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HTC 10 32GB (Black/Gold/Silver) $599.20 Delivered (HK) @ Shopping Square eBay

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Price drop on this item and available in all colours, makes it $599.20 delivered after the CSUNNY20 code. Great price for this phone - Previous $663.20 deal, some discussion there also. For comparison AUS stock is $800-$900.

Ships from Hong Kong, allow a couple weeks for delivery, 1 year warranty.


Original 20% off at Selected Stores on eBay Deal Posts: CSITE20 & CSUNNY20
Original 20% off at Selected Stores on eBay Deal Post COMMIT20

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    Daaayum, that's cheap.

  • +4 votes

    I was tempted to buy a Pixel XL 128GB but I just couldn't pull the trigger because of the $1419 price tag.

    Similar specs, better build quality/speakers/headphone amp on the 10 and both on Nougat now… so I think $599.20 delivered is fantastic.

    Pixel will have better software support but for $800 more? Not in my opinion.

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      I don't think so. All I've read online is that Nougat has been released for US market only. I have a taiwanese HTC 10 I bought a month ago, it still hasn't received any updates (checked 10 seconds ago).

      edit: almost bricked my phone following this: http://www.htc.com/us/support/htc-10/news/ For anyone who tries and gets stuck, hold power + volume down button for 20 seconds or so until the phone restarts. It will boot into download mode, then just select restart/reboot.

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        so i've done some more digging. It appears indeed only US has received Android 7/Nougat/N updates. In order to get the updates on a non US phone, you'll have to:
        1. unlock bootloader
        2. root phone
        3. get a USD $25 sunshine license, to turn S-OFF
        4. change CID and MID of phone to unlocked US
        5. Install Android 7 RUU updates.

        in addition to the sunshine license, there are inherent risks with each step. I wouldn't bother risking it. I've emailed HTC to query their intentions about updates for the taiwanese version, and I'll have to wait for their answer.

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          Vodafone's last software update (22nd December) for the HTC 10 says "Android 7.0 (Nougat) + Cat12: Issues found during testing, awaiting new software from HTC."

          So you're probably better being patient than rooting your phone, if you're just doing it to get the update.

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          @pete123:

          Reply from HTC:

          In line with your query with the Nougat update, unfortunately we do not have a time frame when it will be available in Australia. As of now the Nougat update is being rolled out in US and it is being done by batches to prevent network congestion. Rest assured once it becomes available in Australia you will be able to receive it on your HTC 10.

          Thank you for your quick response. Unfortunately we do not have any time frame as well for Nougat update that will came from Taiwan. Rest assured once the update was released in Taiwan you will be able to receive it on your device.

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        Do you know whether the one being sold by Shopping Square is the Taiwanese version? Good luck in getting anything out of HTC about when the release for non US regions will be :)

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          Pretty much. Reply from HTC:

          In line with your query with the Nougat update, unfortunately we do not have a time frame when it will be available in Australia. As of now the Nougat update is being rolled out in US and it is being done by batches to prevent network congestion. Rest assured once it becomes available in Australia you will be able to receive it on your HTC 10.

          Thank you for your quick response. Unfortunately we do not have any time frame as well for Nougat update that will came from Taiwan. Rest assured once the update was released in Taiwan you will be able to receive it on your device.

    •  

      The HTC 10 is a fantastic phone, but if you ignore price the pixel is better overall as nearly all reviews confirm anyway. The camera is far better, the UI feels much quicker, and the battery life in the xl has also been better for me. Since the pixel was made by HTC in my opinion it is the same build quality in the hand. Speakers are better bring a single front facing on the 10 but the pixel speaker sounds fuller.
      With 24/7 support, unlimited photo and video backup, 2 years warranty and software updates that will be much quicker, pixel is the obvious choice not considering price. If you are constrained then the htc10 or op3t would be the way to go

      • -1 vote

        The OP3 doesn't support band 28 4G. Deal breaker for most Aussies.

        The only thing I don't like about this phone is how easily the camera attracts oil and dirt. Wipe the lens before every photo or picture quality suffers. This is picky I know. Overall, it's an awesome phone

      •  

        The Pixel is indeed a better phone…but is it $500 better is up for debate

        • -1 vote

          Better camera, performance, battery life, updates, unlimited photo/video backups, 24/7 support. If that is worth $500.

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    Why no Sony phones in the sale?

  •  

    This or the Huawei P9?

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      This hands down. Better software, hardware and build. P9 doesn't even have good screen protection and scratches insanely easily. Software updates will be better and more frequent on the HTC also. HTC has a smoother and faster UI. HTC has a better camera overall.

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      I used a P9 for a week and it's a very good phone but I preferred the HTC. The UI on the Huawei sucks big time.

      I found the HTC's camera slightly better. Particularly for video. If cash is tight get this. If not, I'd wait for the HTC 11 or Huawei P10

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    I'm pretty sure I saw Shopping Square sell the HTC 10 for around $645 before the CSUNNY20 sale. So sick of the price jacking

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      You can see the sold price history

      5 Oct $889
      1 Nov $840.03
      18 Nov $809
      9 Jan $749.00

      As per Revision history the price hasn't been changed on eBay since 22/12 when it was dropped to the current $749

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        They sell it on their site for $640 + $39 shipping (for me at least). It looks like they've shifted the shipping onto the total price for ebay, and then if you add on the ebay fees (probably around $40) it gets you to ~$720. Factor in associated costs for returns through Paypal and the price doesn't seem too bad.

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    I'm holding back so much. I want this phone but HTC continually let me down.