HTC Desire 628 Dual

price Rs. 10,980 onwards | launch Jun, 2016
magic score ?
63.1
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#51
of 143 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 3 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Premium look and feel, and aesthetic design
  • Compact dimensions with a 5-inch display
  • Thin and light
  • HTC Sense is one of the more refined Android UIs
  • Decent speed/performance in day-to-day use - the phone is generally impressive with zippy navigation and handles playback of full HD video without any issues
  • Decent rear camera with minimal noise in daylight as well as indoors

What We Didn't

  • The back panel has a glossy finish on the Desire 628 which is a fingerprint magnet and requires constant cleaning
  • The power and volume button sit flat with the frame on the side - when pressed they don't give the satisfying clicky feel of a button
  • Mediocre battery life - struggles to last through the day
  • Average front camera
  • The in-ear speaker volume is on the lower side, which hinders call quality
  • No fingerprint scanner

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Octa Core
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity2200 mAh
Dimensions
Weight142 gm
Thickness8.19 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.0 Aperture and 28 mm focal length (75 degree wide angle)
  • Face Detection
  • Face Feauty
  • Photo Geotagging
  • Volume button as shutter button
  • Pinch to zoom in
  • Volume button to zoom
  • HDR Mode
  • Video Pic (take-2-megapixel (1920 x 1080) photo while recording Full HD 1080p video)
  • 180 degree Panorama Mode
  • Continuous Shooting
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.4 Aperture and 28 mm focal length (75 degree wide angle)
  • Auto Selfie (smile selfie; still selfie)
  • Voice Selfie
  • Live Makeup
  • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
  • Face Detection
  • Photo Geotagging
  • Touch to Capture
  • Volume button as shutter button
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • HTC Connect (3-finger swipe for multimedia streaming)
  • Quite Ring on Pick-up
  • Pocket Mode
  • Flip to Mute
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Power Saving Mode
  • Fast Charging
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.03/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys