It's been quiet in HTC camp lately but it seems the company has been gearing up for its big comeback this year with the HTC One M10 in Singapore. It's the flagship device from HTC that will go head to head with some of the biggest names in the smartphone market today. Read more about it to know why.
The world has gotten a glimpse of the HTC One X10 – the latest addition to the company’s mid-range line of devices, after its recent release in the US market. Despite its affordable mid-range price, the device includes premium features that are typically found in devices that are far more expensive. This HTC phone might just have what you need.
|Release Date in Singapore|
|Processor frequency||2.2 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Display diagonal||13.2 cm (5.2")|
|Display resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels|
|Pixel density||564 ppi|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||USB Type-C|
|USB version||3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||4 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||32 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||200 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||6|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||12 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Video recording modes||720p,1080p,2160p|
|Maximum frame rate||120 fps|
|Battery capacity||3000 mAh|
|Standby time (3G)||456 h|
|Standby time (4G)||456 h|
|Browsing time (3G)||27 h|
|Browsing time (4G)||27 h|
|Colour of product||Silver|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The HTC ONE M10 is everything an HTC fan has been longing for - a full smartphone package experience without compromise. The problem with this idea is that it doesn't exist; there will always be some phone with a better camera or better battery or a larger display. But we can always look at this idea subjectively and find the right balance between what the HTC One M10 in Singapore offers versus compromises you might be making.
After two iterations of HTC flagships using a 5-inch 1080p screen, HTC finally bumped up the resolution to the 1440 x 2560px category. There is also a slight size bump of 0.2 inches. The display also features curved edges crafted from Corning Gorilla Glass 4, these edges are so subtle though and you have to point it out to notice it.
The HTC ONE M10's battery has received a minor increase in capacity from 2,840mAh in the One M9 to 3,000mAh. Compared to the One M9, this modest bump of capacity in collaboration with Marshmallow's battery optimization is able to offset the increase in resolution and screen size up from 1080p to 1440p and 5.0" to 5.2" screens respectively.
The HTC ONE M10 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 CPU with two Kyro cores clocked at 2.15GHz & two Kyro cores clocked at just 1.6 GHz. The Snapdragon 820 is the first CPU for which Qualcomm finally decided they didn't need more cores but better ones. The new chipset is paired with generous 4GB of RAM and a dedicated Adreno 530 GPU for graphics.
HTC's history with cameras on its flagships has been a mixed bag. Its first attempt at delivering higher-quality camera was with the One M7, which came with a 4MP camera sensor at a time when flagships already touted 13MP cameras. HTC hoped that users would prefer a camera with bigger pixels as opposed to one in a higher number of pixels, but the market showed otherwise.
The HTC ONE M10 is a hit. It took the best parts of its previous flagship devices and refined them into a single package that will have the other competitors sweating.
The HTC ONE M10 is a compelling device with lots of processing power, beautifully designed and sturdy hardware, great camera performance, fast and accurate fingerprint scanner, and excellent audio quality both via the speakers and the headphone jack.