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HTC Desire Eye

HTC Desire Eye
alaScore 92

410 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of HTC Desire Eye. 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. Opinions about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The camera and performance also get good feedback.

size, performance, camera, portability, screen

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire Eye

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HTC Desire Eye from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and durability are overall positive. The performance and camera also get good views, but many are less positive about the size.

design, camera, performance, durability, screen

size

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire Eye

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of HTC Desire Eye from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and usability are overall positive. The camera and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, camera, usability, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire EYE 4G LTE AT&T GSM Unlocked Android Smarphone - Coral Reef White/RedHTC Desire EYE 4G LTE AT&T GSM Unlocked Android Smarphone - Coral Reef White/Red

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

HTC Desire Eye review

 

The ultimate selfie-phone?

Excellent design ; Bright, crisp screen ; BlinkFeed and BoomSound ; Dedicated shutter button

Average cameras ; Too big ; Only 16GB storage ; Mediocre battery life

Ratings in depth It's pretty clear from the outset that HTC is targeting the Desire Eye at the selfie-loving young 'uns that might not have the means for an HTC One M8 or an iPhone 6. The front-facing 13MP camera is given top billing as HTC proclaims...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener - Pocket-lint

 

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Build quality, power, good value for money, software, waterproofing

Battery lacking capacity, front camera resolution is unjustifiable really

The HTC Desire Eye is a great smartphone. The design might be plastic, but it's a solid, well constructed and weather-proofed handset pitched at a fair price point. It's good in use thanks to having plenty of power on board, and has a great display too...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire Eye preview: A phone that wants to redefine the selfie (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

HTC has grabbed selfies by the proverbial with the launch of the HTC Desire Eye. The new handset hits the headlines by offering a front-facing 13-megapixel

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC Desire Eye review

 

The go-to phone for the sharpest selfies in existence

Water resistant ; Fast and capable cameras - on both sides ; Good screen ; Very solid performance

A bit large and boxy ; Not quite as snazzy as an HTC One M8

Whether a selfie-addict or not, the Desire Eye is a capable, likeable all-rounder

Dec, 2014

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

HTC Desire Eye review

 

A fun and fast smartphone that rivals the very best flagships, but the Desire Eye's dual 13-megapixel cameras aren't without their problems

Dec, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Desire EYE

 

The perfect phone for the selfie generation

Great front-facing camera with flash ; Solid performance ; Respectable 1080p screen ; Well priced

Flimsy buttons ; Big and bulky

With speakers this small you can’t expect too much low-end, but there’s enough bass to enjoy an action movie or your favourite TV series.

Nov, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire Eye selfie smartphone review

 

We are thoroughly impressed with the HTC Desire Eye: it's fast, it's great value (assuming it comes in around £350), it has a nice screen and it sounds great. Better still, it makes you look pretty.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

HTC Desire Eye Review: In Depth

 

We review HTC's Desire Eye, a hulking selfie monster packing dual 13-megapixel cameras, plus some premium specs for a mid-range price.

Waterproof ; Sharp screen ; All day battery life

Cameras inconsistent ; Bulky build

I really, really like the HTC Desire Eye, and I’m not even a fan of selfies, unless I’m a bit tipsy. Take or leave that 13-megapixel front facer, because the rest of the phone is a joy. Between the solid performance, uber-long battery life, spacious HD...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (theinquirer.net)

HTC Desire Eye review

 

A mid-range smartphone designed for the selfie generation

Decent design, good performance, good screen

Autofocus is hit and miss, no Android Lollipop

The Desire Eye does have its flaws, chiefly the previous generation Android version, average battery and hazy camera focus, but there is a lot to like about it.

Feb, 2015

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

HTC Desire Eye review

 

HTC has no shortage of handsets in its Desire series, but the Desire Eye is the first to properly recognise the power of the selfie with 13-megapixel cameras on both front and back. But do the rest of its features live up to the promise?

Full HD screen, very fine selfie camera with flash, powerful processor

On the chunky side

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):538
Talk time (3G):20 / 3.3

Call management

Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:13
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.41

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Coral, White / Pink / Red, White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:13.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

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, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, WCDMA / HSPA, HSPA+, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
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-A15
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor Model:801

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2 / 8.5
Height :15.2 / 8.5
Weight:154
Width:7.38