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HTC 10



The HTC 10 has been discontinued.

For an alternative, please try the HTC U11

HTC 10 SIM Free Clove

HTC 10 (SIM Free / UK)

The HTC 10 is a stunning all-metal smartphone with internal specifications that match the best of the smartphones available on the market in 2016, with HTC pushing the boundaries in audio and user experience.

Studio quality 24-bit Hi-Res sound. The world’s first front and back OIS-enabled cameras. Supreme performance and lightning fast fingerprint unlock and app launch. And a battery that lasts and lasts.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

Clove Technology provides official UK stock of the HTC 10. You can buy from us SIM Free and Unlocked, with guaranteed compatibility on all UK and European networks.

For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator for compatibility.

Reasons to buy the HTC 10

  • Audio - State of the art sound quality with HTC Boom Sound Hi-Fi Edition and Hi-Res audio certification
  • Customisation - The HTC 10 gives you space and customisation options for a truly unique experience.
  • Design - A crafted all metal body
  • Screen - 5.2” next generation Super LCD 5 screen is specially tuned to cinematic studio standards.
  • Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core processor for lightning fast, super smooth responsive experience with the latest processor.
  • Battery – A 3000 mAh battery combines with PowerBotics, to improve battery life by 30%, to deliver up to 2 days’ battery life
  • Storage - 32GB internal memory with a slot for a microSDXC card up to 2TB you’ll have all the space you need for photos, videos, music, apps and more.
  • Main Camera - OIS-enabled 12MP UltraPixel camera with a high-speed launch for blur-free images in any setting.
  • Front Camera - World first OIS-enabled 5MP UltraSelfie camera with UltraPixel technology for sharp, clear selfies in any light.

Colour and memory variants

The HTC 10 is available in 3 different colour options globally with 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM.

Clove range the Glacier Silver and Carbon Grey colour options.

Box contents

  • UK SIM Free / unlocked HTC 10 handset
  • HTC Rapid Charger 3.0 - 3 pin UK (Type G)
  • USB Type-A to Type-C Cable
  • HTC Hi-Res Audio Earphones


The all new HTC 10 builds on the popular features of previous HTC smartphones.

Available in Glacier Silver and Carbon Grey the HTC 10 is built and designed to look and feel good with an all-metal unibody, curved edge Gorilla glass and high-end internal specifications.

Next level audio makes music, movies and games sound better than ever with personalised 24-bit Hi-Res audio support and HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers. In addition, with the HTC’s own Hi-Res Audio Certified earphones included, you will still experience the excellent quality smartphone audio.

The HTC 10 brings you Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) in both its front and back cameras; a world first. So whether you are capturing a photo from the front or rear camera, there should be less motion or chance of blurring in the image.

UltraPixel technology and a built-in screen flash allow you to take detailed selfies, even in low light. The main camera lets you record your memories in great quality with Hi-Res 4K video and audio recording. Play them back on the edge-to-edge 5.2” Super LCD display with an ultra-thin 3mm bezel.

The HTC 10 brings you the most responsive HTC experience yet. Apps launch and run in a flash, the screen instantly reacts to your every touch and a lightning fast unlock fingerprint scanner keeps your phone secure while letting you in instantly. It boasts the latest Android 6 software, HTC Sense and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. With, up to, 2 days’ battery life it’s engineered to last longer so you can do even more without stopping to recharge. And with an in-box HTC Rapid Charger, when you do recharge, it’ll be quicker than ever.

HTC 10 features in detail.


HTC set a very high standard for audio quality with the original HTC One M7 and even today few match or beat the audio experience on offer. The HTC 10 then has a tough job on its hands, but with BoomSound 2.0 the experience will be as good if not better.

The HTC 10 has 100% certified 24-bit Hi-Res audio to make music sound exactly the way the artists intended with less compression and more detail. In-box Hi-Res Audio Certified earphones combine to bring you a leading smartphone acoustic system.

A Personal Audio Profile Creator lets you tune the in-box Hi-Res earphones, or any others, to suit the way you prefer to hear your music.

Combined with next level HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers, you’ll experience clearer vocals, booming bass and crisp treble – a true symphony of sound. The new speakers are powered by two dedicated amps and the same separated tweeter and woofer design as the leading acoustic systems around the world.

The HTC 10 is the first Android smartphone to support Airplay Audio. It allows you instant access to the Airplay ecosystem and lets you wirelessly stream audio from your phone to any compatible device or speakers. It works seamlessly with HTC Connect to give you more choice of where to listen to your favourite tracks. And all it takes is to swipe three fingers up on your screen to get started.


Capture your ever-changing world in great detail with the world’s first dual Optical Image Stabilisation so, no matter which camera you use, you will get bright, sharp, blur-free photos you will love.

You won’t miss a moment either, with a 0.6-second fast launch and second generation laser autofocus. It has been awarded one of the highest camera quality scores of any smartphone - a DxOMark Mobile Score of 88, a new high in the benchmark for smartphone image quality.

The cameras have an f1.8 aperture and an UltraPixel sensor to capture up to 136% more light so images come out clear and bright in almost any setting.

Up front, is a 5MP camera with natural screen flash, a wide angle lens and OIS.

The 12MP main camera takes 4K video and is capable of slow motion shots too.

Point and shoot and you get great images, but if you want to take control you can capture images in RAW format and then edit them in a popular image editing programmes post capture.


The HTC 10 brings you the most responsive HTC experience yet. Apps launch and run in a flash, the screen instantly reacts to your every touch and a lightning fast unlock fingerprint scanner keeps your phone secure while letting you in instantly. It boasts the latest Android 6 software, HTC Sense and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 40% faster graphics and 4GB of RAM.

The HTC 10 has been engineered from the ground up to run faster and use less RAM so you can use more apps and multitask without being slowed down. It comes with fewer pre-loaded applications, only the really useful ones, so there’s more storage space for all your photos, videos, games and more.

Running Android means that you have access to Google services from Drive, to maps, to YouTube to the Play Store. Sync emails, calendars, contacts and more via the WiFi or 4G connections.

The HTC 10 is more than a mobile phone. Calls and text messages are core to the device with 3 built-in microphones for crystal clear audio and useful features such as a pocket mode and quiet ring on pickup to either increase or decrease the audio volumes.

With a powerful processor and lightning-fast unlock fingerprint scanner, you can access your phone in a flash and be safe in the knowledge that your data is safe. At just 0.2 seconds response time, you’ll be doing all the things you love faster than ever. The fingerprint scanner will recognise your fingerprint from almost any angle and even gives you access to a partial print. And once you’ve got access, you’ll also get to browse, download, stream and watch without buffering thanks to 4G LTE support for faster network speeds.

HTC 10 boasts up to 2 days’ battery life, thanks to PowerBotics 2.0, which improves battery life by 30%, so you can do more of what you love without stopping to recharge. And when you do need to re-charge, with the HTC Rapid Charger, you can get up to 50% power in just 30 minutes - enough for a day on the go.


Whilst many of us use the same phones, we make them our own through little software tweaks, be that ringtones, background images, setting changes and even accessories.

The HTC 10 allows you to personalise your phone in many ways. HTC Themes gives you access to thousands of professional-looking themes online from your favourite movies to artists and more. Each one has its own icons, background, sounds and more. You can even mix and match individual elements from different themes to create one that’s unique as you are.

The HTC 10 gives you the space to change and personalise your phone just the way you want. With the Freestyle Layout, you can change your home screen in any way you like. There are no grids and no limits, so you can put icons, widgets and shortcuts anywhere you like. Layer them, overlap them, group them – you choose. You can even link stickers to shortcuts so you can quickly launch apps without cluttering your screen with icons. Space is yours. Use it your way.

Not only can you actively personalise your HTC 10, but it learns from you and responds to your life. HTC Sense Home will change the apps on your home screen to reflect where you are. That means business related apps when you’re at work and entertainment and gaming apps when you’re at home – all right where you need them most.


Bold contours, carved out of solid metal, bring a smartphone design that is appealing to many.

The metal flows seamlessly into a 5.2” Super LCD 5 glass front and has been engineered to exacting standards to handle everyday knocks, bumps and scratches. And with a beautiful, ultra-thin 3mm bezel, a continuous, chiselled edge that lines the unibody and the finest attention paid to every curve and surface, the HTC 10 captures the eye and forms part of your hand.

Design goes beyond just the look, with a USB Type-C power and data connector built into the phone you have the most up-to-date technology, meaning faster data transfer speeds and no wrong way to connect the power cable. The connector is reversible.


The HTC 10 is the smartphone that can keep up with everything you do. It has been engineered from the inside out to stay charged for longer – up to 2 days of normal use. More than enough time to catch up on your favourite shows, browse the web, stream music, watch videos or play games.

Every piece of hardware and software has been selected and tuned to use less power. It is all part of an innovative new system called PowerBotics, which improves battery life by 30%.

The all new HTC 10 is a powerful smartphone that sets a standard for others to work towards.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Custom SkinHTC Sense
  • Speed2.2 GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • OtherAdreno 530 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)2TB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.2
  • TypeSuper LCD 5
  • Resolution QHD 1440 x 2560 (~564 ppi)
  • OtherCurved Edge Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesFDD B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 32; TDD B38, 40, 41
  • SpeedSupport Cat 9 LTE: downloads up to 450Mbps, uploads up to 50Mbps
  • Version4.2
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • DataUSB 3.1 Gen1, Type-C
  • PowerUSB 3.1 Gen1, Type-C
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutMiracast, Google Cast, AirPlay, HTC Connect for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to compatible multi-room audio systems, TVs, portable speakers and home entertainment systems
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels12
  • FlashAuto focus and dual tone LED flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherHTC UltraPixel 2, f/1.8, 26mm focal length, OIS, laser autofocus, BSI Sensor, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama, 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio, Slow montion video recording at 720p, 120fps,12-bit RAW format, Hyperlaps, Zoe capture, video pic, Pro mode with manual control
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 / eAAC / WMA / WAV / FLAC
  • Recording
  • FormatsXviD / MP4 / H.264 / WMV player
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity3000mAh
  • TypeLi-Ion with Quick Charge 3.0 50% in 30 minutes
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3GUp to 27 hours
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3GUp to 19 days
Dimensions145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 - 9.0mm
Weight 161g
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services, HTC Blinkfeed,
OtherHTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Dolby Audio, Personal Audio Profile, Hi-Res Audio certifiedm 3 microphones with noice cancellation, Fingerprint sensor, magnetic sensor, Sensor Hub for activity tracking
Warranty24 months


HTC_10_User_Guide.pdf HTC_10_User_Guide.pdf (3135KB)



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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 2TB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a NANO SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE FDD Bands B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 32; TDD B38, 40, 41. Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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