|Flipkart||HTC Desire 816G (Octa Core) (Blue, 16 GB)(1 GB RAM)||Rs. 21,990|
The Taiwanese handser manufacturer, HTC too has some really impressive smartphones up its sleeves that have earn loyalists around the world. It has its flagship lineup in One series and Desire series of smartphone for mid range buyers. The handset manufacturer revolutionised the smartphone market with the Desire 820, which was one of the first offerings from the brand that offered premium features in mid-range segment.
HTC Desire 816G comes with the signature design that defines the entire Desire lineup of smartphones. It comes with a whole polycarbonate body that has extremely glossy finish that looks quite tacky. The glossy finish on the body of the handset attracts fingerprints like a magnet and also happens to be quite slippery.
The Taiwanese handset has plonked a decent 5.5-inch HD IPS panel that offers a good display real estate to enjoy multimedia as well as gaming. Moreover, it has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels for an enhanced viewing experience.
For a good and stable user experience, the handset manufacturer has pre-installed Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system in this handset. This might be a dated update of Android. However, it is one of the most stable release from Google. Moreover, the user experience is further enhanced by the latest HTC Sense user interface with Blinkfeed running atop the Android operating system.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance offered by the handset is quite impressive as it wields an Octa-core SoC under its rear panel that has been clocked at 1.7 GHz. However, the brand has coupled the processor of the handset with a smaller RAM of 1 GB that might result in slight lag while multitasking heavily. The battery life offered by the handset is quite decent owing to the 2600 mAh battery resting under the rear panel of the device.
HTC has placed a powerful and efficient 13 MP camera on the rear panel of the handset that is ideal for all kind of photography. Whereas this handset comes with a 5 MP front camera to appeal to selfie lovers.
On the connectivity front, the handset misses out on 4G LTE, which might be a deal breaker for some. However, HTC has added support for 3G to connectivity in this handset fast Internet browsing while on the move. It also comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS.
The only difference being that of a processor, there is not much difference you will be opting for when you go for Desire 816G (Octa Core). There not much of a markup in the price of this variant of Desire 816G as opposed to the one launched some time ago. However, the Desire 816G is limited in appeal to two kinds of users - HTC fans or those in need of a phablet. While we can't dissuade HTC fans, we certainly can provide a better option to those looking for a phablet and it is called the ZenFone 6. Nothing more to say in this respect.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||February 2, 2015|
|Model||Desire 816G (2015)|
|Operating System||Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat)|
|Custom UI||HTC Sense|
|Dimensions||156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.7 GHz Tru-Octa Core|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||267 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||67.51 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2600 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, AVI, MPEG4, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 32 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|