After a global launch last week, HTC has brought the Desire 10 Lifestyle smartphone to India. Priced at Rs 15,990, the smartphone is mid-range but features a premium design. The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will go on sale in India beginning September 30, and will be available exclusively on Amazon India and HTC e-store. One of the highlights of HTC’s smartphone is the support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio, Dolby-enhanced BoomSound speakers. The device will be available in Stone Black and Polar White colors. Also Read - HTC U20 5G, HTC Desire 20 Pro announced in TaiwanAlso Read - HTC Desire 20 Pro will launch on June 16; expected to pack Snapdragon 665 SoC
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle features a 5.5-inch HD (1280 720 pixels) Super LCD display. Under the hood, is a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM. It is a tad baffling that HTC has opted for a rather outdated Snapdragon 400 processor. It features an internal storage of 32GB, which is expandable to up to 2TB using a microSD card. On the photography front, the smartphone is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. The Desire 10 Lifestyle is fuelled by a 2,700mAh battery. For connectivity, it features options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow wrapped under the Sense UI. Also Read - HTC Desire 20 Pro receives Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance certification
At this price range, HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will compete against the likes of the OPPO F1, Moto G4 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy On8 to name a few. The OPPO F1 flaunts a 5-inch HD (1280 720 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass and protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. On the storage front, there is 16GB internal memory, which is further expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. On the photography front, the OPPO F1 is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone also features a 2,5000mAh battery.
The Moto G4 Plus smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core 1.5GHz processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone also features 32GB internal storage, 16-megapixel rear camera with OmniVision Sensor, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,000mAh battery with TurboPower support. ALSO READ: HTC Ocean series leaks online; concept video reveals physical button-less HTC smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy On8 features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) AMOLED display, and is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB onboard storage, which is further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. On the photography front, the Samsung Galaxy On8 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery, and its connectivity options like dual-SIM support, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Even Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 offers specs that are on par (if not better) than HTC’s smartphone, but is priced at Rs 11,999. It just begs the question of why would a buyer choose HTC’s new smartphone over the other devices available in and around this range.