The HTC 10 is bureaucratic. After months of leaks, hypothesis and conjecture the handset has now been unwrapped. As anticipated, the telephone itself is slightly other from what got here prior to. HTC has subtle the design, up to date virtually all of the hardware and added in a host of cutting edge options that are meant to play favourably with punters.
However HTC isn’t going to have a very easy time of it in 2016. LG, Samsung and Huawei have already hit the marketplace, weapons blazing, with very good flagship handsets that just about make us disregard about simply how lacklustre 2015’s Android area used to be. To make certain, this yr might be a divisive one for a large number of Android’s smaller gamers, HTC incorporated.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 — in addition to the LG G5 — is arguably the HTC 10’s largest rival. Samsung and HTC were duking it out within the Android area for lots of moons now, however the former corporate has grown at an exponential price throughout the previous 5 years, whilst HTC has persistently struggled with gross sales and its general bottomline.
Right here we’ll be taking a temporary take a look at how the HTC 10 compares to the Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s now not a complete comparability, even though — simply gross specifications and hardware. When we’ve had some right kind time with the HTC 10 we’ll update this piece accordingly, evaluating options, efficiency, USPs and general usability.
For now, right here’s a destroy down of the specifications, hardware, and have variations between the HTC 10 and the Galaxy S7
HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: Design
Samsung left the design of the Galaxy S7 on my own for probably the most phase. And this used to be effective; the Galaxy S6 used to be a superbly designed telephone. Like Apple sooner than it, Samsung’s re-design procedure now seems to function on a two-year cycle. Once more, that is positive, and in line with the frequency with which maximum customers update their telephones (18 months to 2 years).
So what you get with the Galaxy S7 is a moderately subtle model of the Galaxy S6. Samsung has carried out touches right here and there, however for probably the most phase the 2 handsets are kind of similar. It has a 5.1in QHD show, measures in at 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, weighs 152g, and is to be had in 4 colors: Black, Gold, Silver and White. One key distinction, then again, is that waterproofing has returned!
The HTC 10 isn't an incremental unencumber even though. It does percentage some design language with the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9, however best in passing. This can be a new telephone with a brand new design language. And after two iterations of the M8’s design language, this needed to occur. 3 iterative designs isn't any just right. Even for Apple.
The HTC 10 is, as soon as once more, a unibody software honed from premium-feel metals. It options two unique antenna bands that divide the highest and backside of the telephone and the handset’s again panel is rather curved for stepped forward in-hand grip. General the design is neat, blank and, as is regularly the case with HTC, very stylish.
HTC is carried out a pleasant, chamfered edging alongside the edges of the HTC 10. This compliments the entire end of the handset and is a welcome new addition to HTC’s in-house commercial design philosophy. Alongside the ground you will have a Sort-C USB port within the centre, flanked on one aspect via a five-vent grille. Once more, very neat and really cool.
Traditionally, HTC has favoured capacitive keys on its telephones. The HTC 10 isn't any other. Right here you have got two keys: again and multitasking. Just like the Galaxy S7, the HTC 10 has a bodily House button which doubles, very well, I would possibly upload, as a fingerprint scanner for unlocking the handset and bills by the use of Android Pay.
HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: Show
- Galaxy S7: 5.1in AMOLED QHD (ppi 577)
- HTC 10: 5.2in LCD 5 QHD (ppi 564)
As you'll be able to see, each presentations are lovely equivalent in measurement and general solution. Then again, there are A LOT of variations between AMOLED and LCD panels. Increasingly companies are the use of AMOLED panels this present day, and the explanations for this are myriad.
The Galaxy S7 has some of the best possible presentations ever. Duration. You'll be able to learn our detailed take a look at why that's the case right here — A Closer Look At The Galaxy S7’s Amazing Display. At this juncture in time, it's too early to mention which is easiest — we’ll most effective know when we’ve examined the HTC 10 correctly.
On the other hand, it's value noting that AMOLED panels have typically outperformed LCD ones around the board for the final couple of years, so I will not see Samsung dropping this one in the end.
HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: Digital camera
The HTC 10 sees the go back of HTC’s arguable UltraPixel generation, which the corporate first debuted aboard the HTC A method again when, even if right here the HTC 10 hits the sweet-spot with a 12MP digital camera with a 1.55um pixel measurement, an overly extensive f/1.8 aperture, optical symbol stabilisation, and “2x wider vary and extremely rapid” laser autofocus.
HTC hubs the front-facing sensor an “UltraSelfie” digital camera. This unit is composed of a 5MP sensor with an 86-degree wide-angle lens, 1.34um pixel measurement and the similar f/1.8 aperture measurement as the main, which, once more, is a really nice contact. In particular for people that love taking footage of themselves.
HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: Key Specs & Hardware
Samsung Galaxy S7
- Show: 5.1in Tremendous AMOLED 2560x1440 pixels (QHD), 577ppi (Galaxy S7 edge: 5.5in, 534ppi)
- Garage: 32GB onboard (greater capability fashions MAY be to be had), microSD slot
- CPU and RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Samsung Exynos 8890 processor (area dependent), 4GB RAM
- Entrance Digital camera: 5MP
- Rear Digital camera: 12.2MP, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixels, dual-pixel 100% segment detection sensor
- IP68 water and mud proofing (1.5m submersion as much as 30 mins)
- Battery: 3,000mAh (Galaxy S7 edge: 3,600mAh) NON-removable
- Show: 5.1in AMOLED QHD (ppi 577)
- Garage: 32G or 64GB + microSD (as much as 2TB)
- CPU and RAM: Snapdragon 820 + 4GB of RAM
- Entrance Digital camera: 5MP
- Rear Digital camera: 12MP, 1.55um pixel measurement, an overly vast f/1.8 aperture, optical symbol stabilisation, and “2x wider vary and extremely rapid” laser autofocus.
- Battery: 3000mAh
HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7: USPs
Excluding the digital camera, which is an enormous update. HTC has executed a large number of paintings to its BoomSound suite within the HTC 10. Extra on that during a little, although.
Now not handiest does the HTC 10 send with an overly respectable pair of headphones, HTC has kind-of-one-upped the LG G5 via together with integrated Hello-Res audio, this means that same old 16-bit audio is mechanically upscaled to 24-bit for significantly progressed sound and ten occasions decrease distortion than different units available on the market.
And if that wasn’t sufficient to get your musical juices flowing, the re-engineered BoomSound audio system in aspect the HTC 10 function the similar separated tweeter and woofer design as main acoustic methods, which, when mixed with a devoted amplifier on each and every speaker, creates an overly galvanize sound.
The Samsung Galaxy S7, in the meantime, has complete IP68 water and dustproofing certification, that means it will live on a drop in a pool or sink and not using a worries by any means. That is one thing missing at the HTC 10, and as they are each steel telephones obviously the excuse that "it might compromise the outside" is not legitimate to any extent further!
As I stated previous, we’ll increase this piece out within the coming week when we’ve had a right kind take a look at the HTC 10. For now, that is only a taster of what HTC has come to the desk with. We’re inspired although thus far and can not wait to get some right kind hands-on time with the HTC 10.