HTC Desire Series

HTC Desire 616Processor: unknown, Mediatek MT6582M, Mediatek MT6592, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 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
Display: 3.5 inch, 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 4.7 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.1kg, 0.12kg, 0.123kg, 0.14kg, 0.143kg, 0.15kg, 0.16kg, 0.165kg, 0.2kg
Price: 200, 279, 299, 300, 380 euro
Average Score: 74.26% - average
Average of 42 scores (from 47 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 66%, features: 65%, display: 71%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 90%

 

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: 76.67% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 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%
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: 58% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 6 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%
Fast ohne Sense
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2014

 

HTC Desire 610

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: 76.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 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?
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%
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%
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: 78.91% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 13 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.
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%
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: 63% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 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%

 

HTC Desire 616

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

 

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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.

» 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

:

Mediatek:

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

MT6592:

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


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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:


74.26%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Huawei Ascend P7
Kirin 910T

Devices with the same GPU

» Huawei MediaPad X1
unknown, 7.0", 0.239 kg
» Wiko Highway
Mediatek MT6592, 5", 0.154 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» ZTE Grand S Pro
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
» ZTE Blade L2
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582M
» HTC One E8
Adreno 330, unknown
» HTC Desire 516
Adreno 302, unknown
» BlackBerry Z3
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
» Prestigio MultiPhone 5500 Duo
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572
» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
» Huawei Ascend G740
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» Nokia Lumia 930
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» HTC One M8
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» Archos 50 Titanium
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» Acer Liquid Z5
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572
» Asus Zenfone 5
SGX544, Atom Z2580
» Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589
» Google Nexus 5
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
Adreno 320, Snapdragon MSM8960T
» Motorola Droid Maxx
unknown, unknown
» Sony Xperia Z1
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD
unknown, Mediatek MT6589
» Archos Platinum 50
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
» HTC Butterfly
Adreno 320, Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
Adreno 320, Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-08-26)