HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM

price Rs. 24,999 onwards launch May, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#33
of 40 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 13 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Super-slim unibody design
  • Good build quality
  • Brilliant 5.5-inch HD display with excellent viewing angles
  • Beautiful HTC Sense interface over Android
  • Slick, smooth performance
  • Good cameras (front and back)
  • Front-facing BoomSound speakers
  • Loud audio
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Large size
  • Glossy plastic rear is a fingerprint magnet, and prone to scratches

13 expert review(s)


773+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD2
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Proximity
Processor/RAM
Processor1.6 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400
GPUAdreno 305
RAM1.5 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)614 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight165 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • HDR
  • F/2.2
  • 28mm Lens
  • BSI sensor
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • BSI sensor
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Sense Voice
  • HTC BlinkFeed
  • HTC BoomSound
  • HTC Connect
  • Zoe
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
3.14/5
(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