After a couple of leaks from a trustworthy source recently revealed that Google’s upcoming HTC-made Nexus devices would each deliver the same set of high-end specs, the first benchmarks for one of the models has been spotted online, suggesting that both smartphones will offer some serious performance when they launch later this year. More →
For the first time in its history, Google launched two new Nexus handsets last year including the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, copying Apple’s new iPhone launch strategy. But Google didn’t get it right on the first try. Thankfully, it looks like things are about to change thanks to a big new update – assuming the latest Nexus leaks are accurate, that is. More →
There’s much ado about a certain headphone jack these days. The iPhone 7 is expected to ditch the standard 3.5mm port, just like Motorola’s 2016 flagship devices that were announced a few weeks ago. But not all phones will stop supporting the audio standard, and at least one of the two upcoming HTC-made Nexus devices is rumored to have a headphone jack. In fact, a new leak gives us a preview of the rumored hardware of the smaller 2016 HTC Nexus handset. More →
A new report last week stated that HTC is working on two new Nexus smartphones that will be released this year. It’s OK if you missed it — the report hit while most of the tech world was checking out Apple’s new software goodies. The rumor echoed earlier reports that claimed HTC might make two Nexus devices in 2016, and the new report said that both of these Nexus phones will sport slightly improved processors. More →
Only two smartphones have ever managed to score an 88 following DxOMark’s extensive testing. Depending on how you feel about DxOMark, that could certainly be construed as a big deal. The first phone to garner the impressive score was Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge, which packs what is without question one of the most impressive smartphone cameras the world has ever seen. Then in April, the HTC 10 managed to earn the same score of 88 following the site’s customary battery of tests.
While both of these cameras are fantastic and they were each awarded the same score, they’re certainly not equals across the board. Each phone has its own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to mobile photography, and a recent video showdown does a great job of comparing these two flagship smartphones. More →
The launch of the first VR headsets has been rife with issues, but on Tuesday, HTC announced that the Vive could finally be purchased directly from the HTC website as well as in select retail locations throughout the country. No more preorders either — HTC says Vive orders will ship within 2-3 business days.
The pressure is mounting on HTC’s new HTC 10 flagship phone and Vive virtual reality headset following an abysmal earnings report for the first quarter of the year. HTC on Monday morning announced that its March-quarter revenue dropped by a staggering 64% compared to the same quarter last year. Worse yet, HTC said its profit during the first quarter of 2016 plummeted 78%. More →
Multiple reports have said that Google is already working hard on a couple of new Nexus handsets, undoubtedly the successors of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. But rather than have LG and Huawei make them, Google supposedly hired HTC, the same company that made the iconic Nexus One.
A pair of new reports bring further evidence that Google may indeed partner with HTC for the 2016 Nexus handsets – yes, two devices are supposedly in the works.
The HTC 10 is now official, which means the last piece of the Android flagship puzzle has fallen into place. If you haven’t already read our in-depth HTC 10 review, you should definitely make it a point to catch up. HTC has done phenomenal work with its latest high-end handset, addressing nearly every pain point users had and putting together a smartphone that checks almost every important box.
Now that the Android landscape for the first half of the year has been laid out, we’ll be spending plenty of time comparing all the new Android flagships in an effort to help readers find the right phone. To start things off, we’re going to look at the brand new HTC 10 as it compares to the most popular flagship Android phone in the world right now, Samsung’s Galaxy S7. More →
I reviewed the HTC 10 this morning and when I did, I noted that it is one of the most surprising phones the world has ever seen. Sure we knew all about the phone’s design and specs leading up to the announcement, but leaks never seem to be able to paint a complete picture. They gave us no indication that the HTC 10 would feature class-leading battery life that lasts up to two days on a single charge, they couldn’t foresee that the phone’s camera would be as impressive as it is, and there was no mention at all that the HTC 10 would offer a touch experience that is faster and smoother than anything else on the market.
But most interestingly, perhaps, is the power HTC managed to get out of the HTC 10 despite specs that are in line with other top Android phones on paper. Leaks thoroughly detailed the phone’s specs ahead of its announcement, of course, but we had no idea they would come together quite like this. More →
If we’re really being honest, smartphones had become pretty boring for a while. They all looked the same and were all replaced each year by newer models with slightly better specs and minor feature upgrades. But then something started to happen. Growth slowed for some of the industry’s top players and completely vanished for others, thanks in part to a lack of innovation and increased pressure from low-cost options out of China.
The HTC 10 is HTC’s best Android handset to date, and one of the most remarkable smartphones of the year. We already got up-close and personal with the HTC 10 by looking at its best features. One of them was handset’s primary camera, a 12-megapixel shooter that’s got optical image stabilization and laser focus that’s incredibly fast, and it launches in just 0.6 seconds.
While that’s all great on paper, how does the HTC 10 act in the wild when it comes to taking photos? Expert camera site DxOMark already gave the HTC 10 the same score the Galaxy S7 received a few weeks ago. That means the HTC 10 ties Samsung’s flagship for the first spot on the site, with both devices outscoring the iPhone 6s.
If that’s not enough, then the following real-life camera samples taken with the HTC 10 should offer further proof that the HTC 10 has one of the best camera setups in town. More →
The brand new HTC 10 might look familiar on the outside but it’s time to forget everything you know about HTC’s flagship phones and get ready for something fresh and new. In fact despite all the leaks and rumors, the HTC 10 may very well be the most surprising new smartphone of the year. Two-day battery life… a class-leading camera that tied Samsung’s Galaxy S7 for the title of world’s best smartphone camera in DxOMark’s testing… blazing-fast speed… and that’s just the beginning.
Here’s everything you need to know about the hot new HTC 10. More →