After weeks of teasing and publicity from HTC with the slogan 'power of 10', we saw the release of the new flagship phone arrive on April 12th this month..
"Symbolizing greatness and independence but also that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts," said HTC claiming "this newest addition to the HTC phone family combines a world class camera with gold standard audio, bold new metal uni-body design and unparalleled performance". HTC have brought back UltraPixel and BoomSound, bringing a much-improved performance and an impressive new sleek design to the market. The Taiwanese company were among the first to bring optical image stabilisation to a mobile phone camera, which you may remember quite fondly with the HTC One. Finally HTC have produced a proper sequel to that great device in the shape of the HTC 10 – the first phone with an optically stabilised front selfie camera. Now let’s break the phone down for you and see what’s new…
HTC boasts that its new model was thouroughly tested to the extreme in order to gain the best results and to meet their demanding design standards. The shape has been engineered to handle everyday knocks, bumps and scratches. HTC say that they have subjected the model to over 168 hours of extreme temperature tests, ranging from a freezing -20°C to a scorching 60°C, plus over 10,000 gruelling drop, scratch and corrosion tests.
HTC 10 has been awarded a DxOMark score of 88 for camera quality, one of the highest scores today.
12MP sensor (1/2.3", 1.55µm pixels), 26mm/80° lens with f/1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization; Laser AF and dual-LED dual-tone flash; Manual mode with 12-bit RAW
5MP (1.36µm pixels), 23mm/86° lens with f/1.8 apertrure and Optical Image Stabilization (a first); 1080p video recording
Brilliant sound is at the very heart of HTC 10. In fact, it’s one of the few phones with certified Hi-Res audio. With a new 24-bit DAC and a high performance headset amplifier, HTC deliver a true symphony of sound.
Premium headphones; BoomSound dual speaker with two dedicated amps
HTC have upped their game in regards to battery life, increasing it up to 2 days more of normal use, thanks to HTC’s PowerBotics system – which enhances hardware and software efficiency and delivers up to 30% longer battery life.
3,000mAh; Quick Charge 3.0 (50% in 30 minutes)
The HTC 10 is a born performer in comparison to its predecessor, the screen is 50% more responsive and even the smallest and fastest movements of your fingers are tracked perfectly and smoothly. Also apps launch twice as fast with HTC new auto-optimisation algorithm. HTC 10’s fingerprint security recognises your print in lightning time of just 0.2 seconds. HTC 10 brings you the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for the best performance, plus enhanced 4G LTE support for faster network speeds.
Stock updates for this model: Make sure you keep an eye on our site/blog for new stock updates
Sick Children’s Trust Donation
On Wednesday 24th February 4Gadgets and Weil, Gotshal & Manges came together to host a charity event, donating all funds raised to The Sick Children’s Trust.
Weil is an international law firm with approximately 1,100 lawyers in 20 offices around the world. 4Gadgets is a growing E-Commerce company which specialise in selling second hand mobile phones and tablets at a fraction of the cost of new devices.
If you aren’t familiar with the great work of The Sick Children’s Trust we will give you a quick insight into their work.
On average, two million children in the UK require hospital treatment each year. Every day, children are diagnosed with serious life-threatening illnesses or have terrible accidents that leave them fighting for life. They often have to be transferred to specialist hospitals far from home to receive critical medical treatment. Life for their whole family is suddenly thrown into complete turmoil.
The Sick Children’s Trust believe every family with a seriously ill child in hospital should be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment. They also believe keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.
On Wednesday 24th February 4Gadgets worked in Weil’s London offices to support The Sick Children’s Trust. Weil staff throughout the day donated old Mobile Phones and tablets to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust. The guys here at 4Gadgets quoted the value of these devices and Weil staff then donated this money to The Sick Children’s Trust. We then took these devices back to our offices where all handsets were data cleansed. The 4Gadgets team then assessed the sale price of these devices and donated the final balance to The Sick Children’s Trust. The handsets were then sold on our website www.4Gadgets.co.uk or recycled.
All proceeds made were donated to The Sick Childrens trust.
The total amount raised was huge £1,132.00
We would like to thank Weil, Gotshal & Manges for working alongside 4Gagdets to raise money for such a great cause!