Posts tagged with: HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC (High Tech Computer Corporation) is a smartphone company based in Taiwan. The company started off making smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. HTC now makes devices running Android with their own Sense UI, Windows Phone 7 and Brew OS. Read on for the latest HTC related news, reviews and videos:

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    The "Hipster Troll Carwash" has become the "Hot Topic Craze" in mobile tech, at least for this microsecond. HTC has found its footing once again with the HTC 10 and with a clear month until Motorola — under Lenovo — has something to offer, we'll see a full month's of worth of sales. But it has to start somewhere. In the US, Verizon said it has first dibs for carriage. In the UK, it's Three that has started pre-orders for the phone with deliveries targeted for May 6. Three is currently only offering the phone purchased with a two-year contract plan and an upfront fee of £49. We'll ...

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    2016 is off to a terrific smartphone start. Samsung's focus this year is on refining what we liked about the Galaxy S6. We keep the metal and glass build, with more of a Note 5 style curved back, and lifestyle features like water resistance and MicroSD card expansion return. The second year of this hardware look has produced a formidable handset. HTC is getting back to basics. The One M9 fell prey to the performance concerns of the Qualcomm 810, and featured some rough design element. The HTC 10 polishes those edges, and delivers on performance. Simplifying the Sense skin, whittling down ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret Apple had a much worse year-opening calendar quarter than usual, as iPhone 6s demand uncharacteristically contracted worldwide and its number one rival was smart enough to prematurely launch a new Android flagship duo. But according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the early March Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rollout didn’t drive sufficient new adoption for Samsung handhelds in general for the Korean OEM to beat Cupertino on the latter’s home turf. It was close, though ultimately, iPhones took the lion’s share of January – March US activations, ...

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    Update: The podcast is up now and will be sent out at 3pm Eastern on Friday. The HTC 10 makes us wonder if any phone can really be perfect. Galaxy Note 6 rumors are building steam. What might we see on Samsung's next phablet? With the flagship phone market maturing, we'll take a look at why people are waiting longer to upgrade their phones? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and ...

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    Early virtual reality headset adopters might be forced to choose how they enter into the immersive new tech environment not by virtue of UI smoothness, device build quality, app utility or even bang for buck factor. Instead, if you’re undecided between the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, it could ultimately come down to which one will be available sooner. And that’s most likely the Vive, unless you’ve pre-ordered the Rift consumer version among the first few people in the world, and also got lucky. Currently, both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive can be pre-ordered from their respective ...

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    What a difference one year makes... Over 2015 LG landed critical praise after launching phones like the G4 and the V10. While the G Flex 2 was caught up in the performance issues surrounding the Qualcomm 810, LG handled their following phones gracefully, extracting as much power as they could from the lower end Qualcomm 808. HTC struggled to find its footing after the launch of the One M9, a phone also poorly received due to performance concerns and for including a "good" camera against some truly great photography competitors. Later that year they also tried to utilize a lower power ...

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    It's only been about a week now since HTC introduced its latest Android flagship to eager fans, following weeks of actively teasing the HTC 10 on social media channels. With a camera that doesn't feel like a compromise, a look that's at once familiar while also differentiating itself from past One models, and battery life that should deliver where it counts, the phone had a lot of good things going for it – which we were quick to note in our full review. Now as users wait for their chance to take the HTC 10 home for themselves, HTC's back with its first promotional video following last ...

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    If you're chewing on Big Red and would like to check a new phone off of your to-get list, get ready to wait. And then you can hit the decks. April 29 is the day when Verizon will begin pre-orders for the HTC 10. Brick-and-mortar stores will also start showing off demonstration units — known to us as "exclusive in-store previews" through a statement provided to Droid Life — on that date. Verizon claims it will be first in the US to carry the HTC 10. Many sites, including ours, have reviews up for the device, but hey, seeing (and touching) is believing. Even if you're copping a feel from ...

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    There's an interesting thread on the /r/Android subreddit that has people talking about what a new HTC Nexus phone might actually look like. If you like the HTC 10 now and wouldn't mind seeing it again, this mock-up — based entirely on that phone — should suit your bill perfectly. Edits to the front panel include a near-zero bezel between the edge and a humongous screen while an extra speaker replaces the capacitive keys and fingerprint sensor mounted at bottom. The sensor is reformed into a circle and replaced below the camera sensor at back, just like how the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P ...

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    Maybe the Snapdragon 820 is actually the beast we all make it out to be. Maybe the Exynos 8890 kicks constant butt? Maybe we should give dues to the Apple A8 ... what? Okay, so forget the amazing Geekbench and GFXBench scores and blah blah blah we've seen because that stuff can be gamed. Like, we've seen it gamed. Many times. Gizmodo decided to give this spring's big Android smartphone releases and iPhones of new and old a big test. In fact, the outlet rolled its own by running tests on Gamebench, a benchmarking app that measures FPS, CPU, GPU and energy consumption performance through ...

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    There’s nothing wrong with owning and cherishing devices from different “ecosystems”, but sometimes, it can be a little inconvenient and counter-intuitive. For instance, you still can’t pair an Apple Watch to an Android handheld. Meanwhile, no Android phones or tablets are compatible with Cupertino’s AirPlay protocol, so wirelessly streaming media from, say, a Galaxy S7 to an Apple TV requires a lot of jumping through hoops, installing third-party apps or even hacking your out-the-box version of Google’s OS. Check that, very few Androids play nice with AirPlay. Namely, the HTC ...

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    Update: The podcast will be on your podcatchers starting at 3am Eastern on April 16. Enjoy! The HTC 10 is taking the Android world by storm. Can this one phone turn the tides for HTC? Our LG G5 coverage is in full swing, and everything you want to know about this phone will be answered. Lastly, another "backdoor" encryption bill is headed to congress, what might this mean for consumer tech? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, ...

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    There’s no such thing as the perfect smartphone. Even if a company were to stack its latest flagship with all the hardware that today’s technology can offer, it doesn’t guarantee that it’ll serve everyone the same purpose. Fact of the matter is that even perfection is subjective, as my needs are definitely different to your needs. Still, HTC has decided that it wants to launch a perfect 10. During our briefing, one of the masterminds behind the new flagship told us how important this smartphone is to them. It’s not just about rescuing a company that’s been struggling to achieve ...

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    The age of mini-flagship Android phones might be over, with no diminutive Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9 launched last year, but downgrading hero devices for price-lowering and emerging market-targeting purposes remains a thing. Or does it? Well, that LG G5 SE looks to be nothing more than a Snapdragon 652 take on the standard high-ender for Latin America, and similarly, the HTC 10 Lifestyle was believed to be heading to India and a couple other Eastern territories with a slower chip than the SD820 and “only” 3GB RAM. But after HTC essentially confirmed the story, it quickly and ...

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    We heard that the HTC 10 would break outside of the pallid phone palette that other manufacturers have stuck to for a long time. You know what we're talking about. Black. White. Gold. Oh no, not ... roooooose goooold. But hey, a strong, bold red wouldn't be bad on this shiny new phone, right? Well, ePrice out of Taiwan is reporting that most everyone will be missing out on this red version, at least for now. You know who will get it, though? KDDI au subscribers. In Japan. Well, shucks. Mind you, even though the HTC One A9 had its iPhone tendencies, it had some darn good hue selections, ...

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    Let's face it: apps and media take up space, and as we turn to games featuring lavish 3D worlds or creating high-res 4K video, those storage needs only grow. Thankfully, phone manufacturers have (slowly) been moving to larger and larger storage options. That trends holds for yesterday’s new HTC 10, which launched with 32GB internal storage – no 16GB option here. And while that sounded good (especially with support for microSD expansion), we also heard about a 64GB model hiding in the shadows – even better, right? Well, so long as you can get your hands on it; HTC is now sharing word ...

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    It’s no big secret that, while design and build quality always worked in favor of HTC’s flagship handhelds, their cameras were one of the main reasons consumers avoided them, instead going for iPhones or Samsungs. When we were finally promised “world class” shooters therefore, our curiosity and interest in the HTC 10 understandably escalated, although we couldn’t be certain that wasn’t empty propaganda. Then, the new “hero” went official, and the bulk of press materials announcing its release contained bold claims regarding photo-taking and video-recording performance. The ...

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    While waiting for reviews to tell us how the “world class cameras” of the HTC 10, its Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM and 3,000 mAh battery perform in real life, particularly when compared to similarly high-end components inside the Galaxy S7 and LG G5, you might be curious just how outdoorsy the new phone is. At a first glance, we’re dealing with a pretty robust device here that, although not technically rugged, should be able to survive the occasional drop on a not-so-hard surface. But is the HTC 10 also safe to use in the rain or shower? In short, not really. Then again, it’s ...

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    When the spanking new HTC 10 went up for pre-order yesterday in the US straight from the Taiwanese device manufacturer, we couldn’t help but notice only unlocked, AT&T and T-Mobile variants were listed. Ironically, while that felt like a red flag for prospective buyers on Verizon or Sprint, it turns out AT&T is actually the carrier not on board with selling and subsidizing the “world class” camera phone. Ma Bell hasn’t exactly confirmed its lack of support, but HTC is “encouraging AT&T customers to purchase our unlocked model at HTC.com” in response to people’s ...

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    One of the antiquated facets of the Android OEM product cycle is the developer edition of the latest flagship. These days, you've pretty much got the Nexus phones and software emulation for app developers. But if you're wreaking havoc with ROMs and you don't have any of that hardware or software, you're tough out of luck in terms of getting that warranty coverage for a regular phone. HTC, though, has been more dev-friendly to flash freaks by providing bootloader unlock tools for its phones. It's even been covering unlocked bootloaders in its warranties for its phones. And yes, even the HTC ...

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    HTC and Apple have had their tangents every once in a while — well, mainly in design. Just in design. Really. But now, as Apple apps make the pilgrimage to Android, it seems that HTC will put out an olive branch to Apple's AirPlay standard with its new HTC 10. The Taiwanese OEM is an official licensee of Apple's proprietary AirPlay wireless media streaming protocol which means that an HTC 10 can blast audio content from or to Apple TVs, iPads and iPhones all the same — it can't do video content, though we're already a step ahead of every other phone that needs root access to hack ...

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    Most smartphone flagships follow a pretty predictable pattern with their pricing over time. First the phone debuts with a relatively high price tag, as the manufacturer attempts to establish just how much their desirable new hardware is worth. Maybe carriers will knock a little off that figure (depending on how alluring the handset is, and correspondingly capable of getting them new subscribers), but the high launch price will likely stick around for a few months, before real, lasting discounts start arriving. And over the course of the next year, the price drops further still, in an ...

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    With this morning's launch of the HTC 10, we saw the culmination of weeks of rumors and leaks. And while that brought us one heck of a nice flagship smartphone, it also may have left you feeling just a bit underwhelmed, if only because the phone we got was very much the phone we were expecting; is there no room in the smartphone market for surprises anymore? As we learned about an HTC 10 that looked like a rehash of the past few weeks of leaks, we were starting to fear just that, when we remembered at least one big unanswered question hanging over this launch: what was that mysterious HTC ...

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    With the Galaxy S7 duo already out for a full month in both North America and Europe, and the LG G5 commercially released nearly a couple of weeks back, HTC clearly can’t afford to keep prospective buyers of its own new flagship phone waiting. At least not for long. Thankfully, the ailing Taiwanese manufacturer appears to have finally learned from past mistakes, putting the HTC 10 up for pre-orders in the US minutes after its formal introduction. Unfortunately, deliveries and actual sales are still only slated to begin in “early May”, at which point the stylish handheld’s fierce ...

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    The HTC 10 has a lot of things going for it. A pair of world class cameras, as promised, with OIS on both the rear and front. Excellent audio, despite the iconic BoomSound stereo speakers being effectively gone. A powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, at least in its top-shelf configuration. And the list goes on and on. But the Taiwanese OEM takes the time to emphasize and detail in its latest press release a couple of key selling points you might otherwise choose to ignore. There’s software, on one hand, and accessories, on the other. Now, it’s pretty obvious the HTC 10 falls ...

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