Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Kopkiwi
2421 posts

Uber Geek


  #1532707 13-Apr-2016 19:41
Send private message

dafman:

 

dafman:

 

Looks pretty comparable to the S7 and certainly an appreciable upgrade to their last two flagships.

 

Compared to the S7, it's lacking waterproofing and wireless charging. It's also non AMOL.

 

On the positive, it's got a slightly larger screen and type C USB.

 

And you've got to wonder, HTC's also in a pretty perilous financial position, so will they still be around in 12 months time to provide updates?

 

 

OK, a couple more positives for the 10 over the S7, better speakers and support for hi res audio.

 

 

 

 

Biggest plus is easy to unlock the bootloader, root and your warranty is still in tact


Indio
153 posts

Master Geek


  #1532772 13-Apr-2016 21:31
Send private message

Any ideas on NZ availability timeline? Looks like it's time I replaced the M8...


 
 
 
 


coffeebaron
5738 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1532793 13-Apr-2016 22:22
Send private message

LTE Cat9. Looks like the S7 can go a bit faster Cat12/13.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


Dingbatt
4591 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1532827 14-Apr-2016 07:19
Send private message

Kopkiwi:

Biggest plus is easy to unlock the bootloader, root and your warranty is still in tact



This, if anything, would be the reason to get the 10. Although there is less reason to root for ROMing I am still frustrated by some of the restrictions put in place within android (access to mobile data toggle for instance).
HTC have made a positive step by not doubling up on core apps. Now if they could only take the final step and separate OS from radio from skin so that timely updates are possible by bypassing the mobile providers approval testing.

Edit : Pricing likely to start at $1200 (imo) and quickly drop by 10% and settle at about $960 when sales don't match the S7. This is what has happened for the last three iterations.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

tanivula
768 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #1532829 14-Apr-2016 07:47
Send private message

Dingbatt:
Finch:

 

Dingbatt: IP53. Bit of a shame that is not water or dust proof. There seems to always be something that stops their flagship being perfect.
Seems no one is interested in ir receivers/blasters any more either.
Quite nice styling still and it will be interesting to see some real world reviews of Sense 8.

I have been an HTC fan for a long time but not sure if there's enough to draw me away from my S6. Time will tell.

 

 

 

Fair points. However being Water + Dust proof isn't high up on my wants list, it seems like it is yours though. I never really go swimming, nor do I ever take my phone out during rain so for me personally, I can live without it.

 



Yes, I just checked back to the thread Mauricio started when this handset was rumoured back in January and was called the One M10. I did indeed include waterproofing on my wishlist. It is obviously achievable, and we are talking about flagships here.

 

I think the reason why there's no water resistant phones with USB type C is that there isn't an open port that meets this rating. Hopefully this will change soon! 


nakedmolerat
4555 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1532839 14-Apr-2016 09:13
Send private message

coffeebaron: LTE Cat9. Looks like the S7 can go a bit faster Cat12/13.

 

It is probably pointless given @coffeebaron lives in the rural Waikato.






Kopkiwi
2421 posts

Uber Geek


  #1532842 14-Apr-2016 09:24
Send private message

Wouldn't mind knowing an expected release date and pricing.


 
 
 
 


Krishant007
1403 posts

Uber Geek


  #1532848 14-Apr-2016 09:41
Send private message

This looks like a winner from HTC


rockboy
3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1533117 14-Apr-2016 17:04
Send private message

Just heard word/Rumor Vodafone NZ wont be stocking these :(

 

 


matisyahu
1503 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1533210 14-Apr-2016 20:48
Send private message

rockboy:

 

Just heard word/Rumour Vodafone NZ wont be stocking these :(

 

I don't see any information about Spark or 2 Degrees either so it'll be interesting to see whether HTC will simply sell it straight to consumers through Noel Leeming and/or an online store. Personally I would prefer a non-carrier branded phone with updates straight from HTC rather than being beholden to the carriers.





"When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called 'the People's Stick'"

 


eracode
Grumpy GeeZer
4670 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1533640 15-Apr-2016 16:43
Send private message

Interesting review on Engadget:

 

 

 

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/14/htc-10-review/

 

 





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


matisyahu
1503 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1533711 15-Apr-2016 20:09
Send private message

eracode:

 

Interesting review on Engadget:

 

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/14/htc-10-review/

 

Seems like it has received some positive press so far. The two big let downs in the M9 from many reviewers was the camera and the buggy/poorly optimised Android which was later corrected with updates but you really only have one chance to make a good impression and HTC blew it that time.  So far the camera has received lots of positive praise, it is inline with the S7 and iPhone and the software is actually pretty good this time - the battery life comparison is in the aforementioned link is rather meaningless given that the amount of time is dependent on a whole host of factors - some reviewers have said up to 2 days and others have said 3/4 to 1 day so in the end I'd take 'battery life' tests with a bucket of salt.  For me the big decision is whether to go for a Nexus 6P or a HTC 10.





"When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called 'the People's Stick'"

 


afe66
2467 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1533924 16-Apr-2016 12:12
Send private message

I'm the same in contemplating nexus vrs m10 over my m7

 

The reviews look good and I'm be happy with my HTC phones over the years so might stick with them.

 

I decided I'm an HTC fan boy with 3 of their phones, 2 HTC Re and a Vive on order....

 

A.

 

 

 

 


HemantVallabh
9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1535080 18-Apr-2016 16:02
Send private message

Havent seen any news if Vodafone will stock this phone yet. Hope they do!

 

 

 

 


Kopkiwi
2421 posts

Uber Geek


  #1535302 19-Apr-2016 07:37
Send private message

Sounds like the camera software is a bomb and the battery is shyte


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Vodafone enables 5G roaming - for when international travel comes
Posted 30-Oct-2020 15:03


Spark awards funding to Kiwi businesses in 5G funding initiative
Posted 30-Oct-2020 14:58


Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.