Very glad that the review is objective and unbiased as usual. your site is always my no. 1 choice. but i think your site is too generous about the bad display and quieter speakers of htc 10 which you only use wordings to describe the fact. Don't be afraid my friend, let's show the display and loudness test data as usual, let consumer and the world to know the very dim, inaccurate, saturated and extremely cold temperature display of htc 10. Moreover, htc always cheating on performance benchmark and boost clock speed when the rom detect the phone is running benchmarking apps, especially atututu, just as the case as one m8 before, which is very dirty and naive move. my money will never give to this kind of cheap company. huawei p9 is more faster and snappier than htc 10 even they both use the cheaper eMMC flash NAND. to all htc fanboys, let's face it, the 10 desn't have any advantage over other flagships, but even worse.
Surely the camera and the battery will behave even better after the update yesterday.
Rafe Firmani, 03 May 2016HTC 10 body is a masterpiece compared to double glass of s7yes htc is very elegant and way better than glassy samsung s7
htc will win , for sure I will buy it very soon
AnonD-265341, 03 May 2016I agree, it does not have much on th s7, and yeah, the battery is a deal breaker for me. But i... moreYeah the camera is good, but it isn't a selling point. The s7 camera is still better, and so is the g5 camera.
Overall I think the htc10 is better than the g5 because the g5 modular aspect is basically useless and resulted in a crappy body. But the s7 is definitively better than both.
AnonD-69077, 03 May 2016This review is rather disappoiting mainly battery life, earpeice volume for phone calls, louds... moreAudio quality, not just clarity, can only be compared to HTC previous versions.
Samsung and LG would like a child's toy compared to HTC flagship audio!
Notice the word flagship, tho.
Having said that, I can safely now conclude that HTC 10 audio isn't as deep bass and as loud as compared to previous phone like m7_ 8_ 9!
Especially m8 Harman/Kardon the sound is amazing!!
AnonD-442781, 03 May 2016Well, as we all should know by now, the phone disappoints. The only good thing is audio, other... moreI agree, it does not have much on th s7, and yeah, the battery is a deal breaker for me. But i have to say i like the camera, mabye i still remember the horible m9 camera. I dont like the desig much at all
From the start I will say NO cos it has no waterproof. It is a must-have feature for a 500+ phone, not to mention a flagship of 700!
Im not an audiophile, I actually listen to everything through one headphone so that feature is useless for me.
There are 2 must-have fratures that make me choose a device: sd card & waterproof. If a device lacks one of those im not interested. Period.
So it seems that if I will update this year, i will have to choose between the S7 or X Performance from Sony.
Anonymous, 03 May 2016did u even read the review by gsmarena>>?I did.it fooled me.s7 camera is great for capturing buildings,bridges etc. But when it comes to nature,it sucks. alot. Just try it yourself, trees, bushes,etc. The results are horrible, even xiaomi mi4c does better than S7. I wish samsung can update s7 camera software so we can tweak its camera sharpness.
i dont hate samsung,in fact im a samsung user, tablet and note.
If you really want to see how the camera performs then look at the pics taken with HTC 10 and S7 --> View them at 1/1 and download on the computer.
The S7 pictures are a mile better. There is no term of comparation: more accurate colors, a lot more details, ... everything is better.
Rushed review, we need a review after the phone has been updated. With more comparisons.
Anyway, it is still a win compared to any TouchWiz lame device.
I had to make sure if I was reading a GSMArena review. It indeed does feel rushed, and a little biased. HTC wouldn't be so foolish as to make tall claims about its hardware and not deliver on the said fronts. While average battery life can be attributed to the QHD screen and DAC, HTC's lean software implementation and the punchy chipset should ensure that it blazes through the benchmarks without an exception. The camera is stellar in its own right, albeit a notch slower than the competition, and the true colour reproduction seems to offend everyone used to the saturated AMOLED shades. Lastly, the review is missing out on essentials like brightness levels, sunlight legibility levels, browser performance benchmarks and camera and video quality comparison charts. Kindly update the review soon, GSMArena.
software optimizations are the reason for the great performance
ahem........ HTC optimizing antutu again ?
[deleted post]Why would you call him a sheep when he actually is researching what phones would suit him best by looking at reviews? Sheep are those that blindly follow a brand and never consider looking at any better alternative.
AnonD-533259, 03 May 2016this camera destroys s7 camera. S7 is very annoying when it captures some pictures of trees an... moreIndeed. Combine Super AMOLED with its unnatural colors & this fantasy camera = Win. They know how to steal your eyes and fool you at first sight.