Comparing underrated Android phones are surprisingly more interesting than comparing overrated flagships. In the case of the OnePlus 3 and HTC 10, you'd be surprised to know how at par they are to your premium iOS and Galaxy phones. However, with a flagship-for-half-the-price offer of the OnePlus 3, this flagship killer is still quite unbeatable when it comes to cost.
OnePlus 3 vs HTC 10 Specs
The OnePlus 3 and HTC 10 are both early products of 2016. The OnePlus 3 was released June while the HTC 10 was released May. Size-wise, the HTC 10 is a tad smaller with a 5.2-inch display. The OnePlus 3 boasts of a bigger 5.5-inch screen. However, when it comes to the display the HTC 10 beats the OnePlus 3 effortlessly. It's basically HTC's 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (565 PPI) vs OnePlus' 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution (401 PPI).
Internally, both smartphones run Android Marshmallow from the box and powered by Snapdragon 820. Both of them also use the same Adreno 530 GPU. When it comes to the RAM size, the OnePlus 3 remains unbeatable with its 6 GB RAM. The HTC 10 only has 4 GB RAM, which isn't exactly so bad. It's just that the OnePlus 3 defines standards with its 6 GB worth of RAM. For the cameras, the OnePlus 3 has a 16 MP/8 MP camera combo while the HTC 10 has a 12 MP/ 5 MP camera combo.
OnePlus 3 vs HTC 10 Review
Both phones are being powered by the same processor. GSM Arena's specs sheets reveal more of this. However, it's quite surprising to see that between these two phones, the affordable OnePlus 3 is the faster one when it comes to a one-on-one speed test. Tech Trinkets' comparative test shows that despite the price difference, the OnePlus 3 open apps faster than the HTC 10. The time difference might just be a matter of split seconds, but when the costs are miles apart, every split second difference matters.
With that said, it's safe to say that the OnePlus 3 is one of the most competitive Androids on the market. It's worth noting though that to minimize the cost, OnePlus might have given up the display and microSD slot as sacrificial entities, but it's not exactly an issue. The phone performs well, looks good, and is very affordable. Nonetheless, if you're looking for rich display and the ability to increase storage, the HTC 10 is one of the best options as well.