HTC Desire 626
Average of 14 scores (from 18 reviews)
Reviews for the HTC Desire 626
Source: It Pro
The HTC Desire 626 isn’t the worst mid-range device we’ve reviewed, but it equally isn’t the best either. In fact, the majority of sub-£250 devices eclipse it, including the Moto G, which is probably the best all-rounder at this price level. The camera may not be important to business users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Please don’t buy this phone. It retails for anywhere between Rs 11,000 and 14,999 and at either price, it’s a waste of money. Android 4.4.4 and battery life issues notwithstanding, there simply are better phones available at the same price and there’s no point subjecting yourselves to a device like this. The Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 1S Eco for example are in another league altogether and available for around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 65% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
In an age when it takes only a few months for a top-end smartphone to feel old and outdated, it makes no sense at all for HTC to have launched a smartphone that is over a year old at this price. Customers today are sensible, and a plethora of options with much more current features and specifications are available at the same price or less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 40% price: 40% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70%
The HTC Desire 626 ticks a lot of boxes, matching rivals for specs and packing it all into a colourful, eye-catching shell without pushing the price up. But it's a phone that doesn't quite live up to its billing. Like the build itself, the handset doesn't quite deliver in the way I'd hoped, particularly when it comes to the camera and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Media
Pleasant and thin design, comfortable use with one hand, IPS screen with HD resolution and a 13MP rear camera with various shooting modes and settings, capable of shooting Full HD and slow motion videos. If you think that this hardware doesn’t quite cut it for a mid-range device, you shouldn’t worry, because the available software makes up for it. The phone operates on Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7.0 that brings a lot of useful apps and features along with it. To sum things up, we could say that if you’re an HTC fan and you’re looking for a mid-range device, then Desire 626 should be on the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2015
Source: Expert Reviews
Taken together with its lacklustre performance, the Desire 626 just doesn't do quite enough to rise above the rest of its mid-range competition. At £250 SIM-free, the £225 Sony Xperia M4 Aqua beats it hands down on almost every front, and even paying £170 on O2's Pay and Go service seems like poor value when the £125 Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 offers so much more for your money. This is a real shame, as I'm a big fan of HTC's new Sense 7 interface and it's great to see it appearing on handsets further down HTC's Desire range. It just needs a better handset to do it justice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tom's Guide
At first, the $185 HTC Desire 626 seems like a great deal. It has a big, bright LCD display; a crisp 8-MP rear camera; expandable storage; and a customizable design that lets you stand out. But the dismal battery life means you should probably look elsewhere. Overall, the $179 Moto G is a better investment, as it offers faster overall performance, longer battery life, stock Android and a friendly design that's fully customizable with Moto Maker.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Cool Smartphone
At this end of the market there’s a lot of competition. The Honor handsets, the Moto G, the endless Chinese devices from companies like ZTE and Meizu. This, the Desire 626, is sadly let down by a camera which just isn’t acceptable, especially if you dare to zoom. There’s a number of highlights though, including the on-board help function is particularly good. It quickly guides you through any potential problems with a helpful interface. I also liked the Car Mode, which gave the handset a big-button interface. There’s a Backup system, the clever HTC Dot View system so you can use the handset with the relevant case, a flashlight, a weather system and a “scribble” app which lets you note down any quick thoughts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 84% features: 88%
Source: Phone Arena
Right now, the 2015 edition of the Moto G is the benchmark that many folks will use to compare phones that are within the same scope. Indeed, the HTC Desire 626’s outright price point of $185 makes it an attractive offering, especially if you find its tailored design to be better, but it’s still a somewhat underperforming package that doesn’t threaten the Moto G in terms of functionality. Well, that’s pretty concerning because you’re going to fork over just a smidgen more for it – plus, it lacks the better specs of the Moto G. We won’t deny that HTC has something tangible here for consumers who don’t want to spend a fortune on their next phone and are looking for a good-looking handset, but we just expect better results everywhere to keep it in the same pedestal as some of the other prized options out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Typically, when we review a phone out here in the Pocketnow Utah offices, we carry our daily driver alongside the review device. This time, the review device was good enough, though not particularly fast, to accomplish all our daily activities. If you’re looking for a cheap phone that will do what you need it to – but not much else – the Desire 626 is worthy of your consideration.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 60% features: 84% mobility: 80%
Source: Stuff TV
It’s a capable phone with a design that avoids the bland style of some other cheaper models. However, we crucially just didn’t find it as much fun to use as some other phones at the price. The Moto G 2GB edition costs similar money and offers a better camera and much more stamina. And for just a bit more the Honor 6 gets you a superior screen, battery life and camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Gadget Show
The HTC Desire 626 is a decent budget phone with a brilliant camera that should suit everyone, but it feels rather generic, and its battery life isn't ideal. When faced with stiff competition from the brand new Moto G, it just doesn't do enough to stand out from the pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Android Authority
So there you have it for this look at the HTC Desire 626! Although this entry-level smartphone gets a few key aspects right, including its beautiful design and solid build quality, good camera, and excellent software experience, there are some glaring flaws that are hard to overlook. For starters, the performance isn’t entirely up to the mark, even for a low-cost smartphone, and the battery life is quite disappointing, which may be a turn off for some. While this would have been a fantastic entry-level smartphone only a year ago, a slew of great sub-$200 devices that have made, and will be making, their way to the market results in the Desire 626 being a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 57% display: 65% mobility: 60% workmanship: 87%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2015
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2015
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2015
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 65% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: With the mix and match options, the trendy HTC Desire 626 is available in many colors. The dual colored device, which feels solid in hand, features capable hardware and a simplistic design. Users accustomed to the HTC brand will feel right at home, since it resembles most modern HTC smartphones. The 140 g device comes with an immersive 5 inch HD 720p Super LCD display that produces good colors. The Android 4.4.4 KitKat system houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad core @1,1 GHz, which delivers good performance for the buck. There are 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage and micro SD support up to 200 GB.
The HTC Desire 626 comes with an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Both cameras produce sharp, high quality images. Other features on the smartphone are Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, micoUSB 2.0 and a solid loudspeaker with good sound quality. Battery life on the HTC Desire 626 is impressive with up to 20 hours talk time thanks to the 200 mAh Lithium Ion battery and optimized device architecture. Users that require a smartphone with modern connectivity features, but do not want to spend too much can certainly consider the HTC Desire 626 as an option.
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