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HTC 10: The Features, Review, Specs, Price and all you need to know

HTC Phones in Nigeria are one of trending Android mobile phones in Nigeria mobile market today. HTC android devices are unique in a world of their own, beautiful designs with astonishing performances.

This in turn makes the HTC phone brand ranked among the top Android smartphones in the world today.

HTC as an android phone manufacturer (OEM) have a very strong software backup and top-notched hardware to produce some of the world’s best smart phones and devices.

The HTC 10 was released a while ago and comes with all the features you would expect on a smart phone of this budget range.

The hardware was really top-notched as it lets all games and app run so smoothly. I was quite impressed with it after installing the flashshare app that I used in pimping the HTC 10 device to taste.  

Introducing HTC 10

Design and build quality  

After the release of the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9, the company is now releasing the "One M" brand and is calling this device the "HTC 10." The brands’ trademark explosive speaker grills are no more. 

These changes left HTC significantly sinked the vertical bezels on this device, these resulting to a 5.1-inch phone which isn't preposterously tall like past models were.  

Performance  

The device specs sheet is outlined below and looks really amazing for the budget range. It bags 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and standard fast storage. 

The Snapdragon 820 drops the ARM Cortex CPU build that was present in the Snapdragon 810 and switches to Qualcomm's new 64-bit Kryo cores.  

The strength of 10  

The HTC 10 is more of what you’re looking for in a flagship phone. Unsurpassed performance. Great 24-bit Hi-Res sound and also the world’s first Optical Image Stabilization in both rear and secondary cameras.

 CAMERA  

The camera of HTC 10 has been tagged as Next generation camera HTC 10 comes across with what may well be the highest smartphone camera in this present generation. 

Having innovations such as the world’s first OIS front and back, 12 million UltraPixels, faster laser autofocus and more. The device has been awarded a DxOMark score of 88 for camera quality. One of the highest scores today.

HTC 10 Review in Full

Taiwan may not be popular as a tech enclined country like China but at least they have great smartphone companies like HTC to make boast with.

Of recent HTC had announced its plans to release the HTC 10 smartphone which is expected to ship latter this month.

Anyway, we got our hands on the specs of the New HTC 10 and it might interest you to know that the handset runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

THE DESIGN AND DISPLAY

At a dimension of 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 in) and a weight of 161g (5.68 oz) , the new HTC 10 is a light smartphone that should fit into any small purse or handbag.

Thankfully, the new HTC 10 crams in a full capacity touchscreen of 5.2 inch with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density).

There is also a supper efficient conning Gorilla Glass 4 which ensures that you will have no scratch on the screen of your smartphone.

CAMERA


The HTC 10 may not win a camera contest but at least one can expect to make do with a 12MP shooter on the rear. Selfie lovers also has a 5MP front camera for Selfie and video calling.

Other features on the camera department includes a 1/2.3'' sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.

HARDWARE


The HTC 10 will obviously catch the attention of hard gamers. The handset packs a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset along with a dual core CPU clocking a a speed of 2.15 GHZ.

The handset also packs the latest Adreno 530 for a snappy gaming experience.

MEMORY

The new HTC 10 comes in two variants. The first crams in a 32GB omboard storage while the other comes with a 64GB storage. Interestingly, both variants can get additional storage space via a micro-SD card of up to 200GB.

The latest HTC 10 packs a decent 4GBB RAM for fluid multitasking and much more.

BATTERY


The new HTC comes packed with a non-removable 3000mAh battery which delivers a standby power of up to 456 hours on 3G and up to 27 hours of talk time on 3G.

HTC 10 Full Specification

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE

2G bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - USA
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) - EMEA
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300) - USA
Speed HSPA, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes
 EDGE Yes

Launch

Announced

2016, April
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, May
Body
Dimensions

145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display
Type

 Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- HTC Sense UI
 
Platform OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 530
Memory
Card slot

microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera
Primary

12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, OIS, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.3'' sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.8, 23mm, OIS, autofocus, 1.34 µm pixel size, 1080p, HDR
Sound
Alert types

Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, dual speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
- Hi-Res audio
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, apt-X
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector





 

Features
Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
 Java No

-Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
- Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- XviD/MP/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
- Document editor
- Photo/video editor
Battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by
Up to 456 h (3G)
Talk time
Up to 27 h (3G)

Misc
Colors
Carbon Gray, Topaz Gold, Glacier Silver

Price 

 HTC 10 droid is a bit pricey at about $720. It can be bought from HTC outlets, dealers and most online shopping malls. It goes for about N140,000 in Nigeria.

Steps to Turn Off Autocorrect Feature on Android Devices

All android smartphones and device normally comes with the award-winning auto correct feature. This means that while typing on your smartphone Android will try to make your work faster by suggesting corrections for you.

While the auto-correct feature is a plus to Android smartphones, it also has a bad side. Some times you may get embarrassed,while trying to type a particular word and the auto - correct just feels it knows it all by changing most of your words.

I believe it has happened to you before? Especially when you want to write in short forms. Though having your text/words auto completed by your android device is somehow great and useful,  here's what you have to do to Turn Off Autocorrect on your Android Devices:

1. First, you will need Launch your Android's device settings menu.

2. Then Go to the "Language & input" Menu but in case your settings tab is divided into section and you can't find Language & Input, it's mostly found in the "Personal" section of your settings tab. So just be sure you are in the right place.

3. From the keyboards & input methods menu, Select "Google keyboard". Note that there may be other keyboards app in the list depending on which you have installed.

4. Tap the "Text correction" option and turn off the "Auto-correction" toggle case.

5. You have successfully turned off Autocorrect on your android device.

When you've successfully turned this feature off, your phone will no longer correct typographical errors again which means you must always cross check your spelling anyway!

Our Best Smartphones for the First Quarter of 2016

We are already ending the first quarter in the year 2016 and there is no doubt that so far, the year has been a smartphone year as we have seen the release of many smartphones both at CES2016 and at WMC2016.

For example, Samsung stormed the market with their latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. LG followed suit with the G5 and we have seen others from the likes of Xiaomi, Infinix, and so on.

In this post we are going to bring to you a quick list of our top 3 best smartphones so far.

1. Samsung Galaxy S7 and EDGE 

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and its brother, the Galaxy S7 Edge were recently announced by Samsung in Barcelona and both smartphones have since started making their appearance in the markets.

Interestingly, both smartphones have enjoyed some love from fans who liked the curved display, rounded edges plus the return of microSD card to the Galaxy series.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 

Samsung again? Yes, Samsung again! The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 looks like a complete smartphone. Looking at the specs, it's easy to conclude that this smartphone should meet the need of every user.

But let's see the spec:

Processor: Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit
Display: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED at 2560x1440 pixels resolution
Operating system: Android 5.1.1
RAM: 4GB (LPDDR4)
Wireless connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, NFC, GPS, MST
Storage: 64GB UFS 2.0 internal
Cameras: Rear 16 megapixel with f/1.9 aperture and 5 megapixel front facing camera
Battery: 3000 mAh non-removable with fast charging and fast wireless charging technology
Dimensions: 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm and 171 grams.

Sony Xperia Z5 

Sony hasn't been making much noise lately but at least their fans has something to celebrate in the Sony Xperia Z5.

Aside the beautiful design, the smartphone packs a massive 23MP primary camera which is among the highest we have seen on a smartphone so far.

There is another regular 5.1MP selfie camera which also offers some clean shots for selfie freaks. Lets see the specs:
RAM : 3 GB
Display : 5.2 inch screen and 1080P Resolution
Processor : Snapdragon Qualcomm 810 octa-core processor
Primary Camera : 23 MP with Hybrid Autofocus
Front cameras : 8 MP with
Internal Storage Capacity : 64 GB
Battery : 3500 mAh battery with fast charging.
We will stop here for now but you can look out for more updates on this page as new smartphones come in. Stay here!

How to Extract Audio from Any Video File Using VLC Player

VLC Player is a very versatile media player and blasts loud by using special techniques to amplify sound for better entertain experience on the PC, woofer  system and other multi-media audio output systems.

The possibilities with this piece of utility is so enormous than you can easily ignore, one of such is the ability to extract audio format from video files without paying for another video converting software.

This is what I am going to teach you in this short guide.
 
Ever wanted to get a particular song on audio but found it's actually in a video formats, thus, you can't play it with your mobile MP3 player which accompanies you to virtually everywhere?

Some times we are unable to get the audio of a particular song simply because it is not available.

In this post, I will  show you how you can achieve this with the simple-to-do methods outlined below:

  • Open VLC Media Player on your PC or Laptop and then click on Media on the top Navigation bar.
  • Click on “Convert /Save or press Ctrl+R on your Keyboard.
  • Click on Add and select the video which you want to extract the audio file from and click on “Convert / Save”.
  • Click on Browse to browse where you want to save the audio file, then click on Start to start converting process.
Wasn't that quite easy?

So go on to get all your favorite songs into cool audio formats so you can play them on Bluetooth devices and others which may not support some of the popular video formats.

Note also that the VLC media player is free to use and available for download on their official website

How to Clear Skype History on Android phones and devices

If you are reading this it means you own an android smartphone and you are possibly using Skype on your phone.

Skype is part of Microsoft services. You can make video and audio calls, exchange chat messages and do much more.

Recently, one major challenge people have been having with the Skype app on their phone is that they seem not to know how to delete chat history.

If you have plans of selling your android phone or device anytime soon then this guide is for you.

I have noticed that many people who use Skype on their Android smartphone seem to be searching for "how to delete Skype history on Android."

In response to the above, there are two best ways to accomplish this.

The first method is to Delete Skype history for individual contacts. To do this, just select the contact (by tapping and holding it) and then tap on the Delete icon.

A pop up screen will appear, asking you to confirm your action. Just go ahead to hit DELETE! So easy right?

This will delete the whole chat history of the selected Skype contact.

If your aim for for wanting to clear your Skype history is because you want to sell your phone, there are more things you should clear, not just Skype. You can clear your cache as well.

Just Go to Settings >Storage then tap on Clear Cache, that's all! Your skype and other private information is now cleard for good.

Cheers.

New IOS 9.3 Will Tell Employers If There Devices Are Being Tracked

Recently, Apple seem to be shrouded in a series of controversies with the US government (the FBI to be specific) on issues bothering on security and particularly the encryption of the iPhone.

It all started when Apple chief, Tim Cook refused a court order that wants the company to break into the iPhone owned by San Bernardino shooter, Syed Farook.

Farook, along with his wife Tashfeen Malik who were allegedly responsible for the killing 14 people in December 2 last year.

Amidst this controversies, what is more amazing is the fact that Apple seem to be more security conscious these days even as the company plans to roll out a new update for its iOS operating system.

A recent report has it that Apple has finalised plans to roll out a new version of the IOS operating system which seem more like a security update.

The upcoming iOS 9.3 update will add in more security features with the ability to know if your employer is tracking your device.

If an iPhone is being tracked by a company, the device will clearly mark it in the About page of Settings and the lockscreen, says 9To5Mac .

The message stating, ‘This iPhone is managed by your organisation’ will be seen at the bottom of the screen.

This feature is obviously missing from the current version of the IOS operating system.
The new IOS 9.3 is expected to start rolling out by the end of March.

The company also plans to launch the upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro on March 21, and it is quite likely these devices will be powered by the IOS 9.3 update.
So what do you think? Is this a good move from Apple?