The grey coloured HTC Desire 816 is a 5.5 inch smartphone that has a design similar to that of Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is a large, colourful phone with SIM-free capability. This Android smartphone serves as a great competition for other handsets like the One Plus One and the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1320. Even though it has a plastic body and mid-range phone features, it provides a number of advantages that make it a worthwhile phone. If you are looking for a phone with a large screen, then the HTC Desire 816 smartphone is the best choice for you.
HTC has done a great job of making this attractive smartphone. Like the more expensive HTC One M8, this sleek HTC mobile phone doesn’t have any metallic frame. However, it uses a combination of glossy polycarbonate plastic non-removable back with a matte finish around its sides and the front. These colours give it a unique finish that is similar to that of Nokia Lumia 1320 phone. The slim, 7.99 mm thick frame with curvy borders makes it look stylish. In addition, the HTC Desire 816 has a featherweight of 165 g that makes it easier to carry around.
The HTC Desire 816 provides a 5.5 inch screen with a 720p HD resolution and pixel density of 267ppi. It uses Super LCD2 screen, which is a suitable for watching videos, playing games and reading web pages. Even though it doesn’t provide maximum brightness, this HTC phone offers excellent viewing angles that are easy enough to view outdoors. The black levels on this display are also quite strong, which make it perfect for watching films. It also displays whole colours that appear good and accurate on its screen. The HTC mobile phone’s display is highly responsive and enables the users to handle screen swipes and actions without any issues. It provides a large sized screen that provides decent viewing quality for users.
Hardware and Operating System
The HTC Desire 816 smartphone is powered by a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1.5 GB RAM. In combination with its processor, it uses Adreno 305 GPU that helps all the apps to run smoothly without any issues. The phone is capable of handling memory-intensive games like Real Racing 3 with a few problems, but it doesn’t affect other running apps.
The HTC Desire 816 phone is equipped with front-facing Boom sound stereo speakers that don’t cause any sound muffling issues. They are far better for listening to music or watching a movie as compared to other smartphone speakers. The phone’s speakers provide power, loudness, bass response and richness that ensure a satisfying audio experience. These speakers are, without a doubt, the stand-out feature for this HTC mobile phone.
This phone comes with a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and a five megapixel front-facing camera. Both these cameras are capable of capturing great shots in Full 1080p HD. It can shoot reasonably sharp, colourful pictures in the right conditions. This phone’s cameras particularly excel in HDR mode and Macro performance.
Battery and Storage
The phone uses a non-removable 2,600 mAh capacity battery that provides normal and extreme power saver modes to get the best performance throughout the day. Its battery can last for about 21 hours on 3G network. This phone offers you an 8 GB of internal storage and external memory that can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card slot.