07-16-2016 01:59 PM
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  1. JAG21979's Avatar
    Walking through the local mall yesterday, I stopped by T-Mobile and saw an HTC 10 on display. After checking it out I decided, what the heck, I'll give it a try. I really had no reason to swap out my phone, because I was really enjoying my S7 EDGE. Initially I was drawn to the build quality, but I have to say, there's something very honest about this device. The craftsmanship, the attention to detail, and the crispness of the user interface is what I love about this phone so far. I'm not really into comparing phones because all the flagship phones are great in their own right, and I feel each phone should be judged on its own merit, but I can see why this is among the very best. It's still very early, but I'm impressed so far.

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    06-16-2016 07:59 PM
  2. B0WIE's Avatar
    Well-put. "Honest" is a good way to describe it. It seems they really thought about the user experience. When you strip away the marketing and just feel your way around the phones, the 10 strikes me as a smarter device.
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    06-16-2016 08:16 PM
  3. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    Well-put. "Honest" is a good way to describe it. It seems they really thought about the user experience. When you strip away the marketing and just feel your way around the phones, the 10 strikes me as a smarter device.
    "Smarter device"! I really liked that. It totally is the smarter device. And as a total package, it is the best option(TOTAL meaning hardware, software and services). In my opinion, NOTHING beats it.

    From me to you by the Power Cosmic
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    06-16-2016 08:27 PM
  4. anon(9918034)'s Avatar
    Up until this phone my favorite was the note 5. The 10 is just an all around clean design. From the menus to the app drawer and the physical design. I have always used Nova with Android. The sense UI is awesome and you can theme the crap out of. I like that you can download several themes and slap together a theme based on all the things you liked from the other themes.

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    06-16-2016 11:17 PM
  5. acedl's Avatar
    Yeah I feel that Samsung phones are so over done and built.

    HTC 10 feels like a Nexus device to o me. I had a moto X 2014.

    Just wish verizon was faster with updates.

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    06-17-2016 08:09 PM
  6. JAG21979's Avatar
    Yeah I feel that Samsung phones are so over done and built.

    HTC 10 feels like a Nexus device to o me. I had a moto X 2014.

    Just wish verizon was faster with updates.

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    I agree, sometimes less is more...I definitely feel that way with the 10 so far

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    06-18-2016 10:12 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah I feel that Samsung phones are so over done and built.

    HTC 10 feels like a Nexus device to o me. I had a moto X 2014.

    Just wish verizon was faster with updates.

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    It is definitely closer to stock Android than the S7.
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    06-18-2016 10:24 PM
  8. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    It is definitely closer to stock Android than the S7.
    Samsung phones are the most bloated amongst any Android phone. You get double everything...S Notes, Samsung Contacts, Samsung app store, Google Account + Samsung Account login... sheeeshhh, no wonder why their phones lag so much despite superior hardware....that, and TouchWiz, ewww
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    06-18-2016 10:29 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Samsung phones are the most bloated amongst any Android phone. You get double everything...S Notes, Samsung Contacts, Samsung app store, Google Account + Samsung Account login... sheeeshhh, no wonder why their phones lag so much despite superior hardware....that, and TouchWiz, ewww
    I don't see any lag on mine .. It runs pretty snappy like most phones now a days. I also use Google Now launcher so the default launcher on phones (Touchwiz, sense, etc.) doesn't bother me.
    06-18-2016 11:31 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Samsung phones are the most bloated amongst any Android phone. You get double everything...S Notes, Samsung Contacts, Samsung app store, Google Account + Samsung Account login... sheeeshhh, no wonder why their phones lag so much despite superior hardware....that, and TouchWiz, ewww
    Are you talking about personal lag experience on the s7? Mine runs pretty smooth.

    Also with the s7, you can disable just about any package with pdp,something that you can't do on stock Android without root or adb.

    TouchWiz is Samsung's whole interface, like it or not. They pushed the fps, multi window functionality, and widgets in the notification bar pull down, which did come back later to stock Android . If it is a color /scheme thing then you can easily install another theme.
    06-19-2016 12:06 AM
  11. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Are you talking about personal lag experience on the s7? Mine runs pretty smooth.

    Also with the s7, you can disable just about any package with pdp,something that you can't do on stock Android without root or adb.

    TouchWiz is Samsung's whole interface, like it or not. They pushed the fps, multi window functionality, and widgets in the notification bar pull down, which did come back later to stock Android . If it is a color /scheme thing then you can easily install another theme.
    to be honest, they have improved it a LOT since the Galaxy S6/6 edge+ but it isn't as smooth as stock Android like on the Nexus 6P or HTC 10. I have owned them all so I am not just bashing blindly, just talking about personal experience.

    The lag only happens once I've loaded all my apps and whatnot but I wish Samsung would do what HTC does as in, provide us with a more pure Android like experience.
    06-19-2016 01:08 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    to be honest, they have improved it a LOT since the Galaxy S6/6 edge+ but it isn't as smooth as stock Android like on the Nexus 6P or HTC 10. I have owned them all so I am not just bashing blindly, just talking about personal experience.
    dpham has had both as well so he knows .
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    06-19-2016 03:34 AM
  13. erasat's Avatar
    dpham has had both as well so he knows .
    I also have both and I already have posted my experiences and opinions to him/her and others in other thread here, they keep saying the same in every thread comparing the S7 and the HTC 10, talking about lag even when everybody with both phones tell them that's not true, funny thing is that the ones claiming the same, don't have an S7/S7 edge or are talking from past experiences with previous Samsung phones or their only experiences has been on a store display.

    But when things are like that, there's not much to do about it.
    06-19-2016 09:24 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    A very honest review - I like it. I agree with you: all flagships should be compared in their own right and all have their own merits. What makes them unique is how they would all fit our individual, day to day experiences. Enjoy your HTC 10!

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    06-19-2016 09:54 AM
  15. anon(9918034)'s Avatar
    I always see touch wiz this touch wiz that. If I want a more vanilla Android phone I won't buy a samsung. That is not what samsung is about at all. They want to pack on the features and that is what they do. I just feel that complaining about touch wiz being there to much is like buying an iPhone and complaining that you can't customize it.

    You know what you are getting into when you buy a samsung. That being said I don't have personal experience with the s7/s7 edge. Everyone I know that has one loves it. My note 5 was a spectacular device.

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    06-19-2016 01:37 PM
  16. JAG21979's Avatar
    I always see touch wiz this touch wiz that. If I want a more vanilla Android phone I won't buy a samsung. That is not what samsung is about at all. They want to pack on the features and that is what they do. I just feel that complaining about touch wiz being there to much is like buying an iPhone and complaining that you can't customize it.

    You know what you are getting into when you buy a samsung. That being said I don't have personal experience with the s7/s7 edge. Everyone I know that has one loves it. My note 5 was a spectacular device.

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    Coming from the s7edge I can say that I've never had any issues with touchwiz, lag, or anything like that. It's a phenomenal device, that has a superb build quality. Again, as I said in my original post, I don't like comparing devices, each are good in their own right. I feel that HTC made a phone that is so well rounded, and gives the user a we'll thought out device.

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    06-19-2016 06:31 PM
  17. nizmoz's Avatar
    Walking through the local mall yesterday, I stopped by T-Mobile and saw an HTC 10 on display. After checking it out I decided, what the heck, I'll give it a try. I really had no reason to swap out my phone, because I was really enjoying my S7 EDGE. Initially I was drawn to the build quality, but I have to say, there's something very honest about this device. The craftsmanship, the attention to detail, and the crispness of the user interface is what I love about this phone so far. I'm not really into comparing phones because all the flagship phones are great in their own right, and I feel each phone should be judged on its own merit, but I can see why this is among the very best. It's still very early, but I'm impressed so far.

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    Agreed. I also switched from the S7 Edge and got the HTC 10. So far, I am liking it a lot more than the S7.
    06-20-2016 03:52 PM
  18. nizmoz's Avatar
    dpham has had both as well so he knows .
    I've owned both and my S7 Edge did lag every once in a while. It was rare it did it though.
    06-20-2016 03:53 PM
  19. anon(9918034)'s Avatar
    Coming from the s7edge I can say that I've never had any issues with touchwiz, lag, or anything like that. It's a phenomenal device, that has a superb build quality. Again, as I said in my original post, I don't like comparing devices, each are good in their own right. I feel that HTC made a phone that is so well rounded, and gives the user a we'll thought out device.

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    I loved my note 5 and didn't mind touchwiz at all. I have to agree that the 10 is a all around solid device. The wow factor for me is the whole experience when using the phone for me that is what matters.

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    06-20-2016 09:43 PM
  20. JAG21979's Avatar
    I loved my note 5 and didn't mind touchwiz at all. I have to agree that the 10 is a all around solid device. The wow factor for me is the whole experience when using the phone for me that is what matters.

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    Swagglepuff, that's a great point, it's how the device make YOU feel when using it. Not online reviews or YouTube videos, but how we enjoy the phone while in our hands.

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    06-21-2016 09:38 AM
  21. MartinMPL's Avatar
    An interesting point of view thanks. I was thinking of swapping my S7 Edge with a friend's HTC 10. He was not overly impressed with the 10 and I simply get bored easily. His eagerness to swap was putting me off but may reconsider.
    06-22-2016 07:19 AM
  22. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    Have a S7edge and love it, but I also love the HTC 10!! I really like the responsiveness of the touch screen. Low latency they call it, I think. The slightest finger pressure moves the icon or screens, etc. If I had a magic wand I would make it a little lighter, like my S7E, and crank up the volume on the bottom call speaker. A little thinner would be fine also. Keeping both phones and just switching sim cards when I want to use the other phone.
    07-04-2016 04:29 AM
  23. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    Have a S7edge and love it, but I also love the HTC 10!! I really like the responsiveness of the touch screen. Low latency they call it, I think. The slightest finger pressure moves the icon or screens, etc. If I had a magic wand I would make it a little lighter, like my S7E, and crank up the volume on the bottom call speaker. A little thinner would be fine also. Keeping both phones and just switching sim cards when I want to use the other phone.
    I have an S7 too. And when i heard that the LG G5 and HTC 10 softwares are lightning fast and extremely responsive, I started to feel like my S7 was slow. And it is compared to those phones. I could feel the unresponsive nature while navigating through the UI. And it really made me want to go for one of those phones.

    But then, i switched to nova launcher. And maybe it's just me, but it feels like a completely different phone now. It fliiiieeeesssss through the UI with the touchscreen so responsive. I found out that it's not the touchscreen it's actually the launcher which is slow to response.

    Give nova launcher a shot and let me know if it feels better or anything like the HTC.

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    07-04-2016 05:05 AM
  24. NEXUS_HTC_PS's Avatar
    I have an S7 too. And when i heard that the LG G5 and HTC 10 softwares are lightning fast and extremely responsive, I started to feel like my S7 was slow. And it is compared to those phones. I could feel the unresponsive nature while navigating through the UI. And it really made me want to go for one of those phones.

    But then, i switched to nova launcher. And maybe it's just me, but it feels like a completely different phone now. It fliiiieeeesssss through the UI with the touchscreen so responsive. I found out that it's not the touchscreen it's actually the launcher which is slow to response.

    Give nova launcher a shot and let me know if it feels better or anything like the HTC.

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    I have both the S7e(work) and the HTC 10(personal). I installed the Google Now Launcher on the S7e and it is still nowhere near as responsive as the 10. I'm slowly getting used to using it but I can't help but notice everywhere HTCs craftsmanship destroys the S7e. Touch responsiveness, fingerprint sensor, call quality, boomsound, front facing camera( lots of pictures I take of me and my sons and wife) and the overall feel in hand without a case. I would've never spent my hard earned money on any Samsung phone. HTCs 10 has the best overall experience I've ever had in a phone.

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    07-05-2016 04:29 PM
  25. MartinMPL's Avatar
    I just swapped my S7 Edge for an HTC 10 today, some thoughts...

    The screen on the HTC is not as good as the S7. It's obviously not as vibrant but I was surprised at how dim it is. Full brightness is like the S7 at 50-60%. The S7 Edge screen was actually a negative for me. Anything on the edges looked worse than on a flat screen (like full screen movies).

    The HTC 10 does look more like stock Android and there probably is less bloat which is good. I was disappointed that Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram are forced on the user though. I have to say though, at this early point there may be sometimes where the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is faster (I had the Xynos version). Scrolling on Chrome and Twitter are noticeably smoother than on the HTC 10. I'll leave the 10 some time to settle though before I judge.

    Build quality. I like the 10 a lot. I prefer the metal back and looks. It's less slippery to handle than the S7 as well which is a real bonus as I prefer not to use a case. In terms of which is best, hard to say... The Samsung is a quality device and looked just as great. I guess it's a choice of glass or metal back and Edge screen or not.

    Sound. The speakers and sound quality from the 10 are a lot better. I haven't tried headphones yet which is a big reason I switched but I expect the experience to be better on the 10.

    Overall I'm happy. I was ready for a change and the 10 is a good device. Both devices are excellent and a lot is down to personal preference.
    07-06-2016 03:40 PM
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