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HTC 10 Hands On

by Nicole on April 12, 2016

HTC has launched their latest flagship smartphone, we go hands on with the HTC 10 in a detailed video which goes through changes in software, camera and a good look at the hardware.

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The HTC 10 has a 5.2 inch Quad Super LCD 5 display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 which is made of Gorilla glass that curves on the edges. Under the hood with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core 64-bit processor that clocks up to 2.2Ghz and comes with 4GB of RAM. Storage wise we have options for 32 or 64GB with a MicroSD card support that can handle up to a 2TB card if you can afford it.

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The camera looks good, HTC did not disappoint performance wise in our limited time playing with the 12MP HTC UltraPixel shooter. We’ve got a laser auto focus, dual LED flash, optical image stabilization (OIS) and f1.8 aperture and a 26mm focal length. Video wise we’ve got several options, 4K, slow motion at 720p which can handle 120fps and Hyper lapse. The camera UI is actually a little different than previous generations, it’s grouped into 3 categories, photos, video and selfie. It also defaults to 4:3 which means there are black bars around the edges and Auto HDR is enabled by default but you don’t notice since there is no lag in taking a snap. Pro mode is also a little different, you’re able to shoot RAW which means big files but it also means an ISO of 100 and shutter speeds of 2 seconds. Though to be honest we wish we had and ISO of 50 and a shutter speed of 30 seconds.

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The front facing camera is 5MP and comes with a 1.34 um pixel sensor, laser Autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS and a f1.8 aperture and 23mm focal length. You’re also able to take 1080p video and a live make up mode which isn’t live makeup at all, it’s a beauty mode which softens the skin.

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When it comes to sound the HTC 10 has lost it’s two front facing Boom sound speakers, but it still has great sound, and technically they are still calling it Boom Sound. We have a speaker on the top and there is 2nd stereo speaker on the bottom. The bottom speaker was replaced by a capacitive touch button which also acts as finger print sensor.

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Hi-Res is the name of the game when looking at the rest of the audio capabilities of the HTC 10, we’ve got a Hi-Res audio certification, earphones and stereo recording capabilities. And it all sounds good. There are even 3 microphones for noise cancelation.

Powering the entire unit is a 3000mAh battery which is USB Type C which is Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge that can get a 50% charge 30 minutes.