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HTC DESIRE 516, Passion of Dual SIM

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


HTC is one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones. HTC has recently revealed the HTC ONE M8 Dual SIM. Users are quite happy with this handset because the handset has a smart dual SIM feature. After the successful launch of HTC ONE M8 Dual SIM now HTC announced the other handset with the dual SIM feature named “HTC DESIRE 516 Dual SIM”.

The handset is available in Europe. Before this the handset series of Desire reveals by HTC with different specifications. This is the new member of desire family. The handset is equipped with the smart configurations and the handset is available in mid range price. Let us see what the company combines and present in the shape of HTC DESIRE 516.




Operating System

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)


140 x 72 x 9.7 mm


160 grams

Display Type

Capacitive touch screen

Size & Resolutions

5.0 inches, 540 x 960 pixels


1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7


Qualcomm Snapdragon 200


Adreno 302


1GB RAM, 4GB on Board Memory, 32 GB External


5 Mega Pixel, LED flash, Secondary  2 Mega Pixel


Li-Po 1950 mAh battery

Stand BY Time (2G) / Up to 220 h (3G)

Talk Time (2G) / Up to 9 h (3G)


2G Network   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network   HSDPA 900 / 2100


Black And White

Design and Display

Most of the time HTC follows the distinctive design they introduced. The handset is a slim body, according to the measures 9.7 mm. The handset is easy to use and has a less weight as 160 grams. The handset is easy to carry and easy in one hand use. The handset is made up with the glossy plastic, but the plastic make did not give the cheap look of the handset. In fact the handset did not catch the handprints and scratches easily.

The handset has a 5 inch display with 540 x 960 pixel resolutions. The combination is enough for this type of mid range handset. The handset has a simple display. The resolution of the handset makes the handset efficient in the bright light similar under the shade.

Software and User Interface

The handset runs Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. This is the older version of the operating system which consumes minimum power for running the applications. The users can easily download the application in this operating system and it is easy to use. There is specific report we get from anywhere that the handset is equipped with HTC’s own designed user interface not, but it is expected that the handset will be powered with HTC UI.

Processor and Memory

The handset is equipped with 1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200. This is the perfect combination of the hardware for the efficient working of the handset. The company places the Adreno 302 GPU for the perfect result in a graphical interface.  1 GB RAM with 4GB on board memory offered by the company. The in built memory can be extendable up to 32 GB via microSD card. The memory is enough to use the maximum features of the handset. Users can easily download and run large files, videos, games, books and other applications as well. The processor, memory and RAM combination make the handset perfect in the mid range handset category.


 HTC’s most handsets are famous for the camera. This is also fitted in the handset perfectly. The handset has a fort facing and rear camera both. Rear camera consist on 5 mega pixel with 2592 х 1944 pixels density and  LED flash. The pixel density is good for the fine quality images. With the LED Flash users are able to capture the images in a dim light as well and the image will come equally good as come in a bright light.

The front facing camera consists of 2 mega pixel. The camera supports the video calling with the good results. Users will enjoy the quality of the camera and take the good experience while using.

Dual SIM

The HTC Desire 516 is the handset has dual SIM; dual active card support with two separate slots, so users can receive calls on both cards at the same time. Most other dual SIM smartphones feature have a dual SIM dual standby so whenever you use one of the SIM to call or text, the other one is not available.


Users can assign contacts to each one of the SIM, or they can specifically select which SIM used for calls and texts at the time of sending text or making the phone call.


The handset is energized with Li-Po 1950 mAh battery. The battery is removable and it’s easy to replace. If any thing goes with the battery the users can buy the other one and just peel the back cover of the handset and replace the old battery with the new one. The battery provides the stand by time 220 hours on 2G and3G network both and talk time 9 hours on 2G and 3G both.  This standby and talk time is good enough for keeping the users busy in talking for the long time without any interruption.

Early verdict

As per price confirmation the handset stands in the mid range handset category. The handset is the perfect piece of combination. Users can enjoy the handset with the lots of features and they can download and install lots of other applications from the other resources in the handset and customized their smartphone according to their desires, that’s why called Desire a mid range high configured device from HTC.






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