The Htc 626s is a good looking phone but if everyone is comparing to lgk7 my opinion is thay the k7 is the better performer. The storage capcity is the same but the manuf.bloatware and the ability to altogether uninstall apps makes the Lg the better. Lg has the knock on and the screen shot feature in the app tray. It is louder with good call quality. Speaker phone is strong. Htc just looks impressive with the 2 speaker grill. I am down to 1.5gb of storage with same apps in lg 2.36gb. I think those who dont use apps will be impressed with this htc and dont care about speaker and overall level of volume. Lg is hands down the better! Really like htc but this one is a dud! Htc you can do way better! Several other phones out there cost less and 10xs better. Zte zmax 2 and even the lg phoenix 2. Both are under $80 and have 16gb storage 2gb ram and can be unlocked by att free of charge.
I just received my OTA update to Marshmallow, got the 6.0.1 version and so far it is more fluid. I will do a comprehensive review and update here. I have the Boost Mobile variant with 1.5 GB od RAM and the Snapdragon 210 processor. I added am 8 GB SD Card where I should be able to move some more of my apps to. I will advise.
HTCF, 15 May 2016Anyone knows if HTC Desire 626S will get marshmallow update?I have the HTC Desire for almost a week. The storage is amazing, and you can expand it to 200 GB of storage. The camera is good, but something I don't like about the phone is the charging. I was up from 1 am to 4:30 am starting from 7% to 72%. Other than that, the phone is really good. The phone runs on 5.1 Android, (lollipop). The phone also has really good security. I give this phone a 4.6/5 stars
Boost (and Virgin Mobile) announced an OTA update to Marshmallow 6.0 on the 626s. Should have it in two or three weeks or so here in Central NJ.
This is the worst cell phone I ever had. I reboots 5 -6 times during the day. HTC keep blaming any application I could install on the phone but it is not the case. I followed the instructions they have to re-install the newest firmware, I did not installed any new app and still doing the same. HTC want me to send the phone back to them to get it fixed but it could take days. I will never recommend any HTC phone to anyone
I have the 626s for about five months now and I note the following:
1. The Boost Variant got an upgrade to the HTC Sense (7.0) where there is a few more options that there were prior to the update.
2. The 720 x 1280 display is good, but it is a battery drain when the screen is on for long periods of time.
3. The supplied ringtones are not that loud. I DL some off Zedge and it is a bit better.
4. The earpiece volume is good, especially on a "HD" call.
5. The earphone jack is sensitive, if you move the plug the audio is muted.
Ty Weeze, 22 Apr 2016Thinking about buying this phone today. I have the Desire 510 and I love it but I need to fix ... moreMy wife's had it for almost a year with no "reboot" issues, ever. She plays games on it, texts, regulars calls, MMS, etc. and never had any issues with it. It's the one she has now and her only complaint is the battery dies faster than she likes, but she keeps Wi-Fi and other crap on constantly and these things drain the battery. Otherwise, she loves it, for the record. Just my two cents worth. :-)
MiszMoody, 03 May 2016I just upgraded through Metro PCS from an LG K7, and so far I absolutely love my HTC.I haven't... moreActually,the LG K7 is a really good phone (kinda lame screen resolution, considering) that is not as bad as your making it out to be. Specs wise, depending, it's on par with the 626s, i.e. better cameras, UI system, etc. point being, it's not really an "upgrade" to go from a K7 to a 626s. For the record, I have a K7 and my wife has a 626s. We've both compared the two and think both have pros and cons, but depending on what you use it for, they are basically equal. Just my opinion, not that it matters. :-)
VERY DISAPPOINTED. The phone seems stripped down. i WAS WRONG, to assume this phone was as good as the htc i had in past. This is probably the last htc i will buy. I should have gottent the similar Samsung or LG. Disappointing photo editor. NO notes app. Calendar is unreadable to me. This is just from my first week. OH some stupid stuff, like time zone gsm near top on items in calendar. THIS IS DEFINATELY A STEP DOWN for me.
Gotta disagree with you on the battery for the HTC 626S. Mine will go 3 days easy.
You probably have an app running in the background thats draining it.
Anonymous, 09 May 2016The battery on this phone is bad. In the morning it's at 100%, then at the end of the day it's... moreyou would rather have an lg leon than an htc desire 626s huh? I work for a cell phone provider that has the same unit as the leon but with a different name and my jaw about dropped when i saw that youd rather have a leon over the 626s. the leon is garbage. I know any other people associated with boost/sprint = leon, at&t/cricket wireless = risio, knows how superior the htc is. You speak from raw emotion instead of an informed position. Look it up bro, the Htc is far better
I practice keeping items such as the 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS turned off or on battery saver mode and I find that my battery usage runs me about 40%-50% Daily with moderate usage. Hope that this helps.
The battery on this phone is bad. In the morning it's at 100%, then at the end of the day it's at least 14% and i don't use it very much. I wish i had gotten the lg leon instead.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2016what you expect for $ 120 - ( Mercedes AMG ) and you paid so cheap now you want iphone wh... moreI buy this phone one week and from lg. I really feel this phone is not so good for me and wish the company can make some change. Firstly,This is phone have a so tiny flash notify. I almost nevery see this tiny flash when drivering.i habe to chech my phone every 5minus self. It is so annoying compare with LG big flash notice.second, i feel this phone response so sleep when press any key,it is feel like something stick on screen. This is phone! i really hope it can response me quickly when i want to call or text someone. Even it have many other functions, it will be garbage except a good call function. Finally, this phone update so much defaultly.i almost believe engineers is kiding customers. Why do they make so many upgrade and i never feel any change on phone. maybe i this phone is so cheaper but if i can choise angain, i will not cuoise this phone. hope some engineers see this and make some changes.
I just upgraded through Metro PCS from an LG K7, and so far I absolutely love my HTC.I haven't had any crashing or freezing issues, the speakers aren't as loud as I'd like them to be but I mostly use headphones anyway. I recommend this phone to anyone. Of course, I upgraded from a pretty crappy phone, but I've always had galaxy notes. Even still I'm impressed with the HTC.