Finally HTC shows his teeth in 2016, after signing the umpteenth fateful exercise but after seeing a little light with the HTC One A9, a smartphone that It marked the beginning of the timid recovery the Taiwanese manufacturer is living the past months.
Is not devoid of merit mentioned mid-range with the HTC device was 2015, but the truth is that, although they have probably served as precursor, all expected and balloon probe as a pioneer in this smart phone manufacturer as HTC managed to finally return to the forefront as a logo worthy of its catalogue.
Is this the 10 HTC today we have known? Credentials not missing, but we better see it compared to the rest of the high-end Android.
First impressions video
We don’t want to start talking of as important as the 10 HTC device without stopping first so that you can see it in all its glory. Today the Engadget team has been testing the device, and this is already our first impressions video from the event:
HTC changing the script, at last…
Accustomed as we were that HTC not moved its tiled floors, it is a breath of fresh air to see as, at last, the Taiwanese manufacturer has been able to give a return to its acclaimed design for modernize lines, approaching the market and get a more interesting smartphone from any point of view.
The change in nomenclature is a foretaste of what they will see, and although his prized HTC has not been forgotten metal housing, the attention is now a cleaner and more balanced design, with harmonious lines and three colours: gold, silver and black.
Not waive HTC to your sound BoomSound, more hidden now that the terminal loses the openings on the front for stereo speakers, and either falls out of a large list of specifications the expandable memory before even Samsung has recovered for its cause.
Finally HTC dares coup rudder upgrading lines for a more harmonious design, listening to the market but without sacrificing, that Yes, its signs of identity
Us very glad that HTC has been agreed the users to remove the front logo It made us lose unused space, and also finally opts for one capacitive keyboard that will allow to enjoy the 5.2 inches of Super LCD5 panel without virtual buttons that are annoying to some.
A fingerprint reader “at the Samsung”, registered as a ‘HOME’ button in the bottom center of the front panel, and a port microUSB 3.1 type-c complete an outstanding design, that is not extremely fine with their 9 mm of thickness, but that is not at odds too.
Special mention to the camera, that in the absence of empirical evidence approaching the best in the market with a rear sensor 12 megapixels, dual flash LED two shades, stabilizer, laser illuminator and a f/1.8 aperture only surpassed by the Galaxy S7. In addition, 10 HTC is the only one that incorporates the stabilizer in the front sensor 5 megapixel camera.
No doubt a great smartphone, which comes to emphasize the good path that HTC had begun and that try to put upside down the high-end Android. If you succeed or not we’ll see in a few months, but what we cannot deny is that years ago we expected a movement of this style by HTC.
How well the 10 HTC is placed between the high-end Android?
|10 HTC||Huawei P9 | Huawei P9 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S7 | Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||LG G5||Sony Xperia X Perfomance||Xiaomi Mi5|
|Screen||5.2 inch Super LCD5||5.2 inch IPS | 5.5 inch SuperAMOLED||5.1 inch SuperAMOLED | 5.5 inch SuperAMOLED ‘dual-edge’||5.3 inch IPS||5.0 inch Triluminos IPS||5.15 inches IPS|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels565 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels424 ppp | 1920 x 1080 pixels400 dpi||2560 x 1440 pixels576 DPI | 2560 x 1440 pixels534 ppp||2560 x 1440 pixels554 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels441 ppp||1920 x 1080 pixels428 ppp|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Quad-core 2.2 GHz KyroGPU Adreno 530||HiSilicon Kirin 955Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & Quad – core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53GPU ARM Mali-T880 MP4||Samsung Exynos 8890Quad-core Samsung Custom & Quad – core Cortex-A53GPU ARM Mali-T880 MP4||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Quad-core 2.2 GHz KyroGPU Adreno 530||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Quad-core 2.2 GHz KyroGPU Adreno 530||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Quad-core 2.2 GHz KyroGPU Adreno 530|
|RAM||4 GB||3 GB | 4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||3 GB||3/4 GB|
|Memory||32 GB or 64 GBSlot microSD up to 2 TB||32 GB | 64 GBSlot microSD up to 128 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 200 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 200 GB||32 GBSlot microSD up to 200 GB||32 or 64 / 128 GBNot scalable|
|Version of Android||6.0 Android MarshmallowHTC Sense||6.0 Android MarshmallowEMUI||6.0 Android MarshmallowTouchWiz UI||6.0 Android MarshmallowLG UI||6.0 Android MarshmallowXperia UI||6.0 Android MarshmallowMIUI|
|Cameras||Rear: 12 MP. Aperture f/1.8. Optical stabilizer. Auto focus laser. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 5 MP. Optical stabilizer. FullHD. HDR||Rear: DUAL 12 MP (f/2.2) & 12 MP (f/2.2). Leica lens. Auto focus laser. Dual-LED flash. HDR. FullHD videoFront: 8 MP. FullHD||Rear: 12 MP. Aperture f/1.7. Optical stabilizer. Ultra fast hybrid autofocus by phase detection. LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 5 MP. FullHD. HDR||Rear: DUAL 16 MP (f/1.8) & 8 MP (f/2.4). Optical stabilizer. Auto focus laser. Sensor color spectrum. LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 8 MP. FullHD. HDR||Rear: 23 MP. Sony G. Apertura f/2.0 lens. Optical stabilizer. Ultra fast hybrid autofocus by phase detection. LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 13 MP. FullHD||Rear: 16 MP. Optical stabilizer. By phase detection autofocus. Dual-LED flash. HDR. Video UHDFront: 4 MP. FullHD. HDR|
|Connectivity||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB v3.1, reversible Type-C 1.0||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, dual-band, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB v3.0, reversible Type-C 1.0||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCUSB v3.0, reversible Type-C 1.0, USB On-The-Go||LTE (nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCmicroUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host||LTE dual active SIM (2 x nanoSIM)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot4.2 Bluetooth youaGPS + GLONASSNFCIR portUSB v3.0, reversible Type-C 1.0|
|Dimensions||145,9 x 71.9 x 9 (mm)||145 x 70.9 x 6.95 (mm) | 152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 (mm)||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 (mm) | 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 (mm)||149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 (mm)||143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 (mm)||144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 (mm)|
|Weight||161 (g)||144 (g) | 162 (g)||152 (g) | 157 (g)||159 (g)||164 (g)||129 (g)|
|Battery||Li-ion 3000 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging||Li-ion 3000 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging | Li-Ion 3400 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging||Li-ion 3000 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging | Li-ion battery 3600 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging||Li-Ion 2,800 mAh (removable). Turbo Charging||Li-Ion 2700 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging||Li-ion 3000 mAh (non-removable). Turbo Charging|
|Other data||Gorilla Glass 4Metal constructionFingerprint readerHi-Res (24-bit) audioDolby-Certified Audio and Apple AirPlay||Gorilla Glass 4Metal constructionFingerprint reader||‘Always-on’ screenGorilla Glass 4Metal constructionIP68 certificationFingerprint readerHeart rate sensor, oxygen saturation in blood and UV raysLoading Wireless QiDisplay curved (only on Edge)||‘Always-on’ screenGorilla Glass 4Metal constructionFingerprint readerModular system for inserting components or peripherals||Gorilla Glass 4Metal constructionIP68 certificationFingerprint readerSony Multimedia Add-ons (Cyber-shot, Sony Music, X-Reality Engine)||New ceramic materials and metalFingerprint reader|
Many equality, at least on paper
Not have the potential of making a Huawei or Samsung has led to Direct HTC Qualcomm hands When it comes to providing a hardware 10 HTC heart, although if we listen to statistics, this year the difference between a 8890 Exynos and Snapdragon 820 is minimum.
QHD display for almost all, same RAM, memory expandable departing the 32 GB, connectivity without failure in terms of the basic LTE, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, aGPS and NFC. This year it is very tight, at least on paper If I attend the hardware platform.
The differentiation is in the details, and each one with its philosophy allow us 2016 choose among a range of options from the most interesting if we are looking for a high performance smartphone.
The first detail is the design and materials, because although all have cared for their top smartphones of catalogue, the truth is that while most bets by metal Samsung has gone to seek the softness and feel of the curved glass. Here the tastes will be sent.
Another option of differentiation is in the software and multimedia sections, with a HTC that commitment to quality sound and all manufacturers lowering weight to your customizations in favour of a more homogenous user experience with Android.
But where is the large workhorse is in the House, and here we are delighted the difficult step that HTC has taken with the new 10 HTC, giving up its sensors UltraPixel to place a 12 MP with stabilizer sensor, focus laser, HDR, dual LED flash and aperuta f/1.8 that is approaching very much the best in the market – in the absence of try it, clear. In addition, HTC stands out with a front sensor that also incorporates stabilizer, staying virtually only with this specification on the market.
However, 10 HTC they will judge you by its price, 799 euros We understand that for the 64 GB model, and this is perhaps something high to try an assault with all of the law to the throne Android.
For us there is no doubt, it is a big step and the best device that HTC has for years, but now it remains to be seen if it is sufficient for the rebirth of a manufacturer that was adrift but this time, at least tried it. And you, what seems new 10 HTC?