This is solid device.
I've bought it second hand, first man used it for 2 years, and it works solid even now.
Display is big, that is great for multimedia. Phone is noy slow, messenger, youtube, netflix, web browsing, messaging... everything works fast and fluid.
For outdoors it's not that great because brightness is not too high. But it's usable.
Battery life isn't actually bad, considering it's 2 years of usage. I can get around 3:30 hours of SOT.
Sound qualitty via the loudspeaker is okay, it has stereo speakers. Via earplugs is great.
Camera is probablly one of few things that are not good on this phone. Daylight shoots are okay (not good) but okay from both cameras. Night shoots are really bad.
Overall this device is pretty solid, if you can buy it for low price.
I've bought it for 50 euros, and for that, it is great!
Device is pretty good, does the job and is a pretty standard phone.
However after 1 year of using it, it started having issues with the battery and doesn't charge every now and then. The performance is also getting slower evidently over time. With only 16GB internal space and a 2700mh battery, you're better off getting another phone for it's price that doubles the specs.
After 5-6 months of usage (business purposes: calls, messages, mails, photos) the phone started to have problems with battery. The charging stops at certain time at certian %, and it stays like that until you restart. Sometimes when someone calls you the phone goes into unending vibration loop which is solved, again with restart. One of the things is when you try to unlock your phone via code/pattern and the android/phone decided it is wrong even if your code is 1111, the only way to solve it is.... yes restart the phone.
If you need reliable phone this is NOT one you want. It was ok in first two months. Than it started to be very slow and not responsive.
It been on service two times in two years. First time microphone died and second time motherboard got fried. Both times resulting complete data loss.
Gyroscope is so bad that auto rotation is almost not usable. It rotates screen by itself with delay *because its slow* resulting wrong buttons to be pressed further resulting opening and closing applications by itself, sending wrong messages to wrong people.
When its cold outside if battery is bellow 30% and you turn on your camera phone shuts down instantly.
This phone also like to shutdown randomly when battery is is less than 30% It happened many many times, during talks with clients, during gps navigation (even when plugged on charger)
Navigation its terrible as well (tried all apps out there). If you want quickly to search for a street and navigate to it, you better stop aside road and give it some time, cuz for this phone this task takes more than one minute to complete.
When you need to receive call you will know it before it rings, it will start to freeze and make weird sounds *flickering cracking sounds from spicker* and than eventually will ring , resulting people who called you asking you why did you took so long to answer.
Phone is made of very cheap plastic and it bends.
HTC was great company indeed but this phone is maybe ok for someone who have a lot of spare time to waste.
Overall impression is very bad, from great expectations i degraded my opinion to this very bad review.
Believe me, this phone is worst than my english :p
Good phone for the first 8 months. The selfies are awkward to take because you need to move the phone away from you more than usual.
It endured many many small falls (while using a case and screen protector). However, it has eventually failed after one year. The battery only lasts approximately 5 hours with minimal use. Battery is totally gone. I was hoping this phone would last at least 2 years! Very disappointed about this.
Overall experience 3/5
I just got it today as a gift, and I am totally excited. No problems whatsoever since I started using it in the afternoon.
AnonD-585311, 15 Sep 2016Please help Which should i go for? 530 0r 825 Anyone who can help me decideI have the 825 it's rubbish keeps going dead and the battery takes ages to charge some times I would stay away from it.i always used Nokia and am going back to them
VAMSI, 11 Sep 2016which phone is better either HTC630 or HTC 825? plaease solve my problem tomarrow i am going to buy.Htc 825 great phone,
Hi I had the htc 825 mobile last year,so did my son,I put mine in washing machine by mistake,came out bent,since then have had LG g4,lg g5,but came across my son's htc 825 which stopped working,got him a new one,thought would try htc 825,charged it,and it started again,it does everything I need all my bills games,it also has a variety of covers,so have been looking for a new mobile but,everything I looked at doesn't come close,so going to keep through HTC 825,
VAMSI, 11 Sep 2016which phone is better either HTC630 or HTC 825? plaease solve my problem tomarrow i am going to buy.htc 825
absolutely fine 4 weeks using, no problem.. Good bettary, good performance, Display quality superb. Previous phone was nokia 3, htc is way better than that. i was trapped for buying nokia 3 for the goodwill of nokia then immediately sale that phone and bought htc. I'm satisfied.
AnonD-656696, 28 Mar 2017Have the HTC 530 and what a great little phone it is, Have it nearly two years, Its only start... moreHow have you owned the 530 for 2 years and it has launched the last year!! It's definitely another device which you're talking about.
AnonD-585311, 15 Sep 2016Please help Which should i go for? 530 0r 825 Anyone who can help me decideHave the HTC 530 and what a great little phone it is, Have it nearly two years, Its only starting to slow down now and the battery is beginning to give up, I am having a similar issue where I am looking to get a new phone and don't know whether or not to get another 530 or the 825, there seems to be such mixed opinions!
Sridhar, 26 Sep 2016htc825 body made up of poly carbonate so chances of bending is more. my phone with a month got... morewhat the hell this you do with this phone? please should really stop complaining over lousy things like bending (you can't expect your phone to be fine if you keep sitting down on it) or lack of file manager (which is most certainly just because of the region you live)... use your phone properly people!
the best phone i have purchased
Superb battery timing
Boom Sound Dual Speakers
Slim and Smart
Large HD display
I was not satisfied with this phone. After only having it a few months, it stopped working. I will not purchase this phone again!!!
Ranu, 17 Aug 2016Htc 825 is bestBought HTC 825 2days back but camera is so poor showing extra color flash light is also weak no gallery option and also phone lack while playing games so don't buy this phone total waste of money
Be careful with the 825, i just bought the little lady an 825 as the s4 was getting old (first mistake) went to JBhifi (good guys) lady likes 825,feels good,camera great, finish excellent Android etc etc so all seems good. so i buy it and transfer google account etc all good, But sales guy says they don't have cases ??? (second mistake), then after a few days the lady tells me that when she types in the first couple of letters of a person, the phone doesn't autocomplete so i associate the people (not contacts) and all seems good again. Until she adds a contact with two email addresses to htc people and expects to have them synced to contacts in gmail on her laptop (final mistake) oh boy have not had such issues on S3,S4, S5 whether on standard firmware or cyanogenmod so thing twice before you buy and make sure that contacts (google) and people(htc) sync both forward and reverse before you shell out the loot