The Desire 10 Pro is the latest mid-range offering from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. The model comes in two variants, the Pro, and the Lifestyle. While the former posed as a high-powered classy phone, the latter focuses significantly over improved audio.
Both have appalling design, a trademark of HTC itself who used to bring premium metal and glass as foundations to its devices. However, much of the verdict will depend strongly on its price – still unknown at this moment.
As far as we concerned, the Pro version will be sold at higher price than the Lifestyle one. Many of its features are borrowed from the ultimate HTC 10. However, the slick, metal unibody design on the flagship won’t be seen here.
Measuring 5,5 inch, the 1080p display on the device feels sharp and pretty much similar to Samsung’s Super AMOLED panel. The OS features exactly the same UI of HTC 10 which comes with preloaded fancy stickers to help you personalize the phone.
The specifications include MediaTek Helio P10 chipset paired with 3GB/4GB RAM that can be chosen with 32GB/64GB internal storage. If the size isn’t enormous enough for you, there’s always a microSD slot that could save all your precious data. HTC claimed that user could put up to 2TB of external storage size into the slot.
At the back case, a fingerprint sensor is located in the upper middle, alongside 20-megapixel snapper and two-tone LED flash – identically similar to HTC’s 2015 flagship One M9. The lens shuts in f/2.2 aperture and equipped with HDR and laser autofocus – that somehow reminds us of its Zenfone compatriot.
HTC Desire 10 Pro will be available to order starting in November. Unfortunately, several key markets won’t get to taste the charming metal device – including the UK.
The question now is how the company will settle its price tag more competitively since it has become a manner that HTC always rated their phones relatively higher than the top Chinese manufacturers in comparison.