The world has gotten a glimpse of the HTC One X10 – the latest addition to the company’s mid-range line of devices – after its recent release in the US market. Despite its affordable mid-range price, the device includes premium features that are typically found in devices that are far more expensive. Thomas Dexmier, HTC Australia and New Zealand, head of Sales and Marketing said, “Every element of the HTC One X10 is premium, except for its price. This HTC One phone is designed to deliver top of the range performance and convenience at a price that is amongst the best value in the market today.”
HTC Malaysia introduces the U Play smartphone into their mobile inventory. The latest offering from HTC is a value-for-money phone that consists of many plus points. Design-wise, HTC has taken its cues from U Play’s higher-priced brother, the U Ultra. Hence, the device looks better than most of the smartphones that are marketed in the same price bracket. The U Play sports the same metallic liquid surface form factor that can be found on the U Ultra and the body fits perfectly with the U Play’s 5.2-inch display.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||2.2 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Display diagonal||13.2 cm (5.2")|
|Display resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels|
|Pixel density||564 ppi|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||USB Type-C|
|USB version||3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|2G standards||EDGE, GPRS, GSM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||Yes|
|RAM capacity||4 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||32 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||200 GB|
|USB mass storage||Yes|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)||Yes|
|Operating system installed||Android 6.0|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera flash||Yes|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||12 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Video recording modes||720p,1080p,2160p|
|Maximum frame rate||120 fps|
|Battery capacity||3000 mAh|
|Standby time (3G)||456 h|
|Standby time (4G)||456 h|
|Browsing time (3G)||27 h|
|Browsing time (4G)||27 h|
|Colour of product||Silver|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups||Yes|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The HTC ONE M10 is everything an HTC fan has been longing for. A full smartphone package experience without compromise. The problem with this idea is that it doesn't exist, there will always be some phone with a better camera or better battery or a larger display. But we can always look at this idea subjectively and find the right balance between what the phone offers versus compromises you might be making.
After two iterations of HTC flagships using a 5-inch 1080p screen, HTC finally bumped up the resolution to the 1440 x 2560px category. There is also a slight size bump of 0.2 inches. The display also features curved edges crafted from Corning Gorilla Glass 4, though, these edges are so subtle, and you have to point it out to notice it.
The HTC ONE M10's battery has received a minor increase in capacity from 2,840mAh in the One M9 to 3,000mAh. Compared to the One M9, this modest bump of capacity in collaboration with Marshmallow's battery optimization was able to offset the increase in resolution and screen size up from 1080p to 1440p and 5.0" to 5.2" screens, respectively.
The HTC ONE M10 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 CPU with two Kyro cores clocked at 2.15GHz & two Kyro cores clocked at just 1.6 GHz. The Snapdragon 820 is the first CPU for which Qualcomm finally decided they didn't need more cores but better ones. The new chipset is paired with generous 4GB of RAM and a dedicated Adreno 530 GPU for graphics.
HTC's history with cameras on its flagships has been a mixed bag. Its first attempt at delivering higher-quality camera was with the One M7, which came with a 4MP camera sensor at a time when flagships already touted 13MP cameras. HTC hoped that users would prefer a camera with bigger pixels as opposed to one in a higher number of pixels, but the market showed otherwise.
The HTC ONE M10 is a hit. It took the best parts of its previous flagship devices and refined them into a single package that will have the other competitors sweating.
The HTC ONE M10 is a compelling device with lots of processing power, beautifully designed and sturdy hardware, great camera performance, fast and accurate fingerprint scanner, and excellent audio quality both via the speakers and the headphone jack.