Would you buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone? (poll results)

Would you buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone? (poll results)
HTC is reportedly building two Nexus devices for Google, both of which should be released sometime later this year. We heard about this last month, and, since then, no other relevant details have been revealed, so we still don't know exactly what to expect from the upcoming Nexuses - other than the fact that they will certainly run Android N out of the box.

Since most Nexus flagship handsets released until now resemble (more or less) other smartphones sold by their makers under their own brand, we recently ventured to assume that this year's Nexus flagship could borrow a lot from the HTC 10 (which was launched last month to near universal acclaim). So we published a poll to ask you if you'd buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone.

According to the poll results, an HTC 10-like Nexus flagship handset would be more than welcome! 1794 voters (84.62%) said that they would purchase such a device, while only 326 voters (15.38%) were not interested.

If you didn't get the chance to vote in our poll, you can certainly use the comments section below to let us know what you think about an eventual, hypothetical HTC 10-like Nexus. Oh, and take a look at our HTC 10 review, too (in case you haven't done it already).

Would you buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone?




1. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Poll results shows: HTC has a great online fan base Financial reports shows: Nobody cares for HTC devices in the real world.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sad.....but accurate!!!!! I love HTC products (bought 3 phones from them) but they are simply out gunned by Samsung in the Android space. The HTC 10 offers an incredible list of features, some of which dwarf even the S7 Edge to a degree. However, the sales figures won't showcase what they have crafted. Shame really :(.

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Thats because humans buy for brand and marketing now for actual quality products. sad but true.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

In what way does the htc 10 duarf the galaxy s7 edge exactly? Aside the metal design. Just curious.

13. TypicalGeek

Posts: 219; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Better material and industrial design make the phone gripper to hold, more beautiful, and more premium. "Metal design" isn't the only thing. I have to admit Samsung has come a long way, but their ignorance in having bloatwares and cartoonist UI always amazes me. If I have to pick, a Samsung, I would only go for Note series. Galaxy S is just gimmicky.

28. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

The newer TouchWiz is by far better than what it once was. And the fact that you can use skins to change the look of the UI now should be well-known. If you prefer the look of stock Android, there is a skin for that, and guess what, it's not laggy anymore. My Note 5 was butter, I've said it once, I'll say it hundred times more. Smooth as butter.

29. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

HTC was actually more popular than Samsung back in the HTC EVO/Galaxy S 1 days. Samsung screwed HTC by halting the production of the EVO's original OLED screen, forcing HTC to resort to another supplier for LCD screens. By the time HTC got their production going again, Samsung had already sold a ton of phones to their newly aquired fan base.

22. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

That's because most of online fan base refers to tech geeks. In real world, people mostly talk and buy Samsung and Apple by default.

23. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm surprised that the author didn't mention GPE devices I reckon the polleds probably knew about them though

31. rkoforever90

Posts: 479; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

most people buy phones based on their friends recommendation or what the sales rep suggest , and by default these are either samsung or apple products.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I dont see why not...a few tweaks to the design and specs and you have a good nexus device right there

25. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Vanilla android is awesome but it's not perfect. I think Google tries to keep it un biased. They give the manufactures room to differentiate which is a good thing if they don't change the stock experience too much. What HTC is doing is great, they are keeping the main Android features but adding small things that are missing like Pro Camera mode and the ability to order/hide apps in the app draw. Everything else is pretty much stock. Another brand doing something similar is Sony their UI is pretty much close to stock. Only annoying thing about Sony is the bloat something HTC addresssed. The only downside of not owning a Nexus device are the updates. Something Apple has a step up with.

30. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015


26. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

HTC 10's software is already very Nexus like .

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The question should not be "would you buy" but "is it cool or not" because I am pretty sure most of the people voted, won't actually buy the device at all, the votes just means they would like it, without even looking at the device itself, lol

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I personally dont care what is cool or not. Thats irrelevent and a nice way to brainwash you to buy crappy product because of nice marketing and brand name. I would buy one tomorow if there was a new htc nexus device because i never been disappointed with htc device overall ( beside a bit by M8 M9 camera ) But i had issues with mostly all other brand i owned.. Had a S3 and S5 both sucked hard. Had the LG Optimus G was a good phone but one day screen stoped working. Alcatel idol x+ was strange sometime software was buggy. moto X first gen was laggy like hell. Now i am using a moto x play and its been a good experience all around but would as i said not mind buying a nexus htc 10.

11. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah. You seem to be one of those on here not biased about trying other brands to see what they actually offer rather than fanboying aimlessly. Quite admirable tbh.. But here's an advice, try the upcoming Moto Z, you'll be blown away. Its what the ara will be and what the bold G5 should have been.

7. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

As long as they keep the front facing speakers and the AMOLED display, then I wouldn't mind buying a HTC Nexus.

8. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

The 10 is already nearly a Nexus device. And I might actually prefer the support of the current device "as is" under the nexus program, to stripping away the HTC modifications and going stock. I think this year they made good improvements to stock that are worth fully supporting by Google in the developer builds.

9. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Buy? No. Take for free? Sure, why not.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm pretty sure that statement can be made about anything honestly lol :D.

12. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

if they bring a nexus that has an upgraded camera 5.7-6 inch display and a 4000+ MAH battery i dont care what company is making it ... im going for that beast

14. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Not without the front facing speakers! If they don't come with that, I will be grabbing a note 6.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I had the N5, and curently run the N6 og. If the Next Nexus has a mediocre screen and less than 5.7"...I will buy the Note 6. I am tired of just ok specs for stock Android.....Google needs to be more consistent with the Nexus devices and screens should improve rather than be all over the place. I even bought a 64gig Micro SD card since the Note 6 will be expandable.A 64 gig SD card isis all that I would require since I have never filled an old 16G sd card lol

17. Kumar123 unregistered

The answer is NO. HTC 10 is an OK looking device. It lacks the touch of polish and a unique sense of elegance that was present on previous flagship HTC device like HTC M7,M8.

18. shield

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

HTC and LG Nexus best forever.

19. shnibz

Posts: 517; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I would love a HTC Nexus 10. That would be the best all around Nexus ever!

20. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

HTC 10 - The most boring flagship so far in 2016..

21. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Not really. It does everything well. Not really great in one area(maybe audio) . But really good in all areas. It's just as great as all of the rest of the flag ships out. Plus... You can unlock the bootloader.... Without voiding your warranty. Play $25 and you have S-off.

24. Banedotcom

Posts: 2; Member since: May 25, 2016

HTC was a favorite but this company has ruined its reputation over the years. They want this money? The respect back? The Nexus One was Great. But to go back to HTC, it would have to release a Nexus phone that stands up against the Note 6. Better in design, screen, camera, power, storage and innovation. And then and only then will I return.

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