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Consumer Reports’ First Thoughts On The New HTC 10

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Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to share their first thoughts on the HTC 10:

Consumer Reports says the new HTC 10 is a “seriously solid smartphone.” Their electronics spokesman James McQueen is here to explain why.

The HTC 10 comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a camera HTC says has been optimized to launch within 0.6 seconds. I didn’t have a stopwatch on me, but I found that most apps, including the camera, seemed to launch almost instantly. And pictures appeared in the photo-gallery preview window almost as fast as I could snap them.

The phone also supports Enhanced LTE networks, a 4G-network technology that groups several frequency bands of a 4G LTE network to produce a fatter—and faster—data pipe. This model supports Cat 9 LTE, which means under ideal conditions and network availability, the phone should be able to download data at 450 megabits-per-second and upload it at 50mbps. But such networks are not yet widely available and ideal conditions only happen in fairy tales.

Another way HTC says it’s optimized phone performance is via Boost+, a mysterious application that HTC says monitors and adjusts applications’ use of memory and battery power to improve the system’s speed and efficiency.

I’ve been using a press sample to gather these first impressions, but we only test phones we buy at retail for our Ratings. And so it will be a few weeks before we have the official lab results on this phone.

For more info on this story, visit ConsumerReports.org.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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