The Taiwan-based company – HTC has successfully launched its new Desire 10 duo smartphones – Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. Both the Desire 10 smartphones carry similar design language constructed with a metal body. While HTC were teasing the duo with their #BeEdgier slogan, to inform you, the slogan precisely points out its metal design rather than the display.
HTC Desire 10 Pro
The Desire 10 Pro is a smartphone to be desired if in case you’re looking for a device with better specs or hardware. Talking about the specs, the Desire 10 Pro sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display protected with a layer of Gorilla Glass(version unspecified). The Desire 10 Pro is surprisingly powered by MediaTek’s Helio P10 chipset and is coupled up with 4GB of RAM & 64GB of sufficient onboard storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card.
HTC isn’t considered as a household name when it comes to camera quality even though their smartphones look superior in terms of megapixels, and it’s no case of an exception here. The Desire 10 Pro boasts an impressive 20MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, and dual-LED flash. There’s a 13MP camera up front for those selfie fanatics who are willing to take their selfie to whole new level with 150-degree panorama mode.
Connectivity wise the Desire 10 Pro comes with a support for Cat. 6 LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and A-GPS. There’s a headphone jack and microUSB 2.0 port for data exchange, while the fingerprint scanner is placed right below the camera at the back which can be used to capture the image as well.
The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with HTC Sense UI and packs a 3,000mAh battery inside.
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
Looking at the second one, the HTC Desire Lifestyle carries similar looks and feel. However, the phone comes with some compromises when it comes to hardware, resulting in a cheaper price tag. While the screen size remains intact when compared to its Pro version, HTC has significantly reduced its resolution to 720p without the added protection of Gorilla Glass.
The Desire 10 Lifestyle is powered by an outdated and low powered Snapdragon 400 chipset which surely won’t result in a great performance, considering that the chipset is now used in Smartwatches. Talking about the memory, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle comes in two variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, whereas the other with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, both expandable via a microSD card.
While the Pro version boasts powerful 20MP camera, the Lifestyle gets a downgraded 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 lens. Up front, there’s a 5MP camera with f/2.8 aperture rate for selfies and video chats.
As far as connectivity options are concerned, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle supports Cat. 4 LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n(no dual-band) alongside a headphone jack and the microUSB 2.0 port. In case you’re wondering the Desire 10 Lifestyle lacks a fingerprint scanner. The phone packs a smaller 2,700mAH battery, however, it should last you long considering its low-resolution screen and power-efficient chipset. The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on top of HTC Sense UI. Pricing is yet to announced for both phones.