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HTC 10 vs Nexus 6P spec shootout: Beauty, brains and power

by Brandon Russell | April 12, 2016April 12, 2016 6:00 am PST

Our phone of the year and the winner of our Mobile Madness tournament has some real competition in the HTC 10, a brand new flagship from HTC. These are two of the most beautiful and powerful devices on the market, making this particular spec shootout very difficult to call. Yes, sure, the HTC 10 is clearly superior on paper, but the Nexus 6P still holds its own months after release, and that gold color is absolute perfection.

We saw a lot of the HTC 10 before it was actually announced, yet it still managed to surprise us. Its design is fantastic and HTC’s decision to step back away from duplicating apps appears to be a smart move. Nothing beats stock Android but HTC’s Sense is making a pretty good argument for the best skin on the market.

Check out the specs below to see how these two devices stack up.

HTC 10 Gallery

 

Nexus 6P Gallery

HTC - 10 Huawei - Nexus 6P
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (565 ppi) 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type Quad HD WQHD AMOLED
Operating System Android 6 (at launch) Android 6.0 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core, 64-bit, up to 2.2Ghz 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1
RAM 4GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 2TB
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 12.3MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 8MP
Networks
  • 2G/2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • 2G/2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 800/850/1800/1900 (Japan)
  • 3G UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100
  • 3G UMTS: 850/AWS/900/2100 (America)
  • LTE: FDD B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 32; TDD B38, 40, 41 (Asia/Europe)
  • LTE: FDD B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29, 30 (America)
  • LTE: FDD: B1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 19, 21, 26; TDD B38, 41 (Japan)
  • CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
  • CDMA: BC0/1/10
  • GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • LTE (FDD): B2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/30
  • LTE (TDD): B41
  • UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Battery 3000mAh 3450mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DisplayPort
  • DLNA
  • USB 3.1 Type C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetic
  • Motion G-Sensor
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Beidou (Europe and Asia)
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital Compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 145.9 mm (5.74 inches) 159.4 mm (6.28 inches)
Width 71.9 mm (2.83 inches) 77.8 mm (3.06 inches)
Depth 9 mm (0.35 inches) 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 161 g (5.68 oz) 178 g (6.28 oz)
Colors N/A Aluminium, Frost, Graphite
Supported Audio Formats N/A N/A
Supported Video Formats N/A N/A
In The Box N/A N/A

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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