HTC Desire 825

price Rs. 12,994 onwards | launch Jul, 2016
magic score ?
57.4
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#65
of 150 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
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