john, 24 Aug 2017hi everyone
after reading and watching so many reviews and comments, still can't choose betwe... moreHey John,
So I was kind of in the same boat as you. I was a huge Sony Xperia fan, but after getting the Xperia X Performance last year, I found it was very much under par vs. other phones and my previous Z3, which was awesome. Last year I owned the S7 for 4 mos, and I will tell you I was really NOT pleased with that phone. You mentioned lagging? It lagged ALL the time. It's that crappy TouchWiz UI they put on their phones. It sucks. Plus other things that suck with Samsung and that phone were the overly complicated Settings menu, how the screen and camera took or displayed oversaturated pictures, the audio SUCKED on it. I mean it was AWFUL man. The speakers rendered bass sounds and made them sound like lasers being shot off. lol Via headphone the audio quality is under par, and there was an issue when I connected using the MicroUSB-C port that caused interruptions to my music once every 3-5 minutes. I found out later it was a BUG in the audio driver of the USB port, and I don't even know if Samsung ever fixed it or not.
So I went from S7, to Xperia X Perf, and then in January I gave the HTC 10 a second try. I was so focused on Sony that when I tried it a year ago, I kinda wasn't as impressed, like with camera, and returned it after a week. But since then, the 10's gotten at least THREE major camera updates, which has made a SIGNIFICANT improvement in the camera quality. Anyway, in January I gave it a second try in a different color (Topaz Gold), and this time my experience was WAY better!
Reasons to buy the 10: the 2K screen, the great premium feel of the aluminum unibody, the great & easy-to-use camera, the simple Settings menu & UI, the battery life (is really good, better than S7's IMO), the audio quality is not just better than the S7's, but as good if not better than the LG V20's Quad DAC!! Speakers (there's 2 vs. S7's 1) are better on 10. I compared the 10 to the V20 and found the quality to be equal but the 10 can get louder via headphones. There's also little things like Auto Call Answer with the 10 where you can just put the phone up to your ear when you get a call and it automatically takes it. NO need to swipe the screen first! I keep that feature on all the time. And the phone definitely doesn't lag at all vs. the S7. The call quality is also much better on the 10 than the S7. MUCH clearer. Signal quality is great on both, but what good is that if the call isn't clear?
Here's more on why the 10's audio is incredible: www.androidcentral.com/htc-10-audio-testing-boomsound-evolved (Definitely check out the headphone audio part, and all parts in BOLD)
So there ya go! Hope that helps. The S7 is nice but I think the 10 is superior.
AnonD-694681, 24 Aug 2017How i find model of my HTC 10?Your model (#) IS the 10 scheffeld. Not sure what you mean?
Taffy Boy, 24 Aug 2017Finally, HTC 10 in the UK is getting the latest security patch today!That's awesome Taffy! Glad to hear Europe is getting updates again.
after reading and watching so many reviews and comments, still can't choose between htc 10 and galaxy s7 !
my current phone is xperia z and I have so many problems with it that now I hate sony
main reason of buying a new phone is that my speria has so great lags and also signal service. all camera and display aside, which one has more durability of working without lag or signal ? htc or galaxy?
I am not a fan of gaming or using much internet but lag and signal is my priority
Finally, HTC 10 in the UK is getting the latest security patch today!
Which should I buy - HTC 10 (3/32) for 420 Euros or Honor 9 (4/64) for 390 Euros?
I'd ignore the HTC 10 and go for P10/P10 Plus/Honor 8 Pro but those are all above 460 Euros...
Why doesn't Htc 10 gets the 1080p 60fps video recording mode? Why are they neglecting the 10? Why? Please someone tell Htc to add this 1080p 60ffps video recording mode to Htc 10 as well via update??
I bought htc10 after having Note Edge. No doubt I found this phone great touch sense, faster, consistent and has longer battery life than my previous Note Edge. However, it is out classed by Note Edge in terms of display and back camera. Anyway , I am not curious to watch movies and photography thus I love my htc10 phone.
AnonD-690302, 07 Aug 2017Take my advice and avoid HTC. They have awful customer service. Save yourself the hassle and b... moreEnough Time has Lapsed, HTC has been on ventilator, since years, now it's time to unplug. And RIP. No updates, system update to Noughat, or reduced price, definitely because resale is dead. Instead of total loss, Go for LG, Samsung or MiMax2.
Sony Foreva, 15 Aug 2017HTC should really focus on security updates. Blackberry and other vendors are pushing august a... moreI totally agree with you. Especially the people like me who spent a fortune buying the unlocked 64GB international edition. There is no reason we should be waiting for a security update when Google released it ages ago. Other manufacturers have already released it. HTC needs to step their game up in order to keep its customer base.
HTC should really focus on security updates. Blackberry and other vendors are pushing august and july security updates HTC is still stuck on january.
Rafe Firmani, 09 Aug 2017Hi Rockstar!
I noticed that HTC 10 is dissapearing from top 10 fan's choice list. On the fr... moreHey Rafe,
Yeah? Well I mean, as time goes on, it's gonna slip as newer and better phones comes out. That's only natural. The fact that it was on there at all says something about its greatness though.
Rafe Firmani, 09 Aug 2017Same situation here bro I bought non guaranteed set, since HTC has bolted out from Indonesia.... moreYes, HTC recently returned here in the Philippines and it's good news for us HTC users here coz it means official after market service comes along with it, but as of now their products are only available thru Lazada online.
RockStar2005, 07 Aug 2017My experience with HTC's customer service has ALWAYS been nothing short of very positive Media... moreHi Rockstar!
I noticed that HTC 10 is dissapearing from top 10 fan's choice list. On the front page of GSM Arena.
It sit on the fifth spot with score around 1,230
Now it's gone!
Its rather strange move from GSM Arena...
AnonD-690479, 08 Aug 2017Bought my HTC 10 from a 3rd party retailer here in the Philippines a month ago to replace my s... moreSame situation here bro
I bought non guaranteed set, since HTC has bolted out from Indonesia.
I've got used to it since my first Android, HTC Hero
All bought from reseller, and they're other country phone
Singapore, US sprint, Verizon, Taiwan, Hong kong, UK you name it
I bought all my HTC outside and luckily only encountered problem with one XC from china telecom
it's digitizer broken and I can't get it fix. wasted.
my frienf calls me crazy to buy expensive non guaranteed phone, but I can't go with majority
I love HTC too much lol. They're apple of android in premium design and beautiful UI
things are better with u11. I buy it from singapore with local guarantee. if it's broken I just have
to travel to singapore, short distance from surabaya
I heard that HTC reopen their store in Philippine
That's great news for you
Bought my HTC 10 from a 3rd party retailer here in the Philippines a month ago to replace my still kicking 2 year old M8 and so far I haven't encountered any problems with it. I'm very satisfied with the overall performance and audio.
One of the sleekest (if not the sleekest) phone around. A phone for people who really knows what they want, people who has individuality.
AnonD-690302, 07 Aug 2017Take my advice and avoid HTC. They have awful customer service. Save yourself the hassle and b... moreMy experience with HTC's customer service has ALWAYS been nothing short of very positive Media. I talk to them via chat vs. phone, so that might be part of it too? Though I did speak to someone in a dept above them (Special Projects Team) on the phone once, but she was great too.
Take my advice and avoid HTC. They have awful customer service. Save yourself the hassle and buy from elsewhere. My phone wasn't working since I bought it and then nearly caught fire in my flat - it started beeping like crazy and when I pulled out the charger the top of it was bright orange and then caught fire and I quickly blew it out. I sent it back for repair and they said there was water damage (rust) inside the phone which voided the warranty and that it would cost me either £430 to repair or £25 to get it back un-repaired. I can promise you I have never dropped water on my phone and only had it for 1 year. So either they did a terrible job in the manufacturing process and it had water in it from the beginning or are lying to try and get more money from me. So disappointed especially as my last 3 phones have been HTC and I pre-ordered this one directly from their website.