HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, the latest phone by HTC, claims that it offers best-in-class audio through its BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition Speakers. In other words, this phone brings to you flagship quality music playback at an affordable price. Let alone the music, a bigger battery, Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection, and super attractive design are also there to entice gadget lovers from across the world. However, as compared to higher specced HTC Desire 10 Pro flagship, the device in concern is known to ship with low end features. Even though, the Desire 10 Lifestyle is deprived of flagship-level features, this is not completely void of specifications and comes equipped with 5.5” screen, S400 chipset, meaty 3GB of RAM, and professional cameras on back and front. In short, it has what can make it a grand success in the mid-range segment of market. Further, the handset lets you choose from Royal Blue, Stone Black, Valentine Lux, and Polar White colors which are easily available on any of the mobile phone stores in your area.
Design & Display at a Glance
The Desire 10 Lifestyle is a premium-looking smartphone with metallic chassis beneath a hi-finish polycarbonate that is super soft to touch. In other words, it is a robust gadget, thanks to its aluminum metal unibody. But it is supreme polycarbonate that is truly a feast for the eyes. Again, with its smoother curves and chamfered edges, the device offers easy gripping which is really useful seeing as the phone is massive at 156.9 X 76.9 X 7.7mm. However, at 155grams, it is not as weighty as LG G Flex mobile phone. As stated above, you can pick up this model in four colors, all of them flex a golden metal frame that looks quite pretty. On the top of the device, you will find a 3.5mm audio jack, whilst on the base of the phone, there resides a Micro USB port along with a bass speaker that in collaboration with standard speaker on the top gives you hi-res audio. The same speaker set-up is present on HTC 10 flagship. On the other hand, 5.5” display on HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle works out at 720 X 1280 pixels resolution. This monitor lags far behind HTC One’s Full HD display in terms of picture clarity. Still, the screen at 267ppi density is adequately sharp and you can buy it at once from an online shop for smartphones.
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle Offering Incredible Music
With Desire 10 Lifestyle, there will be the best audio experience ever. The device is designed to give your ears the best music playback experience and for this, it integrates BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition Speaker. This speaker has two important parts – tweeter and subwoofers. Where tweeter is located on the top of the handset, near an earpiece, the subwoofer resides on the bottom of the gadget. This way, the speaker manages to separate hi-frequency sounds and base toes from each other. Now, as you crank the volume up, you start getting notable bass and room-filling hi-res audio that is far better than ZTE Axon 7 Mini and HTC U11 Plus smartphones. So, this will be the best smartphone for audio nerds from across the globe. For them, here is an important piece of information; this cell phone is available for sale on one of the best online shopping stores for smartphones in UAE.
Camera Performance is Excellent
Desire 10 Lifestyle is not meant to be a camera-led smartphone like Google Pixel 2 XL or Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones. Still, it has incorporated adequate sensors on its back and front to give you a performance that should suffice for its low price tag. Precisely, you will find 13MP shooter on its back which comes loaded with LED flash. This is f/2.2 lens which is known for its notable images clicked in favorable lighting conditions. It is also a good performer when it comes to recording 1080p video clips. Though, sound quality is hampered here. Again, this lens suffers in dark and photos clicked in indoor situations are not sharable on social media. On the other hand, its 5MP upfront snapper is gifted with live make-up mode. Using this feature you will be able to click nicer looking photos of you. What’s great here, this snapper is also capable of taking full HD, 1080p videos. Talking about its battery, it is 2700mAh which is quite sizable and produces enough juice for your day long cell phone activities. Also, it is supported by Fast Battery Charging hence is able to juice up in just no time. It is surely a welcome addition to a phone this price which you can find on many online shops for smartphones in UAE.
Snapdragon 400 Bringing Modest Performance
Where its incredible sound quality lets the smartphone stand alone, device’s entry-level chipset will certainly not bring the praise to Desire 10 Lifestyle, you might be hoping for. Technically, the handset ships with Snapdragon 400 SoC in place of 600-Series of Snapdragon chipset which has become a norm for mid-range mobile phones of recent time. Further, this Quad-core chipset is coming from Qualcomm MSM8928. Again it is paired with Adreno 305 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Apart from this, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle comes running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, out of the box. 3GB of RAM ensures smoother and slicker cell phone performance and offers a lot of space for different applications. What’s great here, this mobile phone has MicroSD card slot which supports MicroSD card up to 256GB. This means that you can always increase its built-in space via using the MicroSD card. On the other hand, many applications load easily on the phone, thanks to Marshmallow OS. However, there are few apps which take a little longer to launch. Also, the gaming performance of this handset is impressive and normal game play is always a seamless experience for users. Though, high-intensity gaming observes a little lag and occasional drops in frames. By comparison, this handset takes a run before Nokia 6 smartphone whilst it is far behind Gionee A1’s hardware performance. In short, if music is the only concern for you, you can go buying this mid-range gadget from one of the best online shopping sites, UAE.
Highlights of HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
Lowlights of HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2g||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3g||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4g||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, September|
|Body||Dimensions||156.9 x 76.9 x 7.7 mm (6.18 x 3.03 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||155 g (5.47 oz)|
|Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.5 inches (~69.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)|
|Platform||Os||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400|
|Cpu||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/2.8, 34mm, 1080p, HDR|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Comms||Wlan||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP, LE|
|Gps||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Features||Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Battery||Removable||Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery|
|Stand by||Up to 672 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 24 h (3G)|