HTC Desire 826

price Rs. 16,900 onwards launch Apr, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#57
of 90 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 4 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Decent build quality
  • Beautiful, bright display - easily one of the best displays in its segment
  • Clean, minimalistic Sense UI over Android
  • Good audio quality
  • Good stereo loudspeakers

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • The 183 grams of weight, slippery glossy back and its large footprint, means the phone is not very ergonomic to hold
  • Good performance in daily use, but not quite up to the level of its top competitors
  • Average camera
  • Average battery life

4 expert review(s)


1,410+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Magnetic Sensor
Processor/RAM
ProcessorOcta Core, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 405
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery Standby626 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)687 hrs
Battery Talktime21.70 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)18.60 hrs
Dimensions
Weight183 gm
Thickness7.99 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording
  • HDR
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 28mm Lens
  • Split Capture
  • Voice Capture
  • Face Fusion
  • Photo Booth Software
Secondary Camera13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 28.2mm Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • HTC Connect
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