The Desire 825 is the largest of the bunch with a 5.5" display. Sadly, it packs just 720p resolution, but the screen itself is covered with Gorilla Glass for protection. The Super LCD looks bright, but with such low resolution on a large size display, crispiness isn't on the menu.
Don't expect much oomph, either, as on the inside the Desire 825 has a rather dated Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A7 processor and 2GB of RAM. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense out of the box, and there are times, which the age of the chipset shows.
Anyway, it's not all dire, as the Desire 825 looks fresh and funky. It's made out of plastic and weighs 155 grams, making it feel solid in the hand. HTC's new color technology allows it to spray differently colored particles onto the body and safe for some color combos that aren't to our taste, the result is impressive.
The funky details continue with the power/lock key, which is done in the accent color. The 13MP camera at the back portrays with a hump and has a f/2.2 aperture and 28mm focal length. It can record 1080p videos and has HDR and Panorama modes. At the front, there's a 5MP snapper that can also record 1080p videos.
Speaking of the front, rather oddly HTC didn't allow us to take photos, but there are BoomSound speakers, which are Hi-Res audio certified and pack Dolby Audio technology. They do sound amazing, in spite of the noisy environment.