HTC have announced the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle today. The mid-tier devices are emphasising their attention to design, along with their all metal construction in an attempt to distinguish themselves in the competitive mid-price market.

The Pro model is the more premium or the two sporting an FHD 5.5″ display, fingerprint sensor, 20MP rear camera and a 13MP front-facing ‘selfie’ camera. The Lifestyle drops the screen resolution to HD, loses the fingerprint sensor and the cameras are reduced to a 13MP rear shooter and a 5MP front facing. The two models also have different core processors, RAM and storage configurations.

With the lifestyle using a 2013 Snapdragon 400 – aka the same chip that used to be in Android Wear device, and the Pro model sporting a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 processor it’s unclear how these two devices will be received. Of course, the real proof of any device is in how it handles and not the spec list. It’s good to see both models support NFC for mobile payments, as well as other useful NFC things. It is interesting the USB C hasn’t made the jump into the mid-tier. I can’t imagine it costs significantly more, it looks like OEMs are saving this as a ‘premium connector’, which in the end just slows adoption.

Check out the full specs below.

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 HTC Desire 10 ProHTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
Release dateSeptember 2016September 2016
Screen size5.5-inch5.5-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,280 x 720
Rear camera20MP13MP
Front camera13MP5MP
ChipsetMediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Snapdragon 400
Core config1.6 GHz x 4
Ram3GB/ 4GB2GB/ 3GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
MicroSDYes, up to 2TBYes, up to 2TB
Battery3,000 mAh2,700 mAh
Battery removable
Headphone PortYesYes
Headphone LocationTopTop
Speaker ConfigurationBottomBottom
Android OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0
Vendor skinHTC SenseHTC Sense
Dimensions156.5 x 76 x 7.86 mm156.9 x 76.9 x 7.7 mm
  • Stone Black
  • Polar White
  • Royal Blue
  • Valentine Lux (light Blue)


The Desire 10 Lifestyle is launching immediately in multiple markets and the Desire 10 Pro will release later next month. We have contacted HTC Australia for details on Australian availability and pricing, we’ll let you know what we hear. In the mean time check out their announcement video below.

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I would buy a Pro for my daughter. Hope HTC bring them to Australia and price them fairly.


Really don’t know why they decided not to make one of them have a 5inch screen.


The market must indicate that 5.5″ sells better despite may of use preferring otherwise.


Snapdragon 400.

Good luck getting 7.0 on this thing.