HTC 10 Evo

price Rs. 48,990 onwards | launch Feb, 2017
magic score ?
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
of 16 phones in Rs. 40,000 - 50,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 7 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Excellent build quality
  • Metal unibody design, with water resistance
  • Good LCD screen panel - accurate and detailed, with viewing angles that are better than the HTC 10
  • HTC's Sense UI is easily one of the best Android skins around, that keeps things nice and simple, and ditches nearly all the useless, duplicate apps that have become so common on Android phones - keeps things nice and minimal and aids an Android experience that is smooth and cohesive
  • Add-ons like the Blinkfeed, the fancy little news and social feed aggregator and the Boost+ app that lets you lock apps and have them only be opened by your fingerprint are very useful too
  • Very good audio quality via both headphones and the speaker
  • Very good call quality with noise-cancelling microphones
  • Very good selfie camera
  • Decent battery life - makes it through the day with normal use

What We Didn't

  • A bit uncomfortable to hold because of the large size and flat back design - in size it’s no bigger than a Google Pixel XL, but the sharp chamfers on the sides are so steep that it becomes tough to handle and slightly uncomfortable to hold
  • No standard headphone jack or dongle - the included USB-C headphones are good but they’re the in-ear variety and as such probably won’t be for everyone
  • Fingerprint reader is accurate but can be a bit sluggish at times
  • Performance is fine, but not quite what one would expect for the price, suffering from the old Snapdragon 810 CPU - app crashes too are fairly frequent - benchmark scores are similar to the much older Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the OnePlus 2
  • There is no support for Daydream VR as it isn’t compatible with the 810 CPU
  • Even the LTE modem and Quick Charging tech are a couple of generations behind current high-end phones
  • Gets noticeably warm during charging and even more so when playing demanding games
  • Unreliable rear camera - the camera can sometimes be good, but most of the time the pictures are either out of focus or lack detail - given what one would expect at this price point - photos are more comparable to something like the Moto G rather than the LG G5
  • Doesn’t support any fast charging standard over Quick Charge 2.0 - so a full juice-up takes about 2 hours, which is decent but not great

7 Expert Reviews

monitoring 100+ top technology sites | sorted in order of relevance/depth/credibility

1+ User Reviews

monitoring user reviews across top ecommerce sites

Top Video Review

source: @GSMArena Official
Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD3
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
  • 2.5D Curve Glass Display
  • Miracast
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetic Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
GPUAdreno 430
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery Capacity3200 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)480 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)23.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Talktime (4G): up to 23 hrs
  • Standby Time (4G): up to 480 hrs
Weight174 gm
Thickness8.09 mm
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • BSI Sensor
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Glass Lens
  • Face Detection
  • Pro mode with manual control
  • Long Exposure
  • RAW Format Support
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • Zoe capture
  • Hyperlapse
  • Slow Motion Video (720P@120 fps)
  • Video Pic
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Live Makeup
  • Auto Selfie (keep still or smile)
  • Voice Selfie
  • Self-timer up to 10 seconds
  • Auto HDR
  • Selfie Panorama
  • Full HD Video Recording
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
  • Flex Storage Supported
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Chromecast Support
  • Airplay
  • Battery Fast Charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Water, Splash and Dust Resistant
  • Gesture Support
  • HTC BoomSound
  • USB Type-c
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys