HTC’s new smartphone delivers a regular efficiency, has a good looking display, a funky UI, and a very user-friendly design. However, about this price it certainly doesn’t look at par with the OnePlus 3, which runs on a more powerful Qualcomm 820 processor, offers more premium design, better battery backup, runs plain Android and has a superior camera.
- Design is unique and gives decent grip
- Audio Output is good
- Good image quality
- Low speaker volume
- weak GPU
This phone runs on the Android operating system, which is currently the most popular platform on the market. HTC Desire 10 Pro comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is the newest Android version accessible. HTC Sense, by HTC, works on top of Android on this device, providing a customized experience. Read more: Top 10 Smartphones in the USA for 2017
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Dimensions: (6.16 x 2.99 x 0.31) in
OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Rear Camera: 20 MP
Front Camera: 13 MP
Weight: 165 g
Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto-HDR, panorama
Desire Pro 10 has a plastic body. The SIM tray on the side panel gives better stability to the phone’s two nano SIM cards related to the plastic flap cover that HTC still uses in many of its budget and mid-range phones.
The gold rim and the hard power button along the spine appear good. The phone is available in 4 unique color options—stone black, polar white, royal blue and Valentine lux. The back panel has a smooth matte end that feels good in the palm. HTC has also added a circular fingerprint sensor, which is placed on the back and is nicely within range each time one needs to unlock the phone with that tap of a finger. It’s fast and correct most of the time.
The HTC Desire 10 Pro features a 5.5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, for 400ppi. That size of the screen on a device this dimension sets it out as firmly in the mid-range. The IPS LCD panel has nice viewing angles, however, is not glare free. Sunlight visibility is not ideal outdoors, and glare sometimes mars indoor utilization. However, it’s fairly viewable on full brightness, both indoors and outdoors. That means you’ll be utilizing more battery most of the times.
This phone runs Android 6.0 with the newest Sense UI over it. Although a custom UI, Sense looks good and feels familiar with nicely laid out app icons and app drawer. It doesn’t lack in customization options, a feature that is very successful with most mainstream users. You can manage the apps in app drawer according to the alphabetical order or the latest ones, apply new themes.
Hardware and Performance
The HTC Desire 10 Pro is a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset. That is a 64-bit Octa-core chipset and one that’s used in some mid-range devices, because it’s cheaper than a similar Qualcomm chipset, whereas still enabling slick efficiency.
There will be 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage (varying between regions), with support for microSD, although unusually HTC has opted to attach to the older Micro-USB connection, preferably than USB Type-C that’s becoming more established. There’s a 3000mAh battery with help for fast charging, though at this stage we have no idea of what the endurance will be similar. Equally, aside from some quick, hands-on time with the new device, we have not had the chance to gauge its long-term efficiency.
Cameras on the 10 Pro are nice. We have blown away with the amount of detail there was in nearby objects, each in the case of the front as well as the rear camera. The camera on the back, a 20-megapixel shooter which can take time getting used to taking landscape shots with great detail. The focus is fast, however, lost equally naturally if the phone is shaking. The front-facing camera, a 13-megapixel shooter will compel you to snap, not just some, however a lot of selfies. It has several features, unseen on any other phone in this price segment such as selfie panorama and HDR selfie.
All of the above is driven by a 3000 mAh battery, which lasts just about 8 hours on regular utilization. That’s not excellent battery life in our books, but it’s just about the industry average. With 5-7 phone calls, lots of IMs, some social networking and about half an hour of gaming, the Desire 10 Pro got us via a full work day. If you leave home with 100% battery life, you can also try and take to bedtime without having to charge it.
Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer
HTC’s new smartphone delivers a regular efficiency, has a good looking display, a funky UI, and a very user-friendly design. However, about this price, it surely doesn’t look at par with the OnePlus 3, that works on a more powerful Qualcomm 820 processor, allows more excellent design, excellent battery backup, runs plain Android and has a superior camera. Whereas the device doesn’t fail miserably in any department, the price will likely be a deal breaker for most of the buyers.
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