HTC launched its Desire 10 Lifestyle in September this year. The phone comes with a 5.5 inch HD display and it is available at Rs. 15,990 on Amazon India. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core processor with Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset. It has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory that is expandable up to 2 TB with a microSD card.  Let us now take a look at the quick review of the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle.

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HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle Specifications

Key SpecsHTC Desire lifestyle
Display5.5 inches Super LCD display
Screen ResolutionHD (720 x 1280)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.6 Ghz quad core
ChipsetSnapdragon 400 chipset
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 2 TB
Primary Camera13 MP autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP
Full HD recordingYes
Battery 2,700 mAh battery
Fingerprint sensor No
Dual SIMYes (4G+2G)
4G readyYes
PriceRs. 15,990

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Design and Built

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle features a matte finish body with chamfered edges and metallic outline. The phone has a 5.5 inch display with Corning Gorilla glass protection and 69.1% screen-to-body ratio. The dimensions of the phone are 156.9 x 76.9 x 7.7 mm and it weighs around 155 grams. The phone is currently available in two colours i.e black and white. On the back it has 13 MP camera that is nicely placed on the corner, but unlike the HTC Desire 10 Pro it does not have a fingerprint sensor.

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Let us take a look at the phone from different angles

Front Top features a loudspeaker grill, Proximity and Ambient light Sensors and front camera.

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At the bottom there are 3 navigation keys that are placed on the body

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On the right side there is a power button(with texture) and the volume rocker

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On the left there is a SIM tray and microSD slot.

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On the top there is a 3.5mm audio jack

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On the bottom edge there is a Micro USB port, primary mic and speaker grill.

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Display

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle features a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD) and a pixel density of 267 ppi. It comes with Adreno 305 as the graphics processing unit.

The display quality is decent and it comes with adaptive brightness feature, although the brightness is low in outdoor light. The viewing angles are good but not great. 

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Camera

It is equipped with a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus, BSI Sensor, f/2.2 aperture and 28mm focal length. It features HDR mode, Video Pic, Panorama mode and Continuous shooting. It supports 1080p video recording @30fps. On the front it has a 8 MP camera with f/2.8 aperture and 33.7mm focal length. It features Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie), Voice Selfie and Live make-up. It also supports Full HD 1080p video recording.

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Looking at the camera performance, the image is processed at a quick speed but the image quality is just ok. It captures good details but lacks accuracy when it comes to color reproduction. Low light pictures are grainy.

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Hardware and OS

Htc Desire 10 lifestyle is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core processor with Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset. It has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory that is expandable up to 2 TB with a microSD card through a dedicated slot.

It comes with the latest Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) with HTC sense UI on the top.

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Benchmarks Scores

benchmarks

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)30901
Quadrant Standard 12078
Geekbench3Single-Core- 535
Multi-Core- 1369

Conclusion

Being a phone from HTC, the overall quality that you get is something you can trust. But if you compare it with similarly priced phones, it is somewhere ok but not the best option in this price segment. Looking at the phones available offline, this is still a good deal if you care about after sales support and quality.