Reasons to upgrade from the One M9 to HTC 10

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HTC’s 2016 flagship is finally here. Following last year’s losses, the company’s aim was to redefine what its premier device is all about. With the HTC 10, the company touched upon every single area, making it better than ever before. By refining last year’s One M9 in just about every way, the HTC 10 is surely a robust smartphone, putting them right back into the game.

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Sony’s Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact finally gets updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

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In previous weeks, we’ve seen Sony push the Marshmallow update to its Xperia Z5 and Z3 range of devices, as well as the Z4 Tablet. One device that was missing from the list, though, was the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that was still laboring away on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Until today, that is, because the Marshmallow update is now available. Read more

The HTC Vive gets the teardown treatment

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It’s been a long time coming, but the HTC Vive is finally in the hands of consumers, and we all know what that means. Yup, breakage. Regardless of how hardy the HTC Vive is, Joe Public will find a way to break it. Which then means a repair bill, resulting in a lot of angst. Luckily, the guys at iFixit have taken a look inside the HTC Vive to access its repairability, giving it a surprisingly good score.  Read more

Xiaomi to take a shot at processor market with Rifle chip

According to sources in Korea, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi plans to reveal a new initiative to start producing their own mobile device processor chips. A component partner of Xiaomi indicates the processor is named “Rifle” and will be revealed at a company event scheduled to take place in May, likely the launch of the Xiaomi Max and Mi Band 2 on May 10th. The development of an in-house chip by Xiaomi is consistent with a rumor we first heard in late 2015. With the initial launch of a Rifle processor, Xiaomi is believed to be focusing on the budget phone market, so don’t expect to see a Xiaomi chip in any flagship devices any time soon. Read more

HTC 10 camera samples

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For the last three years, HTC’s phones shipped with underwhelming cameras. It was until last year’s One M9 and One A9 that the disappointment became clear for the company. With the HTC 10, it’s all different. The 2016 flagship’s camera is actually tied with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in DxOMark’s rankings. When you’re tied with Samsung, you’re sitting pretty.

Wondering what results the HTC 10’s camera produces? We put together a little gallery of camera samples from the phone, showing you various outdoor and indoor shots in different settings.

Hit the break to go through the gallery.

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