HTC confirms Desire 820 with Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core 64-bit SoC for IFA launch

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HTC just confirmed that it would unveil the Desire 820, successor of the Desire 816 at its IFA 2014 event on September 4th 2014. The company has also teased the smartphone with an image that shows the smartphone’s front-facing camera sensor, blue colored rear shell and something that looks like a speaker grill, similar to the one on the Desire 816 smartphone. Continue reading “HTC confirms Desire 820 with Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core 64-bit SoC for IFA launch”

HTC Desire 816 Review: Sum of all Desires

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There’s no doubting the fact that phablets have gained consumer approval and are now considered a mainstream category of devices. HTC has so far kept its distance from these large screen devices with the One Max being its largest smartphone till date. With the Desire 816, HTC is bringing it’s A-Game to the mid range. As the upper end of smartphones hits a plateau, it is the mid range that is proving to be rather interesting. In our review we take a look at the HTC Desire 816 in a bid to determine if the handset really does fulfill all our desires. Continue reading “HTC Desire 816 Review: Sum of all Desires”

HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM Unboxing and First Impressions

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HTC’s Desire 816 is the company’s bold bet in the mid range phablet segment, where it has literally been non-existent so far. The 5.5 inch device with a 720p screen was launched along with the HTC One M8 in India, but it has reached the retail only now, but for an attractive price of Rs. 23,990. Competing with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and the Sony Xperia T2 Dual, the Desire 816 strikes a good balance between specifications and price, which is what the segment exactly wants. We weren’t able to get a complete look at the 816 when it launched at the MWC, mainly because it had the same Sense experience on the software side, but we have finally got the retail version here in India, and we present you our usual unboxing video with a quick look at the phone’s hardware and a bit of the software, take a look –

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HTC Desire 816 launched in India for Rs. 23990

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HTC has launched the Desire 816, the company’s latest phablet in India. It was announced at the MWC 2014 earlier this year. has a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with HTC Sense 6.0 on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual-front-facing BoomSound speakers and comes with dual SIM support. Continue reading “HTC Desire 816 launched in India for Rs. 23990”

HTC Desire 816 Photo Gallery

HTC is holding an event at the MWC 2014 where it will not be announcing its next flagship, but it hasn’t come empty handed. HTC has just announced a couple of Android smartphones. One among the two is the HTC Desire 816. HTC Desire 816 is the International variant of the HTC Desire 8 which HTC had announced a few weeks back in China. We are live from the event and we managed to get a few photos of the HTC Desire 816.

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HTC Desire 816 Hands On

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HTC’s announcements at the Mobile World Congress revolved around their Desire series of handsets. The two devices announced ie the Desire 816 and 610 vary wildly in their target audience but do emphasize the focus on quality that HTC has maintained despite aiming to reach ever lower price points. The upper end device of the two ie the Desire 816 is the most powerful phone in the Desire series of phones and opts for a design that closely mimics the flagship ie the HTC One. Continue reading “HTC Desire 816 Hands On”

HTC Desire 816 with 5.5-inch HD display, 13MP camera announced

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HTC has unveiled the Desire 816, the company’s latest phablet at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It has a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and runs on Android with HTC Sense 6.0 on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “HTC Desire 816 with 5.5-inch HD display, 13MP camera announced”