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Being widely acclaimed for developing great metal unibody devices, HTC announced the release of its newest flagship smtartphone, the HTC 10 EVO.  It can be compared with the HTC Bolt but how will it match against a top of the line phone such as HTC 10?

Design

They both offer a premium feel to their respective users sporting an all-metal build and sleek edges. Their fingerprint sensors are both mounted on the front side and include USB Type-C connections.

Camera-wise, they both have the same circular design but the HTC 10 offers a higher end one due to its laser focus technology whilst the HTC 10 Evo is set to only have dual-LED flash. In terms of weight the Evo is a tad bigger measuring 153.9 x 77.2 mm with a weight of 174g while its brother sports a 145.9 x 71.9 mm body with 161g as its weight.

The most important thing that sets both devices apart is HTC 10 EVO’s IP57 rating that makes it water resistant.



Display

Regarding their displays, the HTC 10 Evo sports a 5.5-inch Super LCD 3 screen with Quad HD resolution that confers a pixel density of 534, being covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Despite being smaller than its counterpart, the HTC 10 measures 5.2 inches and has a Super LCD 5 display with a larger pixel density of 564.

Bigger doesn’t always mean better and that is the case of the two phones, considering the fact that HTC 10 offers a more vibrant palette of colors and a higher pixel density.

Camera

In terms of camera, the HTC 10 Evo comes equipped with a 16 megapixel rear snapper with autofocus and OIS while the HTC 10 offers a 12 megapixel rear camera with an 80-degree view angle. It also comes with autofocus and OIS.

Their front facing cameras is where the difference is made as the HTC 10 Evo offers an 8 megapixel snapper while the HTC 10 opts for a 5 megapixel build. They all have Auto HDR and OIS.

Hardware

Hardware wise, the HTC 10 Evo has a previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. HTC  10 is more refined offering this year’s Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM and comes with two storage variants, namely 32GB and 64GB both being expandable.

They are the best phones to look for in terms of Audio support as they come equipped with BoomSound Adaptive audio encountered on the Evo whereas the HTC 10 has BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Dolby Audio and Hi-Res headphone. A slight difference is made however in the sense that the HTC 10 Evo uses an USB Type-C port instead of the common headphone jack

Software

A slight difference can be observed software-wise as HTC 10 Evo comes with Android 7.0 tweaked by HTC Sense out of the store whereas HTC 10 runs on Android 6.0 with HTC Sense but it will receive a software update pretty soon.

Conclusion

Both devices are pretty similar, the HTC 10 costs 570 Pounds while we are not in the know regarding the new Evo’s price tag. Performance wise, the HTC 10 is better while it lacks the Evo’s battery capacity and larger screen paired with better cameras.

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