HTC was once loved in India and had a huge market, but these days they are clearly lagging behind. Their phones are very expensive, and they don’t use newer hardware. OnePlus 3T is the biggest competitor of HTC bolt also known by HTC 10 EVO. Let’s check out which one should you choose.
Design and Display:
HTC 10 EVO has a large 5.5-inch display with the dimensions of 153.50 x 77.30 x 8.00 mm. HTC 10 EVO is slightly heavier than OnePlus 3T and weighs 174 grams. It also resembles its cousin HTC 10 in appearance and is made of aluminium metal. This device feels quite premium in the hands and is available in two colours- Gunmetal and Glacier Silver. HTC BOLT is splash resistant which is lacking in OnePlus 3T.
HTC BOLT sports a very sharp 2K display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a pixel density of 534 ppi. It flaunts Super LCD 3 with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5.
On the other hand, OnePlus 3T also has a same 5.5-inch display with dimensions of 152.70 x 74.70 x 7.35, which is slightly lesser than HTC BOLT. It weighs 158 grams and resembles its predecessors OnePlus 3. Similar to BOLT, it is also made up of Aluminium metal and feels premium in the hand. You can flaunt both the devices in front of your iPhone friends. It is also available in two colours- Gunmetal and Soft Gold.
OnePlus 3T sports a sharp Full High Definition display with screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi. It has an Optic AMOLED display protected with Gorilla Glass 4. Although the resolution of HTC BOLT is better than that of OnePlus 3T, you won’t feel much of a difference in real life.
Talking about physical appearance, HTC BOLT has a physical button below the display, which acts as a fingerprint sensor as well. There are two capacitive keys with back key on the right side and recent apps on the left side. Moving towards the left side, there are no buttons but two trays, one for SIM card and other for microSD card. Also, this phone is a single SIM device. HTC BOLT doesn’t support a 3.5mm headphone, and therefore, the jack is missing. You have to use USB headphones.
OnePlus 3T, on the other hand, does have a physical button, but it doesn’t work as a button, rather recognizes a tap gesture similar to all OnePlus phones. This key also acts as a fingerprint scanner and is blazing fast. There is no branding on the front side of the phone for either of the devices. On the left side, lie the volume buttons and alert slider which is an interesting feature of OnePlus 3T. This alert slider is missing in HTC BOLT. On the right side, lies the power key and dual SIM tray. This phone doesn’t support the expandable memory card, but it supports 3.5mm headphone, and the jack is located at the bottom of the device, next to USB Type C port.
Performance wise OnePlus 3T clearly beats HTC 10 EVO with massive 6 RAM. HTC 10 EVO has 3 GB RAM and uses older processor Snapdragon 810 chipset whereas OnePlus 3T uses faster and newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Processor. OnePlus 3T uses Quad Core 2.35 GHz, Dual Core processor and HTC 10 EVO uses Octa Core 2 GHz, Quad Core processor. Even in graphics, OnePlus 3T is ahead of HTC 10 EVO (Adreno 430) with Adreno 530 GPU.
HTC 10 EVO runs on the latest Android Nougat (7.0) with its own HTC Sense UI on top. OnePlus 3T runs on older Android Marshmallow with its latest Oxygen 3.5.3 on top
Camera and Storage:
Both the devices have similar rear camera configurations with 16 MP rear camera and Optical Image Stabilization. Both have an aperture of 2.0 F and are good for low lighting conditions. Again, both the devices have the same image resolution of 4616 * 3464 pixels.
Selfie or front camera is the area where there is a huge difference. HTC 10 EVO has an 8MP front camera with an aperture of 2.4f whereas OnePlus 3T has 16MP front camera with an aperture of 2.0f. But both phones offer decent selfies in low lit conditions.
HTC BOLT has an internal storage of 32 GB, which is expandable up to massive 2TB. Unlike HTC BOLT, OnePlus 3T has an internal storage of 64 GB which is not expandable.
Battery and Connectivity:
Both the devices have almost similar battery configurations with OnePlus 3T slightly ahead of HTC. OnePlus 3T has 3400mAH battery and HTC BOLT has 3200mAH battery. None of the devices has a user-replaceable battery.
HTC 10 EVO is a single SIM (4G) device, unlike OnePlus 3T which is a dual SIM device (4G+4G). Both the devices have NFC.
While the HTC 10 EVO is a nice premium phone, it is very expensive and lacks in performance as compared to OnePlus 3T.
The expected HTC 10 EVO price in India is Rs39,990 in India whereas OnePlus 3T costs Rs29,999.