HTC Desire 628 Dual

price Rs. 11,099 onwards launch Jun, 2016
current magic score ?
68.0
verdict BUY
good value-for-money
currently ranked
#36
of 152 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 3 expert review(s)

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

3 expert review(s)


499+ user reviews

video review

source: @FoneArena
OS
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!
brand rating
3.09/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys