HTC 10 Unboxing – Setup – First Impressions

HTC 10 Unboxing – Setup – First Impressions

The HTC 10 is here and here is my unboxing, setup, and first impressions of HTC’s newest flagship smartphone. Last year I had no interest whatsoever of getting the HTC M9. However, this time around HTC might just have made a turn in the right direction with the HTC 10. Why do I say that?

HTC 10 Unboxing - Setup - First Impressions

The HTC 10 has the latest and greatest specs this year. The M9 did not, the camera was below average, and just didn’t win anyone over. The HTC 10 gives us the best specs offered (for the most part).

Specifications – HTC 10

  • XLTE Ready Doubling our 4G LTE bandwidth in cities coast to coast.
  • World Device Works in over 200 countries
  • Camera 12 MP
  • Screen 5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels, 564 pixels per inch) Super LCD5 with curved Gorilla Glass
  • Battery 3,000mAH, Non-removable
  • Operating System Android Marshmallow (6.0.1)
  • Storage RAM: 4G, Flash 32GB (Actual formatted capacity is less)
  • Expandable Memory Supports up to 2 TB microSD Card (sold separately)
  • Network CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz , UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz, LTE: Band 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20, 28
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM8996, quad-core (2×2.15GHz + 2×1.6GHz
  • HD Voice Experience HD Voice, Video Calling and Simultaneous Voice & Data. Enable Wi-Fi Calling and make calls anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection.

As you can tell the HTC 10 packs some great specs. So as far as specs go, I am not concerned. The areas I have to question is whether or not the camera, battery, and performance are squared away. Time will tell, but for now let’s see this unboxed and get some first impressions!

What’s Good

  • Metal build material rocks!
  • Great one-handed use
  • Stock Android feel with way toned down HTC Sense
  • Good looking screen
  • Camera has decent amount of features and settings
  • Camera results look good (need more testing)
  • Speakers sound good/OK. Obviously sounds better than the Galaxy S7/Edge, but I don’t think as well as the front facing speakers we were used to or against the Nexus 6P.
  • SD card support

What’s Not So Good

  • Bummed there were no earbuds with this (might be just a Verizon thing)
  • Fox-Fi is not working with WiFi tether
  • Not sure how I feel about the home button and capacitive buttons

There’s much more time needed with this device, especially to see if my prediction that the HTC 10 is worth buying over the Galaxy S7 Edge or not. Stay tuned for more HTC 10 coverage!

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