You let us know which features you want to see on the HTC 10.
The announcement of the HTC 10 is almost here, and on April 12th, we'll get to see HTC's newest device. As usual, folks are pouring over what has been released while talking regularly about what might be new, or changed. Phil asked what you want to see and you sure as sugar let us know.
We spent some time pouring over your comments on here, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and our Youtube channel. We have the 5 features that you guys most wanted to see, from an improved camera to having access to expandable storage.
An overwhelming majority of you told us that an improved camera was an absolute must. This isn't a surprise either. From selfies that you post to Facebook, to a carefully curated Instagram, being able to capture the moments that matter most to you is a big deal. Many people don't even bother picking up an individual camera anymore, because their phone gets the job done.
We've seen phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 that deliver absolutely gorgeous photos, so asking for an improvement shouldn't surprise much of anybody. Especially when you consider what a let down the camera quality on the M8 and M9. It's also a smart choice to continue improving their camera, since it has become a deal breaker for many people. After all, who wants to grab a new phone if the camera doesn't at least match with what you are currently using.
The second feature that you absolutely wanted to see was a larger battery. Our phones have become an extension of ourselves, and our lives. Being able to access your phone, no matter where you are, is a priority for plenty of people. Having a phone with a battery that lasts as long as you do has become less of a pipe dream and more of a reality over time. After the disappointment of the HTC A9's battery life, an improvement is almost mandatory.
Many of you are hoping for a battery with over 3000mAh, which is a possibility. Unlike in days of yore, having a bigger battery doesn't automatically mean that you'll be dealing with a bigger, bulkier phone. The new Samsung Galaxy S7 manages to pack a 3000mAh battery in it's slim frame. Whether HTC will follow in trend is still to be seen, but it's definitely a feature we may get to see.
If your entire life lives on your phone, then you had better hope you've got room to accomodate everything. From all the photos that matter, to the apps you use to access your information, to text messages from friends and loves ones. The third feature that you want to see on the HTC 10 is expandable storage, allowing you to ensure that you have room for everything that is important to you.
Including an SD slot, and the option for expandable storage is certainly something we might be seeing from HTC. Adoptable storage is baked into Android 6.0 Marshmallow. When you're holding onto your phone for several years at a time, the base of 32G of storage just doesn't cut it. Adoptable storage was available on the A9 and was a fantastic feature. While it's impossible to say for sure, it's a fair bet that they'll continue with this trend.
Plenty of people use their phones as their immediate point of access to the internet. It's where they get their music, their news, and where they find those awesome cat videos that distract us all. Having a phone that can project excellent audio has become important to more and more people as the way we use our phones has evolved. That's probably why the fourth feature on our list today, is better audio.
Paying attention to audio quality hasn't always been a strong point with phone manufacturers. Often we've seen phones with audio that sounds tinny, or doesn't get loud enough for sharing videos In the past HTC has opted for front facing speakers which generally give a better sound, but they were absent last year, so whether they'll be making a comeback is debatable. We will probably be seeing the return of BoomSound to optimize the sound that you're getting from the HTC 10.
For some people, size really does matter. Especially when it comes to the pocket computers that we all carry around with us. Last on our feature list for the HTC 10, is a larger display. While a smaller display doesn't require as much power, it also just isn't quite as versatile as a larger phone can be. Enjoying movies, or sharing videos is just easier with a larger screen.
Last year we saw the HTC One A9 and HTC One M9 both rock a 5-inch display, but you guys want to see more. While there were plenty of suggestions, you're hoping to see at least a 5.2-inch display, if a 5.5-inch display. With HTC's propensity for smaller phones, this might just be a pipe dream for now. Everyone will just have to hope, and wait a few more days to see how it turns out.
These were the top 5 features that you, the AndroidCentral reader, told us you wanted to see on the HTC 10. Did the feature you need in your life make the list? Are you waiting anxiously for the announcement on April 12th? Let us know about it in the comments below!