Specs Comparison: HTC 10 vs. Galaxy S7 vs. G5 vs. Nexus 6P

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…)

HTC 10 Supports Apple’s AirPlay

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…)

Tuesday Poll: Are You Buying the HTC 10?

Now that it’s official, we just have to ask – are you buying the HTC 10?

With a set of premium specs that mostly match up to what others have used in 2016 flagships, along with a focus on high-res audio, a 12MP camera with bigger 1.55 micron pixels, slimmed down software experience that we wish others would adopt, and supposedly best-in-class battery life, there is a lot to like here in the HTC 10. But we can’t overlook the quite high $699 price tag, the lack of AT&T availability, and May launch that seems so late.

We’ll have one in hand shortly to weigh in with our own thoughts, but now it’s time for you to tell us if this is your next phone.

Are You Buying the HTC 10?

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Watch: HTC Takes Us on a Tour of the HTC 10

While we woke up early expecting to watch a livestream unveiling of the all-new HTC 10, HTC had something a bit less exciting in mind. Instead of a normal unveiling event as one might expect from a smartphone company looking to hype their latest and greatest piece of tech, HTC posted all of the 10’s details to its website, as well as a couple of introduction videos on YouTube. That’s it. Nothing fancy. Here’s our new phone, take it or leave it. One could argue that HTC could have used the livestream hype to build publicity around the new phone, but maybe HTC doesn’t care about getting as many people as possible excited about the 10. Oh well.

The HTC 10 features a 5.2″ QHD LCD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear-facing camera with OIS, 5MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery, BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, USB Type-C, 32GB/64GB storage configurations in addition to microSD support, and runs Android 6.0+ with Sense 8 built on top. (more…)