HTC Desire 10 Pro smartphone

HTC’s this year flagship – HTC 10 , reaffirmed the fact that the company isn’t renowned for making well-rounded and solidly-designed smartphones for nothing. But not everyone is looking to buy a flagship smartphone. For those who want HTC’s design and quality at an affordable price, the Taiwanese smartphone maker has launched a new mid-range smartphone – Desire 10 Pro.
Launched at an event in New Delhi, the HTC Desire 10 Pro was introduced back in September this year. It was introduced along with the Desire 10 Lifestyle, which itself launched in the country recently at a price of Rs 15,990.
We went hands-on with the new HTC Desire 10 Pro, and here are our initial thoughts on the company’s latest offering.

Design
HTC Desire 10 Pro has an all-metal body and comes in three colour variants – Stone Black, Polar White and Royal Blue. It sports a 5.5-inch display. While the SIM tray is located on the left side, the volume rocker and power button are on the right. The top of the display has a 13MP front camera, earpiece and proximity sensor, with three capacitive navigation keys being at the bottom. HTC Desire 10 pro has a 20MP camera (with LED flash), along with a fingerprint sensor placed below it.
Overall, we quite liked the look and feel of the HTC Desire 10 Pro. At 7.86mm in thickness and weighing about 165g, it’s quite lightweight too.

Display
HTC Desire 10 Pro features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display of 1080×1920 pixel resolution with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. During our limited time with the device, the display appeared quite sharp. Colours are vibrant and viewing angles are decent too

Hardware & software
HTC’s new Desire 10 Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. In our time with the device, it worked pretty good and appeared quite snappy. However, we’ll only be able to test it out more once we review the device in detail.The Desire 10 Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC’s Sense UI layer running on top. There’s an app drawer as well, so the home screen doesn’t look cluttered.

Camera
The camera is one of the highlights of the Desire 10 Pro. The phone comes with a 20MP rear camera with LED flash, along with a 13MP front-facing snapper. The camera app itself has a Selfie Panorama mode that lets you capture 150-degree wide-angle selfies.