HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle: The Smartphone To Play Around All The Time
The buzzing and vast smartphone market of India has recently received another latest smartphone model from the house of the Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer – HTC. Named as the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, this new smartphone model comes with great looks and amazing features along with an affordable price tag. The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle that was recently launched alongside the premium mid-ranged model Desire 10 Pro, has been competitively priced at Rs. 15,990. The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is available for sale in the Indian market through the popular ecommerce site Amazon India as well as HTC’s own online store from Friday.
One of the primary highlights of the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is its premium design which should attract many buyers. The new smartphone model also boasts of offering great entertainment capabilities with its loud speakers and long audio playback time.
Design & display
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle comes with a smooth, sleek and sophisticated styling which offers abundant premium visual appeal. It features a sturdy metal frame topped with a soft to touch polycarbonate coating. Thus, the phone offers best of the both worlds of a premium metal built and a good feel of polycarbonate body in the hand.
The handset offers a nice grip and feels very comfortable along with a velvety touch which is great. The smartphone is pretty large and its dimensions stand at 156.9 mm x 76.9 x 7.7 mm, but it weighs a comfortable 155gm facilitating easy handling.
The smartphone offers enticing looks with its metallic gold contours along with matte finish bodies. The golden metal frame offers a premium golden accent throughout the body of the device which makes it stand out with its premium visual appeal. The Desire 10 Lifestyle is available for sale in the color choices of Stone Black and Polar White, while HTC had also announced more attractive color choices of Valentine Lux and Royal Blue.
The device flaunts a large HD 5.5 inch display with a screen resolution of 720 pixel. The display of the device is crisp, clear and vibrant visuals and good viewing angles in order to offer a great overall smartphone experience.
Another great highlight of the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is its Hi-Resolution audio which makes the device offer superior entertainment to all music lovers. The device charms with its mesmerizing audio playback capabilities with its built-in speakers. The users can also enjoy the same premium sound experience even when using headphones.
The smartphone boasts of built-in HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition speakers that are the same Hi-Fi speaker setup which are found on the flagship model HTC 10. These BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition speakers come with a separate tweeter as well as a subwoofer placed on the top and bottom of the device, which enable it to offer high-frequency sounds and bass tones separately.
With top levels of sound in the Desire 10 Lifestyle, the smartphone offers a surround sound kind of audio experience that will fill up your room and set the mood for party.
When you choose to plug in the headphones, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle offers superb audio experience which sounds even more amazing with high resolution sound tracks. The superior audio playback capabilities of the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, makes the device a perfect companion for all the audiophiles.
Hardware & Software
Under the hood, the new HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle comes powered by a Snapdragon 400 chipset which is not very impressive as this device falls in the affordable mid-ranged category and this processor is usually offered in entry-level handsets.
The chipset gets the support of either 2 GB of RAM or 3 GB of RAM depending on the variant chosen that come with 16 GB or 32 GB of inbuilt storage space. The 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM version of the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle obviously will offer a smoother and faster overall performance whether it comes to multitasking as well as gaming experience.
However, the 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM variant of the smartphone offers the advantage of an expandable inbuilt memory via a microSD card. The storage can be increased to up to a huge 2TB.
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle runs on the latest Android Marshmallow operating system and offers all the benefits that this OS version has to offer.
Camera & Battery
The Desire 10 Lifestyle offers a nice 13 MP primary snapper placed on the back of the device that comes along with LED Flash. This camera offers good quality pictures even in lowlight conditions.
The smartphone also caters to the requirements of the selfie lovers with a capable 5 MP secondary front facing shooter. This selfie cam comes braced with a ‘live make-up’ mode that will take care of all your selfie beautifying needs prior to sharing them on social media sites.
The new Taiwanese smartphone model draws its juice from a 2700 mAh non-removable battery pack. Although the battery capacity does not sound very powerful, but the company claims that the device can offer you up to 8 hours of HD video playback time or audio playback time of a great 50 hours, which means that the smartphone can offer good amount of entertainment and overall smartphone usage with a single charge. The smartphone also supports fast charging that enables the users to quickly charge up the device on the run within a very short time.
The new HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle seems to be a great mid-ranged smartphone model which is aimed at the entertainment buffs. If great styling and brilliant audio experience are what you are looking for, then this new HTC phone is definitely for you. The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle offers flagship quality audio experience, offers a nice large display, great design with premium built and good quality cameras along with a relatively affordable price tag. However, on the downside, the smartphone does not come with a powerful processor.
Nevertheless, on the whole, the new HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is a very worthy smartphone model and offers excellent Hi-Res audio playback which is only available in flagship quality devices.