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HTC 10
SloganPower of 10
Compatible networksGSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advanced
PredecessorHTC One M9
SuccessorHTC U Ultra
Form factorSlate
Dimensions145.9 mm (5.74 in) H
71.9 mm (2.83 in) W
9 mm (0.35 in) D
Weight161 g (5.7 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 "Marshmallow" (release)
Android 7.0 "Nougat"
Android 8.0 "Oreo" (current)
Android 12 (unofficial) via LineageOS 19.1
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 820
GPUAdreno 530
Storage32 or 64 GB
Removable storagemicroSD up to 2 TB
Battery3.8 V, 11.5 Wh (3,000 mAh) Li-Ion, non-replaceable[1]
Display5.2 in (130 mm) Super LCD 5 with RGB matrix
2560 x 1440 pixels (564 ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Rear cameraSony Exmor R IMX377 12.3 megapixels (4032×3024 px), Laser autofocus, dual-LED dual tone flash, f/1.8 aperture, 26 mm lens, optical image stabilization[2]
Front camera5 MP, f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization
Data inputs

The HTC 10 is an Android smartphone manufactured and marketed by HTC.[3][4] It was announced on April 12, 2016.[5]


In 2015, HTC released the HTC One M9 smartphone, which was praised for its design, but criticized for being too similar to its predecessor, the HTC One (M8).[6] To address the shortcomings of the M9, HTC released another new phone that year with a new design and hardware: the HTC One A9. The design of the HTC 10 is something of a mix of the M9 and the A9.[7]



The HTC 10 features an aluminum body with a unibody design. The dual front-facing audio speakers from previous HTC smartphones (such as the HTC One M9) have been removed. The phone still has 2 speakers; however, one is on the top bezel, while the other is on the bottom edge of the phone. The HTC 10 also includes a fingerprint sensor under the 5.2-inch 1440x2560 Gorilla Glass 3 screen.[8][9][10]

The internals of the HTC 10 are similar to its contemporary flagships. The HTC 10 includes the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB RAM and Adreno 530 integrated graphics .[11] The HTC 10 also features USB-C and Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0.[10] The HTC 10 features a dedicated DAC (Digital Audio Converter) provided by Qualcomm.[12]

The HTC 10 has the first optically stabilized front camera in mobile phones.[10]


The HTC 10 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the HTC Sense 8.0 skin.[8] HTC updated unlocked handsets to Android 7.0 Nougat on November 25, 2016.[13] The unlocked HTC 10 received the Android 8.0 Oreo update in early 2018.[14]

The HTC 10 is among few smartphones to be equipped with support for Apple's proprietary AirPlay protocol.[15]


The HTC 10 received generally positive reviews. In its review of the phone, CNET gave the device a 4 out of 5, supporting the design of the phone, the "brilliant audio quality", and the customizable user interface, while criticizing the phone's camera and battery life.[16] The Verge gave the device a similar 8.0 out of 10, but viewed some aspects of the phone differently: it considered the device's "reliable battery", sound, software, and "fast performance" to be its strengths, while criticizing the HTC 10's "boring design", camera, and price.[17] On the audio quality front, due to its inclusion of a dedicated DAC, Android Central praised the audio of the HTC 10 when using headphones connected to the headphone jack, saying of the experience, "Spoiler: it sounds good. Damn good"[18]


  1. ^ "HTC 10 DIY Teardown". ETrade Supply. 12 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-11-26. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Steven (12 October 2016). "Sony IMX378: Comprehensive Breakdown of the Google Pixel's Sensor and its Features". XDA Developers. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  3. ^ Seifert, Dan (April 13, 2016). "HTC 10 announced: a modern phone with familiar design". The Verge. Archived from the original on May 21, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Protalinski, Emil (April 13, 2016). "HTC 10 unveiled: 5.2-inch QHD display, 12 UltraPixel camera with laser autofocus". Venture Beat. Archived from the original on November 21, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Kellex (12 April 2016). "HTC Announces the HTC 10, Available for Pre-Order at $699". Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  6. ^ Savov, Vlad (March 2015). "HTC's One M9 is the world's most beautiful disappointment". The Verge. Vox Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 2018-10-04. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  7. ^ Rogerson, James (12 April 2016). "HTC 10 vs HTC One M9". TechRadar. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  8. ^ a b "HTC 10 specs". Archived from the original on 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  9. ^ "HTC 10 brings the noise, but it's not a Galaxy killer (review)". Archived from the original on 2018-07-07. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  10. ^ a b c "HTC 10 review!". 14 April 2016. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  11. ^ "HTC 10 Industry Leading Features and Specs - HTC United States". Archived from the original on 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  12. ^ "Qualcomm Aqstic sets a new standard for audiophiles | Qualcomm". Qualcomm. 2016-05-31. Archived from the original on 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  13. ^ "[Update: RUU available] Nougat for the unlocked HTC 10 rolling out today, only in the USA for now". Android Police. 2016-12-02. Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
  14. ^ Gao, Richard. "[Update: Back up] Unlocked HTC 10 is now receiving 8.0 Oreo update via OTA and RUU". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  15. ^ PCworld Archived 2021-11-20 at the Wayback Machine: "Technically, this isn’t the first Android phone to support AirPlay. Xiaomi’s Mi 5" "Still, HTC appears to be the first phone maker to have officially licensed the technology from Apple, according to 9to5Mac."
  16. ^ La, Lynn. "HTC 10 review". CNET. CBS Interactive Inc. Archived from the original on 7 July 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  17. ^ Seifert, Dan (14 April 2016). "HTC 10 review: great isn't good enough". The Verge. Vox Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 8 July 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  18. ^ "HTC 10 audio testing — BoomSound evolved". Android Central. 2016-05-12. Archived from the original on 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
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