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HTC Desire 816 review

HTC Desire 816

HTC has always tried to stay away from the phablet market but it is expanding so rapidly that the company can’t ignore it. The HTC Desire 816 is the second phablet from HTC and it is the first affordable device.

The phablet comes with great looks and stereo speakers of One series while the specifications are in mid range. This new phablet is some what similar to One mini 2 and it doesn’t have aluminium body but the camera setup is same and also it is powered by the same chipset. Its display screen is larger but it has the same resolution of HTC One mini 2.

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Some of the important specs of HTC Desire 816 are:

  • It runs on KitKat Android 4.4.2
  • Has HTC Sense 6.0
  • Comes with 5.5 inch display screen
  • The screen resolution is 720 pixels
  • The pixel density is 267 pixels per inch
  • 13 megapixel autofocus primary camera
  • 1080 pixels resolution for video recording
  • 5 megapixel front camera which has BSI sensor
  • Quad core Cortex A7 processor at clock speed of 1.6 GHz
  • RAM capacity is 1.5 gigabyte
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset
  • Has barometer, proximity and gyro sensor, accelerometer and ambient light sensor
  • Has 8 gigabyte of built in storage space
  • The memory space can be expanded by microSD card
  • Stereo speakers with built in amplifiers and Boom Sound which faces front side
  • Dedicated mic with active noise cancellation function
  • It backs a battery of 2600 mAh and has extreme power saving mode
  • HTC Zoe application

htc desire 816
Some of the main disadvantages of HTC Desire 816 are:

  • Battery is small for a phablet
  • Under whelming stereo speaker loudness
  • The power key is placed on top and it is quite hard to reach top on a big device
  • Poorly positioned side buttons

To conclude, HTC Desire 816 is a mid range phablet and we can’t expect premium quality specifications like SOny has been offering glass and metal design on a fixed budget.

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