Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review
DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.
The 10 is HTC's latest flagship model, and while its predecessors that we tested were frankly disappointing in the camera department, the new model's imaging specs show the 10 has potential to turn things around for the Taiwanese manufacturer.
The main camera specification is centered around the same 1/2.3-inch 12MP sensor that we have seen on several recent top-end smartphones. Light is captured through a very fast F1.8 aperture and an optical image stabilization system keeps things steady in low light. The AF uses both contrast detection and a laser that measures the distance to the subject and for those who like optimizing images in post production the camera offers a 12-bit Raw mode. In video mode footage can be recorded in 4K resolution and the front camera is the first of its kind to come with optical image stabilization. At 1.34µm it also offers unusually large pixels and again a fast F1.8 aperture.
All other specifications, including the 5.2-inch Quad-HD display and Snapdragon 820 chipset are in line with the current crop of flagship devices, making the HTC 10 a possible mobile photography alternative to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 or LG G5. Read the full review to find out how it performed in our test.
Key Photographic / Video Specifications
- 12MP 1/2.3-inch sensor with 1.55µm pixels
- F1.8 aperture
- 12-bit Raw
- 4K video
- 720p, 120fps slow-motion video
- 5MP front camera with OIS, F1.8 aperture and 1.34µm pixel size
- 5.2-inch QHD screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 32 or 64GB storage
- microSD slot
- 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
- Hi-Res audio
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