Sim free HTC 10 £399 @ phone shop by sainsbury`s
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Sim free HTC 10 £399 @ phone shop by sainsbury`s

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Found 25th Apr
the HTC 10 is £399 from phoneshopbysainsbury`s currently

great underated phone

dont forget your nectar points

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imagineS

Do HTC still exist? Hardly see any advertisements from them lolThey use … Do HTC still exist? Hardly see any advertisements from them lolThey use to rule back HTC One M7/Mini era. Now HTC is hardly mentioned or heard of lol


HTC never really seemed to crack marketing in the same way Apple and Samsung did.

Firstly, as you say, it's rare that you ever see an actual advert for an HTC device (certainly in the UK), so consumers forget that HTC even exist.

Secondly, by constantly faffing about with the naming scheme of their flagship devices (Desire HD, Sensation, One X, One M7, One M8, One M9, 10...), rather than having something easy to understand and remember (Galaxy S, S2, S3, S4, S5...etc) consumers are left not only forgetting that HTC exist, but not really understanding which HTC phone is best and which one is the direct competitor to the latest Galaxy S or iPhone.

Generally there's little wrong with the HTC's flagship products and they compare quite well to the market leaders, the problem lies with their terrible marketing strategies (or apparent total lack thereof) and the resulting consumer apathy towards the HTC brand.
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Son of a ****. Just bought used albeit 'like new' condition from eBay yesterday. Granted I 'only' paid £320, but I probably would have paid this here full price for a brand spanking new phone. Let's see...

Edit: just seen this here phone is the silver colour version only. Makes me slightly less annoyed as black was a must for me.
Edited by: "pazuzu17" 25th Apr

A lot of people have been waiting for it to hit this price. Hot.

If your after this phone its a good price and therefore HOT.

Personally, I'd still take the 3T.

Great price for a great phone
Heat

Torn between this and graded S7 edge

daBluone

Torn between this and graded S7 edge


Hardware is better on the S7 Edge bar the DAC. However the amount of bloatware on a Samsung phone means resetting it every 3 months and constantly being harassed. I owned and Edge but sold it. Buy this or the OnePlus 3T or iPhone. Hardware is nothing without software. HTC listened to their customers and this runs near stock android with most apps being google defaults. It even has some extra cool features like AirPlay. Shame it isn't waterproof. I've used many different versions of android and the only ones apart from stock worth it are the OnePlus variety or this phone.

This or a OnePlus 3T for the same price would be a genuinely difficult decision...

I think the OP3T would still edge it for me for the bigger screen and extra storage, but it's damn close.

Lg g5 is better phone

Glacier silver HTC 10 should have a white front, not a black one, FYI.

Whats the battery life like ?

I hear that HTC 10 has very good audio stage - does anyone know what DAC it uses?

Personally, I've switched to using Sony MRD-1000X as my daily drivers, so it's now academic as the decoding is happening in the headphones with the apt-X bluetooth signal, but I'm still intrigued as to what HTC have done with the audio stage that has granted it such a strong reputation.

Should I get this or galaxy s7 at £430?

johnthehuman

Glacier silver HTC 10 should have a white front, not a black one, FYI.


Yep, the black front on the silver version was US only. This will have a white front with silver back, looks nice imo

cantonbean

Hardware is better on the S7 Edge bar the DAC. However the amount of … Hardware is better on the S7 Edge bar the DAC. However the amount of bloatware on a Samsung phone means resetting it every 3 months and constantly being harassed. I owned and Edge but sold it. Buy this or the OnePlus 3T or iPhone. Hardware is nothing without software. HTC listened to their customers and this runs near stock android with most apps being google defaults. It even has some extra cool features like AirPlay. Shame it isn't waterproof. I've used many different versions of android and the only ones apart from stock worth it are the OnePlus variety or this phone.



Easy solution is to install custom firmware without bloatware. Best of both worlds!

Pablo89

Should I get this or galaxy s7 at £430?


This.

​Im considering the Honor 8 Pro but its a little more expensive than this.

The_Hoff

This.


Any particular reason why? If u have one could u let me know whats the cameras like on this?

JPS

A lot of people have been waiting for it to hit this price. Hot.



This got a really really average review on mkhb ... probably still a good phone but is it much of an upgrade on the 9 ? No good front facing speakers anymore on htc is a stupid decision

Still quite a bit of money for a phone a year old. Plus the photo on Sainsbury's website is not correct. The Glacier Silver has a white front. This has a black front, so it's a little misleading.

Pablo89

Any particular reason why? If u have one could u let me know whats the … Any particular reason why? If u have one could u let me know whats the cameras like on this?


Camera is excellent since the nougat update, on a par with S7 but not as quick to open. Battery life gives me 5hrs 30 mins screen on time with heavy usage over 16 hrs . Can't​ recommend it enough, premium build , excellent software that doesn't slow over time and fantastic sound.

Premium build yes, BUT I've had mine almost a year and the power button is already broken (and this is with fairly light use, given that I unlock the device with the fingerprint reader).

pirate1

Camera is excellent since the nougat update, on a par with S7 but not as … Camera is excellent since the nougat update, on a par with S7 but not as quick to open. Battery life gives me 5hrs 30 mins screen on time with heavy usage over 16 hrs . Can't recommend it enough, premium build , excellent software that doesn't slow over time and fantastic sound.


Thanks pirate1. I think I'll go for the htc then.

Pablo89

Should I get this or galaxy s7 at £430?


Where is the s7 £430 please?

petetkd

Where is the s7 £430 please?


Tesco outlet on ebay but only 3 left the last time I checked

As commented previously, this looks/sounds a lovely handset, so much so I've one incoming via eBay, HOWEVER...

After reading more up on it since, I can't help but feel I've picked the wrong handset for myself. Wish I had spent that bit more and opted for the Google Pixel instead. Anybody up for a swap?

^ What do you think is wrong with this, that the Pixel offers better value?

Also, the Pixel is quite a bit more expensive.

Do HTC still exist? Hardly see any advertisements from them lol

They use to rule back HTC One M7/Mini era. Now HTC is hardly mentioned or heard of lol

buddn07

Until it starts to bootloop! … Until it starts to bootloop! https://9to5google.com/2017/04/10/class-action-suit-against-lg-over-bootloop-issues-expanded-to-include-nexus-5x-g5-v20/

my one is working no issues

bro631

my one is working no issues


Until it happens. And if it's out of warranty. Then you're in tears.

Like both me and my wife and millions others. LG left a very sour taste in my mouth as LG G4 was honestly one of the best phones I've ever owned.

Original Poster

i had a choice between this a pixel but discounted​ it due to price & can't get a 128Gb one
(i had some time with a 10 & wasn't sure about it for £479)

in the end I took risk & bought a S7 it's Slimer lighter & more pocket friendly (coming from a Z3 this was my biggest requirement)

although the price difference between them now I'd have to consider HTC 10 (_;)
Edited by: "daydotz" 25th Apr

DarrylJohn

Easy solution is to install custom firmware without bloatware. Best of … Easy solution is to install custom firmware without bloatware. Best of both worlds!


Many times unless the manufacturer releases an ASOP ROM/unlocks the bootloader/releases drivers for the hardware you lose functions or they work far less well (often the cameraand fingerprint scanner). There are exceptions. I have a HTC M8 with a GPE ROM on it that is perfect. Plus you are asking someone to do more technical work then many can do.

chrisredmayne

This got a really really average review on mkhb ... probably still a good … This got a really really average review on mkhb ... probably still a good phone but is it much of an upgrade on the 9 ? No good front facing speakers anymore on htc is a stupid decision


Don't use his reviews as guides. Mr Mobile is a much better benchmark of real reviews. This has actually reviewed very well. The speaker config on this is still good as has a front facing speaker and sub system. Agreed maybe not as good as M8 but better then 95% of other phones.

imagineS

Do HTC still exist? Hardly see any advertisements from them lolThey use … Do HTC still exist? Hardly see any advertisements from them lolThey use to rule back HTC One M7/Mini era. Now HTC is hardly mentioned or heard of lol


HTC never really seemed to crack marketing in the same way Apple and Samsung did.

Firstly, as you say, it's rare that you ever see an actual advert for an HTC device (certainly in the UK), so consumers forget that HTC even exist.

Secondly, by constantly faffing about with the naming scheme of their flagship devices (Desire HD, Sensation, One X, One M7, One M8, One M9, 10...), rather than having something easy to understand and remember (Galaxy S, S2, S3, S4, S5...etc) consumers are left not only forgetting that HTC exist, but not really understanding which HTC phone is best and which one is the direct competitor to the latest Galaxy S or iPhone.

Generally there's little wrong with the HTC's flagship products and they compare quite well to the market leaders, the problem lies with their terrible marketing strategies (or apparent total lack thereof) and the resulting consumer apathy towards the HTC brand.

buddn07

Until it starts to bootloop! … Until it starts to bootloop! https://9to5google.com/2017/04/10/class-action-suit-against-lg-over-bootloop-issues-expanded-to-include-nexus-5x-g5-v20/


HTC 10 can stuck on bootloop too:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/htc-10/help/htc-10-randomly-restarts-stuck-bootloop-t3376411
http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc-10/772044-htc-10-stuck-bootloop-after-restart.html
https://androidforums.com/threads/htc-10-stuck-in-bootloop-after-restarted.1123427/

there's more, just google it.

I used to have LG G4 and I'm proud owner of LG G5. Never had any issue with them. If you'll start looking you'll find almost every single flagship phone made in 2015/2016 is having this kind of issues. Of course, LG G4 was really widespread.

I'm still rocking my HTC one m8, nearly 3 years old now and still going strong , best smartphone I've ever owned, battery life is still holding up , camera is awful , but these front facing speakers and the build quality

I've heard the last few HTC phones haven't been so good so I'd read some reviews on this before you take a punt

Gonna treat myself to a new phone this year , gonna keep my eye out for the Pixel 2 as I fancy a pure Google experience , either that or a one plus

Owned Samsung s2 many moons ago and also loved that phone but these new Samsung's don't really interest me

https://youtu.be/nX1OY8syaJQ

A realy review of this phone from a week ago. BTW I use an iPhone 7+ so have no bias to HTC or android. I love both iOS and android for different reasons but this is a good deal for a well balanced phone.

If I hadn't just gone for the Moto Z deal at £300 I'd have probably had this. Enjoying the Moto Z though to be fair.

Ah, was about to order then noticed they don't do front facing speakers anymore. On my m8 they made it.

Hot deal though.

tom_g

If I hadn't just gone for the Moto Z deal at £300 I'd have probably had … If I hadn't just gone for the Moto Z deal at £300 I'd have probably had this. Enjoying the Moto Z though to be fair.


I am pleasantly surprised by the Moto Z, getting 4 hours SOT between charges. Only ever got 2.5 hours with my Nexus 5X before it started the LG Bootloop!
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