The Desire 10 Pro is HTC’s newest mid-range smartphone, focusing primarily on design and digital camera high quality. The corporate launched this phone again in November of final 12 months, nevertheless it solely went on sale in December.
Sitting fairly at Rs. 26,490, the Need 10 Professional goes up in opposition to the likes of the Moto Z Play (Review), Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) (Review) and OnePlus 3 and 3T. All of those are wonderful smartphones in our ebook, which implies the Need 10 Professional must have greater than only a fancy design for it to be value recommending. Let’s examine if can ship the products.
HTC Need 10 Professional design
HTC has been on the high of its recreation in current instances on the subject of construct high quality, and that exhibits right here as nicely. The Need 10 Professional has a steel physique, which feels nice if you maintain it, additionally gives a superb quantity of grip. There are gold accents working alongside the perimeters, digital camera bump and again that give this telephone a really hanging look. The ‘Stone Black’ color choice that we obtained encompasses a rubberised texture for the again, which definitely helps with grip, but additionally simply attracts scuff marks, a few of which refuse to go away. We’re not sure if the opposite color trims even have this subject, however in case you have your eyes set on the black model then you definately may need to use a case.
HTC has fitted the Need 10 Professional with a top quality show. The 5.5-inch IPS panel produces good ranges of brightness with good colors and distinction. The complete-HD decision ensures a decently excessive pixel rely so there’s no seen pixellation of icons and textual content. There’s Gorilla Glass for added safety too. The show is tuned for a impartial tone by default however you may modify the color temperature within the Settings app if wanted. The area above the show is a bit taller than the portion under, which makes the telephone a bit longer than it needs to be. The capacitive buttons on the chin of the telephone are backlit and responsive.
The ability and quantity buttons are on the correct and have good tactile suggestions. The ability button additionally will get some ridges so it’s simply identifiable. On the left of the HTC Need 10 Professional, you will have the hybrid SIM slot that may accommodate two Nano-SIM playing cards or a Nano-SIM and a microSD card (as much as 2TB) to increase the telephone’s storage. There’s a headphones socket on the highest, and a Micro-USB port and speaker grille on the underside The Need 10 Professional has a visual digital camera bump across the again, adopted by the LED flash and laser autofocus window slightly below it. There’s additionally a fingerprint sensor across the again, which is fast at authentication and might double up as a button for snapping a selfie. We’re a bit dissatisfied on the absence of a USB Kind-C port right here. One other disappointment is the dearth of stereo audio system, so HTC’s BoomSound enhancement solely works with headphones.
The Need 10 Professional ships with a 10W adapter, knowledge cable, and headset. The standard of the bundled equipment is pretty good. Total, the telephone makes an excellent first impression due to its distinctive design and very good construct high quality aside from the truth that a few of the scuffs and abrasions on the again which end result from on a regular basis use are unattainable to scrub.
HTC Need 10 Professional specs
Underneath the hood, the HTC Need 10 Professional packs an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. These core specs look strong, and for all intents and functions, they get the job accomplished. Nonetheless, when evaluating efficiency in benchmarks to that of different telephones on this value band, the Need 10 Professional would not fare very nicely. The Helio P10 SoC is weaker than a Snapdragon 625, which is clear from the Need 10 Professional’s AnTuTu rating of 55,187 and 3DMark Ice Storm limitless rating of 11,163. The Mali T-860 falls a bit brief on efficiency in gaming benchmarks with a rating of 18fps in GFXbench, versus a median of 28fps for telephones utilizing the Qualcomm chip.
Different specs of the HTC Need 10 Professional embrace Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, FM radio, USB-OTG, and GPS. NFC and Wi-Fi are notably absent. The telephone packs within the typical suite of sensors together with a gyroscope. 4G with VoLTE is supported on each SIM slots.
The Need 10 Professional runs a lean model of HTC Sense on high of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, identical to the HTC 10 (Review). To keep away from duplication of apps that serve the identical functions, HTC has used Google’s apps wherever potential, like Photographs for the gallery and Play Music for the music participant. The dialler and contacts apps have been cleaned up a bit, and there are some native HTC apps like Climate, Flashlight, and Increase+. The latter permits you to handle permissions, clear junk recordsdata, and lock apps with the fingerprint scanner.
Some third-party apps are pre-installed, corresponding to Information Republic, Hungama, Underneath Armor File, Fb, and Instagram. There’s additionally a Themes app for altering the look of the UI.
HTC Need 10 Professional efficiency
The Need 10 Professional takes a success in benchmarks however in the true world, it does alright. Common RAM utilization is usually about 2GB, leaving you with loads to spare. We barely seen any slowdowns or stutters throughout our utilization both. One factor we actually preferred is the truth that this telephone barely will get sizzling, even when performing disturbing duties like taking pictures movies or gaming. Heavy video games like Asphalt 8 run simply high quality too. The telephone can be slim and pretty gentle, so it’s straightforward to dwell with.
The mono speaker on the HTC Need 10 Professional does a superb job with alerts, and sound is loud and distinct. The expertise shouldn’t be the very best with media recordsdata however then that’s anticipated. Audio by means of the bundled headphones is sweet, and will get higher with BoomSound enabled.
The primary digital camera on the HTC Need 10 Professional has a 20-megapixel sensor with laser autofocus and an f/2.2 aperture lens. On the entrance, there’s a 13-megapixel sensor with the identical f/2.2 aperture. Each cameras assist Auto HDR mode and full-HD video recording.
Photographs captured with the rear digital camera exhibit good element and colors. Objects in focus have good sharpness and we didn’t encounter a lot chromatic aberration both. We discovered the digital camera struggling a bit with close-up pictures – at instances, it will refuse to lock onto topics, making it fairly irritating to shoot them. Low-light pictures are additionally dealt with nicely with good bit of element preserved and never a lot color noise. As soon as once more, close-ups taken with the HTC Need 10 Professional have been a little bit of a battle to get proper.
The digital camera app additionally has a ‘Professional’ mode with the power to shoot in RAW and save the handbook settings to 3 customized profiles, which is a pleasant addition. Different taking pictures modes on the HTC Need 10 Professional embrace panorama and Zoe digital camera which captures brief video clips. Video recording solely goes as much as 1080p and the standard is sweet. The entrance digital camera manages detailed selfies, and in low-light, the ‘Retina flash’ function does come in useful. You too can take a selfie panorama if you happen to’re with a bunch of associates.
The non-removable 3000mAh battery on the HTC Need 10 Professional will final you thru practically a whole day of normal use. We have been in a position to to a bit greater than a full day on a single cost. In our HD video loop battery check, we bought a runtime of 10 hours and 50 minutes. The HTC Need 10 Professional helps quick charging too, and the bundled adapter is rated at 10W.
The HTC Need 10 Professional is an efficient machine however at Rs. 26,470, its pricing is on the upper aspect, which makes us assume twice earlier than recommending it. The SoC shouldn’t be the very best when you think about different Android smartphones round this section that pack quicker ones, and this telephone additionally misses out on some conveniences like a Kind-C USB connector, NFC, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
This telephone can be value contemplating at round Rs. 20,000, and paying something extra is an enormous ask. The Moto Z Play and Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) each provide higher worth for a bit much less. Alternatively, if you would like one thing extra future-proof, you possibly can spend a bit extra and get the OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T, whichever matches your funds. Nonetheless, if you happen to’ve thought-about all of the competitors and nonetheless actually just like the Need 10 Professional appears to be like you may choose it up from HTC India’s on-line retailer.