Call quality



The HTC 10 call quality is nothing to shout from the rooftops about, but it does the conversational job. The earpiece in particular proved inferior than the microphone, with voices being accompanied by occasional crackling and static. The mic, on the other hand, while relaying cleaner sound, leaves something to be desired in terms of strength pick-up.

The iPhone, on the other hand, has never been known to be the best of the best when it comes to call quality, but for the most part, it does well in handling conversations. The iPhone 6s delivers an acceptable performance through its earpiece, which happens to deliver reasonably loud tones. Voices come in a relatively natural and dynamic way, so we don't have complaints in this regard. The microphone does a similarly good job at transferring our voice to our callers, with a mostly clean and defined sound quality.

Battery


With a 3000 mAh battery, the HTC 10 scored 7 hours and 10 minutes in out proprietary test, which is a commendable achievement when compared to the previous editions in the line, and will have your phone last the proverbial day and a half with moderate usage. You can perhaps eke out HTC's promised two-day battery, but only if you tap the phone occasionally.

The HTC 10 does comes with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0-compliant, 2.5A charger, which gets it 100 minutes of charge to full – hardly an outstanding achievement, but not too shabby either. For comparison, the iPhone 6s managed 8 hours and 15 minutes of screen-on with its 1715 mAh pack, though it would take you 150 minutes to charge it fully.

Battery life (hours) Higher is better
HTC 10 7h 10 min (Average)
Apple iPhone 6s 8h 15 min (Average)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
HTC 10 100
Apple iPhone 6s 150

Conclusion


The HTC 10 ended up a very well-made phone, with barely a perceivable weakness that would preclude you from getting it. It has a clean and quick interface, quite the improved camera, and a dedicated strength in the audio department, so all is well if you are in the Android camp.

Against the iPhone 6s it stands up taller and thicker, though – literally – and its camera abilities leave a bit to be desired in comparison. Still, the HTC 10 doesn't lag that much behind the iPhone 6s, so if you'd like to be part of the Android camp, the 10 is a perfectly fine choice. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6s continues to be the preferred choice for a more user-friendly and refined overall experience.

HTC 10

Pros

  • Clean Android overlay
  • Enhanced audio recording

Apple iPhone 6s

Pros

  • Great all-around camera
  • Rich and quality app ecosystem
  • Thin and light chassis






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39 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why even compare these two. Or for that matter any Android flagship to a low resolution, no ois iPhone 6S. All the Android flagships are superior to that old tech iPhone.

4. Rocky1978

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

What I want to know is why Phonearena gets a guy that is clearly an ios and iphone fan, to do a comparison between these two phones. You can tell the way he writes, he clearly favors ios. "HTC brings common Sense in the ragtag Android overlay business, moving it closer to the clean iOS experience." ios is clean? Since when? It has bloatware, it LAGS like crazy, it's latest updates have made it clunky. The HTC 10 and the Nexus 6P blow this phone out of the water in smoothness and quickness. People have claimed this site is biased towards Apple and I've never been on that train....but when I've used both of these devices and this guy keeps leaning towards Apple in the majority of his writings, I have to wonder. By the way, he said the brightness is lower than the iphone in maximum settings, well, it is. However, outside with both phones, I really can't tell a difference. In reality, they are both hard to see in direct sunlight and if you have sunglasses on, forget it. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well this site is highly biased toward Apple products. Most of the writers are ifans and most of the commentators are ihaters. Well one could argue it is the writers that are the cause of too many ihater's presence in this site.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Tom's hardware, Pocketnow, Engadget, and a number of other websites gave HTC One M10 a much higher rating.

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well is picture comparison for the camera are so wrong.. HTC 10 is better all around than iphone for quality of picture. Iphone beat it for quality of 4k recording and thats its. Iphone arena at its best! Look in benchmark he shown there is one i almost never see and he put it there because the scoore was in iphone advantage.

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

"APPLE" vs HTC? no need to read the whole article.. I know already who won on this comparison :) deym apple why you're so great! lol

33. PhoneFixer unregistered

EXACTLY ! That was my thought whats the point u doing this sht crap when at the end u loving icrapiphone

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

This is a question that needs not an answer............. OF COURSE IPHONE 6s Wins!

11. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

For the price!!

21. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

iPhone has 3 pros, htc has 2, obviously iPhone wins. (Sarcasm)

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hardware goes to the HTC, eco system goes to the iphone, and 3rd party support goes to the iphone. The bottom line won't be about "better", but rather which phones finds itself into the hands of the most consumers.

6. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

iPhone obviously would find itself into the hands of most consumers in this era no matter how much better the competition. IPhone's gonna stay ahead for quite some time.

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"which phones finds itself into the hands of the most consumers." That is not the purpose of a COMPARISON.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what!

13. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

So the bottom line is which phone is better suited for a customer after analysing its strength and weakness with his/her needs and preferences. It is not the number of sales like u mentioned, which we already know which sells more.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok, but so what!

16. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Your bottom line is incorrect in this reviews context. He (LetsBeHonest) was saying it is a comparison between phones. You are speaking of the bottom line of the company but we consumers shouldn't worry too much about that unless we have shares in the company. I don't think ecosystem goes to the iPhone either actually. They are on par in that regard.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Again, so what!

29. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

So you're wrong.

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"which phones finds itself into the hands of the most consumers." This is not the purpose of a COMPARISON.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ask HTC, what they're prefer the bottom line to be lol. Obviously, I don't care about the damn comparison. I'm speaking real world bottom line.

32. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yes, HTC would prefer to sell more. But i think we as customers would pick a smartphone which is "better" suited for our needs & preferences not by volume of sales. So when we looking from a point of view of a company then yes volume of sales is matters alot Then again from a consumer point of view its their needs and preferences.. Isn't it?

18. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

When doing comparison you compare more than what you said. Both phone are great in the respective way. You just get more for your money on HTC side of the fence. putting phone in hands of most consumers dont make a better device. Bugatti veyron is in much less hand than honda civic still wich one is the best overall...

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did you notice t read my post? I said (clearly), it's not about "better". Read dude...read.

5. Eclectech

Posts: 360; Member since: May 01, 2013

They're both great phones which serve different consumers. That said, I'm very happy with my HTC 10.

15. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

"The audio is not as good or as clean as the Iphone" ...huh? ..what? must be a typo...

19. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

The loudspeaker on the HTC 10 kick the iphone 6S in the ass. Just like HTC camera beat the 6S to a pulp but hey iphone arena at is best.

27. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Yeah... He's teaching for surely lol

28. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

*reaching

22. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

These PA guys tho.. The iphonearena claims might be true afterall. Can't wait till they start bashing the MOTO Z in 2 days time.

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