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

Would you buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone?
Last month, a report from China had it that HTC may have signed an agreement with Google to be the exclusive manufacturer of Nexus devices for the next 3 years. We also heard that HTC could make two Nexus smartphones this year, one of which might come with some sort of 3D Touch-like functionality. Yesterday, renowned leakster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) chimed in to confirm the existence of two Nexus devices that HTC is allegedly building.

While HTC is the maker of the Nexus 9 tablet (released in 2014, and recently discontinued from Google Store - though still available directly from HTC), the company hasn't worked with Google to develop a Nexus phone since the original Nexus One from 2010. So we're definitely looking forward to seeing what will come out of the new HTC-Google collaboration.

Traditionally, Nexus flagship phones have resembled (at least to some extent) other devices commercialized by their makers under their own brand. The Nexus 6P shares some similarities with the Huawei Mate 8, the Nexus 6 is like a larger and more powerful version of the Motorola Moto X (2014), the Nexus 5 is related to the LG G2, and so on. Thus, if this year's Nexus flagship is manufactured by HTC, chances are that it's going to have some HTC 10 DNA in it.

Already available to pre-order (before hitting shelves in early May), the HTC 10 is one of the best smartphones released by HTC in recent years - we like its design and build quality, and we're more than happy with its overall performance. For a closer look at what the handset is all about, check out our HTC 10 review.

Since we've already seen what HTC's current flagship smartphone is capable of, we want to find out if you'd be interested in buying an HTC 10-like Google Nexus smartphone later this year - so cast your votes in the poll below! Sure enough, we can't really know if (or to what degree) the next Nexus flagship will resemble the HTC 10, so this is a hypothetical (though certainly plausible) situation.

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

Yes
84.62%
No
15.38%

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61 Comments

1. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Remove the unsymmetrical home button and iPhone-like top bezel and absolutely.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I want another Nexus with wireless charging again. Like the Nexus 5 or 6. I hate that they removed it in the 5X and 6P

35. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

I know a lot of people could live without wireless charging but for me it's one of those features I use *every* day which is more than I can say for the camera or even the phone-part of the phone.

60. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Why would you want to charge your phone "in a special way" (read wireless charging) if you dont use it as a phone???

17. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I would just buy HTC 10 only if they release a Google Play edition of the same. Will happily swap it with my S7E.

34. GameKing95

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Unsymmetrical buttons , such ugly , very eye strain

42. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Htc 10 screen to body ratio is 71% while iphone 6s is 65%.

44. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Been pretty disappointed with the HTC 10's camera IMO HTC are still behind Google, Samsung, LG and Apple in terms of camera software I want to see the IMX377+OIS+f1.8 with Google's HDR+

51. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Vince you need glasses. HTC 10 destroy all apple product in camera departement. Its beat the S7 but get beaten depending of the lightning ect. Only G5 beat it all around. So sorry but you need glasses.

59. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It seem to pretty even compared to the S7 I'd expected it to be very noticable better than the S7 since the 6P is already very very close OIS and f2.0, not f1.8 Ethier way, I expect IMX377+OIS+f1.8 with Google's HDR+ to be better than the HTC 10 and S7

57. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Unsymmetrical!? Haha!!!

2. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

HTC 10 is meh.... I would prefer some other company. Except LG and HTC. I wonder what a Sony Nexus would look like.

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Amazing and waterproof like all sony flagships. I would love a Sony made nexus because it wouldn't have such a high price like all high-end sony smartphones tend to have.

47. jeevanand88 unregistered

Much agreed!!

52. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yes agreed.

3. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i want s7E nexus

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No you don't.

12. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I want an S7 nexus. I really do! Seriously... I do. I'd pay 799 for a 128gb version. Right now.

13. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Bring on a Nexus 5P!!! Be it made by Samsung HTC or LG. Just want Qualcomm quick charge 2. 0 and quality. I think the HTC 10 would make a great nexus in my opinion. It has a great camera and great features.

40. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Except for the edge serves no purpose at all. Text & images are warped over the sides, bad reflections etc etc. I had one. Not a good experience. Had to go back to a flat panel.

4. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

As long as the updates aren't slow like they said on the HTC Nexus 9

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Like the Nexus 9? No thanks.

7. ryansc375

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

If they could do it without a loss in sound or camera quality, and could guarantee the updates would continue for 3 years, I would do it.

8. T-Dizzle

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

If the screen is bigger.

36. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I also like big screen

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Replace the limited-a$$ stock Android with Cyanogen OS 13, then it would be worth consideration, but still won't buy it. Not downgrading in screen size from 5.5" and my next Phablet must have a pen digitizer.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The HTC Nexus want look like the HTC 10 anyway so what kind of question is this? My answer is NO! because I don't want the next Nexus to be a look alike.

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If it's waterproof, then maybe

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I would buy an HTC 10-based Nexus in a New York minute. I was considering buying an HTC 10, but I prefer fast updates, so the Nexus would be great.

53. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC is quite fast for updates in fact...

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