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HTC Desire 516 / 516c

HTC Desire 516 / 516c
alaScore 84

511 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 511 reviews of HTC Desire 516 / 516c. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 516 / 516c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Desire 516 / 516c from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 516w Quad Core 5.0 inch Android 4.3 Dual Sim RAM 1GB Unlocked 3G HSPA UMTS Smartphone Color GreyHTC Desire 516w Quad Core 5.0 inch Android 4.3 Dual Sim RAM 1GB Unlocked 3G HSPA UMTS Smartphone Color Grey

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ashok Pandey (

HTC Desire 516 dual SIM Smartphone Review


The new Desire dual SIM was released in response to the Moto G. It has a well-rounded plastic body that's eye-catching, but prone to smudges due to its shiny surface. Weighing a mere 160 grams, the 516 has an

Display, HTC Sense UI 5.1, Battery

Battery backup, Speaker, Camera attracts noise in low-light, Heating

The mid-range smartphone disappoints with performance, camera and speakers. Moto G and Canvas Turbo Mini are better choices.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : darshanvaishnav (

HTC Desire 516C Review: Full In-Depth Hands-On


HTC recently announced their mid-range smartphone the HTC Desire 516C. The device carries in the same specs as that of HTC Desire 516 announced earlier this year, the only change being the CDMA+GSM sim option instead of the GSM+GSM combo. For complete...

According to us HTC Desire 516C is one of the best mid-range CDMA supported phone. If you are on a CDMA network then no doubt it could be the latest device you can buy. The battery on this guy is decent and the camera is good as well. However if the...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

HTC Desire 516C


HTC Desire 516C Smartphone was launched in October 2014, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones Kunal Khullar (

HTC Desire 516 Review


HTC usually impresses in its design and build quality but since this is a budget smartphone, HTC seems to have compromised on its overall construction. At this price, the HTC Desire 516 doesn't give you any reason to spend your money on it and in our...

BlinkFeed is a welcome feature ; Supports high-end games thanks to the Snapdragon chipset

Glossy design, leads to fingerprints and smudges ; Very average looking display ; Poor camera performance

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

HTC Desire 516


HTC Desire 516 Smartphone was launched in June 2014, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels at a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Jul, 2014

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HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim


I dont like phone because the touch is very bad. The phone hange a lot N it very difficult to manage . It is quite difficult to run the phone camera is also not ao great. The application is also run very cranky. Its sort of very delicate to usse I only...

Feb, 2016

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HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim


HTC desire 516 is the big product of HTC . It has many advanced features which is enough for the important working . It provides one GB RAM and four GB ROM and a good processor which makes its a good products .It has no any problem with the processing...

Feb, 2016

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HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim


I bought this phone around 1 year back, for approx. 10 months it worked beautifully with no lags, no call drops, a good camera but after one year(warranty period over!) htc input stopped working sometimes and finally the phone came to a halt as it...

Feb, 2016

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HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim


Price is low as far as htc brand is concerned. Processing is fast as RAM is good.but can not install very big apps because it will show memory low despite having memory card. Camera is 5MP, daytime picture quality is good but nighttime picture sucks....

Nov, 2015

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Very Good.


Very Good.

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1950
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):220
Talk time (3G):9

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.35


Colour of product:Black / Grey / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 960 x 540
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR


GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A
USB port:N / Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:200


Operating system installed:Android


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.2 / 9.7
Height :14 / 140 / 9.7
Width:14 / 7.2 / 72
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