"The HTC 10 Evo is a full metal body smartphone resistant to dust and splashes"
Recently launched exclusively for the American market, the HTC Bolt was showcased in India at an event with a new moniker, viz. the HTC 10 evo. The smartphone seems like a mix of some jaw-dropping features and other standard bits. While the 10 evo will only be available in India next month, we tried our hands on it and here's what we think.
Crafted out of metal, the 10 evo is IP57 certified for protection against dust and water. That isn't the only assurance of durability we got, since the build of the device felt pretty solid. It did feel chunky in the hands and slightly heavy as well, but the weight only added to the grip, as did the matte finish and chamfered edges on the phone. The HTC 10 evo looks understated yet stylish. The only qualm we had with the design was smudges and the fingerprints that the phone kept collecting.
While most of the ports and buttons placement remains standard, the HTC 10 evo omits the 3.5mm headphone jack and instead uses the USB type-C port for both charging and connecting the earphones.
There's only 32 gigs of built in storage which is a little disappointing. What's more disappointing is just 20GB of available storage.
The HTC 10 evo gets a 16MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and a BSI sensor. Up front, it utilises an 8MP BSI camera.
The default camera app has a few useful shooting modes, while the overall UI looks minimal. The phone is capable of shooting 4K videos as well. We tried to click a few pictures and found the shutter speed to be impressive. The camera captured good details as well, for the lighting we were in. However, we'll be able to put out our final verdict on the shooting prowess of the 10 evo in our full review.
The phone is backed by a 3,200mAh battery, and considering that the phone ships with a 2K display, we wonder if it can drive the phone through a full day. However, there were a few power saving modes that we saw which will be of use in situations of power crisis.
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