HTC Desire 820

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Desire 820


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Key Specifications See full specifications
OS Android v4.4.2, KitKat
Shades Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Misty, Monarch Orange
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP
Front Camera 8 MP
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Autofocus, LED flash
Display Size 5.5 inch
Internal Storage 16 GB
Processor Octa-core (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
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Announced Sep, 2014
Released Sep, 2014
Languages English
OS Android v4.4.2, KitKat
Box Content Handset, Charger, Headset, USB Cable, Battery, User Manual, Warranty Card
Shades Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Misty, Monarch Orange
Processor & Sound
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
Processor Octa-core (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics Processor Adreno 405
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Video Resolution 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 60fps
Rear Camera 13 MP
Camera Flash LED
Face Detection
Camera Resolution 4160 x 3120 pixels
Front Camera 8 MP
Resolution (Front) 3264x2448 pixels
Video Resolution (Front) 1080p
Touch Focus
Camera Features Simultaneous HD video and image recording, HDR, f/2.2 aperture, BSI sensor, 28mm lens
Primary Rear Camera 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 Pixels, Digital Zoom, Autofocus, 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 Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Display Type LCD HD
RAM & Storage
Call Log
Memory Card MicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Phonebook Capacity Unlimited
Dimensions & Weight
Height 157.7 mm
Thickness 7.7 mm
Width 78.7 mm
Weight 155 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Stand-by (3G) Up to 424 hours
Talktime (3G) Up to 22.5 hours
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
Browser HTML5
SIM Type Nano-SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Networks 2G + 3G + 4G
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600 MHz
Data Speed HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.8 Mbps, LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Alarm Clock
SNS Integration
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Noise Cancellation Yes, via dedicated mic
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Office Applications Document viewer
Other Features Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
3.5mm Jack/Port
Image Viewer
Music Player
Video Player
Video Recording
Voice Recording
Image/Video Editor
Ringtones MP3
Predictive Text Input
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Social Networking Facebook, Twitter, Google Talk
Accelerometer Sensor
Proximity Sensor

HTC Desire 820 Review

22 Dec, 14 12:04 PM


Mid-Range Smartphone With Amazing Features
By Amrit

When it comes to mid- range handsets, few seem to take more satisfaction in design and build quality than HTC. Now the company has come with another mid- range smartphone i.e. HTC Desire 820 which holds several amazing features like 13MP camera, 5.5 inch screen and 16GB internal memory. It was released in September, 2014. The company has stressed that it is the top model in the Desire family and its main highlight is the Octa- core with in- built LTED modem. The detailed analysis of its features and specifications are discussed below:

Display and Dimensions

The phone features a 5.5- inch LCD HD display which exhibits a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and offers a 267ppi pixel density and has a 16 million color depth. Typing on this smartphone is not a big problem for people having big palms. It is wide and long like its predecessor i.e. HTC Desire 816. At the right panel, there is power button which is accompained by the volume rocker. At the left panel there is a flap which covers the 2 Nano-SIM slots and the memory card slot. The handset measures 157.7x78.74x7.74mm and weighs at 155 grams.

Processor and Operating System

The most important feature of the handset is its Octa- core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz per core and four clocked at 1.0 GHz) accompained by 2GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. It is backed by Android v4.4.2, KitKat operating system for the proper functioning of the device.

Camera and Storage

The HTC Desire 820 poses a 13MP primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture, BSI sensor, LED flash, as well as an 8MP secondary camera for selfies and video calls. The rear shooter comes packed with features like touch focus, HDR, geo- tagging, face detection and image recording. It is able to record 1080 pixel videos at 30 frames per second, while the front snapper has the capability to record 720 pixels videos at 60 frames per second. It is loaded with 16 GB internal memory which is further expandable upto 128GB by using microSD card.

Connectivity and Battery

Connectivity attributes on the smartphone include 3G, 4G, bluetooth, USB, GPS, A- GPS, GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi. It offers a 2600 mAh battery which is quite enough for the whole day. It promises to deliver a talk time of up to 22.5 hours and stand- by time of up to 424 hours on 3G network.

Shades and Price

The HTC Desire 820 is available in six color options like Tangerine White, Marble White, Saffron Grey, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Monarch Orange, Flamingo Grey and Blue Misty. It is priced at Rs. 24990.

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