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Before HTC One M10 was released, there were many speculations about its specs. Because the launch followed Samsung and LG, everyone was waiting with bated breath to see if the mobile phone live up to all of the hype.

With HTC One M9 a bit of a disappointment, what with its not-too-exciting features, HTC fans are hoping the M10 will turn things around. And it did. Then again, the Taiwanese company always managed to compete with some of the big-name brands, including Samsung. In fact, HTC 10 has been compared with Samsung numerous times. Some HTC fans even go as far as to claim that their choice of smartphone is simply better.

HTC 10 vs Galaxy S7


Design often comes down to personal preferences, but most people consider phones in metal to be more sophisticated than those made of plastic. Samsung’s handsets used to be in the less-sophisticated category until Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which were made entirely of metal and glass. While HTC has always been one of the high-end phones, the lack of innovation in design made it less appealing over time.


Based on benchmark test results, HTC 10 beats Galaxy S7 by a wide margin. It scored over 145,000 on Antutu test, making it the world’s most powerful smartphone. Galaxy S7, on the other hand, scored 136,000 on average.

Touch latency

According to the Taiwanese company, HTC 10 has the world’s lowest touch latency, and most HTC users agree. Compared to Galaxy S7, the difference is pretty noticeable, especially because HTC 10 offers a more fluid and powerful handset.

Battery life

HTC takes the top score on this particular aspect, especially because the company made numerous software optimizations that ensure minimum battery consumption. HTC 10 is very efficient while at rest, and doesn’t lose much of its battery life overnight. But the claim that the battery lasts up to 2 days on a single charge, based on normal usage, has yet to be verified.


The win goes to Samsung when it comes to the quality of the camera. The Galaxy S7 camera performs particularly well in low-light settings. The difference between the HTC 10 and Galaxy S7 may not be as noticeable in good lighting, but the quality of the photos that Samsung capture is more crisp and truer to color.


This is another aspect where the Galaxy S7 has a clear edge over the HTC 10. After all, it boasts of a Super AMOLED panel that combines perfectly well with the 2K Quad HD resolution. The Super LCD 5 screen of the HTC 10 pales in comparison.


Based on scoring, both handsets are fairly even at 3 on 3, excluding design because it can be subjective. So, depending on whether or not someone prefers an HTC design over a Samsung, the scale would tip over to HTC and vice versa.

But ask yourself, is design more important than performance, battery life, display, camera, or touch latency?