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HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 816

  • CPU
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

  • RAM
    1.5 GB

  • Storage
    8 GB

  • Display
    5.5-inch Super LCD2

  • Camera
    13 megapixel

  • OS
    Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.8 4.4 1
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Multimedia 9 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10
  • Call Quality 8 / 10
  • Usability 9 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10

The HTC Desire 816 is a mid-range device¬†introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Overall, the Desire 816 has mixed reviews. Some people say it’s the best device they’ve ever had, while others complain of several issues. Since the Desire series has many devices in it, we are inclined to tell people to buy this device with confidence. The Desire series is one of the best smartphones series available. The main selling point in the Desire 816 is the front-facing “selfie” camera and is dubbed as the selfie phone to own thanks to its high-quality front snapper.




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HTC Desire 816 - Specs

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone
  • Model
    HTC Desire 816
  • Announced
    24-02-2014
  • Released
    01-03-2014
  • Status
    Available

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    6.17 in x 3.1 in x 0.31 in
  • Weight
    165 grams

Network

  • Network 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Network 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • Network 4G Network
    LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 -- EMEA LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 -- Asia
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super LCD2
  • Size
    5.5 inches
  • Resolution
    720 x 1280
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    267
  • Touch Screen
    capacitive touchscreen

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 megapixel
  • Image
    -
  • Video
    -
  • Camera Features
    Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, HDR
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED
  • Secondary
    5 megapixel

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    Sense 5.5 custom UI
  • Yes
  • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
    Yes
  • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.
    Yes

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    1.6 Ghz
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    1.5 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    8 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light sensor

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
  • Yes
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
    Yes
  • USB
    USB 2.0, microUSB, Mass storage device, USB charging
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    -
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
    Yes
  • Yes
  • No

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    2600 mAh

HTC Desire 816 - Reviews

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  • What do you feel about Design and build quality of this device?
    8
  • Screen size, image quality (brightness, colors, contrast, etc), visibility in sun light, angles of view and touchscreen.
    7
  • Usability of Camera interface, image and video quality in different light conditions and environment.
    8
  • Music and video players, playback quality, speaker sound and handsfree options.
    6
  • What do you feel about the features of this device, is these enough for you in everyday life?
    7
  • Bluetooth, Wi-fi connectivity, data trnasfer speed, internet browsing and interfaces.
    8
  • When you call someone, what is the voice quality you hear or vice versa, is speakerproduct working good during calls.
    9
  • What do you feel about usability and speed of UI (user interface), messaging, calling, contacts management, call history, notifications and internet browsing?
    7
  • Is this device perform good while watching videos, playing games, taking snapshots, browsing internet and navigate through other applications?
    7
  • What about battery life, while calling, listening music, watching videos, playing games and doing other tasks.
    8
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