06-12-2016 12:24 PM
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  1. MartinMPL's Avatar
    So I'm getting the itch for a change again and wondered if anyone had managed to get a good hands on comparison between the S7 Edge and the HTC 10?

    Any major plusses or minuses on either or any reason absolutely not to switch to the 10?
    06-09-2016 10:59 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Here you go. I'd go for the S7 Edge, but that's just my preference (and because I have it hehe)
    HTC 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: The first big Android rivalry of 2016 | Android Central
    06-09-2016 11:09 AM
  3. love4speechless's Avatar
    I looked at all devices before I got my phone. I was pretty sure I wanted to go with the edge but didn't want to regret it down the line. I seriously considered the HTC 10 but in the end the Samsung edge camera over the HTC camera solidified my decision and I got the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
    06-09-2016 01:04 PM
  4. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Thanks guys, the camera and the battery are a major consideration. Both are excellent on the S7E
    06-09-2016 01:25 PM
  5. Malek J's Avatar
    Thanks guys, the camera and the battery are a major consideration. Both are excellent on the S7E
    If you listen to a lot of music through wired headphones htc is the way to go. For everything else the s7.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-09-2016 02:03 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    You can check this out. Note however that their talking about the normal S7 here, so the bigger battery isn't part of the list. But all the other comparisons seem ok.




    One of the reasons they post for the HTC 10 is that it's faster. On their video battle test, the S7 Snapdragon scored around 2min35secs, while the HTC scored around 2min20secs, but the S7 Exynos scored 2min04secs. Note however that in the US, only the SnapDragon version is available from carriers. Some people also claim they don't notice this supposed speed difference, especially since a number of updates have altrady been pushed to the S7, but I'd think it's subjective.
    06-09-2016 06:24 PM
  7. Michael MCATEE's Avatar
    If you listen to a lot of music through wired headphones htc is the way to go. For everything else the s7.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Only if you are a pure audiophiles or someone who has a trained ear when using a quality set headphones/earbuds .....

    I've done a direct comparison with several different new phones through my Sennhieser earbuds if..IF...set up properly with Power Amp pro and you utilize both the presets that are available as well as setting up some custom ones there isn't such as big difference in most mp3 played music...Yes to trained ears you can but let's face facts...the vast majority of people just download and play tunes and true audiophiles just won't be satisfied with any cellphone for their music playback.

    Poweramp does wonders with this phone and is easily heard over Google play music

    Posted from my AT&T S7 Edge
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    06-09-2016 07:28 PM
  8. erasat's Avatar
    Only if you are a pure audiophiles or someone who has a trained ear when using a quality set headphones/earbuds .....

    I've done a direct comparison with several different new phones through my Sennhieser earbuds if..IF...set up properly with Power Amp pro and you utilize both the presets that are available as well as setting up some custom ones there isn't such as big difference in most mp3 played music...Yes to trained ears you can but let's face facts...the vast majority of people just download and play tunes and true audiophiles just won't be satisfied with any cellphone for their music playback.

    Poweramp does wonders with this phone and is easily heard over Google play music

    Posted from my AT&T S7 Edge
    Sorry man, but I have both, the S7 edge and the HTC 10, and the only thing where the HTC 10 is clearly superior to the S7/S7 edge is in the Audio via earphones, the rest is pure preferences, audio it's simply facts.

    When using BOOMsound and setting the custom audio preferences, the difference is so huge that it's not even fair to compare them, and no, I don't prefer the HTC 10, my daily driver is the S7 edge and I think it's the best phone I've own. I'm also not and audiophile is just as simple as doing a simple test in both and you'll immediately notice the immense audio clarity and deep sound on the HTC, the S7 is very good almost great with earphones, the HTC 10, is on a league of its own.
    06-09-2016 08:26 PM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    Sorry man, but I have both, the S7 edge and the HTC 10, and the only thing where the HTC 10 is clearly superior to the S7/S7 edge is in the Audio via earphones, the rest is pure preferences, audio it's simply facts.

    When using BOOMsound and setting the custom audio preferences, the difference is so huge that it's not even fair to compare them, and no, I don't prefer the HTC 10, my daily driver is the S7 edge and I think it's the best phone I've own. I'm also not and audiophile is just as simple as doing a simple test in both and you'll immediately notice the immediate audio clarity and deep sound on the HTC, the S7 is very good almost great with earphones, the HTC 10, is on a league of its own.
    Especially if you're using the SnapDragon version. Reviews are showing that it's way worse than the Exynos version's audio quality, and AFAIK the HTC10 has a better DAC than the Exynos.
    06-09-2016 08:31 PM
  10. mylgt1's Avatar
    I just exchanged my 10 for the s7 edge and I am ready to throw it out the window! I turned the edge screen off and my fingers or palm hits the edges and can't press what I'm trying to press or I open things on accident. Will a case help this issue out at all or can you still have some issues with it?
    06-09-2016 11:23 PM
  11. chanchan05's Avatar
    I just exchanged my 10 for the s7 edge and I am ready to throw it out the window! I turned the edge screen off and my fingers or palm hits the edges and can't press what I'm trying to press or I open things on accident. Will a case help this issue out at all or can you still have some issues with it?
    Many users say that a case does help. In my experience I never used it without a case. Picked up the OEM leather case along with the phone. No big problems using it.
    06-09-2016 11:36 PM
  12. Centralboy545's Avatar
    I looked at all devices before I got my phone. I was pretty sure I wanted to go with the edge but didn't want to regret it down the line. I seriously considered the HTC 10 but in the end the Samsung edge camera over the HTC camera solidified my decision and I got the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
    And that's crazy seeing as the evo line had some of the best cameras in a phone back then.
    06-10-2016 12:05 AM
  13. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Most reviews I've seen don't put the HTC 10 camera far behind the Samsung.
    06-10-2016 04:44 AM
  14. Gdwheel's Avatar
    I agree with the other comments. I have the S7 Edge and tried the HTC 10. It was an easy decision to return the 10. The reviews place the 10 much closer to the S7 than it actually is in my opinion. The 10 is not a bad device, it is just that the S7 is the best phone that is out right now, again in my opinion.
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    06-10-2016 08:15 AM
  15. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Thanks for the input. I may keep the S7 Edge then and get an itchy trigger finger when the Moto Z comes out in the UK!
    06-10-2016 08:22 AM
  16. Dr. S's Avatar
    I tried out the S7 (non-Edge) for a bit and ended up returning it to go for the 10. They're both great phones so it really just comes down to personal preference. TouchWiz is highly polarizing of course; I don't hate it but I preferred Sense. I also like the metal construction over the slippery, fingerprint-prone glass back. The fingerprint scanner does seem to be a lot faster and more accurate on the 10 though. The batteries were about equivalent, but obviously that won't be the case for you since the Edge has a much bigger battery.
    06-10-2016 11:40 AM
  17. Gator352's Avatar
    Thanks for the input. I may keep the S7 Edge then and get an itchy trigger finger when the Moto Z comes out in the UK!
    Its gonna be a Moto Zzzzzzzzz
    06-10-2016 03:38 PM
  18. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Thanks for the input. I may keep the S7 Edge then and get an itchy trigger finger when the Moto Z comes out in the UK!
    Get yourself a Nexus 6p...best of all worlds!
    06-10-2016 05:27 PM
  19. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Given a choice between those two, I'd have to go for the S7 Edge.
    06-10-2016 09:05 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Personally, it'd be a tough choice for me to make. I like both (I'm not a huge Samsung fan, but I like the Edge series). I feel like I'd go with the 10 in the end, however.

    But it really boils down to what you prefer, and how you'd use the phone. The Edge is awesome and has many great features that the 10 doesn't (ie, better camera, edge notifications, etc); but the 10 has OS improvements and its camera has gotten a lot better now!

    If you're really torn between the two, y advice to you is to watch unboxing reviews on YouTube (check Android Authority and Android Central) and check out the phones in the store so you see how they operate. Be sure to choose the one that you want, because at the end of the day, we can only give you suggestions; but you get to make the big decision! Good luck, and let us know what you choose!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-10-2016 09:49 PM
  21. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Thanks for the points everyone. Just to be clear, I have the Edge but I get bored quickly and am wondering wether to move on...
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    06-11-2016 01:22 AM
  22. Leslie Hatcher's Avatar
    I have had the s7edge since release. Recently I began to get bored, and tried the G5 and the HTC 10. In fact, I have the 10 now. I am returning the 10 because the s7e has spoiled me with battery life and the camera. Now, in my opinion, Samsung messed up the camera by changing things on the 7. My s6 had the best camera I have ever had on a phone. Hands down. But, when trying out the 10 camera, even the decreased quality camera on the s7e looked better than the 10. I had to tweak the settings on the 10 to even get a decent picture.

    For my usage, the s7e fits me better and fits better into my lifestyle. There were several things about the 10 that seriously annoyed me enough that I couldn't get past. One was the fact that my icons didn't have the notification counters on them. I also wasn't impressed with the battery. But, I was spoiled by the s7e battery. So that isn't a fair comparison. My first smartphone was a HTC (can't remember the model) and I loved it! I wanted to love the 10. I also noticed there seemed to be syncing problems for my apps, which may be why I didn't have notification counters on my icons. I just really wanted to love the 10, and was pretty disappointed that I didn't.

    I am now only using my s7e. Gonna return the 10 Monday. Grudgingly.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-11-2016 09:27 AM
  23. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I love(d) HTC for its M7 but they failed me with camera and literally taking away the beautiful M7 design with M8, so I lost hope with HTC.

    I didn't like Galaxy devices as well, mainly due to its non-attractive design and Touchwiz. But with S6 and now S7, clearly things have changed.

    I didn't like the normal S7 due to its smaller screen size and battery, but absolutely love my Edge! Camera is another great feature that is hard to beat!

    So, go for The Edge!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-11-2016 10:53 AM
  24. MartinMPL's Avatar
    Cheers guys. Battery life is important to me and I regularly hammer my Edge for more than 4 hours SOT a day with plenty to spare. That would be a worry with the HTC. Things like notification counts etc don't matter as I will always use Nova Prime or GNL anyway but syncing issues otherwise would be a pain.
    06-11-2016 04:53 PM
  25. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Cheers guys. Battery life is important to me and I regularly hammer my Edge for more than 4 hours SOT a day with plenty to spare. That would be a worry with the HTC. Things like notification counts etc don't matter as I will always use Nova Prime or GNL anyway but syncing issues otherwise would be a pain.
    Yea, S7 Edge has a great (and big) battery. Another reason why I did not go for normal S7.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-11-2016 05:12 PM
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