The new HTC 10 is a really sleek smartphone with some nice perks for workers. That includes stronger security, improved video conferencing, and battery life that's long enough to last through the end of the workday. It's pricey, though, starting at $699.99.
The HTC 10 sports the same slick, all-metal frame as previous HTC smartphones, so it feels extremely sturdy and durable. Other hardware highlights include a sharp 5.2-inch display and a zippy quad-core processor that blazes along, even during heavy multitasking.
What workers will appreciate is the addition of a fingerprint scanner embedded in the phone's home button. The scanner lets you unlock the phone with a single touch, which is a sweet security boost if you use your phone for work. It works reliably, whisking you away to your home screen with no need to wake the phone first.
Business users who meet remotely with clients or colleagues using video-chat software will appreciate the phone's excellent front-facing camera. In fact, it's the first smartphone to feature optical image stabilization on its front shooter, so images appear sharper and more accurate than what you get on rival smartphones. The HTC 10 also fares better than the competition in low-light scenarios.
The handset's extremely long battery life is another bonus; it ran for an impressive 9 hours and 56 minutes on a single charge, making it one of the longest-lasting smartphones on the market. Only the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (10:09) and the Google Nexus 6P (12:25) ran longer on the same test. The bottom line is that the HTC 10 will have no trouble lasting throughout the workday and beyond.
Check back for a full review of the HTC 10 very soon, or check out our picks for the best smartphones for work currently on the market.