The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and HTC 10 are two of the most powerful handsets released this year. While HTC?s flagship helped the company get back in the game, Samsung amped-up the existing Note series with a brilliant design, advanced S-Pen and cutting-edge internal configurations. Here, in this post, we have compared ? Galaxy Note 7 vs. HTC 10 ? based on the powerful specs, design, features and price.
While the Note 7 is a brand new device, the three-month-old HTC 10 is now available at a significantly discounted price. Perhaps, HTC reduced the price due to the potential competition from the new Note device. Whatever be the case, the HTC 10 is an impressive device with a beautiful design.
The Galaxy Note 7 comes with a stunning curved-edge display, an advanced S Pen and the one-of-a-kind iris scanner for authentication. There is literally no match for this device especially when it comes to user authentication.
Samsung has always listened to its fan base when it comes to adding and removing features out of its devices. Not to forget, Samsung brought the microSD card slot back. In this regard, even the HTC 10 comes with expandable storage option.
With iris scanner onboard, one would think Samsung will get rid of the other option. But it did not remove the fingerprint scanner. Perhaps, Samsung wants to wait until device users get accustomed to the new feature and phase out the old one eventually.
Galaxy Note 7 vs. HTC 10: Price, Discount, Availability
The Galaxy Note 7 can now be pre-ordered in the U.S. for $849.99. If the price is putting you off, do not fret as there are many promotional deals going on, thanks to the carriers and e-retailers. Interested buyers can check out the?pricing details and promo deals here.
The HTC 10, on the other hand, is now available at a?discounted price of $599, down from $699. This offer is valid until August 7 in the U.S.
Galaxy Note 7 vs. HTC 10: Design
Design-wise, Samsung?s Note 7 resembles the well-received Galaxy S7 Edge?s dual-curved-edge design. Only this time, it is much more refined and looks even better. The curves are apparently slimmer than the other Edge models, and they flow into the metallic rim smoothly. To top it off, the rear panel is slightly curved guaranteeing better grip.
Samsung is known to house nothing but the best in high-end devices. And this time too, Corning?s latest Gorilla Glass 5 has been used to protect the Galaxy Note 7?s?display. And, oh, the rumors were indeed right, because this handset comes with water and dust-resistant exterior, complete with the IP68 rating.
Samsung is known to introduce new colors from time to time. And, this year, we have a new ?Coral Blue? color to celebrate.
Have no doubts, the S Pen stylus is the biggest highlight of this smartphone. It is reportedly accurate, precise and very responsive. Not to forget, the stylus is also water-resistant. Unlike last year, plugging the S Pen in and out of the Note handset should not be a problem.
The HTC 10, on the other hand, comes with aesthetically pleasing chamfered corners, unlike any other device. The back is also marginally curved. This design provides good grip and thereby, HTC proves it is one of the ergonomics champions among OEMs.
Plus, HTC has followed the traditional metallic unibody design, adding the premium quotient to the already beautiful device. Overall, the smartphone looks well-polished, refined, neat and slim.
Galaxy Note 7 vs. HTC 10: Configurations
The Galaxy Note 7 carries a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, complemented by a QHD resolution. The HTC 10, on the other hand, features a 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display. However, the resolution is same as the Samsung device. Therefore, the pixel densities of HTC and Samsung devices are 565ppi and 518ppi, respectively. The rule of thumb is that higher pixel density offers much brighter screen.
Under the hood, Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 820 chipset powers both handsets. Plus, the 4GB RAM configuration is also same in both devices.
There is no difference in the camera configuration either as both handsets flaunt 12MP on the back and 5MP at the front. While the HTC 10 sports a dual-LED flash, the Samsung device comes with a regular one.
Support for OIS can be seen in both devices. However, the HTC 10?s selfie-clicker at the front also supports OIS, unlike the Note 7.
Furthermore, both devices support Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. There is a generous Li-Po 3500mAh non-removable battery in the Galaxy Note 7. The HTC device, meanwhile, comes housed with a good-enough 3000mAh non-removable battery cell.