HTC Desire 825

price Rs. 10,994 onwards | launch Jul, 2016
magic score ?
62.6
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#47
of 142 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 2 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Well-built
  • Cool design with a colourful dot pattern on the back, that gives it a unique personality of its own
  • Light-weight, and slim
  • HTC's Sense UI is a breeze, looks nice, and works well
  • Excellent audio capabilities with the Dolby powered boom sound speakers
  • Decent front camera

What We Didn't

  • Protruded camera module
  • Relatively low resolution display, that doesn't feel at par with its top rivals, especially when it comes to movie playback and gaming
  • While the phone handles day-to-day tasks well, it struggles with heavy tasks and games due to its dated processor, which is a bit of a disappointment in a mid-range phone
  • Average rear camera, with low detailing levels
  • Battery life is decent, but could certainly have been better

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
Processor/RAM
Processor1.6 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
GPUAdreno 305
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity2700 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)672 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)24.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • HD Video Playback: up to 6 hrs
  • Audio Playback: up to 48 hrs
  • Internet Use on WiFi: up to 7 hrs
Dimensions
Weight155 gm
Thickness7.4 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.2 Aperture and 27.97mm focal length
  • HDR Mode
  • Video Pic
  • Panorama Mode
  • Continuous Shooting
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.8 Aperture and 33.7mm focal length
  • Auto Selfie (smile selfie; still selfie)
  • Voice Selfie
  • Live Make-up
  • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
  • Touch to Capture
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • HDR Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio
  • Power Saving Mode
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • Motion Launch
  • Quiet Ring on Pick-up
  • Pocket Mode
  • Flip to Mute
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
2.97/5
(Below 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