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HTC DESIRE 820 first Octa Core Smartphone from HTC

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


HTC is another giant take the part in IFA 2014. Consumer electronic fair held in Berlin. Before the event HTC launched high end Butterfly series. But HTC is the one who always respect the desire of normal consumers as well. HTC launched Desire 820 during IFA a mid range handset with high end specifications. This is the successor of HTC desire 816 the handset revealed before six months. Desire 820 is the first Octa Core handset of HTC and the handset has an ability to run new version of Android known as Android L. Besides these two amazing features the handset has much more for the users. The handset comes in two versions. One version has a single SIM slot and the other version supports dual SIM option. Let us have a look what the handset has offer to the users.


·         Operating System:                Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

·         Weight and Dimension:          155 grams, 157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm

·         Display Size & Resolution:      5.5 Inches , 720 x 1280 pixels

Processor                            Octa-core Quad core1.8 GHz cortex A53 and                    

                                         Quad core 1 GHz

·         Chipset                               Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615

·         GPU                                    Adreno 405

·         Memory                               2 GB RAM, 16 GB on board, 128 GB external

·         Camera                               Back Camera 13 meg pixels, 8 mega pixel front

·         Battery                               Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery

Design & Display


The handset is available in plenty of colors. The handset is easy to carry and has a large display for working. The handset is made up with shiny plastic but that does not mean the handset gives the delicate look. The look of the handset is strong and the plastic take away the handset from stains and finger prints. This upper mid range handset has 6.21 x 3.10 x 0.30 inches equally measure dimensions and carries 155 grams weight only. The Desire 820 has 5.5 inches display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The screen is good and wide for working and the pixels resolution is amazing and sufficient in all types of light conditions.

Software and Interface

Basically the handset is Android based handset so the handset runs Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system but the interface does not belongs from Android family. HTC give the space to their own designed interface which is known as HTC Sense interface. The interface provides a number of apps and functions and users are familiar with them. In the account of performance the interface performs well and delivers the qualitative animations to the users to the maximum extent of the handset. Users can easily download any run any desirable app as they need.  


Processor and memory

Processor and memory are the most important components of the handset. Similarly in Desire 820 this is the most interesting part. It should have been equipped with 32 bit Octa core processor with connectivity on 4G, LTE it would have been something wonderful as mind range Android based phone. The handset is embedded with 1.8 GHz Octa-core Quad core cortex A53 processor with Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset and Adreno 405 GPU. This is the one of the finest combination of processor and chipset and they make the handset perfect and fast in working. Graphics unit is also work well according to the capacity of GPU. The HTC placed 2 GB RAM inside the handset with 16 GB on board memory. The on board memory can be extended up to 128 GB via microSD card. Users can save large game files. Movies, music and other applications according to their requirements without facing the low memory problem.



HTC is quite famous for the camera placement. The handset desire 820 has 13 mega pixel back camera and 8 mega pixel front facing camera with 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The handset camera is well balanced and works well in all type of light conditions. The pixels density is provide the super fine quality images to the users. The additional camera features worked well and easily adjust the angles of images without inserting any additional efforts. The additional features automatically deduct the features and capture the images as users needs.


 Many times manufactures take the very uncertain steps which may affect the popularity of their products between the users. HTC is quite popular amongst the users but company did the mistake while placing the battery inside the handset.  The company placed known removable battery inside the handset. There is no doubt that the handset is energized with powerful battery and take the power from Li-Po 2600 mAh battery but maybe the handset does not get so popular in the users because many users avoid the handset they have non removable battery because if any miss handling happens with the battery the whole set needs to be changed and the users will lose their data if they have in their handset.


The handset will hit the markets in the last week of September or in the first week of October. The handset price is still not known but it is expected that the handset will stands in the mid range handset category because of the specifications. Hopefully it will meet the expectations of the users and will benefit the company.


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