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HTC 10 Evo (Bolt)

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INTRODUCTION

HTC Bolt
HTC Bolt

The year 2016 saw smartphones without the audio jack. And there are still many more smartphone manufacturers who intend to bring new devices that do not have a wired headphone jack. Following the path of Motorola, LeEco and Apple, HTC has also decided to ditch the 3.5 mm jack in their upcoming flagship HTC Bolt. The announcement and release are yet to be made by HTC, but there has been a few leaked images and information regarding its specs in the market.

Based on the leaked images, the smartphone looks very similar to HTC 10. The camera is one of the selling points of HTC here. HTC Bolt is equipped with an 18 megapixel, f/2.0 aperture, rear camera. It is capable of recording video at 4K. It is supported by a dual LED flash beside it. Also, the front camera looks good. It is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. No compromises have been made with the RAM, as we get 3GB of it in this device. There are a lot of speculations been made about this phone, and we have researched well about it to provide the best preview of HTC Bolt. Let us have a look at it and try to find out what else HTC Bolt might have to offer –

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

HTC Bolt Design and Display
HTC Bolt Design & Build

There is no doubt about the design department of HTC, as they have been known to launch some of the most beautiful phones in the past decade or so. They did a wonderful job with the design of HTC 10, and they have retained it in HTC Bolt. The phone has tapered edges and feels great in the hands. The phone is built on an alloy chassis. In other words, it is built on a single piece of aluminium. On the top, there is the primary camera. It is equipped with dual LED flash. The camera does not bulge out at all, so it is perfectly safe to place the phone down without having to worry about scratches on the lens. The speaker is at the bottom. At the front, there is the home key positioned at the centre. It has capacitive buttons around it. Also, not to forget, the home key has a fingerprint sensor as well. On top, there is 8-megapixel front camera on the left side of the earpiece. On the other end of the earpiece, there are sensors and probably a second/third mic. On the left side, we have slots for SIM cards and microSD card. On the right, there is a volume rocker, and just below it, there is the power key. At the bottom, there is the USB Type-C slot. On the top or anywhere on this phone, you won’t find the 3.5 mm audio jack. It has been ditched by HTC here. The screen is a 5.5 inch Full HD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

HTC Bolt Fingerprint-Sensor
HTC Bolt Fingerprint-Sensor

As the phone has not been released yet, we know little about the configuration of HTC Bolt. As far as the rumours are concerned, HTC Bolt runs on 3GB of RAM. The internal memory is expected to be at least 32GB, but most probably, it will be around 64GB. Leaked pictures show it has a microSD card slot, and surely it must be able to accept memory cards with capacity up to 256GB. The smartphone is also said to be water and dust resistant, with IP 57. The phone will run on Android’s latest version v7.0 or v7.1, Nougat.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

HTC Bolt Camera
HTC Bolt Camera

HTC Bolt has an 18-megapixel primary camera on its back with an aperture of f/2.0. It is speculated to be autofocus enabled. It has dual LED flash beside it which will help in taking photos and record videos in low lighting conditions. The image quality on this phone is yet to be reviewed, which can only be possible after its release when we get our hands on it. The camera app is supposed to have all the basic options such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. The primary camera records 4K videos at 60 fps. HTC Bolt has an 8-megapixel front camera.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

HTC Bolt Battery
HTC Bolt Battery

There is no information regarding the battery size, but we think it should be around 3200 mAh. The connectivity options are the regular Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS and the USB Type-C slot for charging.


PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Great Design
  • 18MP rear camera
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • No audio jack

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques How many SIM card does the HTC Bolt supports?
  • img-ans The HTC Bolt supports one Nano SIM only.
  • img-ques What kind of screen protection has been provided on the HTC Bolt?
  • img-ans The HTC Bolt’s display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The new glass solution helps the phone to resist life’s inevitable knocks and scratches.
  • img-ques What kind of built does the phone boasts?
  • img-ans The phone’s metal unibody has been subjected to grueling drop, bend, scratch, submersion, climate and corrosion tests. The phone is water, splash and dust resistant. Its users enjoys its exceptional build quality and style while also have the flexibility to take it almost anywhere no matter what the weather. Even though the phone has HTC Bolt, an IP57 rating and is water, splash and dust resistant. Normal wear and tear may decrease splash and water resistance over time. One should not intentionally submerge HTC Bolt in water or other liquids.
  • img-ques How is the overall viewing experience on HTC Bolt?
  • img-ans The HTC Bolt features with a 5.5” Quad HD screen that provides a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The QHD display makes it easy to enjoy the action and details in all kinds of videos even when one is out on a camping trip. HTC Bolt also has multi-window support, so one has the space they need to watch movies while multitasking, surfing the web or chatting online with friends.
  • img-ques What are the various color options of the HTC Bolt?
  • img-ans The phone is available in two color variants i.e. Silver and Black.
  • img-ques Does the phone provide NFC support?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone provides NFC support.
  • img-ques Does the phone offer fingerprint scanner, if yes where is it located?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone comes with a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is provided on the front embedded in the home button.
  • img-ques How much internal storage has been provided in the HTC Bolt?
  • img-ans The HTC Bolt features with 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by its users up to 2TB using microSD card slot.
  • img-ques How much RAM has been provided in HTC Bolt?
  • img-ans The HTC Bolt features with 3GB of RAM.
  • img-ques Can I fast charge the HTC Bolt?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone does support fast charging i.e. Quick Charge 2.0.
  • img-ques Does the phone provides support for LTE networks?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone does support LTE networks.
  • img-ques Does the phone features with an earphone jack?
  • img-ans Yes, an earphone jack has been provided in the HTC Bolt.
  • img-ques What kind of battery is provided in the HTC Bolt? What kind of performance can be expected from it?
  • img-ans The phone comes with a non-removable 3200 mAh battery.
  • img-ques How many sensors does the HTC Bolt has?
  • img-ans The phone comes with eight sensors i.e. Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion G-sensor, Compass sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Fingerprint sensor and Sensor Hub.
  • img-ques What kind of USB has been provided in the HTC Bolt?
  • img-ans The HTC Bolt provides support for microUSB version 2.0 and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.