HTC Desire 10 Pro Review
After the success of its flagship, the HTC 10, the Taiwanese smartphone maker launched the HTC Desire 10 Pro. The company is also responsible for making the Google Pixel smartphone, which is basically Google’s version of the iPhone.
Desire was the company’s mid range line up and the Desire 10 Pro resides on the upper part of the section. Unlike the flagships, the HTC Desire 10 Pro is a sub INR 30k phone that offers value for money.
Build and Design
The Desire 10 Pro offers premium looks and comes with gold accented edges. The matte plastic build offers a good grip and a few intelligent design choices make the phone more usable. For instance, the power button is textured, unlike the volume rocker. The usual ports like microUSB, 3.5mm audio and microSD expansion is there. The battery is a decent 3000mAh one.
HTC used the MediaTek Helio 10 Octa-core SoC for the Desire 10 Pro. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on board. Also, it comes with dual SIM card slots, NFC, 4G LTE and a fingerprint scanner. Also it comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The 5.5 inch 1080p display is an IPS LCD covered with Gorilla Glass. The colors definitely look beautiful and the text is crisp at 401ppi, but the screen glare under bright light can be a bit annoying.
The HTC Desire 10 Pro excels in the optics department with a 20MP f/2.2 Auto focus camera with laser assisted focusing and dual tone flash unit. The front camera is also a 13MP f/2.2 camera. Both the cameras include have BSI sensor for better low light photography.
The device runs on Android 6.0 at the moment, but will have Android 7.0 out of the box in the coming months. The beefy hardware takes care of Android’s demands. Also, it offers a near stock experience with a minimal HTC Sense UI.
On paper, the HTC Desire 10 Pro looks great. But since people these days jump right into the phone specs, devices such as the OnePlus 3 or the Lenovo Z2 Plus will offer this fine device some tough competition.