Compare The HTC 10 vs HTC One S9

The match-up between the HTC 10 vs the HTC One S9 is a real slugfest. While some might expect the HTC 10(')s specs to entirely outperform those of the One S9, the One S9 actually gets a couple of winning moments. For instance, the HTC 10 starts taunting with a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU, but the One S9 answers back with an OCTA-core 2GHz processor. RAM-wise, though, the HTC 10(')s 4GB RAM rises on top, outmatching the One S9(')s 2GB of RAM.

The One S9 houses a 2840mAh battery, which is slightly-less-powerful than the 3000mAh battery used by the HTC 10, but it manages to squeeze out a 658-hour 3G standby time (compared to the HTC 10(')s 456 hours of 3G standby time). Sit tight and find out more about these two HTC smartphones in our comparison:

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Camera Details
Camera Resolution12-megapixel (HTC UltraPixel 2)13-megapixel
Camera flashDual-tone LEDBicolor LED
Camera Optics?Sapphire lens cover
Camera Aperturef/1.8f/2.0
Focal Length2628
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 px 1920 x 1080 px
Video frames per second?30
SELFIE CAMERA Comparison Of The HTC 10 vs HTC One S9
HTC 10
HTC One S9
Selfie Cam Resolution5-megapixelFixed-focus HTC UltraPixel (2-micron pixels)
Selfie Features1.34-micrometer pixel size, Live make-up, Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie), Voice selfie, Autofocus, f/1.8 aperture (...)BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 26.8mm focal length, Live Makeup, Auto-Selfie, Voice Selfie, Self-timer, HDR mode

On the display front, the One S9 also concedes to the HTC 10, as suggested by the differences that we found out. The HTC 10 arms itself with a 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 screen and its 2560 x 1440 resolution, versus the One S9(')s 5-inch Super LCD screen that only has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. While both of their displays have Display Color Personalization, the One S9 misses out on the HTC 10(')s Motion Launch feature. The HTC 10(')s screen also shows off 546 DPI, which is 21.45% higher when compared to that of the One S9, with only 443 DPI. This one-sided victory might be one of the reasons why the HTC 10 was able to make it to our Best HTC Phones list as of July 2016 .

Here are more specs to check out:

HTC 10
HTC One S9
Display size 5.2 in 5 in
Display dots per inch 564 DPI 443 DPI
Display TypeSuper LCD 5Super LCD
Display Resolution 2560 x 1440 px 1920 x 1080 px
Display's superficy 11.55 sqr in 10.68 sqr in
Display finishCurve-edge Gorilla GlassGorilla Glass

We find it a bit amusing to compare the performing capabilities of these phones. The HTC 10 is given a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU that is clocked at 2.2GHz, while the One S9 gets a MediaTek Helio X10 2GHz processor that has EIGHT cores. At this point, it may seem to be a tight race in terms of processing performance. However, once we look at their RAM, we see that the HTC 10 surges ahead, offering 4GB of RAM versus only 2GB of RAM for the One S9. Another notable difference is exposed once we check out their storage capacities. The One S9 is unable to turn the tide, offering only 16GB of built-in memory, which yields to the HTC 10(')s 64GB of Flex Storage (a 32GB version is also available).

Here are more Performance features to look at:

HTC 10
HTC One S9
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC SenseAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820MediaTek Helio X10
CPU Cores48
CPU architecture64-bit64-bit
CPU clock speed2.2GHz2GHz
Physical Features
HTC 10
HTC One S9
Weight grams161158
Thickness (metric) 9 (3-9mm curve) mm 10.09 mm
Width (metric) 71.9 mm 69.7 mm
Height (metric) 145.9 mm 144.6 mm
Grams per cubic cm0.170.16
HTC 10
HTC One S9
3G networksUMTSUMTS
4G networksCat 9 LTEFDD-LTE, TDD-LTE, LTE Cat 4
Maximum data rate450Mbps150Mbps
SIM card typeNano SIMNano SIM
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth Technology4.24.1
ConnectorsMicroUSB v3.1 Type-C, Display port, Headset jack?
Storage Memory
Storage Memory64GB Flex Storage (32GB version also available)16GB
Memory ExpansionmicroSDmicroSD
Expansion Limitup to 2000GBup to 2000GB
Battery Life

Comparing the different batteries these two HTC phones use, we also get an interesting result. The One S9 is powered by a 2840mAh battery that yields 658 hours of 3G standby time, versus the HTC 10(')s 3000mAh battery, which only churns out a 456-hour 3G standby time. But for the actual 3G talk time, the HTC 10(')s battery will let you do a lot more talking, reeling in a 1620-minute talk time, which is 107.69% higher compared to that of the One S9, with only a 780-minute 3G talk time.

Here are more specs to compare:

HTC 10
HTC One S9
3G Stand-by Time456658
3G Talk Time1620780
3G Stand-by Time456?
3G Talk Time1620?
Usage time2880?
Battery Power3000mAh (with Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge)2840mAh (with Power/Extreme Power Saving Mode)
mAh per gram1918
mAh per mm thick333281
mAh per display square in.260266
Battery charging time 30 (for 50% battery life) hrs?
HTC 10
HTC One S9
SensorsMotion G-sensor, Ambient light, Proximity, Compass, Gyro, Magnetic, Fingerprint, Sensor HubMotion accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Sensor Hub, Ambient light, Proximity, Magnetic
Noise cancellation
Number of microphones32
FinishMetal unibody, Chamfered contour, dual-textured finishBrushed metal exterior
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HTC 10 vs HTC One S9: Our Recommendation

With noteworthy differences in their number of CPU cores, display resolution, storage capacity, and RAM, our comparison between the

HTC 10 and the HTC One S9 can be considered as one for the books. Here is our conclusion:
  • With its 1620-minute 3G talk time, the HTC 10 looks to be a better choice for those who need to make and receive more phone calls. The One S9 does have a 27-day 3G standby time, but nobody buys a phone and just puts it on standby, right?.
  • If you need more storage capacity, the HTC 10 would be your best choice, offering 64GB of Flex Storage (a 32GB version may also be purchased).Those who need above-average processing performance might also want to pick the HTC 10 because it brings together a quad-core 2.2GHz processor with 4GB of RAM, which is more likely to be faster than the One S9(')s octa-core 2GHz processor, which is backed by only 2GB of RAM. (

- Comparison analysis by Patrick David Cruz, phone profiler


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