Here is an update review after using the Htc Desire Eye for 1 years and 2 months.
Build Quality 9/10
I've dropped it a few times without casing and this thing doesn't have a scratch at all. For me I'm not that surprised since my last phone was a Htc One X and it was made from polycarbonate, same as the Eye. The One X also doesn't scratch easily and I've dropped that one many times before. I minus 1 mark because i still think for me. it is quite slipper to use with out a casing but it feels good in the hands
Battery life 8/10
first few months when i was using the Eye, my daily battery life averages at 23 hours with around 5 hours screen on time. Fast forward to now, my daily battery life is around 23 hours and 4hrs 40 mins. So yea there is some degradation in battery but it can still easily last me another 2 years.
Speed, Graphics and Software:
Still holds up, the S801 to me is like the windows 7 of the Qualcomnn Chips, it is still plenty fast and holds up quite well. I've experienced minimal lags, only time lagging is when I multitask but it isn't that much of a big deal at all. Daily usage is still smooth and the Desire eye is scheduled to get Marshmallow. Sense is still easily one of the most light skin android oem skins out there and I've played with many recent new phones as I work part time at mobile shops.
Camera is above decent for me, lowlights are above average. Sometimes the camera can't focus properly like 2/10 shots but that can be easily solve by manual tapping on the screen and focusing. Macro shots are amazing, I've competed with my friend's IPhone 6s and the Desire Eye easily beats in macro shots but in snap and shoot, IPhone 6s still wins.
Sound Quality: 9/10
Still great, literally no complaints here.
The water resistant still works amazing, i always wash my phone under the tap after everyday to clean it. Occasionally i use it to take underwater photos too. I've been spoiled by this feature.
Overall I still think the Desire Eye is one of the most underrated HTC phones ever, if a Desire Eye 2 came out with metal build or still with polycarbonate, same design but with updated software, I will buy it without hesitating.
Beni, 19 Feb 2016Till now it the best HTC it much better than samsung Galaxy S4 S5 S6 S6 edge. I suggest this p... moreR u really satisfied with dis htc desire eye plz reply me I'm want 2 buy it in this week so plz reply the facts about this phone
Which one is better?
HTC desire eye,desire 828, Samsung a7 or Xperia m5
Till now it the best HTC it much better than samsung Galaxy S4 S5 S6 S6 edge. I suggest this phone to everyone
Don't buy it.the call register not logging received timings of call.has lot of software bugs.
Had phone for a few months now, cant fault it, amazing camera quality both front and back
AnonD-499268, 10 Feb 2016i buy 9 month before htc desire eye model but now front camera is not working properly I buy HTC desire eye. 7 month before now front camera is not working and rear camera quality is very poor..please help to get good camera resolution which is better option??
i buy 9 month before htc desire eye model but now front camera is not working properly
solya, 04 Feb 2016Where did you buy it for $200? I also want to buy it for that price.Hi solya looking for it on amazon.com there is an option where you can buy it for $199.00 unlocked version
i want to buy phone. which is better htc desire eye or asus zenfone selfie. from sector camera, battery, performance play to game? please reply thanks
asif yusuf, 29 Jan 2016which is best phone? desire 826 or desire eyeDepending on your budget.
mananazlan, 29 Jan 2016Yeahh maybe. But its okay for normal user. Im love to play games that have heavy data (Future ... moreNot at all, but the RPG games are the most heavies, its superb to play with magic and demons......
Has anyone tried deleting pictures from the gallery only to find out that the deleted pictures are still there when u look it into the DCIM of either internal or SD card?
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2016super mobile phone in lowest ratejust got it today , not bad. But the rear cam doesn't surprise me, the auto focus isn't that good. is it because the latest version 5.0.2 ? should i do a factory reset ?