The highly anticipated HTC 10 is believed the act as the lifeboat that will ‘save’ the Taiwanese manufacturer because it’s well know that the company’s revenues dropped by 64% in revenues. HTC just didn’t generate interest among phone users when compared to its rival companies such as LG, Samsung or Apple. Another measure that will surely get the public’s attention is the manufacturing of a VR headset – HTC VIVE which will mark the company’s entry on the VR market.
Here is a comparison between the upcoming HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7 – its biggest rival.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is very similar in design to the previous generation – S6 with a 5.1 inch QHD display. It weighs about 152 g and it has 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm. It’s available in Black, Gold, Silver and White.
The HTC 10, on the other hand, is a very lightweight device and it feels very solid. It has a neat design with a slightly curved back panel and capacitive keys. Much like Galaxy S7, it features a physical Home Button which doubles as a fingerprint reader for Android Pay and unlocking the handset.
Both models’ displays are similar in size and resolution – Galaxy S7 has a 5.1 inch AMOLED display with 577 ppi and the HTC 10 has a 5.2 inch LED display with 564 ppi. The most notable difference between them is when it comes to the LCD and AMOLED panels, as it’s a known fact that AMOLED panels have long ago outperformed the LCD ones.
When put in the GFX Bench Manhattan Offscreen test which measure graphics performance aspects, it was revealed that the HTC 10 performed better that the Galaxy S7.
The HTC 10 features UltraPixel technology and it sports a 12 MP camera, f/1.8 aperture plus optical image stabilisation and laser autofocus. Its front facing camera has been dubbed the ‘UltraSelfie’ camera at its 5 MP sensor, 1.34 um in pixel size and a similar aperture to the snapper on the back.
The Galaxy S7 on the other hand has similar features, but with a wider aperture and a larger pixel size.
Battery and Waterproofing
The Galaxy S& features a non-removable 3.000 mAh battery and it’s dustproof and water proof whereas the HTC 10 sports a similar battery but it’s not waterproof. Both devices feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors and feature improved battery performance due to the updated Android Marshmallow software.
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