the phone but the points you mentioned aren't credible enough.

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Burn in is still an issue because Sammy still using same panel . Even if marketing I does it faster! That's the most important thing. Says everybody who ever used HTC devices, so the reviews and It is superior to Sammy software any given day. HTC is the king of software optimization. Your assertions are less credible than my facts that's for sure.

13. dazed1

Posts: 787; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Display not the same

18. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It is improved panel if that's what you mean.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oh, my bad. Of course, what you stated were facts. My apologies.

15. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Lol burn in issue..Samsung sells more phones in a month than those HTC sold in their entire life. If burn in issues were such problematic, Samsung would have shut sop by now. Optimization? Could have been an issue in 2014 or back..but nothing to write now.

16. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I stopped reading you here " Lol burn in issue..Samsung sells more phones"

25. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I understand ur problem. Don't stop when you see facts. Read them well and make yourself understand about how the devices work. I guess you stopped reading about burn in issues in very very old OLED displays and never checked the facts. The AMOLED displays are so popular that Samsung is now using them in the budget phones like J series which sells over millions in a month.

33. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

50. FluffyBled unregistered

I wonder why that's never happened to me or someone I know who has used or uses a Samsung device! (For development purposes I even keep the screen on while charging and sometimes it does display the same content for hours!)! I could be lucky, I don't know!

57. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Lucky or a lie. every single amoled device we put as demo at front of the store get burn in after a few months. We have also client thats have burn-in issue in first year of usage of an amoled based device. Now this is maybe 1% or less of device sold so its minor. In fact we have as much return on lcd display for various reasons.

75. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, people simply do not want to admit that there is a trade-off or flaw to AMOLED technology. That's delusional. Those playstore reviews are all fabricated, especially the ones that cone from S5, S6, and 6P (which uses a new Gen panel). I wouldn't mind too much most people. They talk about "facts," but seeing is so much more fact than claims made about new generation panels. I also prefer LCD as its power draw is stable no matter the color, ppi to ppi, they look sharper, you can down scale the resolution from QHD to HD on 5.5" and below screens and still get a decent experience, and they typically get brighter.

69. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

70. FluffyBled unregistered

Ikr? :P

109. srgonu

Posts: 511; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Looks like there is no fixer for LCD and most of these tools describe that burn-in in LCD can't be completely fixed. So, the positive side is that AMOLED issues can atleast be fixed with an app. Start looking bright side of things.

81. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I do actually have a little burn in on my gs6. It's not as bad as it used to be, but it's there

47. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

hahaha.. yeah now it is nothing to worry cause of 4gb ram... i alwasy wonder why on earth samsung using 4GB RAM, then i realized that 2GB for its bolt and 2GB for general use... how much data sammy is collecting...

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC M9 was all around faster than S6 so not 2014 mano. And burn in happen on any amoled product from any OEM but its happen less and less so the technology is getting pretty mature. Selling more dont mean you make better product just thats you are good at marketing and creating a brand hype nothing more.

71. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Where are there reports or stories about the S7 having a burn-in problem? Or even a single S7 having burn-in? I haven't seen any.

76. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The phone hasn't been out long enough. Chill, and wait for all those outdoors max screen brightness pushers to start getting burn-in

78. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

S7 just came out. Burn in happen when defective amoled pannel are not detected early and happen after a few months.

83. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Maybe because it's too early to experience the first case of burn in on a GS7? From my experience of the device, I haven't encountered a burn in yet. However, with white background, when I slightly incline the GS7, colors change very fast, they turn quickly in blue, purple so I don't know if it does the same for everyone but I think mine is defective.

90. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

FrenchGuy thats not a defect but simply a limitation of Amoled tech. White tend to get screwed when changing the angle of the phone.

112. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

it takes time. see this s6 has the burn in because it is a store demo with always on display.https://youtu.be/XGHhW0QHskM

44. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

congratulation, yo won this debate because you receive more thumbup... :v I also prefer S7

55. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC always had better optimised software than Samsung every single phone since last 5 year was smoother than similar grade Samsung product thats a reality. They also much better at Ram management. So its point 3 is very valid and credible go on the web and make some search. For the rest well thats question of seeing and testing and taste.

61. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

If HTC optimization is always better and still their products lay eggs everytime, how is it still a selling point now?

66. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

With marketing you can make anyone believe anything. Samsung good at thats. Still dont change the fact HTC phone where always about the most optimized android software ever so end result is smoother than even some nexus.

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