HTC 10 Review

With the 10, HTC must prove to the world that its wares are worth the dough. And theirs have been a tough sale lately, largely because of objective shortcomings that the HTC 'style' of doing things—a style we've always been attracted to—wasn't able to cover for. So the 10 needs to be rock-solid both on the inside and outside, while also doing a splendid job getting us through a busy day of life acrobatics...
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236 Comments

231. ullokey

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Is HTC the new Motorola?

233. lynzb86

Posts: 3; Member since: May 10, 2016

Have used htc 10 for about a week. It's very good. A lot of improvement from HTC M9. But I am still unsatisfied with the battery life. Drained so quickly. If HTC can fix this, it will be perfect. By compare with iphone plus and htc 10, I have to say both have cons and pros. I do like the battery life on iphone plus, but other than this htc 10 can pretty much compete with iphone very well.

236. jjbee

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2016

I have used my 10 since the release date. Simply put, the real world battery life is horrific. I get about 4 to 5 hours on a full charge. I don't stream, or game. Just e-mail and light surfing. I called Verizon and they said they had insufficient data to help me, but blamed my instagram, and starbucks app as being ongoing power drains. I told them that that may be the case, but that there are literally millions of people that have those apps, and that it would be therefore a known problem. Do I have a bad handset, or is it the phone model? Any ideas to help would be appreciated.

237. demi9od

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

4-5 hours of SoT over the course of a day? Or you take it off the charger and it's dead in 4-5 hours, with how much of that being SoT? I am looking at mine right now and over the past 22 hours I've had 1:40 of SoT and drained 33%. So 1.5% an hour. The only way your phone is not malfunctioning is if you simply take it off the charger, stick it at 75% brightness and keep the screen on until it dies.

238. jjbee

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2016

Thank you for asking the clarifying questions. This morning I set the screen to approx. 75% and with the screen on for an hour with no other activity. During that time the battery degraded from 88% to 77%. Is this nominal?

239. demi9od

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

Yes, 11% an hour with 75% brightness would mean 9 hours of SoT with no activity. That sounds normal. Since your hardware sounds fine, it's likely your phone is always in an "awake" state and draining lots of battery when idle. Check this by looking at Settings/Power/History and see if the Awake bar is solid green. You will need root to determine the bad app and doze/Greenify it into submission.

240. Rocky1978

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

"Despite this overly positive experience, we'd be remiss if we didn't point out that we're no fans of the TouchPal keyboard that comes by default. It's unnecessarily complex—which runs counter to the rest of Sense 8's UX design—and even improperly localized for western markets in terms of the default layout. Given HTC's commitment to Google apps, we would have liked Google's keyboard app much better." Really? All you have to do is go and grab the Google keyboard.......or Swiftkey out of the Play Store. Smdh..........

241. Rocky1978

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Check out the PC MAG review. It's even better than this guy. They actually love the audio output from the phone and headphones. It always amazes me what one person sees as a negative, another feels it's a positive. Sorry it won't let me link it.....

242. Rocky1978

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

I also noticed they said this about call quality from that site.... "Call quality is very good, thanks to vigorous speakers and excellent LTE connectivity. Test calls were clear, loud, and sharp, and the bottom-ported speakerphone was easy to hear outside. Noise cancellation was also effective. The phone supports VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling, and it will support T-Mobile's enhanced EVS codec for even better call quality in a software update, HTC said." What I want to know is how do they have that kind of experience, yet you write.... "Call quality with the HTC 10 is okay. The earpiece in particular proved inferior than the microphone, with voices being accompanied by occasional cracking sound artifacts, and overall sound as if the caller has a sore throat. Kind of surprisingly, the situation on the other end is highly similar, if slightly better. Once again, our voice was transmitted as if we were just getting over a cold, though our callers were spared the sound aberrations that we had to live with on our side." Somebody is lying............

243. AnnieChow

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

Helpful.

244. Alan775

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 31, 2016

Except for the absolute useless wifi connectivity the htc is a great phone. I sent mine back within the 14 days trial period because i couldn't connect inside Starbucks or McDonald's. Even at home with the router in the next room the download speed was unacceptably slow. Im a die hard htc fan but with only 4Gb of data allowance it made no sense to keep the htc10 on a 2 year contract. Otherwise I loved the feel and simplicity of the phone. It's a shame htc made such a big blunder with wifi connectivity. How come no one else has highlighted this fault?

245. Alan775

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 31, 2016

Except for the absolute useless wifi connectivity the htc is a great phone. I sent mine back within the 14 days trial period because i couldn't connect inside Starbucks or McDonald's. Even at home with the router in the next room the download speed was unacceptably slow. Im a die hard htc fan but with only 4Gb of data allowance it made no sense to keep the htc10 on a 2 year contract. Otherwise I loved the feel and simplicity of the phone. It's a shame htc made such a big blunder with wifi connectivity. How come no one else has highlighted this fault?

246. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

So weird that call quality - which when you think about it should be viewed as critical by all phone makers, especially for their top end devices - is going backwards here. And it's doubly worrying that it's HTC: I have used that HTC One Max, M8 and M9, all of them had absolutely stellar phone call quality both on the sender and receiver side, and that goes the same whether you are using the built in earpiece, the speakerphone or a headset. Calls were loud, crystal clear and background noise suppression was very good in almost all cases. Maybe this is just a bad unit or could be a network issue fixed with a software update, but I certainly will be wary about committing to this handset...

247. Myfirsthtc

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 23, 2016

Hi folk!! I'm new HTC user and I really like my 10 just the display is unreadable under direct sun and my job is open air so I'd like to know if I can set/modify manually nits till 1000 or around that value just because I need it for job. Is it possible? My 10 is rooted. Thank you for your reply

248. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

3000 mAmp battery? that's it? I ain't feeling it, as Flossy would say!

249. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

The phone is great, sure, but I'm not sure why a lot of OEM's now are copying the iPhone 6/6s back. I hate that line up top.

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