Difference Between HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7

Key Difference – HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7
 

The key difference between HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7 is that Galaxy S7 is more portable, comes with a more detailed display powered by AMOLED technology, and water resistant while the HTC 10 comes with a front facing camera that has OIS and focusing capabilities, larger and more realistic display, and also comes with the latest USB technologies. Let us take a closer look at both HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7 and get a clearer picture of what they have to offer.

HTC 10 Review – Features and Specifications

The HTC 10 is an impressive phone that was released recently by HTC. This phone is an exciting one, so let us take a peek at what it has to offer.

Design

The finish of the device, which has been perfected throughout the years by HTC, looks perfect. The edges of the device that run around the device are chamfered. The HTC 10 body is designed in such a way to make it very comfortable in the hand and easy to grip as well. The thickness of the device is just 9mm while the edge of the device comes down to just 3mm.

Display

The display is 5.2 inches and is able to support Quad HD resolution. The technology that powers the device is LCD 5.

Processor

The system on chip that powers the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which is powerful and efficient at the same time. This processor combined with the memory is a formidable duo. Many companies have used the same combination due to it being the best combination in the smartphone market. LG also used this same SoC on it modular designed LG G5.

Storage

The built-in storage that comes with the device is 32 GB, and another version is also available with 64 GB. Both the variants are capable of supporting expandable storage, which can support the storage to up to 2 TB.

Camera

The rear camera comes with an ultra-pixel camera and consists of a resolution of 12 MP. The ultra-pixel sensor is a vast improvement when compared to the previous sensors that HTC produced.

Memory

The memory that is available with the device is 4GB, which is ideal for multitasking and playing graphics intensive games.

Operating System & Software

The software that comes with the phone is clean and efficient; especially, the Sense interface. HTC also provides Blink feed, location-based app,s and also suggestions and customs themes to cater the users preference even further.  There is also a freestyle theme, which is fun filled and has picture frames, sunglasses etc. However, Google apps are preferred over the apps produced by HTC. Google photos now is able to support RAW images.

Battery Life

The battery capacity of the device is 3000mAh. The phone can be quickly charged with the help of a rapid charger that comes with the device. According to HTC, the heat produced during charging is drawn out for safety concerns.

Additional/ Special Features

Audio

The top of the phone comes with tweeters while the bottom of the phone comes with woofers to set up boom sound speakers on the device. The boom sound speaker provides a hi-fi system. The sound produced by the speakers is crisp and loud thus, outperforming many of the smartphone speakers in the mobile phone market. The audio has also been upscaled to 24 bit, which will be great on the earphones with Hi-Res certification. The audio can be tuned to the way the user prefers with the help of the personal audio profile. HTC also has licensed Airplay, which will enable Apple to stream audio.

Connectivity

The USB Type-C is supported by the device for charging. The device also comes with a fingerprint scanner, which is fast and accurate.

Difference Between HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review – Features and Specifications

Design

The design of the device is elegant, and the dimensions of the device are 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm; the weight of it stands at 152g. The body is made up of a combination of aluminum and glass. The device is made more secure, thanks to the fingerprint scanner, which can also be used in order to make online payments like Android Pay. Like the Sony Xperia devices, this Samsung version is also water and dust resistant and is certified according to the IP 68 standard. Due to the bigger battery that comes with this device, it is a bit stocky. The camera does not come with a bump and that makes the phone slip into the pocket without getting caught into the lip of it. The metal and glass construction of the phone gives it a high-end look. The design makes it very comfortable in the hand as well.

Display

The size of the display on the device is 5.1 inches, which come with a resolution of 1440 × 2560 pixels. The pixel density of the display is 576 ppi. The technology used on the display is the Super AMOLED, which is known to be the best in the smartphone industry. The screen to body ratio of the device stands at 70.63%. The display is also capable of supporting an Always On screen, which is able to display the clock or the calendar while the screen is turned off.

Processor

The system on chip that powers the device is the Exynos 8 octa processor, which has been made by Samsung itself. The SoC comes with an octa-core processor that is capable of clocking a speed of 2.2 GHz. The graphics are powered by an ARM Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. The phone is capable of handling any app that was thrown at it with ease.

Storage

The built-in storage that accompanies the device is 64 GB, which can be further expanded with the help of a microSD card to 200 GB. The expandable memory has returned to the Samsung Galaxy S7 after it was removed from its predecessor. This is a welcome feature as storing large amounts of data requires such a feature. The only disadvantage is that the phone does not treat the external card as a part of the device itself. This means, when transferring data from the phone to the card or vice versa, it has to be done explicitly.

Camera

The camera is one of the key features of the device. The rear camera comes with a resolution of 12 MP; this has been reduced from its predecessor, which had 16 MP. The aperture of the lens is f/1.7, which will let the sensor absorb more light than the camera found on a standard smartphone. The pixel size and the sensor size are higher than normal and will absorb more light as well. This will enhance the low light image quality of the camera and produce quality low light images. The camera also comes with optical image stabilization to counter shake on the camera as well as phase detection autofocus, which will enable the camera to focus faster than before. The camera is also equipped to capture 4K videos. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 5MP, which will produce detailed selfies. The camera also comes with a feature known as motion panorama, which is similar to that of Apple live photos.

Memory

The memory that comes with the device is 4GB, which is ample for multi-tasking and operating graphic intensive games.

Operating System

Samsung’s latest family member, the Samsung Galaxy S7, comes with the latest Android 6.0 Lollipop operating system, which comes with many features like battery saving and memory management.

Connectivity

The device can be connected for data transfer and charge with the help of a micro USB. The device also supports Samsung Pay, which is becoming famous day by day.

Battery Life

The battery capacity that is available with the device is 3000mAh, which will help the device to last throughout the day without any issues. The battery is larger than its predecessor and coupled with the Always On display; the battery can be expected to last longer than the Samsung Galaxy S6 easily.

Additional/ Special Features

The device can be submerged in five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Although it will survive under water, it cannot be operated as the touch screen will be disabled.

Key Difference - HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

What is the difference between the HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7?

Design

HTC 10: The dimensions of the device are 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm while the weight of the device is 161g. The body is made up of aluminum while the device is secured with the help of fingerprint via touch. The device is dust and splash resistant and is available in Black, Gray, and Gold colors. With IP 53 certified, accumulation of harmful dust is prevented and 60-degree water from corner to outer shell will not effect.

Samsung Galaxy S7: The dimensions of the device are 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm while the weight of the device is 152g. The body is made up of aluminum and glass while the device is secured with the help of fingerprint via touch. The device is dust and water resistant and is available in Black, Gray, White, and Gold colors. With IP 68 certified, dust will be completely prevented from entering the device and can be immersed under water pressure.

The HTC 10 is an all metal design which has chamfered on the front and the rear edge. The edge of the device changed from 3mm to 9mm. The fingerprint scanner sits on the front of the device while the headphone jack has been placed on the top of the device and the USB Type-C connector sits at the bottom. There are also capacitive buttons which are flanked with the fingerprint scanner. The trademark boom sound speaker sits on the top and the bottom front of the device. It has been improved with Hi-fi and Hi-Res audio accompanied with it.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 also comes with a fingerprint scanner, which is inside the physical button on the front of the device and flanked by capacitive buttons. The physical button on the Samsung Galaxy S7 provides additional features when compared to the HTC 10. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is water and dust proof, which is another advantage over the HTC 10

OS

HTC: The HTC 10 comes with the latest Android 6.0 Lollipop OS and an HTC Sense user interface.

Samsung Galaxy S7: The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with the latest Android 6.0 Lollipop OS.

Display

HTC 10: The HTC 10 comes with a display size of 5.2 inches and consists of a resolution of 1440 × 2560 pixels. The pixel density of the screen is 565 ppi. The display technology used is the Super LCD 5. The screen to body ratio of the device is 71.13%. The display is protected by a scratch-resistant glass.

Samsung Galaxy S7: The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a display size of 5.1 inches and consists of a resolution of 1440 × 2560 pixels. The pixel density of the screen is 576 ppi. The display technology used by the display is the Super AMOLED. The screen to body ratio of the device is 70.63%.

The HTC 10 is able to produce images that are more realistic and crisp at the same time. The Samsung Galaxy S7, on the other hand, produces brighter and vibrant images but saturated and unrealistic at the same time. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is able to have more pixels on the screen due to the smaller screen size. But this difference is negligible. Both the displays are equally matched, but Samsung may have the upper hand due to its bright and vibrant screen.

Camera

HTC 10: The HTC 10 comes with a rear camera that has a resolution of 12 MP, which is assisted by a Dual LED flash to brighten up things. The aperture of the lens is f / 1.8 while the focal length is 26 mm. The camera comes with a sensor size of 1 / 2.3″ while the individual pixel size is 1.55 microns. The camera comes with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus for fast autofocusing. The camera is also able to shoot 4K videos. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 5MP, which also comes with optical image stabilization and autofocusing as well. The aperture of the front facing camera is f /1.8 and the pixel size of the sensor is 1.34 microns.

Samsung Galaxy S7: The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a rear camera that has a resolution of 12 MP, which is assisted by an LED flash to brighten up things. The aperture of the lens is f / 1.7 while the focal length is 26 mm. The camera comes with a sensor size of 1 / 2.3″ while the individual pixel size is 1.4 microns. The camera comes with optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus for fast autofocusing. The camera is also able to shoot 4K videos. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 5MP.

Both the cameras on both the devices are filled with features and mainly target low light performance. The front facing camera being equipped with OIS, large aperture, and autofocus is a first time for a front facing camera.

Hardware

HTC 10: The HTC 10 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The processor that powers the device is a quad core capable of clocking a speed of 2.2 GHz. The graphics is powered by Adreno 530. The memory that comes with the device is 4GB. The built-in storage stands at 64 GB. The storage can be expanded with the help of a microSD card to up to 2 TB. The battery capacity stands at 3000mAh. USB Type C is used for charging and data transfer. The device also supports Quick charge 3.0

Samsung Galaxy S7: The Samsung Galaxy S7 is powered by the Exynos 8 Octa SoC. The processor that powers the device is an octa-core capable of clocking a speed of 2.3 GHz. The graphics are powered by ARM Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. The memory that comes with the device is 4GB. The built-in storage stands at 64 GB. The storage can be expanded with the help of a microSD card to up to 200GB. The battery capacity stands at 3000mAh and uses micro USB to make the connection.

Both the devices are capable of great performance, the battery performance of the HTC 10 can be expected to be better than the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Software

HTC 10: The HTC 10 comes with the Android Marshmallow OS with the Sense user interface.

Samsung Galaxy S7: The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with the Android Marshmallow OS and Touch Wiz user interface.

The HTC 10 Sense UI has been designed to replicate pure Android. The TouchWiz UI has been refined and tweaked to provide a better user experience.

HTC 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 – Summary

HTC 10 Samsung Galaxy S7 Preferred

Operating System

Android (6.0)

Android (6.0)

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User Interface

HTC Sense 8.0

Touch Wiz Galaxy S7

Dimensions

145.9×71.9x9mm

142.4×69.6×7.9mm Galaxy S7

Weight

161 g

152 g Galaxy S7

Body

Aluminum

Aluminum, Glass

Galaxy S7

Fingerprint

Touch

Touch

-

Dust Resistant

Yes

Yes

-

Water Resistant

Splash Resistant

Yes

Galaxy S7

IP certified

IP53

IP 68

Galaxy S7

Display Size

5.2 inches

5.1 inches

HTC 10

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels

1440 x 2560 pixels

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Pixel Density

565 ppi

576 ppi

Galaxy S7
       Display Technology

S-LCD 5

Super AMOLED

Galaxy S7
      Screen to Body ratio

71.13%

70.63%

HTC 10
      Rear Camera

12 megapixels

12 megapixels

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      Front Camera

5 megapixels

5 megapixels

-

Aperture

F1.8

F1.7

Galaxy S7

Flash

Dual

Single

HTC 10

Focal Length

26mm

26mm

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       Camera Sensor Size

1 / 2.3 “

1 / 2.5 “

HTC 10
       Pixel Size

1.55 micros

1.4 micros

HTC 10
      OIS

Yes (Front & Rear)

Yes

HTC 10
      Autofocus

Laser (Front & Rear)

Phase Detection

HTC 10
      4K

Yes

Yes

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      SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Exynos 8 Octa

-
      Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz

Octa-core, 2300 MHz

Galaxy S7
      Graphics Processor

Adreno 530

ARM Mali-T880 MP12

-
      Memory

4GB

4GB

-
      Built in storage

64GB

64GB

-
      Expandable Storage

Available

Available

-
      Battery Capacity

3000mAh

3000mAh

-
      USB

3.1

2.0

HTC 10
      USB Connector

Type-C reversible

Micro USB

HTC 10