Lisa Gade reviews the HTC 10, the company’s flagship Android smartphone for 2016. HTC’s turned things around with the 10— it hits all the sweet spots with none of the gotchas of other recent m series phones. The HTC 10 is clad in metal with a wide chamfer on the sides, and its curves feel good in hand. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense UI on the top of the line Snapdragon 820 CPU with Adreno 530 graphics and 4 gigs of RAM. It has 32 gigs of internal storage and a microSD card slot that can extend storage. The phone has a 5.2” QHD Super LCD 5 display clad in Gorilla Glass, and it has enhanced touch response.
The HTC 10 will be available in early May 2016 on most major carriers. It’s also available as a GSM unlocked phone via HTC’s website for $699. Both front and rear cameras have optical image stabilization, and the rear 12MP camera with enlarged pixel sites takes excellent photos and 4K video. The HTC 10 has a 3,000 mAh battery and a Quick Charge 3.0 charger is in the box. It has a high quality 24 bit audio DAC and separate headphone amplifier for excellent wired headphone sound.