iPhone 7 vs HTC 10: speaker comparison
When Apple announced the iPhone 7 it too surprised us with a dual speaker setup. In part, it functions very similarly to the HTC 10's Hi-Fi BoomSound, with the bottom speaker having less bite and the top speaker compensating for that. But Apple's solution is also stereo, meaning we get true left and right audio from each respective speaker.
Seeing as these two are kind of similar in the way they function, and how HTC's BoomSound has been a staple for mobile speakers for a while now, we decided we'd pit them against each other for a quick test. First the audio, then our thoughts on the matter:
Then, there is the matter of sound quality. From the clips, you can hear that the iPhone 7 sounds very full, maybe overbearing at moments. Playing the HTC 10 right after may leave you with a sense that it may be missing something. However, give your ears some time to adapt to the way the HTC 10 plays songs, you may find that it actually sounds very pleasant.
In terms of sound quality, we can't pick a real winner, as both the iPhone 7 and the HTC 10 have a good sound coming out of them, especially considering that they are just small smartphones. However, the HTC 10's quiet speakers are a huge minus and kind of a let-down, considering their BoomSound branding. So, we have to say, if phone loudspeakers matter to you, the iPhone 7 wins this one just because it's much louder and easy to listen to.