The one to be desired?

I used to love HTC smartphones at one point of time, however lately the company seems to have lost steam as far as enticing the smartphone crowd goes. However, there is a new HTC kid on the block and it may just revive things a little. It is quite a looker that is offered in the budget range. But the pricing of the HTC Desire 10 Pro overshoots the budget mark by quite a bit. It better make up for that.

Premium Plastics!

The new HTC smartphone is nice to hold with its finish, it doesn’t feel cheap despite the fact that the body is mostly plastic. The build quality is impressive and as you use the device you will appreciate the fact that it is quite grippy to hold. The phone offers a 5.5in Full HD LCD screen with a PPI count of 400 pixels. It is a pretty sharp visual experience as you watch movies, play games or check your stocks on the web browser.

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No SnapDragon inside?

On the inside, the HTC Desire 10 Pro is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor. The onboard 4GB of RAM keep things chugging along nicely until you multitask heavily within apps. This is precisely when you start to miss the might of the SpanDragon processor. However, where the Desire 10 Pro lacks with processing, it makes up for in the camera department.

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Gimme those lenses

With a 20MP camera on the rear with laser auto-focus and a f/2.2 aperture and a 13MP snapper on the front, there is formidable lens firepower for the budding photographer in you. Images shot in daylight have a natural tone to it and exposure is handled well too. Don’t expect too much though as the sun begins to set, low light shots exhibit noise and aren’t likeable. One of the other good bits about the phone is the onboard 64GB of storage, but that’s not it. You can expand it to 256GB via a microSD card and plonk in a ton of your multimedia collection.

To round things up, the HTC Desire 10 Pro is a decent effort from the company. The phone looks neat and offers a truck full of features in the form of a 20MP rear camera, expandable storage, fingerprint scanner and more. But the pricing of the phone is the problem, the way I see it. Especially with competing brands offering similar if not better features and performance to boot, for a lower price. Nevetheless it’ a good phone, so you’ll be satisfied in any case with this purchase.

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