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The Android HTC 10 is a solid smartphone that eschews gimmicks for all-around performance, with a bit of style for good measure. Its aluminum unibody looks great, and its display matches the high bar set by the competition, with a whopping 564 pixels per inch.
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The device's Quick Charge 3.0 technology deserves special mention, as it can charge a battery 50% in just 30 minutes. Smartphone speakers are typically lousy at best, but HTC's BoomSound actually impresses. What really sets the Android HTC 10 apart is the clean interface free of duplicate apps such as numerous email or browser apps.
Its price is hard to justify, given that mid-range Android smartphones such as the Honor 5X and Moto G series cost as little as $200 and offer very good performance. But if you want the best, you can't be cheap.
Display: 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 Gorilla Glass, 2560 x 1440
OS: Android 6 with HTC Sense
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad Core, 64-bit, up to 2.2GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 32 GB capacity with microSD expansion up to 2 TB
Build: 5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 inches, 5.68 ounces
Battery: 3000 mAh non-accessible battery, Quick Charge 3.0 support
Camera: 12-megapixel HTC Ultrapixel rear camera with 1.55μm pixels, laser autofocus, OIS and f/1.8 aperture; 5-megapixel front camera
Features: 4K video recording, BoomSound Hi-Fi speakers, fingerprint scanner
Price: $699 direct from HTC
This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of the Modern Mobility e-zine.
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