in my opinion, the previous versions of this phone(630,610,620....) have a better looking than this, but I'm still living the dream with HTC :)
I have just got the HTC desire 650 and i have to say that for the price the Phone is excellent. If like me you do not play games etc and only require smartphone basics this is a real winner at a price of below 200 euros. With the microSD slot this Phone has more than enough power for all my needs. The audio playback via headphones or speakers is second to none, way better than my partners iphone 6. The battery life as commented is lower than more expensive phones but that is what you pay for. Compared to the premium phones on the market its performance and stats are well below but for the price it is hard to ignore this addition to the HTC range. Think of it this way, my last Phone was a Sony Xperia Z3 which was an amazing Phone and the HTC desire 650 stats and performance is as good if not better than the Xperia Z3. So many people get sucked into stats and performance yet really how much does any one person need.
OMG, is this a smartphone with 16GB memory and 2GB RAM?
So long HTC!
I like 5 inch phones but the 2GB RAM and small battery are deal breakers for me. Also, if you are going for a compact display you want a compact body too. Otherwise what's the point, you might as well have a bigger screen if you are getting a phone with a bulky body. I compare the Desire 850 with the Xiaomi Redmi 3S - the one with the Global ROM, 3GB ROM and 4100 mAh battery for under $150. But the point on compactness here is that the Redmi 3S is around 139 mm long while this HTC is 146.9 mm, way too long to be considered very compact.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2016HTC makes bad cheap phones. Dont buy cheap phones. Buy their flagship. Even my m9 doesnt overh... moreI agree with you... I mean... Comparing it to the price of their HTC 10.. WtF
Anonymous, 05 Dec 2016Htc always made premium phones on the outside, like Desire Z, wow what a build, the metal was ... moreHTC makes bad cheap phones. Dont buy cheap phones. Buy their flagship. Even my m9 doesnt overheat because it has Snapdragon 810 v2.1
Go google it or watch android authority review.
Twatonk, 06 Dec 2016Smartphone with 4100 battery are standard nowadays.Standard to who??? -_-
Pathetic battery! Why so long - 146.9 mm?? Compare with Xiaomi Redmi 3, also a 5 inch display but only 139.3 mm in length, not to mention 4100 mAh battery.
Htc always made premium phones on the outside, like Desire Z, wow what a build, the metal was thick dnd strong, the Z-hinge was genius, i never before or after ghad such a premium built device. BUT... the interior and software was extremely poor, no updates camevto fix even the most serious flaws, it would die whennon standby and battery had to be pulled, many times a day. Do beeare pf the premium shell, htc makes the worst phones.
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2016According to me the design of sony are the best. Bore with Sammy design/apple and apple copies... moreyou are right. I apologize for poor choice of words. i meant pioneering in phone design. of course pioneering means they do(and had done) a lot of things for first time_which can seen good or bad as perspective changes .
I don't see how this is a great design.
So many wasted space for the bezel. This is just HTC recycling their old Desire and selling it as new.
Even Samsung is doing better by making their budget lineups (the On and J series) to feel new and premium.
Even the Taiwanese are not buying HTC. HTC is really in deep trouble. Their days are numbered.
redmi 2 = 8mp/2mp camera so this phone is not copycat. get your facts right
SH.T, 28 Nov 2016aluminium unibody, shape of antenna bands, dual camera(basically three things defining today p... moreAccording to me the design of sony are the best. Bore with Sammy design/apple and apple copies. So I think that's personal choice