If Nexus rumors are your life, you will already know that reports have been circulating, claiming that HTC has be chosen by Google to create this year’s Nexus device. In those reports, it was even written that HTC would make not just one, but two Nexus devices for 2016. When these reports first surfaced, I thought to myself, “Crap, guess I won’t be buying any Nexus phones this year.”
To me, HTC’s past attempt at a Nexus device, the Nexus 9 tablet, was one of the more underwhelming tablet experiences I have had. It’s just boring. Looking back at it, I wouldn’t necessarily say it was HTC’s fault, but Android in general is ridiculously shallow on tablets. However, with the latest software tweaks we have seen from Android N, maybe that will change soon.
My point is, HTC might be making this year’s Nexus device, and after seeing the HTC 10, I don’t think I’m as disappointed as I was when the rumor first hit the street. Let me explain why. (more…)
The first wave of HTC 10 reviews are popping up from HTC’s favorite media outlets, so my guess is that you are finalizing thoughts on whether or not you should pre-order the phone for a May arrival. If you have seen enough and are planning to buy, you can head over to HTC’s site to do so. If you haven’t, then we have much more coverage on the way to help you make that decision. (more…)
After yesterday’s barrage of posts, there probably isn’t much you don’t know about the HTC 10, but since picking one up last night and spending the past 24 hours or so with it, it feels like time to talk about some initial thoughts. Or if anything, at least share a recap of specs and design and other basics before we get to the full review. (more…)
Hopefully, you didn’t already pre-order the HTC 10 because we have a code that will save you $100 on your order. We can’t help but think that HTC priced this phone just a bit high and were hoping that some sort of promotion would come around to knock a few bucks off the total. I can’t say that I thought it would happen this quickly, though. (more…)
A new set of noise-canceling earphones from JBL, called the Reflect Aware C, draw power and audio directly from a USB Type-C port, like the one found on the HTC 10. At this time, JBL has not announced availability or pricing, but they are listed on HTC’s website in a Black or White option. (more…)
How does the new HTC 10 match-up to the best on Android?
As we mentioned earlier, the HTC 10 is packed fully of almost all of the specs we want to see in a 2016 flagship, like the current Snapdragon processor, 4GB RAM, camera with bigger micron pixels, fingerprint reader, and a large capacity battery. But can all of that stand-up to Samsung’s new flagships, like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, or the LG G5? What about up against Google’s high-end Nexus 6P?
Let’s find out. Here is a quick comparison of each phone’s specs. (more…)
If you intended to take shower selfies or snap a few pictures of your kids while underwater in the pool this summer, I would hold off on that. According to HTC’s online comms manager, Jeff Gordon, the HTC 10 features an IP53 certification, making it very unfriendly to water and instances of dust ingress. (more…)
Here’s an interesting little fact about the new HTC 10 – it supports Apple’s AirPlay. It may even be the first Android to do so.
What’s AirPlay? It’s like Google Cast, only for iOS devices. In other words, AirPlay is the technology from Apple that lets you stream music or video from your device through an Apple TV or AirPlay-enabled speaker. (more…)