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HTC Desire 816

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3526 reviews of HTC Desire 816. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity, and there are some mixed reviews about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 816 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire 816

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HTC Desire 816 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 816 SIM-Free Smartphone - BlueHTC Desire 816 SIM-Free Smartphone - Blue

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire 816

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1839 user reviews of HTC Desire 816 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the apps and connectivity.

performance, portability, price, screen, size

connectivity, apps

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 816 - Prepaid Phone (Virgin mobile)HTC Desire 816 - Prepaid Phone (Virgin mobile)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC Desire 816

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Desire 816 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the price, but there are some critical reviews about the performance.

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

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim 8GB Unlocked Android Smartphone Import, Retail Packaging, WhiteHTC Desire 816 Dual Sim 8GB Unlocked Android Smartphone Import, Retail Packaging, White

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Simon Hill (techradar.com)

HTC Desire 816 review

 

HTC recommends you gloss regularly

Dual front-facing speakers ; Reasonably priced ; MicroSD card support ; Big 5.5-inch screen

Gloss plastic ; Non-removable battery ; Power button placement ; 720p resolution

Ratings in depth Can HTC conquer the middle of the market with the Desire 816? This is an interesting smartphone with respectable specs and an attractive price tag, so where are the compromises?

May, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

HTC Desire 816 review

 

Is the HTC Desire 816 a mid-range marvel or middling mobile?

Solid build quality ; Great speakers ; It's massive!

Takes grainy pictures ; Bloatware ; Lacks some features

May, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire 816 pictures and hands-on, distinct lack of capacitive buttons noted (updated) - Pocket-lint

 

HTC has announced the Desire 816 at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona but while we weren't allowed to turn the device on, we did get our hands

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire 816 review

 

The HTC Desire 816 is a superior budget phablet that's relatively inexpensive and will keep going all day

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire 816 review

 

Not everyone wants to shell out for a flagship smartphone, but equally the same people don't necessarily need to buy the cheapest smartphone going. HTC is aiming the new Desire 816 squarely at the mid-range buyer, and it looks like it's got the formula...

Like HTC’s Desire 610, the Desire 816 sits awkwardly between other smartphones in terms of price, with rivals including the OnePlus One, Nokia Lumia 1320 and Nexus 5 among others. If you’re won over by the big screen, you won’t be disappointed if you...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Desire 816

 

Big screen, big speakers and a not too shabby plastic design

Great sounding speakers, Decent 720p HD screen, Smooth overall performance

Buttons a stretch to reach, Camera slow to focus in low-light, Lacks a standout feature

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

HTC Desire 816 review

 

Here comes another big one from HTC. The Desire 816 has a hefty screen but can its resolutely midrange credentials do it justice?

Robust build, decent HD screen

Processor could be faster, so-so camera

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Callum Tennent (whatmobile.net)

Review – HTC Desire 816

 

The HTC Desire 816 is the flagship intended on rounding off the Taiwanese company's core 2014 product line - is it a worthy sibling to the One M8?

Big, bold screen ; Super-smooth runner ; Very competitively priced

Creaky build ; Sluggish camera ; Non-removable battery

When you consider that you get all of these great features for under £300 (or less than £20 per month on a 24 month contract), the Desire 816 is a remarkably attractive device. Of course it won’t satisfy those looking for a flagship handset, but if you...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: CoolSmartPhone (coolsmartphone.com)

HTC Desire 816 Review

 

This handset has a lot of the features I've seen on the HTC One M8. I mean sure, if you fire up the camera you won't have the Zoe camera option, or the Pan 360 setting, or that rather clever “Dual capture” options, but you still get those clever video...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

With a design that certainly demonstrates that it’s from the same stable as the ever popular HTC One, the Desire 816 has top and bottom stereo speakers with built in amplifier, 13MP camera and 5MP front-facing selfie camera.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):460 / 614 / 737
Talk time (3G):10 / 21

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
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:4160 x 3120
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear Camera Resolution:4160 x 3120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.48
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.46

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1.5

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MID, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WMV / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, MP4, WMV / MP4, XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA+, WCDMA / HSPA+, WCDMA / HSPA, UMTS / WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2600 / 900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
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

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.6 / 1.7
Processor Model:400

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.87 / 7.9 / 8
Height :15.7 / 7.9 / 7.99
Weight:158 / 165
Width:15.7 / 7.87