Officially announced on April 12, 2016, and released in May, the HTC 10 is successor to the popular HTC One M9. Moving away from the "One M" brand associated with previous flagships, HTC has instead opted for the simpler HTC 10 name in its flagship phone for 2016.
The HTC 10 is a 5.2-inch unibody device running Android 6.0.1. Powering it is the Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM, with 32GB of internal storage. A 12MP camera sits on the back while a 5MP sits up front. It’s rounded out with a 3,000mAh battery, QuickCharge 3.0 and a new BoomSound Hi-Fi system consisting of a front-facing speaker and bottom-facing subwoofer.
It's a definite return to form for HTC, which had struggled a bit with its phones in 2014 and 2015. But there's no denying the design — and the gorgeous, oversized chamfer of the HTC 10.
HTC 10 Design
Much like the M7, M8 and M9, the HTC 10 is a sleek metal device that's in line with what we've come to expect from HTC. The curved back slopes into sharp chamfered edges, with a Gorilla Glass front keeping the design simple and effective. At just 3mm thin along its side walls, the HTC 10 sports a power key, volume rocker and SIM slot on the right side. The clean back holds only the camera, flash and HTC logo, while the front houses a camera and single button.
HTC 10 Specs
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
64-bit Kryo quad-core
|Display||5.2-inch QHD Super LCD 5|
|Rear Camera||12MP Ultrapbixel + OIS, f/1.8 lens|
|Front Camera||5MP Ultrapbixel + OIS|
|Storage||32GB + SD|
|Audio||HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition|
|Connectivity||USB-C 3.1 gen. 1|
HTC 10 Full Review
HTC 10 Camera
The HTC 10 of course has an updated camera, bringing back the "UltraPixel" brand. The rear 12MP camera shoots with 1.55-micron pixels in an f 1/8 lens. OIS (optical image stabilization) is here for the ride as well as a dual-tone LED flash and laser autofocus. The camera is much improved from what we've seen from HTC in recent years, and the built-in camera apps gets a few tweaks as well. Auto HDR is a feature here, and you can also choose to shoot RAW if that's your thing.