HTC Desire 516 Dual SIM

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Desire 516 Dual SIM


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Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android v4.2.2, Jelly Bean
Shades Black, White
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB
Display Size 5 inch
Rear Camera 5 MP
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Primary Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Auto-focus
Battery Li-Po 1950 mAh
Processor Quad-core, 1.3 GHz
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Announced June, 2014
Released June, 2014
Languages English
OS Android v4.2.2, Jelly Bean
Box Content Handset, Charger, Earphone, Battery, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Shades Black, White
Processor & Sound
Processor Quad-core, 1.3 GHz
Graphics Processor Adreno 302
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Display Size 5 inch
Display Resolution (V) 960 pixels
Display Resolution (H) 540 pixels
Display Colours 16 Million
Pixels Per Inch Density 220 ppi
SenseUI HTC Sense UI 5.1
Display Type QHD
Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Rear Camera 5 MP
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Camera Flash LED
Resolution (Front) 640x480 pixels
Digital Zoom
Camera Resolution 2592x1944 pixels
Auto Focus
Video Resolution 720p @ 30fps
Fixed Focus
Primary Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Auto-focus
RAM & Storage
RAM 512 MB
Call Log
Memory Card microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB
Phonebook Capacity Unlimited
Dimensions & Weight
Height 140 mm
Width 72 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm
Weight 160 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (3G) Up to 220 hours
Talktime (3G) Up to 9 hours
Battery Li-Po 1950 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0
Browser HTML5
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Networks 2G + 3G, Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Alarm Clock
SNS Integration
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Other Features Google Maps, Google Search, YouTube
Image Viewer
Image/Video Editor
Music Player
Video Recording
Video Player
3.5mm Jack/Port
Voice Recording
Ringtones MP3, WAV
T9 Dictionary
Predictive Text Input
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Social Networking Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo Mail
Accelerometer Sensor

HTC Desire 516 Dual SIM Review

09 Aug, 14 11:18 AM


Mid-Range Smartphone By HTC
By Natasha

HTC is a Taiwanese manufacturer who designs smartphones and tablets since 1997. Its headquarters are located in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The company has announced a new smartphone, the HTC Desire 516 with Dual SIM capabilities in June, 2014. The box packs a handset, charger, headset, USB cable, user manual and a warranty card. Let's check out its details.

Design and Display

The Desire 516 has an extremely stylish and edgy design that looks savvy in hand. The sheer slimness and compact form factor of phone will amaze you. It has a height of 140mm, width of 72mm and thickness of 9.7mm as its dimensions along with a weight of 160grams. The phone comes with a screen size of 5.0-inches which has a resolution power of 960x540 pixels and 220 ppi pixel density. This QHD capacitive display has the ability to display 16 million colors. The phone has a multi-touch input method and accelerometer sensor also.

Hardware and Software

The HTC Desire 516 is powered by a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chip-set and Adreno 302 GPU. The smartphone has enough power to handle the apps efficiently that are thrown on its way. The device comes with a RAM of 512 MB and an internal memory of 4 GB which can be extended to another 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. It runs on the Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

Telephony and Messaging

The phone has a dual SIM configuration that operates at frequencies of GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and HSDPA 900/2100 MHz. The user can store a huge number of contacts to its phonebook memory. SMS, MMS, IM, email and push email are the messaging facilities available for the device.


The 5 MP rear camera comes with the features like auto-focus, Geo-tagging, fixed focus, digital zoom and LED flash. It has the ability to capture 2592x1944 resolution pictures. While the VGA front-facing camera allows the users to take 640x480 resolution selfies along with video calling.


There is a music player that offers enjoyable music experience. One can record 720p at 30fps HD videos on to the device. The device also gives an enhanced browsing, gaming, viewing and streaming experience. There is a FM radio also to satisfy the music buffs. A number of apps comes pre-loaded on the phone including the Google search, Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook, Twitter and many more. Videos and games look exceptionally good on the wide bright HD screen of phone.

Connectivity and Battery

On the connectivity front, the device has GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, micro USB v2.0 connectivity along with GPS and A-GPS support. The device comes equipped with a Li-Po 1950 mAh battery which is rated to deliver a talk-time up to 9 hours and stand-by time up to 220 hours on 3G network.

Shades and Price

The HTC Desire 516 is dipped in two common yet elegant color options: Black and White. All this for a price tag of Rs 14,000 approx, may vary.

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