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.
AnonD-484691, 05 Jan 2016Actually it looks like there are two speakers on the face side of the phone, when the truth is... moreDude, the top one is the speaker so that you can hear the person that calls you...
AnonD-477908, 18 Dec 2015i purchased the htc desire a week ago it freezes constantly shuts off by it self has blue line... moreI just purchased the phone about a month ago and my phone is doing the same exact thing you described. I haven't dropped it or anything. I will definitely be contacting HTC to see what they can do. It has to be a manufacturer's defect.
AnonD-218615, 11 Jan 2016I purchased the 626s from Boost Mobile. I feel the display of 720 X 1080 HD is pretty good, th... moreThis phone is the worst phone I have ever had, my previous phone was a 100 times better !!!! You never even responded to previous emails. I am returning this phone to you as it is so disfunctionl !! I will tell people this is totally not the phone or service to purchase... CRAP PHONE 💩💩💩💩
AnonD-218615, 11 Jan 2016I purchased the 626s from Boost Mobile. I feel the display of 720 X 1080 HD is pretty good, th... moreI hate this phone, my previous phone was better by far. I'm an intelligennt person and this phone SUCKS !!!!!
I can't get my PHONE to work after I rest it and no power it's from Walmart it is the HTC desire 626s can any one help me 😭😭😭😭
AnonD-477908, 18 Dec 2015i purchased the htc desire a week ago it freezes constantly shuts off by it self has blue line... moreI'm having the same issue. Going to metro after work to see what I can do. I just bought this phone yesterday.