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It looks like HTC finally fixed its phones’ biggest weakness

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:15PM EST
HTC 10 Camera Quality DxOMark
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HTC has made a lot of promises with the HTC 10 but the one that will make Android fans most skeptical is the promise that it’s finally improved the camera on its flagship device. However, there’s some good news here: DxOMark has released its review of the HTC 10’s camera on Tuesday and it ranked it right up there with the Galaxy S7 as the best smartphone camera in the world right now. That’s high praise and it’s indicative that HTC took complaints about past phones’ cameras to heart over the last year.

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So what are the pluses and minuses to the HTC 10’s camera? Here’s DxoMark’s quick list of pros and cons:


– Very good details preservation in all conditions.

– Fast and accurate autofocus in all conditions.

– Good exposure.

– Good noise reduction in low light conditions.

– Generally good white balance and accurate color rendering.


– Visible loss of sharpness in the corners with respect to the center.

– In some outdoor pictures, the highlights are slightly blown out.

– Some luminance noise visible in the sky.

– Using flash with no other light source, some attenuation and noise visible in the corners.

Even with these drawbacks, however, it sounds like the HTC 10 is vastly improved compared to past HTC cameras. While the HTC 10 scored an 88 on DxOMark’s ratings, last year’s HTC One M9 scored a mere 69, which put it on par with Amazon’s Fire Phone and below such comparatively ancient devices such as the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III.

Check out DxOMark’s full analysis of the HTC 10’s camera at this link.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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