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HTC Desire 816 Review

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

HTC is one of the reputed names in the making of smartphones and they launched mid to high range smartphones with the suitable configuration. Now HTC going to reveal the set named HTC desire 816.

This set belongs to the ‘desire series’ as stated in the name “Desire”. The set has brilliant features and is economical in price. Let see what the set has.



Operating System       Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Dimension                  156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm, Weight 165 g (5.82 oz)

Size                          720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches

Processor                   Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7

Storage                      8 GB storage, 1.5 GB RAM, microSD, up to 64GB

CAMERA                     13 MP, Secondary 5 MP,

Battery                      Standard Li-Ion 2600 mAh Non removable battery

2G Network                 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network                  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network                  LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600

Colors                         Red, Yellow, Orange, Cyan, White

Design And Display

When we talk about the make and the look of the HTC Desire 816 we first think that the set is heavy and has a weight and large in size but the all doubts arise when we physically see the set. The HTC Desire 816 firmly builds handset. The HTC Desire 816 has a unibody which gives the elegant look to the handset. The set made up with the shiny plastic which can easily repel the dust and the other sticky materials.

HTC Desire 816 light in weight as 165 g which is easily carried by everyone and you don’t have to bother or need to carry the extra weight this is the compact device for all.

The Desire 816 has a 5.5 inch standard LCD display which supports the 1280 x 720 pixel resolution accepted that this is not the high resolution device at all but the display looks pretty good. The logo of HTC present in the bottom front of the set which confirms the set is originally made by HTC. Overall according to the size, display, weight and resolution the set is quite balanced and perfect for the people who want to enjoy the movies and other media functions from their smartphone.

 Software And User Interface

This HTC Desire 816 run latest version of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with Sense 5.5 with the smart features buttons. HTC always provide the user friendly interface to the users. The interface of HTC Desire 816 also easy in use and not too much complicated.

Processor And Memory

The HTC Desire 816 is a mid range device but still provide the impressive specification and sufficient memory storage to the users. The set has a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage available for the users which can be extendable up to 64 GB by using the external memory.

The device is mid range and its run Android 4.4.2 version so the device does not need the special requirement and it can run this version of software easily.



The camera is the main point of the discussion. The set has a 13 mega pixel primary and 5 mega pixel secondary camera with the single LED flash light. The device doesn’t have the ultra pixel camera which is the weak point of this device but due to the mid range the device is acceptable and users can not raise the objection on this camera feature.

The capturing and shutter speed of the camera is not fast but still the camera work perfectly and users can have the good experience of photography with their Desire 816.


HTC Desire 816 has a same capacity battery as HTC One M8 both sets has a 2,600. The battery is quite enough for the users but the main objection and the drawback is the battery is non removable and in case of any damage happed in the battery the set need to change or replace due to this non removable battery.


The set is available all over the world and the price is also very reasonable according to the specifications. As we already told the device is the mid range device this price is also economical. This device available in the USA in juts 310 USD which is something around 400 Euro for the European consumers.


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