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

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 5
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body ratio

71.13 %
70.16 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

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

Flash

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
Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Panorama

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 megapixels
8 megapixels

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 oz (172 g)
6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 53
IP 57

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

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

4 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4

Storage expansion

 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

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

Talk time

 
23.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

 
20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

27.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)
 

Talk time (4G)

27 hours
 

Stand-by time (4G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 24 days (570 h)
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 25, 26

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

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

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 699
 

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1 Comment

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I feel like the Bolt is overpriced, should start at $499, maybe even $450 if HTC wants to win back some customers.

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