We’ve been raving about the HTC 10 for a while now. We’ve reviewed it thoroughly, discussed its design, its technical specs, and we even compared it to its predecessor, the HTC One M9, to see if it was really worth the hype. (Spoiler alert: it is.)
With the HTC 10 having a larger screen (5.2 inches, compared to the One M9’s 5-inch display), QHD resolution (with 564 pixels per inch), and overall improved specs – including 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, a 3000 mAh battery, and a brand new Snapdragon 820 chipset – the brand new handset has helped HTC get back on track. It should now be more than able to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple.
Like us, you know all about the technical specs by now – but do you really know everything there is to know about the HTC 10? Here are five features that may still surprise you!
Most flagship handsets nowadays come equipped with a fingerprint scanner for identification – and the HTC 10 is no different. You can use the scanner to wake up and unlock the handset quickly (as long as your finger is clean and dry) and add up to 5 fingerprints, so you can use (almost) any finger to unlock your phone.
But what’s really interesting about the HTC 10’s fingerprint reader is its 360⁰ readability, meaning that you can touch a finger at any angle to the scanner and it will still be recognised – so don’t worry about placing your finger ultra-precisely.
HTC claims you’ll be able to get two days of use out of the HTC 10’s battery – with a 3,000 mAh cell, it packs as much battery capacity as the Samsung Galaxy S7! Two days may be pushing it a little – however, most reviews all agree: the handset’s battery can easily go through a whole day of moderate to high use.
The fantastic “freestyle layouts” feature gives you a completely customisable home screen – you can choose a theme and replace app icons with matching stickers. Turn the freestyle mode on by pressing and holding on the home screen, then choosing ‘Freestyle Layout’ and deciding on one of the current eight themes offered.
So far, the HTC 10 is the only flagship handset of 2016 to allow for Android Marshmallow’s adoptive storage feature, where users can format a micro SD card to be used as internal storage. You can then add apps onto the micro SD card instead of keeping them on the phone’s internal storage, which can expand the memory capacity up to 2TB!
The HTC 10 features some of the best phone cameras yet – and that’s true for both the rear and the front camera. The 12-megapixel rear camera performs incredibly well even in low light, with its 26mm focal length creates a wide field of vision.
The front camera – appropriately named ‘UltraSelfie’ has a similar wide angle of view, which is fantastic for group selfies. But the real dealmaker here is the addition of OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) which is perfect for filming, and improve quality of the photos in low light conditions.