The much-awaited HTC 10 smartphone has finally hit the U.S. shelves. We take a look at the pricing details from the country's major carriers to help you decide which is the best bet.
For those who are interested, the Glacier Silver HTC 10 is already up for grabs at the Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon websites.
The HTC 10 became available to Sprint subscribers on May 13.
Picking up the smartphone on a two-year contract from the carrier will cost $199.99. Alternately, you can shell out $624 outright for the unlocked HTC 10.
Another option is to shell out $21 per month for 24 months, and $0 down from its "web exclusive" offer. Availing this deal from Sprint saves you $120, which, if one does the math, means that you're only paying $504 for the HTC 10.
T-Mobile started to sell the HTC 10 on May 18 in its physical stores in the U.S. and online, too.
You can pay $0 down and monthly payments of $28.34 for 24 months, which is more expensive if compared to the installment plan offered by its rival, Sprint.
Effectively, consumers will be paying $680.16 as part of the interest-free financing plan. Those looking to purchase the T-Mobile variant of the HTC 10 need to shell out $679.99, making it $55 more expensive than Sprint.
However, the perk of buying HTC 10 from T-Mobile is getting free HTC Ice View case and the HTC Rapid Charger, which together are worth $85. The only caveat is that the purchase needs to be made between May 18 and 24, or while supplies last.
Verizon has the distinction of being the first network operator in the U.S. that began selling the HTC 10. The carrier started taking in preorders as early as April 29!
From May 5 onward, the HTC 10 went on sale on the carrier's website, as well as in its brick and mortar stores. Those who preordered the HTC 10 at the outset had to shell out monthly payments of $22.83 for 24 months and $0 down for the installment plan.
However, Verizon has now increased the price of installment plan to $0 down and $27 per month for 24 months.
Purchasing the smartphone outright from Verizon will set you back by $648, making it $24 more expensive than Sprint and $31 cheaper than T-Mobile.
Currently, U.S. Cellular and AT&T are not retailing the HTC 10 smartphone. Even though AT&T is not offering the HTC 10, its subscribers have the option of directly purchasing from HTC.
The unlocked variant of the handset sells for $699 from HTC's online store and it is compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile's networks. Moreover, it is the only place where you can get the Silver and Charcoal color options. The preorders from HTC.com began shipping on May 4.
Consumers in the U.S. who want the Gold version of the HTC 10 or the 64 GB option, have to wait a tad longer.