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A model poses for photographs with LG Electronics' new smartphone G5 during its launch event in Taipei, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/TYRONE SIU

The HTC 10 (HTC One M10) and LG G5 are two of the most powerful handsets that are currently retailing in the U.S. Both HTC and LG have opted for a radical design change, in addition to housing cutting-edge configurations onboard. Hence, it’s time to compare the LG G5 and HTC 10 based on the price, specs and features.

HTC 10 vs. LG G5: Price, Preorder, Release Date

The LG G5 can now be preordered for $688.99 without a contract via AT&T. The 32GB HTC 10, on the other hand, can now be availed for $699 in the U.S. Buyers can make use of a promotional code in order to get a $100 discount on the HTC One M9 successor.

The preordered product will be shipped starting May. Readers should, however, note that AT&T will not offer this device. Plus, the 64GB variant of HTC 10 will not be made available in the U.S.

HTC 10 vs. LG G5: Display, Hardware, Software

The HTC 10 carries a 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display, while the LG G5 features a slightly bigger 5.3-inch IPS LCD screen. However, both the handsets come with the same 1,440 x 2,560 pixels resolution.

Under the hood, Snapdragon 820 SoC powers the flagships and they are backed by the same 4GB of RAM. The HTC handset comes equipped with 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage space. As mentioned earlier, the 64GB model will not be sold in the U.S.

The LG G5, on the other hand, comes with 32 GB internal storage capacity. Both the devices come with a dedicated microSD card slot to facilitate expansion of up to 200 GB. Speaking of software, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow runs the handsets with their respective custom UIs on top of it.

HTC 10 vs. LG G5: Camera, Battery

The LG G5 sports a phenomenal 8MP front-facing snapper for selfies, whereas the HTC 10 features a good enough 5MP UltraPixel unit. The LG device has a 16MP sensor mounted at the back, while the HTC handset houses a 12MP UltraPixel unit. While the G5 comes with a regular LED flash, the HTC device settles for a much-better dual-tone LED flash.

The main cameras of both the devices support OIS and laser autofocus. To top it off, the selfie-clicker of the HTC 10 also supports OIS. No wonder, this device is called the “world’s first OIS selfie camera.”

Battery-wise, the HTC 10 comes backed by a 3,000 mAh “non-removable” cell with Quick Charge 3.0 technology in tow. The LG device, on the other hand, houses a 2,800 mAh “removable” battery unit with the same rapid charging technology onboard.

HTC 10 vs. LG G5: Additional Features

  • LG has attempted a partial modular design on the flagship G5. Not to forget, Google is the pioneer in modular designs, thanks to Project Ara. However, this device has not hit the markets yet. Because of this structural design, G5’s battery unit along with CAM Plus module (which gives additional camera controls), and Hi-Fi Plus (which is a headphone amplifier) can all be replaced or upgraded as required.
  • The device bundle of the HTC 10 apparently includes a pair of “high-res earphones.”
  • Both smartphones support Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
  • The LG G5 features the now-famous always-on display.
  • Both devices come with fingerprint sensor onboard.