“That the rhythm does not stop” could be the slogan of HTC these days. Passing a delicate moment in sales and with constant rumors about the sale of its mobile division, the brand continues to launch terminals, although they do not always reach our markets. The one that will arrive in Spain will be the improved version of the HTC 10, named HTC 10 Evo (which in turn is a renamed HTC Bolt for the European market). We will find changes in almost all of the phone hardware, but they are not especially significant, except in two cases. For this HTC 10 Evo has been included protection to water and dust and has eliminated the 3.5 mm mini jack port, two surprising variations, especially the second.
Design and screen
The HTC 10 Evo has a design very similar to the HTC 10 but with some changes. The back part loses its slight curve to be completely flat, like a monolith. The layout of the camera also varies, becoming the Dual Tone LED flash above the lens, not to the left as in the HTC 10. As for the dimensions of this HTC 10 Evo, has a thickness of 8 millimeters and a weight Of 174 grams. The screen is 5.5 inches, with a Quad HD resolution. The screen protection it carries is Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the latest in the market, and finally we have the IP57 certificate, which guarantees water and dust resistance.
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Camera and audio
In the photographic equipment section we have a 16 megapixel rear camera with f / 2.0 aperture, optical image stabilizer and possibility to save images in RAW and record videos in 4k. In front, the camera is 8 megapixels with an aperture f / 2.4. For the audio, HTC offers the HTC BoomSound system, which fits the listener to offer a personalized experience, with stereo in high resolution. Let’s not forget that now we have to use their headphones, which use a USB type C port, or buy a wireless headset. We do not have adapter as in the iPhone 7, so the old headphones, to the drawer.
The processor we found on this HTC EVO 10 is an 810 eight-core Snapdragon up to 2 GHz speed, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory expandable. Operating system yes we will find an Android 7 Nougat with its already traditional layer of customization HTC Sense. Regarding connectivity, we have NFC technology in addition to the HTC Connect own brand, Bluetooth 4.1 and the already named USB port type C. We also find proximity sensors, fingerprint reader, gyroscope and light sensor. If we talk about autonomy, the HTC 10 Evo incorporates a battery of 3,200 mAh with fast charging technology Quick Charge 2.0, a must have today although we miss its latest version, the 4.0.
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Price and availability
As we discussed at the beginning of the article, the HTC 10 Evo will arrive in Europe, it is expected that before Christmas, and its price will be between 600 and 700 euros, seeking to make a gap between the main high end terminals. Our current impression is of a very good terminal, but irregular in some aspects like the processor or the autonomy, although we will have to wait to have it in our hands to give a final verdict. And you, what do you think the HTC 10 Evo?