The new Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt versus the good ol' HTC 10: here are a few important differences

The new Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt versus the good ol' HTC 10: here are a few important differences
Today, HTC announced it's latest carrier-exclusive handset and that's none other that the HTC Bolt we've been telling you about for some time. Available from Sprint right now, it's a device that is a bit similar to the HTC 10, the company's current flagship, but also has a few key differences that are worth highlighting. First of all, the HTC Bolt is essentially the first Android phone completely made of aluminum that's water-resistant to some point - the device is IP57-certified and will survive brief submersions underwater. 

There's also no headphone jack on this one, just as we suspected. Users will have to rely on the USB 2.0 Type-C jack in order to listen to their favorite tunes.

Also, it's worth noting that the HTC Bolt is not that cutting edge when it comes to hardware specs - we can safely say it's employing last-year specs. Bummer. Anyhoo, without durther digress, we will now show you how the phone differs from the HTC 10 in less than 10 ways.


In case you want to check out the full specs breakdown between the two phones, just take a look down below:

HTC 10 vs HTC Bolt

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

S-LCD 5
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

71.13 %
70.16 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 430

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3200 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
 

Talk time

 
23.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

 
20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

27.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
 

Talk time (4G)

27 hours
 

Stand-by time (4G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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)
6.06 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches (153.9 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Dust; IP 53
Water, Dust; IP 57

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 699
 

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