HTC Desire 816 HD phablet now available online in India

By | June 1, 2014

HTC’s latest mid-range smartphone (to be precise phablet) Desire 816 is now up for sale across various e-commerce portals like Infibeam, Flipkart etc. The most competitive price we discovered was Rs 24,450 on e-commerce website We think this is a decent handset from any yardstick. HTC Desire 810 was launched in April along with budget smartphone HTC Desire 210 Dual SIM.

As far as we can remember HTC while announcing this smartphone in April, promised to make this phone available within 2 weeks. But that never took place and now at the end of May HTC has started shipping this device to India. HTC Desire 816 was launched along side HTC Desire 610 at Mobile World Congress early this year. Over all the look and feel of HTC Desire 816 is quite attractive and design also stands out which is HTC’s forte. We really liked the dual frontal speakers placed at both sides of the display and they give a chic look to device.htc_desire_816_white

Let us now see how Desire 816 performs specs wise. HTC Desire 816 sports a 5.5 inch HD display (1280×720 pixels) which translates into a pixel density of 267 ppi and is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1.5 Ghz of RAM. It only has 8 GB of inbuilt storage and which can be increased further up to 128 GB using a microSD card. However keep in mind that applications stored on your smartphone’s in built storage will always run smoothly when compared to the ones stored on a microSD card.

HTC has decided to ship Desire 816 with the latest version of Android, the Kitkat 4.4.2 paired with HTC’s own Sense 5.5 UI. This will be first device from HTC which will work with two nano SIM’s instead of usual micro SIM’s. HTC has done a wonderful job in camera department here, with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. Desire 816 has connectivity options like Bluetooth, DLNA, Micro USB and 3G to name a few. It also boasts of a decent 2,600 mAh non-removable battery which should deliver a talk time of 21 hours and 614 hours of standby time on 3G networks.

Also Read: Dual SIM HTC Desire 310 Specs review

HTC Desire 816 Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.50-inch
  • Processor: 1.6GHz
  • Front Camera: 5-megapixel
  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels (HD)
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Rear Camera: 13-megapixel
  • Battery capacity: 2600mAh

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