Ars Technica says the HTC 10 is the best Android phone of 2016. The new design looks very nice. I like how there’s a little room under the sides when it lays on a flat surface. IMHO, that makes it a easier to pick up, whereas with flat phones you sometimes have to slide them off a flat surface to pick them up.
I don’t know what their unit of measure is, but the folks at Remix OS (Android for the desktop) show that an Intel Core i7 CPU is much faster than mobile CPUs from Samsung, HTC, etc.
Update: In the latest round of “leapfrog,” the latest devices from Samsung and others are now using faster chips than what is shown in this image.
This article on phonearena.com shows good performance information when comparing the new Samsung Galaxy 6 to the almost-as-new Apple iPhone 6. The HTC One M9 is also covered. The results show that the iPhone 6 is fastest in single-core performance, the Galaxy 6 is fastest in multi-core performance, and the M9 is neck-and-neck with the iPhone 6 in graphics performance.
This was an interesting note about screen resolution: “When it comes to resolution, the differences between these three phones could not be larger: the iPhone 6 sports a 750 x 1334-pixel 4.7 inch display; the One M9 has a 1080 x 1920-pixel 5 inch screen; and the Galaxy S6 a 1440 x 2560-pixel 5.1 inch display.”
I purchased an “IVSO Google Nexus 9 8.9-inch Bluetooth Keyboard Portfolio Case” a few days ago, and here’s a quick review of it.
First up, here’s an image of the IVSO folio with my Nexus 9. I placed a standard-size playing card on it so you can see its relative size:
A friend of mine that is currently in Alaska just got an HTC Evo (HTC Evo 4G) and while it's a decent smartphone, it seems to have a few flaws.
My HTC Evo review
Based on her comments, and my experience working with it yesterday, here are the things I didn't like about the HTC Evo: