|Amazon||HTC Desire 326G (Black Onyx)||Rs. 8,400|
HTC, the South Korean handset manufacturing giant, is one of the leading player in the smartphone market around the world. The brand launches its smartphones under two series viz. One and Desire where the former is a flagship lineup while latter caters to customers of all price segment. The HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM is brand's attempt to provide a good looking smartphone to budget segment users. Here is a brief overview of the handset for the benefit of our readers.
The design of the handset features the traditional Desire gloss and bar form factor, which is quite attractive in this price range. At first glance, the handset reminds us of older devices like Desire V and Desire C. The front panel of the handset also houses front-firing loudspeakers that adds to the look and sound quality.
The handset manufacturer has placed a smaller 4.5-inch display on the front panel of the handset, which is kind of a letdown for those who are a keen multimedia lovers. Moreover, the minuscule resolution of 480 x 854 pixels does not help the cause any further.
User experience offered by the handset is not top of the line since it comes with the dated Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system out of the box. Moreover, there is no word regarding whether the handset will be updated to Android Lollipop operating system or not. However, the silver lining here is that the Kitkat update is one of the most stable release by Google.
Performance and Battery Life
Coming to the performance of the handset, Desire 326G offers a moderately decent performance as it is equipped with a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The processor of the handset has 1 GB of RAM to access while multitasking and performing various tasks. There is a 2000 mAh battery in this handset for a decent battery backup.
HTC has placed an 8 Megapixels primary camera on its rear panel that ensures pictures taken by the handset are quite decent. Moreover, the device also comes with a 2 Megapixel snapper on the front panel.
On the connectivity front, there is no 4G LTE in the handset, however, the handset maker has included 3G support in the handset. Besides this there is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB for regular connectivity with a number of gadgets.
The Desire 326G seems pretty powerful and capable a smartphone and while it may not be able to beat Moto E at its own game, it will be able to ensure HTC a strong entry ground in the budget smartphone segment. If HTC gets to break into the budget segment, it is just a matter of time before its technical know-how starts trickling down for lesser prices.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||June 16, 2015|
|Model||Desire 326G Dual SIM|
|Operating System||Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat)|
|Dimensions||139.7 x 69.6 x 9.7 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.2 GHz Quad core (Cortex A7)|
|Display||Size||4.5 inches (11.43 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Pixel Density||218 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||57.28 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Front Camera Sensor||BSI Sensor|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||11 hr|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||524 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 21.1 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, AVI, MPEG4, WMV, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||8 GB|
Up to 32 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|