HTC U 11 vs HTC 10: Battle Of HTC Flagships

HTC is a smartphone maker most people recognise by ita design. The HTC 10 is one such device. HTC’s flagship for 2016, the HTC 10 has an all-metal construction that feels matured when seen next to its predecessors (One M9, One M8). For 2017, HTC has given its completely redesigned its flagship smartphone. Now called the U 11, the 2017 HTC flagship now goes with glass and metal finish. Read on to find out how the two phones measure against each other in this HTC U 11 vs HTC 10 comparison.

HTC U 11 vs HTC 10

HTC U 11 vs HTC 10 Comparison


In terms of design, HTC 10 is a good-looking smartphone. The metal unibody design of the phone is a work of art. If you consider all phones equal, this is the best design you can have on a smartphone. Period. Every bit of the metal back reflects light. However, you never get the same amount of reflections from all sides. HTC 10’s chamfered edges not just make the design look great but also help in gripping the phone. Doing better than this is a near impossible task. After all, seldom does design contribute to ergonomics as nicely as on HTC 10.

HTC U 11 vs HTC 10 - HTC 10

Coming to HTC U 11, the phone features glass on the back panel and metal on the sides. It has liquid finish on the glass which helps it in reflecting different light colours at any angle you hold it. This gives it a natural aesthetic feel. The glass back should help in gripping this phone with ease. After all, it is not Galaxy S8 or G6 in its treatment of bezels. With five different colours to buy the HTC U11 in, there is a lot of choice. Let’s see how audience reacts to all this. We do dig this design as it is radically different from anything on the market, even when construction materials are the same as you find other flagship smartphones.

HTC U 11 vs HTC 10 - HTC U 11


Specifications HTC U 11
Processor 2.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p)  resolution
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Sense UI
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash (UltraPixel 3 Camera)
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM Yes

The HTC U 11 has the obvious lead in this department as it is the newer phone. In terms of pricing, the HTC U 11 costs Rs 45,000 against HTC 10’s Rs 47,990 price tag (which is bound to go down drastically). So, deciding this HTC U 11 vs HTC 10 comparison will not be fair.

Specifications HTC 10
Processor 2.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.2-inch, Quad HD (2560x1440p) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense UI
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash (UltraPixel 2 Camera)
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM No


HTC U 11 HTC 10
Glass-metal construction All-metal construction
Two storage variants 3.5mm headphone jack
Android 7.1 Nougat Small form factor
Big Screen Dual textured finish
Liquid finish UltraPixel 2 camera
UltraPixel 3 camera Three colour options
Five colour options

Both phones offer a number of features. While the HTC U 11 offers more due to being the newer smartphone, the HTC 10 isn’t far behind. In that respect, the differences between the two are in the areas of design and what one phone does not have in comparison to the other.

Also Read: All About HTC U 11

HTC U 11 vs HTC 10 – Conclusion

Crowning either phone the victor will be a great disservice to either phone specifically or HTC in general. Both phones look and feel amazing, especially so in the case of HTC 10 as it is old too. However, we are not discounting the HTC U 11 in this respect as we have not experienced it. So, if it were up to us, we will pick both as winners and leave it to you to decide which one do you like better.

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