A Quick Overview of the HTC 10 Desire Lifestyle

While many mobile phones boast excellent 4G reception, large screens and a host of dedicated applications, very few combine such amenities with high-class audio when it is needed the most.  The HTC 10 Desire Lifestyle has seemingly bridged this gap while still maintaining a host of unique on-board features.  Although audiophiles will certainly be impressed with what is in store, the average user can likewise take advantage of a unit which provides an enhanced sense of functionality with only a handful of drawbacks.  Let us examine this model in a bit more detail before coming to an informed conclusion.

The HTC 10 Desire Lifestyle: What You Need to Know

The first main concern is obviously the price of the unit.  While some have been frustrated with the cost of the HTC Desire 10 Pro, this model is actually priced much more agreeably.  However, these costs are still not yet fully known; the release date is set sometime in the near future.  What we DO know is that the design and the display are worth a closer look.

A solid polycarbonate body provides a sense of durability; a feature which is unfortunately lacking with some other recent HTC phones.  An underlying metal frame further adds to this physical appeal and still, it has been ergonomically designed to be comfortable within even smaller hands.  A headphone jack, a USB port and a bass speaker are all offered as standard options.

The display is about what we would expect from a phone of this quality.  Its 5.5-inch screen is quite sufficient for most basic needs and 720p resolution will handle most HD videos with few issues.  However, we should mention that fans of massive video sizes might do better upgrading to a model which is specifically designed for this requirement.

The main attraction associated with the HTC 10 Desire Lifestyle is its audio capabilities. This is just as much of a benefit whether you are using speakers or a set of dedicated headphones.  This model embraces a technology known as BoomSound HiFi Edition.  All technicalities aside, the system provides a massively wide range of audio playback options while not sacrificing crispness or quality.  Unlike some other models, the tweeter and the subwoofer are located in separate parts of the phone (much like a traditional speaker).  This enables the sound to display more “depth” than would be otherwise possible.  As we can imagine, this experience will be even further heightened through the use of plug-in headphones or earbuds.

In terms of usability, the HTC 10 Desire Lifestyle posts rather average scores.  It employs a Snapdragon 400 processor (not as powerful as the 600-level cores).  Either 2 or 3 gigabytes or RAM are offered as well as up to 32 gigabytes of internal storage.  While not necessarily top of the line, the unit should be sufficient for more uses.  The only possible noticeable difference can be complex apps that take a bit longer to load.

The Pros and the Cons

The main benefit associated with this phone is its excellent audio playback capabilities.  Some other advantages include:

  • Support for hi-res audio files.
  • An ergonomic design.
  • A 5.5-inch screen.

A handful of potential downsides are:

  • A rather entry-level processor.
  • Many of the features present on the Desire 10 seem to be lacking.

Still, the ultimate verdict will obviously take place when the unit is finally released to the public.  We are nonetheless relatively certain that any fan of high-definition audio playback should take a closer look at what is being offered.