I got this phone after Christmas 2015 and it wouldnt turn on after a month of having it...I returned it and got another htc desire 626s...i started reading reviews on it and most of the reviews said the phone stopped working after a month....so i gave this new phone another try and its now been a month and it shut off and will not turn on again....long story short dont buy this phone!
I sympathize with your issue of memory. I chose to "disable" those unmovable apps to help the situation. I had to turn off the app notifications to avoid update warnings for the apps like Google Drive.
Clankylight, 18 Feb 2016I've had my HTC Desire 626s (MetroPCS variant) and I have 2 big issues for me about this phone... moreSome apps can be placed on the sd card but not all. To find out which can you have to go to apps in settings and when you open one of your downloaded apps check to see if the word move is in bold print. If it is, click on it and it will ask you if you want to move the app to the sd card. If the word move is not lit up you can't move it to the sd card.
Jay, 21 Feb 2016The only issue which is major for me having this phone is pop ups from Google store whenever I... moreyou had a virus from an app you downloaded happens with androids all u have to do is remove the app with the virus and its gone
i had galaxy s6 edge and the battery drained in less then 1 hour going from that to this i am happy i love the battery on the htc and i never used many apps so the internal storage isnt a huge thing for me so i am happy with my purchese and the reason i went from the galaxy s6 edge was cuz tmobile locked the imei and i sold it to walmart for 150 and the htc wasnt the cheapeset and didnt break as easyile as the other cheap phone so good purchese in total i love the phone so phone
The only issue which is major for me having this phone is pop ups from Google store whenever I try to do anything with my phone I'm constantly having pop ups, I can be in the middle of texting, dialing out or, watching TV on my phone and bam a pop up. I never experienced this with no other brand phones except for this one, my opinion as soon as I pay thus phone off I am getting a phone that is not HTC
Sookieslimm, 21 Feb 2016I've had mine since Jan.1st... I really like the phone alot. However, if I could get them to c... moreIf your through at&t they will upgrade your memory storage from 16GB-32GB memory storage. SD card is only for downloading music or videos nothing else.
I've had mine since Jan.1st... I really like the phone alot. However, if I could get them to change anything it would be the battery & internal storage. The battery doesn't last very long at all & it has 8g internal storage, I have 16g SD card in it. I'm constantly running low on space, yet you can't move apps to SD card.
I've had my HTC Desire 626s (MetroPCS variant) and I have 2 big issues for me about this phone... 1 issue I feel like HTC could have EASILY fixed when making the phone...
Battery... Dear god, this battery drains... I am currently a high school student, and the most I use this phone for during the day is texting/messaging through Kik Messenger... I hit 50% in 2 hours of use... I understand, this phone is considered a budget phone... but for me personally, who is an avid user of his/her phone.. This battery doesn't do it for me.
Issue 2: (The one they can fix...)
Storage. Storage concept on this phone is the DUMBEST concept ever conceived... I got the 8gb version (don't know if it varies, not looking at it right now) and I have a 16gb microSD card inside... Yet you can't put apps on the SD card... Where is the logic in have an expandable storage slot if you CAN'T FULLY UTILIZE IT? I tried looking up a way to put apps on the SD card, but I couldn't find anything... Urrrggghhhhh.... ((Side Note: this is the memory used by my phone: 7.86gb/8gb used Applications: 2.9gb Music: 47.26mb Photos & Video: 143mb Downloads: 1.80mb System & Other(I DO NOT EFFECT THIS MEMORY): 4.75gb So, basically, you buy the phone thinking the 8gbs are yours, but really u get 3.25gb to use for personal use.))
Of these 2 issues, I can handle the battery draining... But the storage? I have to CONSTANTLY delete apps to download new ones, and not even large apps. Just a few social media apps (Like SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter), messenger apps (FB Messenger, Kik, Skype) and 2 video apps (Netflix, Youtube) and my storage is full... Can't download ANYTHING on this thing. Pretty damn good budget phone, not for me.
When I made my review, I should have input the correct resolution of 720 x 1280 with a 294 ppi.
T. BALAKRISHNAN, 24 Jan 2016I purchased HTC 626 desire 6 months back. I do not know how to copy songs from the computer ... moreYa I was having this having as well, to fix just unlock the phone and access is granted on the PC
answer1, 27 Jan 2016Change the cables. You need data cable. Google it.I don't have this particular phone but with my old HTC Desire you had to change the PC connection in settings. You need to change the default from "charge only" to "Disk Drive"
I initially chose one of these over a Samsung Galaxy grand prime (one of 3 budget phones my carrier supplies). This phone has a nicer, higher-resolution screen, A7 vs A5 processor, is lighter, thinner and way better looking -- and has a more attractive default theme to boot. Then after trying two of them (new, right out of box) in 2 days I took it back and went with the "inferior" Samsung. Why? The Desire crashes ... often and randomly when using it (I'm not sure if there is a pattern, but I think it happens most during or after playing video). It's been nearly a year -- no fixes or updates from HTC on a problem they *could not possibly have missed* at the release date. I suspect they'll never bother, and this is a deal breaker. The audio is also a bit too quiet. The Samsung is rock stable and a has a few usability additions such as the ability to easily close applications individually, and a somewhat more spaced out on-screen keyboard, which hints of more thought and testing. The Samsung isn't as good a phone hardware-wise (although it does look less fragile), but the stability (not to mention more care in setting up the operating system) makes it better bet in my world.
Just purchased the phone 3 days ago, Considering the price I'm happy with the phone! I understand it's not a $500.00 phone. Bottom line so far so good! The pic. quality complaints seem a little far fetched to me, However I think the flashlight app. is excellent!
I have had the 626s for a month now. I am pleased for the most part. I will first comment on the speakerphone. The audio and volume on the speakerphone are lower than normal, I can barely hear it even in a quiet room. The earpiece audio is pretty good especially on an HD call.
The HD display (720 X 1080) with the 294 ppi is quite sharp and vibrant. It really makes my weather apps like radar look real crisp. The colors are nice as well. HTC has it labeled as a Super LCD screen. I wish there was Gorilla Glass on it. I opted on a shatter proof screen protector and a hard shell case.
The 1.5 GB of RAM really makes the phone snappy. I would of liked to see something better than the Snapdragon 210 processor, like the 410. But it seems to handle my apps very smoothly with hardly any lag. Being that this is the Boost Mobile variant, there was a lot of bloat ware. They advertise 3.5 GB of user ROM, but in reality it is about 2 GB once I disabled all the non-installable apps and added the few apps (about 10) that I installed.
The cameras are not bad. The rear 8 MP is decent, a bit grainy though. The front 2 MP is fair and does what I need it to. The auto focus could be better, but like another reviewer pointed out, this is not a $600.00 phone.
The battery when the phone is on standby in a strong signal area lasts longer than I expected. When I have the HD screen on long, I notice the battery will drain rapidly. I also keep the 4G, GPS, and Wi-Fi off to help conserve battery life. For the most part, I use 40%-50% battery daily which I feel is better than average for the HD screen it has.
I hope someone can benefit from my review. I welcome any feedback.
T. BALAKRISHNAN, 24 Jan 2016I purchased HTC 626 desire 6 months back. I do not know how to copy songs from the computer ... moreTurn on your screen and you will see a notification on your screen something like mttp click it and then you will be able to transfer songs
It's a very good phone for the price. To everyone cursing it: please be realistic as this is not a $600 phone, so do not expect it to perform as the best of the best. For movies use h.264 up to 720 at 30 fpm, lower for 1080. Do not expect a smooth play of .mkv weighing 10+ Gb. Kill the apps for longer battery life. The camera is not RED dragon but very usable, given that your hands are not shaking. The wifi at 30 feet behind a wall, 2.4GHz n with 10 strong signal networks on the channel gives about 30 mbps, which is just fine. Good job HTC solid and not expensive enough to be afraid to loose the freaking thing.
I purchased HTC 626 desire 6 months back. I do not know how to copy songs from the computer through cable. Whenever I connect my phone to my laptop it is only charging and I cannot enter into my phone through PC.