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
One day I will buy htc desire, but that day will be very late, in that day htc had been already sold to Microsoft...and I will longing Nokia and Htc...
SH.T, 23 Nov 2016HTC is true leader in design of Handsets.With those black borders..?
MS, 23 Nov 2016Sony is the leader, but HTC is atleast far beyond Samsung (considering majority of releases).aluminium unibody, shape of antenna bands, dual camera(basically three things defining today phones).and if someone knows please say which phone used touch sensitive buttons for all its navigation first. sony was not and is not a leader in phone design(never been first in anything of phones).
Snapdragon 400 and adreno 305 why is htc hiding it ? Old processor !