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Can The Nokia Edge Outperform The HTC X10?

By Cameron , Dec 29, 2016 10:22 PM EST
Both the HTC X10 and the Nokia Edge will be released early next year and tech fans and analysts are keen on knowing as to which smartphone has the abilities to outdo the other. (Photo : Latest Mobile Phones OFFICIAL/YouTube)

In two days, 2016 will come to an end. And with that being said, tech enthusiasts are already excited with the list of upcoming smartphones to be released in 2017. One of these smartphones is the Nokia Edge and HTC X10, which are reported to be great smartphones. Here is the comparison review between the Nokia Edge and HTC X10:

Release Date And Price

The HTC X10 is expected to be released in January. Its retail price is $289. As for the Nokia Edge, it is expected to be released in April or May, but the most popular belief is that it will be released in April. Regarding its retail price, some sources are claiming it to be around $600-900, while others are claiming $700-1300.

Design

About the body dimensions and weight of the HTC X10, there is no exact information about it yet except that it will either feature a Single SIM or Dual SIM option and it could be similar to the HTC X9. As for the Nokia Edge, there is also no solid information about its design. The only thing known is that it will feature and edge-to-edge screen display.

Display

For the HTC X10, it features a 5.5-inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 PPI). It is also protected with an unspecified version of a corning gorilla glass. As for the Nokia Edge, it will feature a 5.5-inch screen with 2k resolution and a pixel density of 441 PPI.

Platform

The HTC X10 is going to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will be powered Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10. Its CPU is an Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) with a Mali-T860MP2 for its GPU. As for the Nokia Edge, it is reported to run on the latest Android Nougat. About its processor, it is kind of hard to specify, because some sources are claiming that it will definitely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, while some sources are saying it will be powered by an Octa-core processor or something.

Memory

The HTC X10 features a 32 GB variant with a RAM storage of 3 GB. As for the Nokia Edge, it is said to feature a 32 GB inbuilt storage with an expandability option of 32 GB also. However, regarding its RAM storage, there mixed reports. Some say it is 3 GB of RAM, while some say it is 6 GB of RAM.

Camera

The HTC X10 features a 13 MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 8 MP front-facing camera. For its video, its shoots at 2160p@30fps. The Nokia Edge, it is reported to feature a 23 rear camera equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus feature, and a high zooming feature. However, there are also reports claiming that it will feature a dual-lens camera. And for its front camera, it is 8 MP.

Battery

Regarding the battery specs of the HTC X10, there is no information about it yet. As for the Nokia Edge, it is reported to house a 3,600 mAh battery, which according to tech fans is quite a great battery to have in terms of giving a good life batter life performance.

Features

The HTC X10 has no notable features worth mentioning or to make it unique. It is just the common feature found in any average smartphone. As for the Nokia Edge, this smartphone is rumored to be the premium model on the 2017 Nokia smartphones. However, as of now, the only reported features of this smartphone are Iris Scanner and Fingerprint Scanner.

The Verdict

If we don't consider the price tags and assume that Nokia Edge really features a 6 GB RAM storage, then I think the Nokia Edge is the better smartphone. For me, a smartphone running on the latest Android Nougat, powered with a Snapdragon 835, features a 5.5-inch screen, 23 rear camera, and has a RAM storage of 6 GB is crazy powerful. That will be like a perfect smartphone that any user can use such as gaming, watching videos, selfies, or anything in particular.

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