HTC 10 Android Phone review: Is this HTC's best smartphone of all time?

HTC has not just abandoned its old naming scheme using the HTC 10, the smartphone how the company promises isn't likely to be just one more then your current HTC One M9.

It's also overhauled the look from the phone, changed its connection to USB-C, beefed up its already impressive audio system by adding Hi-Res sound, pared back the software towards the bare basics, and brought a few of the camera specs more in to line with other high-end telephone cameras, while holding onto a few of the other specs that created the old HTC A person's cameras so promising.

HTC offers, in short, re-invented it's flagship phone, in much the way in which Samsung did last 12 months and Apple did the entire year before that.

Whether it's enough in order to re-invent HTC's fortunes within the mobile phone business, that have been flagging of late, we will need to wait and see. The HTC 10 isn't due till early Might. But on the basis from the hour I spent using the new 5. 2-inch Android 6 phone in front of its announcement, I'd say stands an opportunity.

How fast will the fingerprint sensor about the work, for instance? As fast since the 0. 2 seconds which HTC promises? As fast so that as reliable as the scanner with an iPhone 6s, which we regard as getting the best fingerprint scanner available on the market? Such small details may matter, now that a lot of manufacturers are making smartphones which are so very good these days.

How well will the actual optical image stabilisation (OIS) focus on the front-facing selfie digital camera? Yes, you read which right. OIS on the selfie camera for the very first time ever. Which, when you consider it, is the camera that many needs OIS. Think of those drunken selfies within low-light, that mercifully didn't capture you in your full splendour since the image was too blurry. Think of how terrific it will likely be the next day, to open your phone in order to find crystal clear selfies of you at the very worst. Humiliations in abundance.

But only if the OIS is effective. It's one of the many interesting things concerning the HTC 10 that we're wanting to test.

Meanwhile the back camera still has got the big pixels that HTC may be famous for (they're right now 1. 55um in dimension, up from 1. 12um), however the pixel count is right now 12 megapixels, bringing HTC into line with the kind of Samsung and Apple, two of the extremely best camera makers within the phone business. The lens about the HTC 10's rear camera has become f1. 8, marginally slower compared to f1. 7 lens about the Samsung Galaxy S7, but significantly faster compared to f2. 2 lens about the iPhone 6s. And such as those two phones, the actual HTC 10 will right now shoot 4K video.

Will it all equal to better photos and movies? From the little I have seen, I'd say the HTC 10 certainly has an excellent main camera. Is it much better than Samsung's? Maybe. The evaluation, which we hope to complete later this week and within the weekend, will be informing.

There are plenty of small information about the HTC 10 that could equal to a great phone.

HTC says it's a battery life associated with almost two days, which it may wish to if it's to earn sales from Samsung's Universe S7 edge, which I have been getting 2. 5 days from lately.
HTC says the software switch speed is the fastest available on the market, at 103. 97 milliseconds, roughly 15 percent faster than the S7 and 30 percent faster than the Nexus 6P. I've never been troubled through the application switching speed upon those phones, so be it a distinction without a positive change will be interesting to determine. Maybe 15 milliseconds adds up throughout a day.

sOne thing which i can tell already, just in the short time I've had using the phone: its user experience is really streamlined compared to other Android phones available on the market. It comes, for example, with just the 1 photo gallery app, as opposed to the two that most additional Android phones.

To the actual uninitiated, that may seem like less. But to those who have ever scrolled through display after screen of unused apps on the phone just to obtain the one they want, it truly is more.

The phone arrives in early May. The cost has yet to end up being announced. It will are available in three colours - "Topaz Gold", "Carbon Grey" and "Glacier Silver" -- though Australia is only slated to find the latter two colours at this time. You're probably going in order to want the Carbon Gray model anyway. It looks brilliant also it comes with all dark accessories.