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3 weeks ago

HTC 10 not coming to India; we'll get the Snapdragon 652-based HTC 10 Lifestyle instead

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HTC just does not understand the Indian market.

After launching the MediaTek Helio X10-based One M9+ for a staggering ₹52,250 last year, HTC is continuing its tradition of not launching its best product in the Indian market for the second year in a row. From its official website, it looks like the only variant that will be available to buyers in the country is the HTC 10 Lifestyle, which runs the Snapdragon 652. The HTC 10, with the Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM, is nowhere to be seen.

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3 weeks ago

HTC 10 gets the same DXOMark score as Galaxy S7

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The folks at HTC aren't messing around when it comes to the camera this year.

It's been a rough couple of years for HTC fans when it comes to camera quality. Samsung and LG have invested tremendous resources into camera quality to compete with Apple, and as anyone who has owned or used an HTC M8 and M9 can tell you things haven't been quite as awesome for HTC. The focus on old Ultrapixel tech caused some real problems, but it looks like the HTC 10 puts that history in the rear view and drives away as quickly as possible with new camera tech that is also called Ultrapixel. Yeah.

If you're looking for camera quality verification, it looks like the folks at DXOMark have stepped up and offered their analysis. The result? Tied with the Samsung Galaxy S7.

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3 weeks ago

Spec showdown: HTC 10 vs. Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5 vs. Nexus 6P vs. iPhone 6s Plus

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HTC 10 vs. Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5 vs. Nexus 6P

How does HTC's latest stack up against the leading competition?

The HTC 10 is launching a tad later in the year than the competition, and that means we have a great slate of phones to compare it to directly. The Galaxy S7 is already out in the wild, the LG G5 has been on sale for a bit, and of course we have the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s Plus still making waves from the end of last year.

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3 weeks ago

From HTC One M7 to HTC 10 — a specs showdown

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HTC 10, HTC One M9, HTC One M8, HTC One M7

The road leading to the HTC 10 is long. And full of metal. And codenames. From the HTC One M7 in 2013 all the way to today's HTC 10, you can easily see the growth in design, and overall look and feel. And along with those more organic differences, you also can see how the basic specs have increased in three or four years. A lot has changed, for sure.

So let's take a look at how the specs stand up between the HTC 10, HTC One M9, HTC One M8, and the HTC One M7.

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3 weeks ago

HTC 10 supports Apple's AirPlay streaming standard

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HTC 10 and Apple AirPlay

A three-finger swipe will stream to Apple TV, or any AirPlay-capable speaker or receiver, without a third-party app.

Funny thing about standards — there are so many of them that you've got a pretty good chance your device supports at least one. But when it comes to Apple's AirPlay, Android devices haven't been invited to play. At least not out of the box. Third-party apps can get the job done, but there's something to be said for a phone supporting standards natively.

And the HTC 10 supports Apple's AirPlay standard, out of the box.

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3 weeks ago

HTC selling the HTC 10 directly in the U.S. for $699

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HTC 10

Preorders for the new flagship start today, with the phone shipping in May.

The HTC 10 is officially official. And as it's done previously, HTC will be selling the phone directly in the United States. That's in addition to it being carrier on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Here's what you need to know about buying the HTC 10 in the United States:

Verizon

Verizon has confirmed it will offer the HTC 10 but did not give any specifics on its plans. Here is the carrier's full statement:

The HTC 10 from Verizon combines the most customizable Android experience with the nation's most powerful network. The HTC 10 will be available in the U.S. first on Verizon. You'll be able to order it in the coming weeks.

Sprint

Sprint will offer the HTC 10, but again, that's all we know at this point. The carrier stated, "An availability date will be announced shortly." Pricing was not revealed.

T-Mobile

The U.S. Un-carrier has announced the company will stock the HTC 10 come May with details on pricing and preordering to be released in the coming weeks. To celebrate the launch of HTC's new flagship smartphone, T-Mobile decided to unbox the handset as if it were done in a Mission Impossible movie.

Unlocked from HTC

HTC is taking preorders for the HTC starting today, April 12. It'll run $699, which is in line with other flagship Android smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. The phone will start shipping in early May.

The HTC 10 will come in Glacier Silver and Carbon Gray. It also will come with HTC's "Uh Oh Protection," which will give you one free replacement within your first year of ownership should you crack the screen or the phone suffer water damage.

See at HTC

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3 weeks ago

These are the HTC 10 colors

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Surprise! It's the same colors everyone else is using right now.

On paper it looks like HTC has really knocked one out of the part with the HTC 10. Camera quality is highly rated, speakers seem to be excellent despite not being entirely front-facing anymore, and the design takes the best of HTC's past and present to make something unique. There's a lot to like here, but only if it's available in the color you're going to be happy looking at for a while.

Here's what's happening with the HTC 10 colors, for most of us. Are you ready? It's Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, and Topaz Gold.

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3 weeks ago

HTC 10 shakes up the idea of BoomSound

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BoomSound is dead. Long live BoomSound!

Superior audio quality is one of those things HTC has focused on with their phones for a long time now. A couple of years back the name BoomSound came out as the name for HTC's impressive front-facing speaker system that developed a reputation for blowing the competition out of the water. With a new design and the inclusion of a front fingerprint sensor, those BoomSound speakers aren't making a comeback in the HTC 10.

Instead, the company has refocused BoomSound to refer to the way HTC delivers quality audio in both the speakers and the headphone jack, and BoomSound Hi-Fi edition was born. HTC has been teasing this as "the best BoomSound yet" with few details. Here's what you need to know.

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3 weeks ago

The HTC 10 is official: Snapdragon 820, 12MP camera and 5.2-inch Super LCD display

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A new metal unibody design is part of HTC's "obsessive attention to detail" in the new HTC 10.

HTC hasn't exactly been keeping the HTC 10 a secret, but today they've made everything official and announced their latest handset to the world. At first glance it looks like a bit of a throwback to the HTC One (M7) design — which isn't a bad thing — but there are plenty of improvements both inside and out.

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3 weeks ago

HTC 10 specs

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The HTC 10 is now official. Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and plenty of other stuff inside to get spec junkies interested. Not to mention a new camera and HiFi audio. In 2016, a phone needs to do more than look pretty — and HTC seems to understand and have found a great balance of form and function with the 10. There's a lot to like here.

Category Features Operating System Android 6.0.1 CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
64-bit Kryo quad-core RAM 4GB Display 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD 5 Rear Camera 12MP Ultrapixel + OIS, f/1.8 lens Front Camera 5MP Ultrapixel + OIS Storage 32GB + SD Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 Battery 3,000mAh SIM nanoSIM Audio HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition Connectivity USB-C 3.1 gen. 1 IR Blaster No NFC Yes Dimensions 145.9x71.9x3.0-9.0mm Weight 161g

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3 weeks ago

HTC 10 preview: The full story of HTC's best phone in years

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HTC 10

HTC's bold new flagship could be the return to form it needs. Our first look at the HTC 10 — and the company's thoughts behind it.

The narrative of HTC over the past half-decade has been a tale of upheaval, misfortune and constant reinvention. Compared to its heyday in the beginnings of Android's ascension, the Taiwanese phone maker now seems a diminished presence in a market increasingly cornered by Samsung, Apple and nimbler Chinese upstarts.

A tough 2015 didn't help matters. A tepid high-end offering, the One M9, set the tone for a dismal year at HTC, even as its fledgeling efforts in virtual reality started to show promise. Once a colossus of smartphone design, the firm seemed to be losing its way.

But HTC is still hungry, and it isn't going away anytime soon. Today, almost 14 months removed from its last flagship announcement, HTC unveils the product upon which its hopes for the next year are pinned.

This is the HTC 10. In it are contained the biggest changes to HTC's design language, software experience and branding since 2013's One M7. And it might just be the return to form that this company so badly needs.

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3 weeks ago

Galaxy S7, S7 edge receive huge update with camera and touch improvements

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The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are picking up an update in India that includes a slew of bug fixes as well as camera enhancements. The issue with oversaturation in images taken during low-light conditions has been resolved, and the phone automatically corrects minor distortions. Better palm rejection, an edge panel for CNN News, and a Mobile Print plugin are all new additions as well, along with the April security patch.

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3 weeks ago

Should you upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S7?

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Should you upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S7?

It's one of the biggest phone releases of the year — now you can decide if it's time to upgrade.

When a new Samsung flagship phone comes out, it triggers the biggest flood of phone enthusiasts asking whether or not now is the time to upgrade from their current phone to the latest. In the case of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, these phones are so great that it's really pushing people's will power to stay with their phone and not jump.

But of course there isn't just one question about "should I upgrade?" to answer here. Whether or not you should upgrade to the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge comes down to several different factors, not the least of which being how old your current phone is and how much you're willing to spend to make up the difference between selling your old phone and acquiring the new one.

No matter your situation, if you're asking yourself about an upgrade to the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, we're going to help you make that decision.

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3 weeks ago

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is rolling out for T-Mobile's LG V10

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As promised last week, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for T-Mobile's LG V10 is now rolling out via an over-the-air download. Users can also get the update immediately via the LG Bridge application for the PC and Mac.

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3 weeks ago

ASUS makes the ZenFone 2 even more stable in the latest update

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An update is now available for the ASUS ZenFone 2, and it makes the phone even more stable. The update is about 103MB in size, and can be downloaded over-the-air now.

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