+ Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

Comparison - G5 - s7 - 10
HTC has launched their 2016 premiere device, the HTC 10, they’ve dropped the ‘One’ branding this time around and quite frankly, the phone is looking excellent. Traditionally LG, HTC and Samsung have all gone up against each other at this time of the year, so it’s time to check them out against each other and see how they compare on paper.

HTC has come a long way from the somewhat disappointing One M9 they launched last year and the company has lined up some impressive specs on the phone to show off what they can do. The camera has been improved, with some promising specs and an Ultra-Pixel camera sensor that captures a higher Mega-Pixel shot than the previous models. So how does it look against the LG G5 and Galaxy S7/S7 Edge?

LG G5Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7 edgeHTC 10
Screen size5.3-inch5.1-inch5.5-inch5.2-inch
Resolution2,560×1,440 pixels2,560×1,440 pixels2,560×1,440 pixels2,560×1,440 pixels
Rear Camera16MP (8MP wide-angle)12MP12MP (HTC UltraPixel 2 with 1.55μm pixel)
Aperturef/1.8 (main camera), f/2.4 (wide angle)f/1.7ƒ/1.8 aperture and 26mm focal length (80° wide angle)
Front Camera8MP5MP5MP (1.34μm pixels)
ApertureUnknownf/1.7ƒ/1.8 aperture and 23mm focal length (86° wide angle)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Core configUnknownQuad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual)Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz
AlternateExynos 8890 Octa core
2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad
64 bit, 14 nm process
Only in some markets
Storage32GB32GB, 64GB32GB, 64GB
Micro SDYes, 200GBYes, 200GB
2TB theoretical max
Yes, up to 2TB
Battery2,800 mAh3,000 mAh3,600 mAh3000 mAh
Other featuresModular designWater resistance
Wireless charging
Quick Charge 3.0, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition with Dolby Audio
ConnectorUSB-C Type 2.0
3.0 compatible
USB 2.0
USB-C Type
3.1 Gen 1
Wifi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspotWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE, APT-X4.2 LE, ANT+4.2
Colour Spectrum
RGB Light
Ambient light
Proximity sensor
Motion G-sensor
Compass sensor
Gyro sensor
Magnetic sensor
Sensor Hub
OSAndroid 6.0
with LG UX 5.0
Android 6.0
with Samsung UX
Android 6.0
with Samsung UX and Edge features
Android 6
with HTC Sense
Dimensions149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7-8.6mm
accounts for camera bulge
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0 mm
Weight159 g152 g157 g161 g
ColoursSilver, Titan (Black), Gold, PinkBlack, Gold, SilverCarbon Gray with black face panels, Glacial Silver with white panels, & Topaz Gold
Outright PriceUnknown$1,149 outright$1,249 outrightUnknown
Virgin Mobile

So. We’ve already looked at the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge in our review which you can check out here, the Galaxy S7 this year also has a major advantage with already being in the market. We’re about to go hands on with the HTC 10 and should also be getting some hands on time with the LG G5 and Friends in the near future as well, at which time we can give you a better idea on what each has to offer.

But for now, which is it for you? The Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, the HTC 10? or the LG G5 and Friends? Let us know in the Poll below, or if none of these ring your bell let us know which phone you’re waiting on in the comments.

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Nice comparison, was looking for something like this.

While the hardware specs are more or less the same, what’s interesting me most about HTC is their software. It looks (and from what I’m reading seems) very fast and quick. Also the fact that they’re pretty close to stock and have peeled back the unnecessary bloat. Looks like both the hardware and software of the HTC 10 is a winner.

Doubt I’ll go back to Samsung, purely because of their software. LG isn’t much better from my experience. Luckily there are still OEM’s out there that are producing


I saw a quick hands-on on another site, and I absolutely loved the way that HTC has integrated its mark on stock Android. They left the colour scheme in the settings menu and quick settings alone, yet included the typical Sense icons, so you get the best of both worlds. The clear all button in recent apps has the stock Android clear button with “Clear” written next to it. Really under-done, with nice touches, which makes it feel classy.


I prefer 5.5″ displays, but I can’t stand the Edge (nor Samsung in general). I typically like LG, although the G5’s shrinking display size is disappointing. Out of all of those, the HTC 10 is the only one that excites me. I was hoping that HTC would come to the party and surprise everyone, and it appears that the new release is a ripper. The company has clearly worked hard on it and listened to feedback, and I really hope it’s a success.

Adam J
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Adam J

Nice work. I’m in the market coming from Nexus 4 and spoilt for choice, including the Nexus 6P. It would be nicer to see some clarification of the sensor comparisons though – are ‘colour spectrum’, ‘RGB’ and ‘ambient light’ all just the same thing?

I’m leaning towards HTC 10 for appearance, manageable size, battery capacity, near-vanilla Android, and buttons that are on the correct sides! It will obviously boil down to price though, and the Nexus 6P hasn’t dropped nearly enough for my liking.

Jack Manganiello
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And don’t forget, if your feeling up to it, it has an unlockable bootloader, meaning you could put an AOSP ROM on it and make it all that much closer to a Nexus. Thats what I’ll be doing anyway.

Conan Thorogood
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i can’t help but look at all these 1440p displays and think i’m going to be holding on to my xperia z3 for a long time.


My current main phones are the OnePlus One and the LG G4. The OPO’s battery lasts a LOT longer due to it having a FHD rather than QHD display. FHD is perfect for 5-5.5″ phones. I’m lucky that I paid an extra $20 for the LG charging dock with a second battery, so the G4’s battery life isn’t a huge issue. I’d still prefer FHD and a 4,000mAh battery though.

Conan Thorogood
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^ exactly. when i go to bed my z3’s at about 50%. i can make it to the following afternoon on one charge, and that has become a huge deal for me. and the battery’s only 3100mAh, so not enormous. i thought QHD would be one of those weird fads that everyone would see through but alas.

everything else about these flagships looks nice enough but let’s face it, the 18 month – two year old devices are still looking pretty good, which would’ve been unthinkable two or three years ago.

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