Smartphone Review: HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

The HTC Desire range has a new addition that delivers impressive music performance at an affordable price. In our HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle review we take a look at the best bits from this latest HTC smartphone.


HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle design


desire 10 design elements


The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle has a compact chassis that measures just 7.7mm thick and weighs 155g making it feel light and balanced in the palm. The handset has metal accents around its contours and around the camera lens that contrast against the matte finish of the rest of the case.


desire 10 design


The speakers are located on the bottom of the phone making it necessary for the micro USB port to be moved to the top of the handset. This actually works quite well if you are using the phone when it is charging as it is not in the way when holding the phone in landscape or portrait mode.


desire 10 micro usb placement


The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle has been released in four different colour options: Valentine Lux, Royal Blue, Stone Black and Polar White.


Desire 10 Lifestyle features


desire 10 camera features


The smartphone has Android 6 on board along with Boost+ which is an app that will help keep the phone running smoothly. Boost+ removes junk files and apps that are no longer used as well as optimising the handset memory to ensure optimal performance.


boost+ app desire 10


The Desire 10 Lifestyle has Hi-Fi edition speakers with HTC BoomSoundTM, Dolby Audio and 24-bit Hi-Res Audio which makes for impressive sound quality when listening to music. The speakers have a separated low and high frequency design and each has its own amplifier for superb clarity. The handset comes with HTC Hi-Res earphones which generate louder sound with more depth over the twice the frequency range.


The handset allows you to choose from a wide range of themes and colour schemes to personalise the look of the display and the HTC TouchPal keyboard offers themes and emoji art.


desire 10 lifestyle colours


The Desire 10 Lifestyle has a 2,700mAh battery which supports fast charging and offers over 600 hours of standby time and up to 24 hours of talk time. Music lovers can enjoy up to 50 hours of music play back and up to 7 hours of internet use.

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle Camera


desire 10 camera controls


The rear camera is a 13-megapixel lens with an LED flash and various shooting modes and HTC has added some nice touches when it comes to camera control. Sliding your finger up and down the screen when in camera mode will adjust the brightness settings and you can easily switch between shooting modes without the need to use the slide out menu when taking shots. The camera can captured Full HD video clips and the BSI sensor delivers great shots in low light conditions.


desire 10 selfie


The 5-megapixel front facing camera includes a few different modes to get the best selfie including Live Makeup, Auto Selfie and Voice Selfie.

While the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle isn’t packed with the best specification hardware available in other smartphones the little touches the manufacturer has added to it make this phone great to use and the price will certainly attract a lot of interest too.

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