September 25, 2016
It is no doubt that HTC has made its mark in the world of smartphones and their brands unarguably competes very well with other top brands. They have proceeded to go all the way to make their mark once again and this time they have come out with the HTC desire 10. The HTC desire series are known to be the lower cadre amongst the HTC brand of smartphones which contends very well in the very hot mid-range market. In this era of increasing technology trend HTC has even stepped up their game too in all aspects coming out with 2 great desire brands the HTC desire 10 ‘pro’ and HTC desire 10 ‘lifestyle’. I have taken the time and pain to bring you the review of both smartphones and of course scintillating details about them involving their pros and cons.
HTC brought their A game again and really did put in a lot of work to make these phones stand out. They boast of the trademark hi-res audio with the BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers known with the HTC brand which is just one of the features that makes the desire 10 outstanding. As you can see from the pictures, it’s a really beautiful phone to behold with some of the design build taken from the much higher in spec HTC 10. The two models boast different levels of specifications with the Desire 10 Lifestyle featuring a surprising appearance from a processor that experts have said shouldn’t even be seen in 2016, both handsets sport 5.5-inch displays.
HTC Desire 10 Pro
We will take a look at the Desire 10 Pro first, in which HTC has produced a phone aimed to top the mid-range segment. It a features Corning Gorilla Glass protection, a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core (64-bit) processor which provides the grunt with either 3GB of RAM for the choice of 32GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM for the choice of 64GB internal storage on multi-tasking duty. The internal storage/memory can be augmented by up to 2TB thanks to the inclusion of a microSD card slot.
The rear camera sports a 20MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture with dual-LED flash, laser autofocus, and BSI sensor, HTC did not see fit to equip the Desire 10 Pro with OSI for some reason. On the front is a more than useful 13MP sensor with BSI sensor and a selfie panorama function. There’s a fingerprint reader on the rear panel for added security. Suffice to say this is a superb selfie smartphone! The pro model is still the most powerful desire phone ever.
The Desire 10 Pro will come in single or dual SIM variants depending on the region, with Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), and HTC Connect. There is a 3.5mm audio jack present, along with the trademark HTC BoomSound profile for a headset, a 3,000mAh non-removable battery ensures longevity in its use. The Desire 10 Pro has dimensions of 156.5 x 76 x 7.86mm and weighs in at 165 grams. A fingerprint sensor is placed on the Pro’s back as well, and other than unlocking the device it is also able to control the camera. Now isn’t that just great! Finally, the phone is running the famed HTC’s Sense interface running on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is certain that the HTC Desire 10 Pro is scheduled to go on sale starting from October/November and for now we aren’t certain how much it will cost just yet.
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
Now we move onto the Desire 10 Lifestyle. This is powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, a chip that first appeared in 2013 powering entry-level phones (remember i talked about it in the second paragraph), and up until today, was most recently been seen powering a bunch of Android Wear smartwatches. While HTC must believe it does an adequate job, it makes one wonder at just how much support the Desire 10 Lifestyle will receive when it comes to updating to a new version of Android. So you can very well be rest assured that you are covered, lol.
The Desire 10 Lifestyle differs from the Pro model in a number of different ways. Its 5.5-inch display uses LCD technology and only has a 720 resolution with Gorilla Glass protection in line. It does come with 2GB or 3GB of RAM just as there is 16GB/32GB of internal storage, along with microSD card support which can be upgraded to as much as 2TB as well. The 13MP rear camera has a LED flash along with a f/2.2 aperture and BSI sensor, while the 5MP front camera has a f/2.8 aperture. Unusually, the Desire 10 Lifestyle features BoomSound HiFi edition with Hi-Res support as well as Dolby Audio tuning, something you might have rather expected to see on the Pro model.
Depending on your region the Desire 10 Lifestyle will be available in single or dual-SIM configuration, and supports Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi b/g/n (2.4GHz only), along with HTC Connect.
As with the Pro model, the Desire 10 Lifestyle runs HTC’s Sense overlay on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Lifestyle features a non-removable battery with a 2,700mAh capacity. It has dimensions of 156.9 76.9 x 7.7mm and weighs in at 155 grams, 10 grams lighter than its Pro counterpart.
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