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HTC X10 vs Lenovo Zuk Edge: two great 5.5-inch smartphones with great hardware, 13MP-8MP camera and running on the latest Nougat 7.0 for under $330

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Today we will be looking at HTC X10 and Lenovo Zuk Edge, two great 5.5-inch smartphones that are fully loaded and running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS. Between the two, who do you think will triumph in the end?

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HTC have been struggling for a few years now and needed a shot in the arm. With the X10 just released, it seems to be the perfect tonic to help the Taiwanese company to be up and running.

To kick things off, let’s take a closer look at what the X10 is offering us as per below:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 28mm, autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Dolby audio enhancement
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected January 2017 release date
  • $299 USD price tag

X10 has just been launched during CES 2017 a couple of weeks ago and is expected to be released very soon. It will be sporting a 5.5-inch Full HD Super LCD screen that is sure to excite you. Then there’s also the Gorilla Glass protection that will help you in your time of need.

Under the hood of the X10 is expected to be the Helio P10 chipset, a decent octa-core processor, good graphics and 3GB RAM. It has mid-range writtenall over it. Should be good enough to satisfy all your cravings and the casual gaming.

Camera-wise, the X10 will be sporting a 13MP-8MP camera with all the bells and whistles that will excite us all. It will allow for some great photo-taking adventure that you can be proud of.

By taking lots of pictures, you will then require a good storage to complement it. With this smartphone, there’s 32GB internal storage that is available; and should you need more space – just pop in a microSD card and it can take you all the way up to a maximum of 256GB.

Something special is in store for audio lovers out there, there’s Dolby audio enhancement that will provide music to the ears. You will get to listen to a rich sound and great music with the X10.

Last but not least is the availability of Android Nougat 7.0 right out of the box. This ensures that the X10 will get all the new features and functions of the latest OS.

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Now let’s see what is in store for us with the Zuk Edge. Taking on the famous ‘Edge’ name made popular by Samsung, does it means it will be a rival to it?

Here's Zuk Edge:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD TDDI with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/4" sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size
  • 64GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2017 release date
  • $2299 Chinese Yuan or ~$329 USD

For starters, Zuk Edge didn’t use the standard IPS technology; but instead opted for TTDI display on its 5.5-inch Full HD screen. Apart from having Gorilla Glass and fingerprint sensor, it also comes with a heart rate sensor for the fitness star in you. We don’t normally see this as a common feature, so it is always welcomed to be a part of a smartphone and for the smart wearables community in general.

In terms of performance, Zuk Edge is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset paired with a speedy Quad-core Kryo processor, great graphics and 4GB RAM to go with it. This means that there’s nothing that it can’t run comfortably enough and still have lots of spare in the tank for some more.

Moving on to the camera, an almost similar 13MP-8MP camera setup is available on the Zuk Edge. There’s PDAF which lets you take sharp pictures and give it a boost.

Storage-wise, there’s only 64GB of internal storage available as there’s no expansion slot to be found. Be prepared to do some spring cleaning every few months – which is not a bad thing anyway.

In terms of battery, you should find the 3100 mAh battery sufficient for a day’s use. Then there’s also the fast battery charging feature available which lets you finish charging in just a jiffy.

Last but not least, the Zuk Edge will be running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS right out of the box to complement its already-amazing hardware.

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Conclusion:

HTC X10 is set to be a capable mid-range smartphone with the good looks that HTC have been providing for all these years. Then there’s good hardware, great camera, great sound and the latest software to make it complete. And it is also cheaper by $30 USD.

HTC X10 is expected to be available very soon for an estimated price tag of $299 USD. It will be available in various colours for you to choose from.

Lenovo Zuk Edge seems to be taking the edge here with its great hardware with a heart rate sensor, great camera, good battery life and the latest software as well. It is practically everything you can ask for, except that you have to live with its 64GB storage.

Lenovo Zuk Edge is currently available for $2299 Chinese Yuan or ~$329 USD. You can choose from either Titanium Black or Ceramic White.

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