T-Mobile unboxes the HTC 10 at 10,000 feet above Las Vegas

T-Mobile unboxes the HTC 10 at 10,000 feet above Las Vegas
After unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S7 underwater, and the LG G5 inside a speedy racing car, T-Mobile USA today unboxed the brand new HTC 10 in yet another unusual manner. The Uncarrier took the HTC 10 to Las Vegas, and, with the help of a helicopter, unboxed it at 10,000 feet (that's 3 km) up in the air.

The unboxing itself - which you can watch below - doesn't reveal anything that we didn't already know about the HTC 10, though it's worth mentioning that the smartphone comes with a charger supporting Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

On paper, the HTC 10 looks very good, definitely being able to stand next to other flagship handsets of this year, like the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5. The highlight features of the new metal-made HTC smartphone include a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, BoomSound, a 12 MP UltraPixel rear camera, and Android Marshmallow with Sense 8.0 UI.

The HTC 10 is already available to pre-order from HTC's official US website. However, for now, only the unlocked version can be ordered, costing $699. T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint (but not AT&T) should start selling the handset in the coming weeks. Let us know if you're planning to buy it, okay?

source: T-Mobile (YouTube)

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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)



1. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Good unboxing much better than usual boring unboxing all over the net.

37. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

unboxing in some stripclub will be insteresting.. I guess :-/


Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

cool but 652 is bad htc

7. ArmAndHammer2015

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

Guessing you don't live in the US then? I'm sorry man, the 652 is underwhelming

10. redmd

Posts: 1961; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Underwhelming compared to 820. It's more or less equal to last year's 810 or Exynos 7.

18. FreeDraickin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

652 is only for India and some other emerging markets. 820 will be present in the US and the EU.

38. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I guess they wont mind if its priced for $400 or something :-/

3. Unordinary unregistered

Vanilla design language, no duplicate apps (looking at you Samsung), clean interface, nice camera, nice audio. Love this phone and love what HTC did.

26. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Personally, I think duplicate apps can occasionally be useful. For example, I prefer using Samsung's stock music player and gallery app over Google's offerings. They should provide the option to remove duplicate apps though.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Unordinary loving an android phone... is the world on the brink of extinction?

41. Unordinary unregistered

I like/had a few Android devices, particularly the One Plus X, Nexus, a few LG's, the S4/Note 2, the S7 (with some discrepancies), and now this device. Just like the iPhone and iOS the best right now.

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Meanwhile, AT&T isn't offering the HTC 10.. Talk about rubbing it in Lol

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LV Baby!!!

9. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

This phone is way better than the S7 is so many ways---starting with price! Build, Sense, premium look/design, features, speakers, ram, all out0shine the feel of touchwiz and gimmicky features displayed alongside a $800 dollar price tag of a Samsung device!

11. redmd

Posts: 1961; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

"better" is subjective at this point. Let's wait for reviews. I'm hoping htc won't fvck up anything major this time.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not even as good as my Note 5.

28. dnayr77

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

The note 5 is just a larger s6 with an S pen. This is much better IMO and a great step forward for HTC.

29. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

the only thing HTC is better at is the speakers and UI. The rest are basically the same. Premium look design - both of them are premium designs. Features - What sort of features? Software feature wise TouchWiz is much better. RAM - both of them have the same amount of RAM. Samsung hater much?

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC Ram management is much much much better than Samsung so 4 gb ram in HTC 10 equal 6 to 8 in the S7 lol ... Lag wize touchwiz is also better. I dont care for all those features if i want features i install apps to get them. ( now if you could uninstall all feature you dont like on touchwiz its would be nice ) Features like high fidelity audio dac. Ability to make movie at 360 fps. Subwoofer on a smartphone. See how all i named are hardware features you cant get with apps? I can put 20 software based features on a phone and say i am king or i can put real hardware features and just give option to my clients to download apps for the rest..

33. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

You make it sound like the S7 doesn't have any hardware advantages over the HTC 10. The S7 has: Wireless charging Water resistance Dual pixel autofocus Larger battery (Edge version) No phone is perfect, so let's just stop all of this pointless arguing.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I just got code from HTC since I bought a M8 that gives me 100.00 off which puts it at 599.00

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! They actually are trying to sell it for $699? Qualcomm must be trying to make up cash for the lost sales of the SD810. Oh wait, the SD820 is just the 810 in disguise.

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Techie you fail big time :) Custom core quad core SD820 is the SD810 in disguise ( so basically an octo core using stock core is the same ) The quality of your post are a lots lower than before!

23. kishore2908

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Noticed there were no earphones included in the T-Mobile version. HTC did mention they include premium earphones along with the phone in the box.

24. kishore2908

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Use promo code HTC1008 on HTC's official website and get $100 off while purchasing the HTC 10

34. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Phone looks good, but i cant give up the water resistance of the s7 edge. I wonder if this phone's 3000mAH will rival the battery on the S7 Edge with 3600mAh

40. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Damn the leaked pics don't do it justice. Looks great. :) Btw, dunno why but I expecting the dude to fumble with the phone and accidentally make this an ultimate drop test vid. All the way from the helicopter down to the red canyon. X)

42. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This guy really is personable. He really responds to tweets on Twitter and other social media sites which makes keeping up with him that much more fun. HTC's got a hit here.

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