Test drove the HTC 10 and boy did I like it!

It took me awhile to get used to as I had only shot mobile seriously with an iPhone.  

There were others. I really liked the Nokia Lumia 1020 but didn't get enough out of the app ecosystem to stay and plus they discontinued it and so did not get any more updates that were crucial for the camera.

Again I went back to my trusty iPhone.

I played around with the HTC A9 which was my first frolic with the Android system and the camera was underwhelming.  Well it was for my style of shooting.  It probably sufficed for different genres; landscape, architecture, macro etc, but for street - no bueno. 

Again I went back to my trusty iPhone.

Well HTC asked me to be a part of a few photographers around the nation who would try out the new 10 before it got released.  It took me a while (2-3 days) to get used to and to find the secrets that the phone kept.  Because of the A9, I knew that Adobe LR and Snapseed both were going to be my editors since Android devices shoot in RAW. But was it going to be like the A9? My biggest complaint with the A9 was that the shutter was at least a 1/2 sec to slow. Well the 10 lived up to the hype.  The shutter was quicker, the colors crisper, and the details were awesome. It wasn't the "perfect 10" per se, but it was damn close. 

HTC is well known for constant updates to their firmware and so I didn't have the same worry I did with the 1020 and truth be told the iPhone. 

Well I think I'll write more detail over at About.com this week for a more proper review so for now, here are the sample images I took for HTC using the 10. Click the image to scroll through the images.

What do you all think?