This is another article between two phones. Apple's iPhone 7 was released last September while the HTC 10 Evo (Bolt) was released this month. Before we talk about which is the better phone between the two, let's talk first about news regarding the HTC 10 Evo.
HTC 10 Evo (Bolt) A Slow Phone?
According to an article at Arstechnica, fans and critics are wondering who in their right mind will buy the HTC 10 Evo (aka HTC Bolt). Why? Because the HTC 10 Evo is sporting the Snapdragon 810. This chipset first appeared back in 2014, making many people believe that the HTC Bold will be a "slow phone" compared to the phones that were released this year and equipped high-end chipsets for 2016 phones.
The reason why I decided to compare it to the Apple iPhone 7 is because, like the iPhone7, the HTC 10 Evo doesn't have headphone jack either. The HTC 10 Evo's headphone audio is pumped out via a USB 2.0 Type-C jack on the bottom of the phone, which just makes things a little bit less convenient for the user. But hey, who are we to judge? Maybe the developers wanted it that way to blend in with 2016's edgy fashion trend for headphone jacks.
Now that we talked about that, let's now talk about the specs and features between the two phones - source is from GSM Arena.
Network. For the HTC 10 Evo, the networks are GSM, HSPA, and LTE. And for the iPhone 7, the networks are GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, and LTE. This round goes to the iPhone 7.
Body. The dimensions and weight of the HTC 10 Evo are 153.6 x 77.3 x 8.1 mm and 174 g. As for the iPhone 7, the dimensions and weight are 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm and 138 g. If you've been reading my articles, you know that I'm not a fan of heavy phones. With the being said, iPhone 7 wins here.
Display. The type, size and resolution of the HTC 10 Evo are Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 5.5 inches, and 1440 x 2560 pixels. On the other hand, the iPhone 7's type, size, and resolution are LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4.7 inches, and 750 x 1334 pixels. I like big screens for my phones because I have large fingers. This round goes to the HTC 10 Evo.
Platform. OS, chipset, CPU and GPU of the HTC 10 Evo is Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat), Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, and Adreno 430. With the iPhone 7, it's iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.1, Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core 2.34 GHz, and a six-core graphics for its GPU. I'm going to go with the iPhone 7 here.
Memory. For the HTC 10 Evo internal memory, it's 32 GB and 3 GB RAM. While the iPhone 7, it's 32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM. This is hard. I think I'm going to give this round to the HTC 10 Evo because it has a higher RAM.
Camera. Rear cam, front cam and video for the HTC 10 Evo is 16 MP, 8 MP, and 2160p@30fps. The iPhone 7 on the other hand, it's 12 MP, 7 MP, and 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps. HTC 10 Evo wins this round.
Battery. For the HTC 10 Evo's battery, it's 3200 mAh, 480 hrs for standby and 23 hrs for talk time. As for the iPhone 7's battery, it's 1960 mAh, 14 hrs of talk time and 40 hrs of music play. HTC 10 Evo wins here.
Features. With the sensory features of the HTC 10 Evo, it's Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Compass. The iPhone 7 has Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, and Barometer. The iPhone 7 also has Siri, so no doubt that the iPhone 7 gets this round.
Price. As for the price, the HTC 10 Evo is priced at $599 in the U.S. While the iPhone 7 (32 GB) is $649. HTC 10 Evo gets this round.
The tally is 5 over 4 with the HTC 10 Evo as the winner. To be honest, I really thought the iPhone 7 was going to dominate the competition. But hey, it all depends on of the user's preference. And if you have a different opinion or anything to add, I would know in the comment section.