HTC Desire 816

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Desire 816


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₹ 23,280
Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat
Shades Black, White, Red, Gray, Green
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4160x3120 pixels, Digital Zoom with LED Flash
Display Size 5.5 inch
RAM 1.5 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
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Announced Feb, 2014
Box Content Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual and Warranty Card
Languages English
OS Android v4.4.2 KitKat
Shades Black, White, Red, Gray, Green
Processor & Sound
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400
Graphics Processor Adreno 305
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
Rear Camera 13 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Resolution (Front) 2560x1920 pixels
Video Resolution (Front) 720p
Camera Flash LED
Camera Resolution 4128x3096 pixels
Digital Zoom
Video Resolution 1080p
Face Detection
Touch Focus
Auto Focus
Camera Features BSI sensor, Simultaneous HD Video and image recoding, HDR
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4160x3120 pixels, Digital Zoom with LED Flash
Display Colours 16 Million
Pixels Per Inch Density 267 ppi
Display Size 5.5 inch
Display Resolution (V) 1280 pixels
Display Resolution (H) 720 pixels
SenseUI HTC Sense UI v6
Display Type Super LCD2, TFT
Display Features capacitive touchscreen
RAM & Storage
RAM 1.5 GB
Call Log
Internal Storage 8 GB
Memory Card microSD, Up to 128 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 156.6 mm
Width 78.7 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm
Weight 165 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (3G) Up to 614 hours
Talktime (3G) Up to 21 hours
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
USB microUSB v2.0
Browser HTML5
SIM Type Optional Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, LTE
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Java via Java MIDP emulator
SNS Integration
Alarm Clock
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Other Features HTC Connect, HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, HTC BlinkFeed
Video Player
Music Player
Video Recording
Image Viewer
3.5mm Jack/Port
Image/Video Editor
Voice Recording
Ringtones MP3, WAV
T9 Dictionary
Predictive Text Input
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Accelerometer Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor

HTC Desire 816 Review

03 May, 14 04:22 PM


Amazing camera with video highlights.
By Natasha

Design and Build Quality

HTC Desire 816 is designed using bar format which is somewhat similar to the other phones but the metallic body makes it superior. The device stocks a non-removable 2600 mAh battery which can stay longer even with extensive use. It requires a careful deal while holding long talks because of its large size.

User Interface and Comfort to use

The front of HTC Desire 816 is dominated by a 5.5-inch super LCD2 display with 16M colors and provides a pretty good resolution of 720x1280 pixels. There is no hard button present on the display, only three feather touch keys for Back, Options and Home. The power button is placed on the side of phone along with volume down and up keys. In terms of hardware, the device is powered by a super fast Quad-core, 1.6 GHz processor and a RAM of 1.5 GB.

Telephony and Phonebook

HTC Desire 816 has a support for 2G, 3G and 4G network with the capacity to store an unlimited number of contacts. The phonebook is featured with a voice dialing, SNS integrations and contact history. The phone gives superb call quality all the times.

Messaging and Emails

There is messaging and email facility available for HTC Desire 816 which includes SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email and Push Mail. All of these enables you to send and receive data. The device also features predictive text input which helps in typing.

Camera and Image Quality

The back houses an excellent camera of 13MP with LED flash, auto-focus, Geo-tagging, touch-focus, face detection, HDR, HD video and image recording while the front facing camera has a good 5MP count. The camera delivers pictures of good quality all the times with a photo resolution of 4160x3120 pixels.


Games and HD videos looks very good on the display. It comes with an impressive music player with an easy to use interface. The sound is loud and clear with the twin loudspeakers and even better with the supplied headphones.

Connectivity options

The phone supports 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, micro USB and NFC. It also supports a A-GPS and GLONASS for navigation. HTC Desire comes pre-loaded with some of the Google apps like Google search, G-mail, Google Talk, YouTube, Calender, Maps, Document viewer, Photo viewer and editor.


The smartphone is dipped in various elegant colors that includes Black, Red, Gray, White and Green.

Value for Money

The excellent phone is priced around Rs.17,899. This is the approximate price which may vary.


It looks stylish, performs brilliantly and costs a whole lot lesser than other Android flagships. The automatic updates are the icing on the cake. Moreover, the excellent camera is the another plus point. Those looking for an alternative can also consider the Sony Xperia SP with a price tag of Rs.18,990.

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