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HTC Desire Series

HTC Desire 816GProcessor: unknown, Mediatek MT6582, Mediatek MT6582M, Mediatek MT6592, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-400 MP2, ARM Mali-450 MP4, Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 203, Qualcomm Adreno 302, Qualcomm Adreno 305, Qualcomm Adreno 306, Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 3.5 inch, 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.7 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.1kg, 0.12kg, 0.123kg, 0.14kg, 0.143kg, 0.15kg, 0.152kg, 0.155kg, 0.158kg, 0.16kg, 0.165kg, 0.2kg
Price: 200, 279, 299, 300, 380, 400, 529 euro
Average Score: 74.08% - average
Average of 71 scores (from 88 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 66%, features: 64%, display: 73%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 91%

 

HTC Desire C

Specifications

HTC Desire CNotebook: HTC Desire C
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 3.5 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.1kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire C (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% HTC Desire C review: A cheap Android smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC Desire C is a nicely designed budget Android 4.0 handset. It could make a good first smartphone but doesn't have any outstanding features. The price is attractive but if you're not bothered about NFC then it's worth paying an extra £20 for the HTC One V for its superior screen and better performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 80%

 

HTC Desire 600

Specifications

HTC Desire 600Notebook: HTC Desire 600
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 600 (Model)

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

65% HTC Desire 600 Dual Sim Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
It doesn’t seem like HTC has learnt from their past mistakes with the Desire SV. The Desire 600 is priced at an absurd Rs 26,990 which pits it against the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Sony Xperia ZR and the LG Nexus 4 – all of which make a better buy. The Desire series has lost its charm from the glory days of the original, followed by the Desire S. The phone is very similar in specifications to the Galaxy Grand Quattro and we feel, should have been priced in the sub-Rs 20,000 price bracket. The Desire 600 is a good upgrade to the Desire SV, no doubt, but they seem to have gotten the pricing all wrong.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% Review: HTC Desire 600
Source: Techtree.com English
The Desire 600 is a solidly built handset with pleasant design. With a 4.5” screen, the phone fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. The music output is impressive as well. On the flipside, it feels slightly underpowered compared to the similarly priced GALAXY S III and Nexus 4. The camera is a let-down too. For Rs 25,500, it's definitely over-priced for what it offers. However, if HTC decides to bring its pricing down to around 20k, it will be a very good option for those looking for a premium dual-SIM handset.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

HTC Desire 500

Specifications

HTC Desire 500Notebook: HTC Desire 500
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.123kg
Price: 279 euro
Links: HTC homepage

Average Score: 78.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

85% Review HTC Desire 500 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Plastic version. The Desire 500 has a 4.3-inch display, just like the HTC One Mini. However, both devices could not be more different. The mainstream device has a quad-core SoC, expandable storage, a plastic case and is also significantly cheaper than the One Mini. An interesting alternative to HTC's metal smartphone?
80% HTC Desire 500
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The recently launched Moto G has created a new pricing structure with quality and full featured handsets available for around a third the price of the competition. In the past I have often asked to review HTC devices as they looked smart and had little extra bits of quality. My name never seemed to come to the top of the list, with this unit however I was offered it I did not even have to ask.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% HTC Desire 500 review: a great mid-range smartphone with impressive specs and performance
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC Desire 500 is a great-looking device, with tons of unique software and solid mid-range smartphone specs on board. It's hard to find any real weaknesses with the phone, including its reasonable £199 price tag. To sum up, it's simply a very good mid-range Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% HTC Desire 500 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The HTC Desire 500 is a solid, affordable phone. It offers businesses a £199 quad-core Android experience and boasts a reasonably decent rear camera. But being released just weeks before the cheaper and higher-specced Motorola Moto G – which runs using a more recent version of Android, has a better screen and even more powerful Snapdragon 600 processor – the Desire 500's long-term appeal is questionable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HTC Desire 500 review
Source: T3 English
Who's going to buy the HTC Desire 500? Well, we're not entirely sure. If you love the software on the HTC One, but don't have wide enough pockets then it could be for you. But, if you're solely focused on price, the Motorola Moto G is a clean Android and cheaper, while for around £80 more you can get a Nexus 5 with an amazing spec sheet and 4 times the internal storage, plus LTE.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HTC Desire 500 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HTC Desire 500 is a very good phone that's perfect for light, relatively undemanding users who don't want to put up with the very cheapest phones around. But enthusiasts looking for a good deal are better off looking at the Nexus 5, which offers a lot more for not that much more money.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
93% HTC Desire 500
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% emissions: 90%
87% HTC Desire 500
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
78% HTC Desire 500
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% HTC Desire 500
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 78%
87% HTC Desire 500
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% mobility: 89%
HTC Desire 500
Source: Android User - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
279-Euro-Smartphone mit BlinkFeed und Zoe
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: appealing functions; good camera; low price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2013

 

HTC Desire 300

Specifications

HTC Desire 300Notebook: HTC Desire 300
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 4.3 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.12kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 300 (Model)

Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Gutes Konkurrenzmodell zum Moto G
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 73% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
78% HTC Desire 300
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
Auf den Spuren des Wildfire
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good display and workmanship Negative: small storage; mediocre loudspeaker quality; impractical dimensions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2014

 

HTC Desire 310

HTC has released another mid-range Android smartphone for its 2014 Desire lineup, the HTC Desire 310, targeting new consumers in the market. It has a mid-size factor with its 4.5 inch FWVGA display that offers up to 218 ppi. The phone weighs around 140 grams, which is average considering the size. Its 5 MP rear camera is capable of Full HD recording, while the front camera is only 0.3 MP.  The phone come with a surprising quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 processor, which should handle the 4.2 Jelly Bean OS with HTC Sense 5 UI swiftly.

The phone is neat and sturdy, complemented with the touch capacitive sensors for all the home, menu and back buttons, a trademark of all HTC smartphones. The thickness is acceptable for mid-range smartphones and customers will be appealed by the range of colours to choose from. The phone also comes with dual-sim capability that will offer value for money together with its micro-SD card slot supporting up to 32 GB that can be added to the model with 4 GB internal memory offered.

This device should be suitable for users looking for a multipurpose phone that can serve basic smartphone features and more, due to its powerful processor. The display is considered good and should provide satisfactory performance for multimedia usage. The talk time is 11 hours with its 2000 mAh battery and HTC claimed that it can standby up to 35 days.

Specifications

HTC Desire 310Notebook: HTC Desire 310
Processor: Mediatek MT6582M
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 310 (Model)

Average Score: 62.83% - poor
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% HTC Desire 310 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Absolutely everyday suitable. Fantastic smartphone features, low price - according to HTC, that perfectly describes the 4.5-inch Desire 310. The Android entry-level phone is actually available for an affordable 140 Euros (~$191). Our test reveals whether the Desire 310 also passes the function check.
60% HTC Desire 310 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HTC Desire 310 is a bit of a missed opportunity. Instead of establishing HTC’s position among the more exciting budget phone makers – just as some budget phones are kicking things up a notch – the phone only makes half of the improvements we’re looking for. The HTC Desire 310 has good software and offers decent performance at the price. However, the camera and screen are weak points, and as they’re both pretty important, this is not going to be remembered as an HTC classic.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% emissions: 70%
70% HTC Desire 310 Review
Source: T Break English
While we tend to focus on high-end premium smartphones most of the time, it is the mid or low-end phones that sell most as they are catered to entry-level users with lower prices. These smartphones may not be top-of-the-line, but generally offers all the basic stuff you would normally need from a smartphone. The HTC Desire 310 is one such product that tries to offers a similar experience that you would normally get from the company’s higher-end lineup but at a lesser price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 75% features: 60% workmanship: 65%
60% HTC Desire 310 Review: This Budget Handset Is Mediocre At Best
Source: Techtree.com English
The Desirer 310 looks better than most Android handsets available in its price range. In spite of packing in only 512 MB of RAM, its performance is decent. However, it disappoints in the display department. Plus, the camera is one of the worst in its category. The competition is steep, not just domestic, but even International brands including Nokia offer much better hardware at a similar price. So if you’re looking for a neat smartphone experience for around Rs 11,500, go for the Lumia 630, which offers better screen, camera, and performance. Those not willing to leave the Android camp, should stretch the budget up to 14k and get the Moto G.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
50% HTC Desire 310 review: Buy a Moto G instead!
Source: Tech2.in.com English
With a street price of roughly Rs 11,500, the HTC Desire 310 dual sim is too expensive for what’s on offer. In fact, we wouldn’t even recommend it if dropped to half its price. It’s quite simply a disaster of a product which is too bad when you consider the Desire 210 and Desire 816, which actually have good potential. The Motorola Moto G continues to be the best Android under Rs 15,000. If you don’t mind the rival camp, then we also recommend the Nokia Lumia 525 instead of the 310.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% HTC Desire 310 review: A budget smartphone not worth its salt
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The HTC Desire 310 has very few positives going for it. You could use it as a phone with basic media playback features, but not much more than that. Moreover, HTC is not doing itself any favours by pricing the phone at Rs. 11,358 which is very close to the Moto G - by far a superior performer. HTC needs to do a lot better than this to do well in today's mid-budget market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
87% Kein Marken-Schnäppchen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 96% mobility: 93%
Fast ohne Sense
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2014

 

HTC Desire 610

Classy, sleek and beautiful; these are the first thoughts that will come to a user's mind when they lay eyes on the HTC Desire 610. The rounded edge minimalistic block design comes in five colours, black, white, red, grey and green. The 143.5 g, Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat smartphone packs in considerable power with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU, and 8 GB internal storage.

The somewhat small internal storage can be upped with an additional 64 GB using the MicroSD slot. At the rear, there is an 8 MP BSI sensor camera with f 2.4. At the front, there is a 1.3 MP FSI camera. HTC is known for good image taking capability and the HTC Desire 610 definitely delivers.

The audio quality is another strong point for HTC devices and the front facing stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound technology packs a punch. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, A-GPS + GLONASS and FM Radio. Powering the HTC Desire 610 is an embedded Li-polymer battery cell rated at 2040 mAh which gives around 15.8 hours talk time.

Specifications

HTC Desire 610Notebook: HTC Desire 610
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.143kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: HTC homepage

Average Score: 66.75% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

81% HTC Desire 610 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
More please. HTC shakes up the smartphone middle-class with their Desire 610. The smartphone is equipped with a 4.7-inch qHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quadcore-SoC with an Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB RAM, and 8 GB of flash storage - all for 299 Euro ($405). The HTC Sense 6.0 user interface spruces up Android 4.4 KitKat, while LTE allows for fast data transfers. So is this a really well-executed smartphone for little money?
30% HTC Desire 610 review: A budget phone without a purpose
Source: PC World English
There was a time, back in Android’s early days, when any $350 phone that worked reasonably well would have been a triumph. But those days are long gone, and if you’re looking to save money on an AT&T-supported phone, you have several better options than the HTC Desire 610. With the Desire 610, it’s as if HTC worked in a vacuum, certain that it needed to make mid-range phones but blissfully unaware of the competition. It’s the only way to explain how a phone with so little value made it to market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 30%
30% HTC Desire 610 review: A budget phone without a purpose
Source: Greenbot English
There was a time, back in Android’s early days, when any $350 phone that worked reasonably well would have been a triumph. But those days are long gone, and if you’re looking to save money on an AT&T-supported phone, you have several better options than the HTC Desire 610. With the Desire 610, it’s as if HTC worked in a vacuum, certain that it needed to make mid-range phones but blissfully unaware of the competition. It’s the only way to explain how a phone with so little value made it to market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 30%
60% HTC Desire 610 (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The HTC Desire 610 is one of the most affordable, modern Android smartphones on AT&T at the moment. It offers good performance for the price and has some useful features that aren't a given in the budget realm, like nice front-facing speakers and up-to-date Android software. That said, there are some shortcomings here worth mentioning, most notably a painfully low-quality display. Right now you can get the Amazon Fire Phone for the same 99 cents—it's not perfect by any means, and not really a true Android phone, but it's supremely well built and a significantly nicer device than the Desire 610. And if you're not tied to any ecosystem, AT&T is also offering the Apple iPhone 5c for free on contract, which delivers a far more polished software experience with appreciably better hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HTC Desire 610 review: Good all-round mid-range smartphone that's just a tad overpriced
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the HTC Desire 610 will appeal to anyone looking for a reasonably priced all-rounder to use for browsing the web, taking good photos, emailing, texting, making phone calls, playing casual games and running Android apps. The HTC Sense software is sleek and easy to use and you'll be satisfied with the battery life. We really enjoyed our time with the HTC Desire 610 and don't have any real qualms aside from the large bezels and slightly disappointing display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
60% HTC Desire 610 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Ultimately, though, a decent battery life isn't enough to save this otherwise very average handset. The HTC Desire 610 may have excellent performance for its price, but its mediocre screen and camera are severely outclassed by the competition. If you're looking for an excellent mid-range handset and don't mind spending a little more money, the Motorola Moto X is well worth the extra expense.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HTC Desire 610 review: Good all-round mid-range smartphone that's just a tad overpriced
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the HTC Desire 610 will appeal to anyone looking for a reasonably priced all-rounder to use for browsing the web, taking good photos, emailing, texting, making phone calls, playing casual games and running Android apps. The HTC Sense software is sleek and easy to use and you'll be satisfied with the battery life. We really enjoyed our time with the HTC Desire 610 and don't have any real qualms aside from the large bezels and slightly disappointing display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
73% HTC Desire 610 Review
Source: T Break English
The HTC Desire 600 is something that should have been a proper all round phone that takes all in the fast paced competition in the mid range tier. The design has flaws, the sound isn’t great and the screen isn’t exactly the best. It’s the kind of device that tries when it shouldn’t since it’s taking aspects from one of the best android phones I’ve seen this year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 85% workmanship: 70%
Great build quality and software for the price - but that's not enough
Source: Techradar English
Competition is fierce in this part of the smartphone market and there are better options at even lower prices than the HTC Desire 610. While it does deliver in its range of features, the Moto G betters it in almost every way with a superior screen, better battery life and equally successful software. The LG G2 Mini also offers a better overall compromise at a similar price. The Desire 610 has some of the best build quality and arguably the best software available at this price as well as a smooth and fluid interface, but that isn't enough in the end to make it a truly compelling device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 40%
73% HTC Desire 610 review: watered-down HTC on the cheap
Source: Pocketnow English
All things considered, the Desire 610 is a nice budget entry from HTC. It isn’t the biggest, baddest smartphone on the market, and it’s not even the best value around; both the Moto G and Moto E are seriously tough competitors when it comes to what you get for your money. The biggest drawbacks of the 610 will be the display and camera experience, both of which are particularly bad. Oh, and it’s a pretty serious fingerprint magnet. But performance, storage options, and even the build of the phone are straight down the middle of the road, which is perfectly in line with the price point of this handset.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 50% features: 60% mobility: 60%
80% HTC Desire 610 review
Source: T3 English
The HTC Desire 610 is a solid all-round effort. It's well put together, has a big screen, and is fast enough for basic tasks. There are much cheaper alternatives, though, like the Motorola Moto E and Nokia Lumia 630, so you really have to weigh up how much you need extras like a big screen, LTE and 4G.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HTC Desire 610 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Desire 610 is a solid all-rounder. The screen isn't as sharp as we’d like, but the camera is decent and the design is quirky and charming, though perhaps a tad larger than we'd like for a 4.7-inch phone. Its main problem, however, is it's a little pricey considering the wealth of excellent (and often cheaper) alternatives. The HTC Desire 610 is a good phone, but it has to compete with some exceptionally good value phones. At current prices there are better options, but it's worth considering if you can find a good deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
95% HTC Desire 610
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% emissions: 93%
90% Günstiger One-Verschnitt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 78% mobility: 90%

 

HTC Desire 816

Despite not having the sleek aluminum body of the more expensive models, the HTC Desire 816 still manages to keep a good and stylish look with its plastics case. The 5.5 inch screen is also large and has very good viewing angles despite not having only a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels instead of FullHD.

The phone is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, which is pretty much the average processor and has 1.5 GB of RAM for smooth usage. It also comes with 8 GB native storage space, which can be expanded with an external micro SD card. It supports Bluetooth, WiFi and 4G LTE. However, it does not have NFC.

The HTC Desire 816 comes with a 13 MP rear camera with a flash to ensure good shots can be taken despite poor lightning. Best of all, the HTC Desire 816 comes with Zoe, a special app that can really enhance your picture taking experience.

All in all, the HTC Desire 816 is definitely a great device boosting excellent performance, functionality and battery life. The plastic exterior may appear cheaper, but for its price, it is a small drawback, especially when you compare it with all the benefits it gives.

Specifications

HTC Desire 816Notebook: HTC Desire 816
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.165kg
Price: 380 euro
Links: HTC homepage

Average Score: 78.38% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

83% HTC Desire 816 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Powerful contender. The HTC Desire 816 is a large smartphone with a lot of performance. Its 5.5-inch format allows it to poach buyers from the high-end class, despite entering the race as a middle-class device.
60% HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan
Source: Greenbot English
If you can live with the camera and a few other shortcomings, the Desire 816 fares well as a budget phone for game and media junkies. For $300, it can stand in for both a smartphone and a tablet, and the service comes cheap on Virgin Mobile, whose $35 plan gets you 300 minutes, unlimited text and 2.5 GB of high-speed data. (An alternative plan for the same price includes unlimited minutes and 250 MB of data.) It could be the only device you need, even though it’s far from being the best one you can get.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan
Source: PC World English
If you can live with the camera and a few other shortcomings, the Desire 816 fares well as a budget phone for game and media junkies. For $300, it can stand in for both a smartphone and a tablet, and the service comes cheap on Virgin Mobile, whose $35 plan gets you 300 minutes, unlimited text and 2.5 GB of high-speed data. (An alternative plan for the same price includes unlimited minutes and 250 MB of data.) It could be the only device you need, even though it’s far from being the best one you can get.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2014
80% HTC Desire 816 (Virgin Mobile)
Source: PC Mag English
On Virgin Mobile, the HTC Desire 816 is the best big phone for small budgets. Voracious media consumers will appreciate the expansive display and loud speakers, while performance is in line with the price. And $300 for this much phone is a fantastic deal. If you're looking for something smaller, the Virgin Mobile Supreme has a more manageable 5-inch display and still represents good value at $300, while the even smaller HTC Desire features the same front-facing speaker setup as its larger sibling. For phablet fans on Virgin Mobile, though, the Desire 816 is a top pick and earns our Editors' Choice award.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HTC Desire 816 review: a 5.5in Android smartphone that's cheap, but not cheap enough
Source: PC Advisor English
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 can pick one up for around £200.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% HTC Desire 816 Review
Source: T Break English
The HTC Desire 816 is a good mid-range phone that competes squarely against others in the market from the likes of Nokia or Lenovo. It’s certainly not as flashy as the HTC One, but that’s to be expected in order to keep it affordable. The size of the phone and placement of the power button is a concern, as you just simply can’t use this phone with one hand. But with a decent camera, great sounding speakers, and expandable storage, the HTC Desire 816 is a strong contender for an affordable mid-range smartphone, priced at AED 1,199.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 85% features: 75% workmanship: 80%
70% Review: HTC Desire 816
Source: Techtree.com English
The HTC Desire 816 is priced at Rs 24,200. In this segment, the 816 competes with the Nexus 5 and Lumia 925. The phone's camera and multimedia performance are quite good. The display isn't great, but you get what you pay for. HTC is known for well built smartphones. However, the 816 doesn't live up to that reputation. What goes against this phone is its sheer size. Well, if you like huge phones, then go for it. It's undoubtedly one of the best sub-25k phablet from a reputed brand. But, if you're looking a 'phone, then the Nexus 5 and Lumia 925 are better options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
Review: HTC Desire 816
Source: Gizmag English
If what you are looking for in a phablet is a high-quality camera and a solid multimedia experience at a low price, then the Desire 816 is certainly an option worth considering. In the time I spent with the phone I reached for my tablet so infrequently that it hasn't been charged in three weeks. You can put this down to the phone's overall usability as a browsing and multimedia device, attributes that strengthen its claims as a replacement for smartphone and tablet. On that basis, the Desire 816 is a perfectly capable phablet at a very reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2014
100% HTC Desire 816 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The HTC Desire 816 is one of the best budget phablets we've seen. With superior performance and battery life to the Samsung Galaxy Mega, the only Android phablet that stands in its way is Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. The Desire 816 may not have the Note 3's Full HD screen, but it does have price on its side. If you don't want to spend roughly £580 SIM free or upwards of £33 per month on a Note 3 contract, the Desire 816 is for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% HTC Desire 816 Review
Source: Techspot English
Despite some flaws, the Desire 816 is a very capable large-screened smartphone for its decidedly mid-range price. HTC hasn’t skimped on optimization or hardware in a number of departments, resulting in a handset that’s more compelling than what the company has dished up in this market segment in the past. It may be powered by ‘only’ a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, but the performance around the OS and in games is great, often matching it with the top-end phones. Most of the software found on the One M8 has made the transition as well, so you largely get the same basic experience as HTC’s fantastic flagship.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Review: HTC Desire 816
Source: Gadgetguy English
HTC’s attempt to make a budget phablet doesn’t quite nail it, with a device that doesn’t feel bad, but offers a performance that certainly doesn’t match what you might expect out of it. At a little less than $400, the Desire 816 is a solid choice for anyone keen to have something big and not too expensive, especially with its day-strong battery and nice screen, but if you’re looking for something with more grunt, we’d either look elsewhere or drop down to a smaller size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% HTC Desire 816 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you want a big phone on a budget there are very few ways to fault the Desire 816. The plastic body is surprisingly attractive, the 720p HD screen and speakers make it a great place to watch video and the overall performance from gaming to camera quality is solid. Our only real gripes are with some of the design decisions, particularly the positioning of the buttons, while the battery life is not in the same league compared to similarly-sized handsets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
78% The best mid-range phablet from HTC today
Source: Think Digit English
While we were quite disappointed with the Desire 700, HTC has improved vastly with the 816. With a better price point and way better hardware, the Desire 816 is a great option if you are looking for a mid-ranged phablet. Performance is great in its class, excellent multimedia and camera capabilities and the latest Android update, the Desire 816 is the best option in the mid-to-high range of smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
70% HTC Desire 816 review HTC recommends you gloss regularly
Source: Techradar English
The HTC Desire 816 is definitely worth buying if you're dead set on a larger screen and you don't want to break the bank. The speakers are excellent, and in the right conditions, the camera is also a leader in this category. Performance was surprisingly smooth and stutter-free. For the most part HTC has made compromises in all the right places to ensure that this is still a quality device. If you're willing to spend double the price tag then you'll certainly be able to get a much nicer phone, but it won't be twice as nice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% HTC Desire 816 Review: The Big Picture
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
After playing with the HTC Desire 816, we really wanted to head outdoors, headphones on, and take photos of all the scenic beauty surrounding us. The best part is that we wouldn't have to worry too much about battery life either. Priced at Rs. 23,990, it is very easy to recommend this phone. It feels premium, and has a far superior camera, battery life, higher internal memory capacity and better performance compared to the Moto G, which feels worth the price difference. If raw performance is the need, we suggest taking a look at the Gioone Elife E7 (review) instead. Any which way, it looks like HTC's efforts are not going completely unnoticed since some reports suggest that the company is forecasting a profitable quarter based on the sales of the One (M8) and the Desire 816.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% HTC Desire 816 review
Source: T3 English
We like the HTC Desire 816 a lot. If you can sacrifice a few features, are prepared to forego top-end performance, but still want a big screen, it's a real contender for your dosh. It might be worth waiting to try the OnePlus One, but as it stands, this is a front-runner for the best big blower at this price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
96% HTC Desire 816
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
89% Smartphone-Schnäppchen mit Top-Ausstattung
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 95%
91% Glanz & Größe
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70% mobility: 93%
Gute Lautsprecher in zu biegsamen Gehäuse
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: solid phablet; high-quality loudspeaker Negative: deficient workmanship
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2014

 

HTC Desire 516

Specifications

HTC Desire 516Notebook: HTC Desire 516
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 302
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 516 (Model)

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

63% HTC goes affordable, but doesn't impress
Source: Digital Trends English
From a brand that makes some great looking smartphones, we didn’t expect the rote design of the HTC Desire 516. Yes one has to compromise on certain features when we talk about budget smartphones, but a glossy plastic body, a substandard camera and an incomplete UI makes the Desire 516 a shaky effort by HTC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 63%
80% HTC Desire 516
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HTC Desire 616

The HTC Desire 616 is a dual-SIM phone that thrives as a multimedia powerhouse. The design is a trademark of HTC: a block look with simply rounded edges and glossy white or grey back panel. The 5 inch HD720 display definitely delivers the good colors and clarity. The HTC Desire 616's reputation as a media device stems from the hardware; in this case the 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 octa-core processor, 1GB RAM, and a Mali-450MP4 graphics chip.

Though the internal memory is nothing to shout about at a mere 4 GB, users can use a microSD card of up to 32 GB to boosts media storage. The main feature is still the ability to use dual-SIM with a combination of Mini-SIM and Micro-SIM. This allows users to easily change SIMs of different sizes without issues.

The Android 4.2.2 device has an 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera and a secondary 2 megapixel front shooter. Another good addition is the FM radio with RDS capability, which is not even seen in some high-end devices. Battery life is good with a Lithium-ion cell rated at 2000 mAh and this allows a talk time of 14 hours.

Specifications

HTC Desire 616Notebook: HTC Desire 616
Processor: Mediatek MT6592
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 616 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

HTC Desire 616 dual sim: Managing expectations
Source: GSM Arena English
The HTC Desire 616 dual sim failed to create the same excitement as other HTC phones have in the past. It feels like too many things were compromised - small things here and there adding to a few bigger ones and the end result is something that barely feels like an HTC phone at all. In the end, a lot of our disappointment stems from what we expected from a device with the HTC badge. If you don't go in with high expectations, the Desire 616 dual sim is actually quite competitive in its price range. It can really use a lift to a more recent Android version to improve stability and performance, plus a couple of Sense apps more. But as things stand right now, it's really tough to recommend it in favor of the competition we mentioned above.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2014
60% HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM Review: Trying to Stay Relevant
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
In any case, we cannot recommend the HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM whole-heartedly after our experiences with it when cheaper, better options such as the Motorola Moto G (review) and Asus ZenFone 5 (review) are available right now (in addition to the Mi 3). Moreover, if you don't mind a bigger screen, you might even want to consider the Asus ZenFone 6 (review) at the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
70% The Desire goes octa-core
Source: Digital Trends English
The Desire 616 is a good looking handset, and with an octa-core processor it sounds impressive as well. But would you really consider something that provides a similar performance experience which is available on other devices in the same price range? The MediaTek processor isn't super powerful but it does provide enough power to give you a lag free experience on the device. The smartphone does have its ups and downs and there isn't any major feature that would make us recommend this handset to the mass.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
HTC Desire 616 and One (E8): First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
HTC on Friday launched two new Android smartphones in India, the HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM and HTC One (E8) Dual SIM, priced at Rs. 16,900 and Rs. 34,990 respectively. The company has high hopes for the two models, as they are both variations of recently launched popular models. The Desire 616 Dual SIM is the smaller sibling of the HTC Desire 816 (Review | Pictures) while the One (E8) Dual SIM is a low-cost, fashionable variant of the HTC One (M8).
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2014

 

HTC Desire 510

Specifications

HTC Desire 510Notebook: HTC Desire 510
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.158kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 510 (Model)

Average Score: 61.67% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

81% HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Up to date, yet inexpensive. The 4.7-inch HTC Smartphone Desire 510 sells for only 200 Euros (~$250) but supports the faster LTE standard despite its low price. We've subjected the Android phone, which is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm quad-core SoC, to our battery of tests.
HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener
Source: GSM Arena English
The HTC Desire 510 is the kind of phone that's likely to be in high demand for a good while. Perhaps not the device itself, which will soon start dealing with growing competition, but the very concept of an affordable phone with the fastest network data will make more and more sense as 4G networks extend to even the emerging markets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2014
60% HTC offers speedy 4G connectivity in a budget handset
Source: Techradar English
If you just want a phone for taking advantage of the new, super fast 4G network at a low price, then you'll be quite happy with the HTC Desire 510. However, if you want your smartphone to be more than just a portal to the internet, and to watch high definition media and take superb photos, then you'll want to look elsewhere – and probably consider spending a bit more money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
65% HTC Desire 510 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
There are two things we outright don't like about the HTC Desire 510, and these happen to be its camera and display. The display is borderline unusable under direct sunlight, and the image looks washed out. A fixed-focus 5MP camera is very unimpressive in 2014, but its quality is absolutely disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
HTC Desire 510 hands-on review: HTC's new budget 4G phone rivals Moto G
Source: PC Advisor English
It's a shame about the screen and the cameras on the HTC Desire 510, because aside from that it's a strong contender in the budget smartphone market. We're looking forward to putting the Desire 510 through some speed test to see how it compares with rivals, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014
60% HTC Desire 510
Source: Recombu English
The HTC Desire 510 is the latest phone to offer 4G for cheap, but with some slick LTE rivals like the EE Kestrel and the Motorola Moto G 4G to contend with, the Desire has a lot to prove. We quite like the Desire's design, although it isn't as handy for one-handed use as the Moto and the Kestrel, and the screen and camera are ultimately a little disappointing. Still, some slick performance and excellent battery life make it a handy portable pal, if you're not too bothered about watching video on the move.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HTC Desire 820

Specifications

HTC Desire 820Notebook: HTC Desire 820
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 820 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% The super-powerful selfie phone
Source: Techradar English
It is clear that HTC has targeted the Asian market with the HTC Desire 820, an area where big screen handsets have taken off to an extent currently unseen here in the west. In order to keep costs down, this has meant that the screen has taken a resolution cut, maintaining HD status but at the most basic level. This put a downer on my whole experience with the Desire 820, especially having moved from the HTC One, a phone with a higher resolution and smaller screen. My initial concerns that the screen would be too big were soon wiped away; it doesn't take long to become accustomed to a handset of this size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
HTC Desire 820 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Our feelings about the HTC Desire 820 are favorable for the most part, which isn’t too shocking taking into account how the Desire 816 turned out. At the end of the day, the Desire 820 stands prominently amongst the mid-range market for its balanced qualities. Obviously, the piece of silicon that’s under the hood is arguably its most outstanding attribute, but there’s so much else to like about the handset. For one, its fun and lively design is a tantalizing change of scenery from the otherwise boring, plastic constructed slates we’re constantly bombarded with.If you’re to look online, you can snag the HTC Desire 820 from a variety of online sources for about $475 (without contract).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2014
HTC Desire 820: Hands On With the New 64-Bit Octa-Core Smartphone
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The HTC Desire 820 is an incremental upgrade to the Desire 816. It will be quite impressive for a mid-range phone if priced between Rs. 25,000 and 30,000. The company has announced that it will go on sale in early November, and the price will only be known then. We will wait for the price to be confirmed before making any comments about value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2014
HTC Desire 820 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Desire 820 is an attractive, well made (albeit slippery) handset, cherry-picking useful features from the One (M8) including its front-facing speakers, Sense 6.0 software, and Dot View case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2014
HTC Desire 820 hands-on review: Mid-range Android smartphone comes with Octa-core 64-bit processor
Source: PC Advisor English
We're waiting for an official UK price but we can predict the Desire 820 will cost around £300 and that's pretty good for a nice looking albeit plastic smartphone with a 13Mp rear camera and a 64-bit Octa-core processor ready for Android L. Look out for a full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014

 

HTC Desire EYE

Specifications

HTC Desire EYENotebook: HTC Desire EYE
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.152kg
Price: 529 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire EYE (Model)

Average Score: 83.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

87% HTC Desire Eye Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Selfie show-off. HTC expands its product line around its One M8 flagship and now has a smartphone with high-performance hardware dubbed Desire EYE. It is primarily aimed at selfie fans in view of a high-resolution front-facing camera. The lens promises decent pics with 13 MP and a dual-LED flash, and it is in fact quite compelling. An IP certification rounds off the total package.
80% The ultimate selfie-phone?
Source: Techradar English
Rather than pushing the camera features, HTC should have focused on the fact they've crafted a handset with great build quality and specifications approaching most flagship phones. The front-facing camera doesn't cope as well in low light as the HTC One M8 or the iPhone 6. But then the polycarbonate casing looks good, the phone won't break if you drop it in a sink full of water and it's not as expensive as the flagships.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship
Source: GSM Arena English
HTC Desire Eye is the most capable smartphone the Taiwanese manufacturer has to offer. Only its Desire moniker, the plastic body, and the smaller marketing budget prevent the newcomer from taking the HTC One (M8) spot as the company's Android flagship smartphone in the second half of 2014. We believe that many will find the capable duo of 13MP cameras and the IPX7 rating that HTC Desire Eye has to offer are well worth it over the metal body of the M8. The argument is especially valid for those who are into selfies.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2014
HTC Desire Eye Review: Welcome to the (selfie) machine
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
The Desire Eye is a really good phone, and could put HTC on the "upper-tier-but-still-mid-range" map. I hope it does, too. Of all the mid-range devices around, the Desire Eye is the one that will find a dedicated audience. Unless you’re going to buy an HTC One (M8) or LG G3, the Desire Eye is worth a hard look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2014
80% HTC Desire EYE Review
Source: Phone Arena English
There you have it, all the good and the bad about the Desire EYE, HTC's selfie-centric handset. The device will most probably be priced as much as an HTC One (M8), which will pit it against many other devices that sit higher in the food chain. In spite of this, the HTC Desire EYE is arguably the best selfie-centric device out there – it has the upper hand when compared with other selfie-centric phones (the Sony Xperia C3, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, and the Nokia Lumia 730). The phone will have a tough time competing with other upper mid-range and lower high-end handsets. Although it's not as premium as HTC's current flagship, the Desire EYE might be regarded as a viable alternative to the One (M8), especially with those users who highly value their selfie game.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HTC Desire Eye
Source: Laptop Mag English
It takes the best selfies ever, but it's a big mistake to write off the HTC Desire Eye as simply The Selfie Smartphone. It's a strong choice for anyone looking for a solid midrange Android phone. It offers smooth performance and boisterous speakers and a full HD screen in a slick design. While it's not as powerful or as long-lasting as the HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5, it holds its own against them as a slightly cheaper alternative.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener
Source: Pocket Lint English
The HTC Desire Eye is a great phone despite the twin 13MP cameras rather than because of them. We daresay that this handset, with these internal specs, in this body, at a price of around £350, but with a front-facing UltraPixel sensor would be just as appealing. Perhaps the biggest downside is the relatively low capacity battery, which compared to something like the Xperia Z3, doesn't offer the greatest endurance around and is about the only nod to mid-tier compromise that the Desire name brings.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
HTC Desire Eye review: Come for the selfies, stay for everything else
Source: Gizmag English
If you're anything like me, the mere mention of "selfie phone" will be enough to make you run for the hills. But HTC's new Desire Eye is the rare novelty phone that backs up its niche focus with a damn good overall experience. Read on, for Gizmag's quick review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
90% HTC Desire EYE review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HTC Desire EYE is a selfie-lover’s dream, but it’s the rest of the phone that surprised us. The performance is at flagship level, it’s water resistant and the design is, in the large part, solid. There isn’t another phone that directly compares. The OnePlus One costs a fair bit less and comes with a reasonable 5-megapixel front-facing camera. That phone is hard to get, though, as supply is limited. Another alternative is the slightly cheaper Nokia Lumia 830, but the front camera isn't as good and it's not as much fun to use because of middling performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
HTC Desire Eye vs Nokia Lumia 735 comparison: What's the best smartphone for selfies?
Source: PC Advisor English
We don't need to tell you that the HTC Desire Eye is the better phone in this comparison. Of course it is. After all, it's nearly twice the price of the Lumia 735. In its screen, in its hardware, in its storage, in fact in every category the HTC beats the Nokia. But while the HTC clearly has the better selfie camera tech, you could argue that Nokia's selfie software is easier to use without going too far and, given the lower price, we reckon it'll be more appealing to its target market. Both phones, though, will help you take a much better selfie.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2014
HTC Desire EYE Review
Source: Slashgear English
The HTC Desire EYE is a unique proposition. The HTC design team have created a device that kind of, sort of, ALMOST beats out the company's most heroic device of the year. The specifications on the EYE trump the HTC One M8 in several places. The look is different and - for those that don't love metal - a pleasing alternative take.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
80% HTC Desire Eye Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
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 screen and likeable waterproof design, the Desire Eye is a bloody great all-round portable pal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC Desire Eye vs Nokia Lumia 735 comparison: What's the best smartphone for selfies?
Source: PC Advisor English
We don't need to tell you that the HTC Desire Eye is the better phone in this comparison. Of course it is. After all, while we might not know the exact UK pricing, we expect the Desire Eye to be around double the price of the Nokia Lumia 735. In its screen, in its hardware, in its storage, in fact in every category the HTC beats the Nokia - except one: selfies. While the HTC has the better selfie camera tech, we think the Nokia has the better selfie software and, given the lower price, we reckon it'll be more appealing to its target market.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2014
HTC Desire Eye hands-on: First look
Source: GSM Arena English
Other manufacturers have tried to chip in the selfie craze but most attempts we've seen have been halfhearted, some don't even go up to 5MP and almost none have a front-facing flash (electing to use the screen as a source of light instead). Last year Oppo introduced the N1 with a rotating 13MP camera with a dual-LED flash that services both regular and selfie photos but the phone never quite took off in Europe and the US.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2014
94% Selfie im Visier
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 60% mobility: 93%

 

HTC Desire 816G

Specifications

HTC Desire 816GNotebook: HTC Desire 816G
Processor: Mediatek MT6582
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.158kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: HTC homepage
 Desire 816G (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% HTC Desire 816G Review: Fails to Recreate the Magic
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
HTC had priced the phone at Rs. 18,990 at its launch (which wasn't too long ago), but it is already available at a discounted price of around Rs. 17,000. We think even this asking price is a little on the high side. This device takes the really good formula of the HTC Desire 816 - big screen, decent specifications and a great camera - and reduces it to something we really cannot be as enthusiastic about. Why would anyone want to buy the Desire 816G? We really don't have an answer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%

 

Comment

HTC: A Taiwanese manufacturer known for smartphones, which sells tablet computers as well in a global market.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

unknown:

Qualcomm Adreno 203: Entry level GPU with support for OpenGL ES 2.0

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Qualcomm Adreno 302: Integrated graphics card in some Snapdragon 200 SoCs with 6 shaders clocked at 400 MHz.

ARM Mali-450 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S1 MSM7225A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core (clocked at 600, 800 or 1000 MHz depending to the device) and a Adreno 200 GPU.

200 8225Q: Quad-Core Cortex-A5 entry level SoC

S4 Play MSM8225: Low-end Dual-Core SoC based on the Cortex-A5.

400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

801 MSM8974AB:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.36 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

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Mediatek:

MT6582M: Quad-core SoC (Cortex-A7) for tablets and smartphones.

MT6592:

ARM Cortex-A7 Octa-Core Soc for smartphones and tablets.

MT6582: Quad-core SoC (Cortex-A7) for tablets and smartphones.


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0.1 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.2 kg:


74.08%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Liquid Jade
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» Acer Liquid Jade Plus
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unknown, 7.0", 0.315 kg
» Acer Liquid E700 Trio
Mediatek MT6582, 5", 0.156 kg
» ZTE Blade L2
Mediatek MT6582M, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» MSI Primo 76
unknown, 7.0", 0.3 kg
» HTC Desire 310
Mediatek MT6582M, 4.5", 0.14 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Sony Xperia C3
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
» LG G3 Stylus
unknown, unknown
» HTC Desire 820
unknown, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
» Huawei Ascend G7
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
» Apple iPhone 6 Plus
PowerVR GX6450, A8
» LG G3
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
» HTC Desire 816
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
» Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
Mali-T624, Exynos 5260 Hexa
» Lenovo K900
SGX544, Atom Z2580
» LG G Pro Lite Dual D686
SGX531, Mediatek MT6577
» LG Optimus G Pro E985
unknown, Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
» Sony S2
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250)

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» HTC One M8 Eye
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» HTC Desire EYE
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.152 kg
» HTC Desire 510
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.7", 0.158 kg
» HTC One M8 For Windows
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» HTC One Remix
Adreno 305, unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» HTC One E8
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» HTC Desire 616
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT6592, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» HTC Desire 516
Adreno 302, unknown, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-08-26)