It’s a hard phone to rate on first impressions – HTC has put all the right bits in here, but I felt the same way with the One M9. However, the brand seems to have addressed the foibles and appears genuinely excited by the new 10.
HTC 10 price
- Initially cost £570 / $699
- Price has now dropped to £470 (with promotion) / $599
- UK contracts start around £31 per month for free phone
- Works faster under the finger, making it competitive with iPhone for speed
- The sound recording quality has been upped massively
- New multi-directional speakers
- Excellent hi-res headphones in the box
- All-new build quality
The HTC 10 is a phone that’s the product of years of learning, which is why the company has created a phone that’s big on design, strong on camera and brings a very user-friendly interface into the mix.
The phone from 2014, the One M8, was one of the greatest phones ever made, one that I’ll still dust off from time to time now just to get a feel for it once more – and while the brand lost its way last year the latest model seems to be the product of a lot of key learning.