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HTC Desire 626

HTC Desire 626
alaScore 92

312 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 reviews of HTC Desire 626. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments about the battery and reliability are different.

performance, usability, price, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 626 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of HTC Desire 626 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reception.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 626 SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark GreyHTC Desire 626 SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark Grey

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Desire 626


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HTC Desire 626 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Comments about the camera and size are mixed.

portability, usability, performance, price, screen

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 626 (Verizon LTE Prepaid)HTC Desire 626 (Verizon LTE Prepaid)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

HTC Desire 626 review


Solidly mid-range specs, disappointingly budget performance

The HTC Desire 626 ticks all the right boxes on paper, but it can't back them up in practice. It's a solid phone, but it's unexceptional in almost every area, and can be bettered without spending any more cash.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

HTC Desire 626 review


HTC's Sense 7 interface is wonderfully flexible, but the Desire 626's mediocre camera and lacklustre performance just don't do it justice

Taken together with its lacklustre performance, the Desire 626 just doesn't do quite enough to rise above the rest of its mid-range competition. At £250 SIM-free, the £225 Sony Xperia M4 Aqua beats it hands down on almost every front, and even paying...

Sep, 2015

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HTC Desire 626 review


Can HTC match the mighty Moto G?

Cute two-tone look ; Fairly good screen ; Decent value

Mediocre battery life ; Disappointing camera ; Slightly suspect build ; Non-BoomSound speakers

A selection box of hits and misses, resulting in a middle-weight contender at best.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Clare Hopping (

HTC Desire 626 review


We review the HTC Desire 626 - a mid-range device that isn't too big a jump from its predecessor

Sleek design HTC Sense 7 UI

Sluggish processor Inadequate camera Dark screen

The HTC Desire 626 isn’t the worst mid-range device we’ve reviewed, but it equally isn’t the best either. In fact, the majority of sub-£250 devices eclipse it, including the Moto G, which is probably the best all-rounder at this price level. The camera...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (

HTC Desire 626


While the Desire 626 is a solid all round mid-range smartphone from HTC, it gets overwhelmed when compared to the mounting competition from other manufacturers.

Solid display; Good processor performance

Design too simple; Mixed performance from camera

While the tone of this review might seem negative, the HTC Desire 626 is by no means a poorly made device. It merely suffers from reaching South Africa after a number of higher specced mid-range devices did, and as such fails to leave a lasting...

Nov, 2015

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HTC Desire 626 review


HTC's Desire range is all about budget bang for buck, and it's aiming for that sweet spot with the latest model in the range, the Desire 626. Sporting a slick, clean design, a 5-inch display and a 13-megapixel camera, the Desire 620 sequel sounds good...

There's no question that HTC knows how to design a good phone, with the flagship One M9 still one of the best looking handsets we've seen for a while, and that design ethos trickles down to the Desire range too. While the Desire 626 is touted as budget...

You'll find the Desire 626 armed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked in at 1.2Ghz with 2GB of RAM, which gives it just about enough gusto to get through your usual apps, but we did notice some lag and stutter while swiping...

The HTC Desire 626 is a decent budget phone with a brilliant camera that should suit everyone, but it feels rather generic, and its battery life isn't ideal. When faced with stiff competition from the brand new Moto G, it just doesn't do enough to...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Anirudh Regidi (

HTC Desire 626 review: Would you pay Rs 12,499 for Android 4.4.4? - Tech2


HTC Desire 626 is a dual-SIM device that retails for more than it's worth and only offers Android 4.4.4 and a shoddy battery

Please don’t buy this phone. It retails for anywhere between Rs 11,000 and 14,999 and at either price, it’s a waste of money. Android 4.4.4 and battery life issues notwithstanding, there simply are better phones available at the same price and there’s...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (

HTC Desire 626 (Verizon Wireless)


The HTC Desire 626 is an affordable, attractive Android phone for Verizon that's held back by poor battery life and slow performance.

Affordable. Attractive design. Decent camera. Expandable storage. Loud speaker.

Slow performance. Short battery life. Lots of bloatware.

Software and Conclusions The Desire 626 runs Google Android 5.1 Lollipop , and according to HTC's update tracker , there is no Android 6.0 Marshmallow update scheduled. HTC's Sense 7.0 skin makes a number of changes to Android—app icons, the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Robert Nazarian (

HTC Desire 626 review


HTC's latest budget handset is like too many modern phones: good looking, but blown away by the competition.

Once again, HTC designed a good looking phone, but failed to power it with the right stuff. The display and battery are good enough, but the processor and camera are well behind its competitors.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

HTC Desire 626 review: This good-looking smartphone is ultimately a poor performer


HTC's latest budget effort, the Desire 626, acts more like an entry-level handset than it does a midtier phone. HTC caps the 5-inch Desire 626's hardware at a mediocre 8-megapixel rear camera and a lower-performing processor. Its greatest strength...

The HTC Desire 626 has an attractive design and a compellingly low price. Call quality is strong.

Inconsistent image and video quality dog the Desire 626. Its stumbling performance drags the phone down, and weak automatic brightness make the handset's screen seem dim.

This may be one of the best-looking phones you can buy for the price, but keep shopping for a faster, savvier device than the HTC Desire 626.

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):790
Standby time (3G):811
Talk time (2G):22
Talk time (3G):18

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
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:1 / 2


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


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, FLAC / AAC, OGG, AMR, WAV, FLAC, MP3, M4A
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASP, AVI, MP4, WMV, WMV9 / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / MP4, WMV, AVI, 3G2, MKV, 3GP


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1900,2100
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:2100,700,900,1800,2600,850 / 700,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

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


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
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 B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:410


Operating system installed:Android


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2000
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.7
Weight:135 / 138