Whenever new devices come out in the market, those YouTube channels can’t help but pit them against each other to test which is the better device. This time around, it’s the turn of the new flagship devices from two popular Android brands, the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The two were pitted against each other to see which one is faster when it comes to boot ups, starting apps, etc. Can you guess which one “won” the match?

The Galaxy S7 smartphone variant that they chose is powered by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos chip while the HTC 10 is of course running on the Snapdragon 820. It actually would have been better if the Samsung device they used was the one on Snapdragon as well, but for some reason, they chose not to do so. In terms of booting up the respective smartphones, the S7 was slightly faster and it also edged out the HTC 10 when starting the first app after the boot (Subway Surfer is what they used).

In terms of launching the Google Play Store, in opening up the game GTA: San Andreas, and in launching videos on YouTube, the HTC 10 had a slight leg up on the Galaxy S7. But when it came to the browser comparison, the pages on Google Chrome launched faster on the Samsung device. It also had a slight edge when it comes to multi-tasking on the smartphones.

So all in all, the two flagships were very close in terms of speed performance, so much so that you can’t declare a “winner” between them. However, the HTC 10 did get a little bit warmer as compared to the Galaxy S7 during the entire test. The test was slightly interesting, although non-conclusive at all.


    • I agree… I get that the edge display may be nice… The overall look of the galaxy is not better than the 10

      • Totally!!! I had both S7 and the S7 edge in hands and the feel is great. But i’ll wait the 10 since i love the design

      • Only thing I wish the 10 had was wireless charging. But since I upgrade every year, HTC might find a way to integrate Qualcomm tech into their metal design for next year

      • It’s not major… I just like the idea of having all the top specs since we approaching 2020… I always been fascinated with tech… Hope I live to see our phones projecting holograms and stuff lol..

  1. Connect a bluetooth gamepad and let’s see which one runs Tekken best on mame4droid reloaded. Or Killer Instinct.

  2. The HTC 10’s build quality is excellent, but what everyone seems to forget is that a successful successor device needs to have all the great technology available in the market that can be packaged together. The reason the M9 didn’t do well is because it ran hot initially, the camera was poor, and had no Image Stabilization, and it did NOT have a biometric reader of some type that is needed for future secure commerce transactions.

    Note though that any company that removes a great feature like front-facing (FF) STEREO speakers from an existing product on its next iteration has engineers with mush for brains. This HTC 10 will be another weak seller, like its predecessor. Even Samsung brought back a microSD slot on the Galaxy S7, after removing it. There are NO good reasons to change the orientation of FF stereo speakers. Right? One keeps improving, not removing good stuff. Time will soon tell us how mushy those brains are. The Galaxy S7 Edge is the way to go till some company can create a follow up flagship device with FF stereo speakers that offer full frequency of sound through both left and right sides, which will likely be the next Nexus later this year.

    Think about it. Why improve the display so greatly and NOT do the same for the audio component, for those times when using only the mobile device in your hand?

    If smartphone users think that FF stereo speakers should not be part of their multi-media experience when using the device, then they should ask themselves, “would they buy a TV without stereo speakers – like it was in the 70s – great mono sound?” If you added speakers to your TV, would you face the speakers towards your couch, or would you face them to the side or back walls? If the smartphone plays back HD video, then the smartphone should play back stereo sound. It just makes sense. Of course, both large and small multi-media smart devices should also have jacks for earplugs or headphones when privacy is required. This just makes sense too. Right?

    I watch youTube videos on my M9. I hold up my phone and watch different types of clips with it, while I’m lying down. Those FF stereo speakers make a huge difference. I can watch John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) clips in HD, and the stereo sound is awesome. My next portable computer (which will just happen to make phone calls as well) MUST have stereo sound (without accessories), and if HTC does not offer it in a few years, then I’ll be buying someone else’s smart multimedia personal assistant device.

    Boomsound is just some hardware and software inside the device (and more importantly it’s a marketing term). It has nothing to do with where sound exits the device. In my opinion, the engineers had it right, when they designed the exits so that the direction of the sound waves moved forward and hit your face, and a strong pleasing stereo effect was achieved by having the sound exit from both sides of the screen when you held it in landscape mode, as if you were watching a small LED flat screen TV.

    LightStruk stated: I have a One M8, and I bought it specifically for the loud, front-facing, stereo speakers. I use those speakers every day! I can watch videos without cupping my hand around the bottom bezel like you have to with an iPhone, and the stereo separation is obvious. I can turn my phone around and show some friends what I’m watching, and they don’t have to alternate between pointing the speaker at their ear and watching the video. I put it on my kitchen counter and listen to podcasts as I cook. I turn on music and sit it on the table while playing with my toddler. The sound that comes out is actually tolerable!

    So, I believe Stereo FF speakers are just as necessary as a high performance colour display.

  3. A pre released HTC 10 smashed galaxy s7 exynos version in most speed test, exynos version is the best of Samsung and still got beaten in every departments by pre released HTC 10 and I’m sure 10 will get even better once it’s released with some software updates.
    I’m definitely getting HTC 10 the new king of smartphones ?


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