Anonymous, 26 Mar 2015Guyyzz how is its rear camera plzz tell Its a company setting buddy
bassel, 26 Mar 2015it is wonderful Both of its cameras are just fab especially the anti shake feature
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2015Guyyzz how is its rear camera plzz tell its very good..!!
I have bought new htc but it's touch is not working what to do to recover my touch calibration
bg, 25 Mar 2015Yup there is a problem when my phone rings only one speaker is working.......is it a problem o... moreThats because of flip cover. Remove it and try the case cover and check if the prblm is still existing
I found my flash light blinking when im getting messages. this is the problem im facing since 3 days. Its not there before. I've searched each and every settings but i could't find the problem. Can any one pls help me, how to stop the flash when i get a message
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2015Guyyzz how is its rear camera plzz tell
it is wonderful
dev, 14 Mar 2015When phone rings through any call only one speaker sounds ... Any one having same prob...i no... moreYup there is a problem when my phone rings only one speaker is working.......is it a problem or a company setting
Hamadof, 13 Mar 2015is it upgradeable or not ? If yes, to which version ? To 5.0
usman, 21 Mar 2015i have the same problem in htc desire 816, have problem in speaker, when ring only one is working Use a soft brush and clean the speaker holes,they are blocked with dirt or dust.Simple.
Emam, 21 Mar 2015HTC desire 820 is best but I do not know how could I make vedio call Get 3G the network operator will do the setting and tell you.Else Google or You tube it.
dev, 14 Mar 2015When phone rings through any call only one speaker sounds ... Any one having same prob...i no... morei have the same problem in htc desire 816, have problem in speaker, when ring only one is working
Muhammed Yasir, 18 Mar 2015htc desire 816 vs samsung galaxy note 3 neo who is best?Htc is better
HTC DESIRE 816
HTC's Desire series of smartphones had a decent run during the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) era. These mid-range devices catered to people who wanted a phone that would perform well and was reasonably priced. In the Rs. 20,000 - 30,000 range, these phones stood up well to competition from Samsung and LG, amongst others.
With the new HTC Desire 816, the company intends to rekindle interest in this segment and hopefully reverse its run of bad fortune. This phone has a large 5.5-inch screen - a crowd favourite - and the twin promises of great camera performance and great battery life. There is no doubt that this phone will be very popular if those promises are kept.
We review the phone to find out if the Desire 816 can actually live up to our expectations.
Look and Feel
HTC has adapted the design it developed for the One (M7), which means thinner bezels on the left and right, and more space on the top and bottom to accommodate dual front-firing speakers. The Desire 816 is more or less consistent with this tall, elongated design, but differentiates itself with a large 5.5-inch display. This makes it wider and taller than the rest of the new crop of HTC smartphones. Coupled with a thickness of 8mm and weight of 165g, the HTC Desire 816 is solid to hold. On the whole, this is a sturdily constructed smartphone.
One problem with the polycarbonate body is that it involves both glossy and matte textures. As a result, you'll have to deal with issues inherent to both types of finish. In our white variant, we noticed that the glossy back attracted loads of smudges while the matte edges and front were dust magnets.
HTC decided to move all the physical buttons to the left edge, probably to make room for a flap on the right edge which houses the two Nano-SIM slots and the microSD card slot. The power button and volume rocker on the left edge are made of metal - a stark departure from the predominantly plastic body. The placement of the buttons is unusual, but not too difficult to get used to. The Micro-USB port for charging is on the bottom, and the 3.5mm audio jack is on the top alongside an additional microphone.
Features and Specifications
On paper, the HTC Desire 816's specifications are on par with those of the Moto G (review) which retails at almost half the price. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, it is evident that the HTC Desire 816 is not aiming for top-of-the-line specifications. We wish HTC had chosen at least the Snapdragon 600, which is more suitable for mid-range smartphones. Graphics are handled by an integrated Adreno 305 GPU. The phone has 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, of which only around 4GB is available for use. This is disappointing, but thankfully HTC allows expansion up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The HTC Desire 816 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with a flash, and can record 1080p videos. It also has a 5-megapixel front camera that can be used to capture even the pimples on your face with great clarity in the Selfie mode. The phone accepts two Nano-SIM cards, both of which can connect to 3G networks.
The 5.5-inch screen has a resolution of 720x1280, which means a pixel density of 267ppi. Many of the current crop of 5.5-inch smartphones have the same specifications. The screen is crisp enough, but is dull even at maximum brightness. This in turn amplifies reflections and affects sunlight legibility and viewing angles. We think the Samsung Note 3 Neo's (review) screen is marginally better.
We are glad that HTC has decided to ship the Desire 816 with the latest version of Android - version 4.4.2 (Kitkat) - and the new HTC Sense 6 skin. It looks identical to the software running on the new HTC One (M8) (review). This skin has the same Blinkfeed news reader on the extreme left homescreen, and a vertically scrolling app drawer.
Blinkfeed trumps Samsung's Magazine app by a long shot. HTC also provides users with two other interfaces that can be used for specific purp