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HTC Desire 826x


HTC Desire 826x Description

  • Better display
  • Better front camera
  • Android Lollipop
  • Below par performance
  • Expensive

The Taiwanese handset maker, HTC has been banking on its Desire 826 series of smartphones to push the volumes in India. The Desire 826X was launched by the brand as a last ditch attempt to the sell the 826 lineup before it fizzles out. This handset comes with good specifications, however, for the price tag that it comes with it stands no chance in the Indian handset market. Personally we feel that this device is an unnecessary launch by the maker to bulk up the lineup, since it already has a number of devices at lower price with similar features.


The design of the handset is the typical Desire design with glossy plastic and two tone color scheme. It front camera is mounted in the center of the front panel much like the Desire Eye for better selfie capturing. The handset also features traditional front firing Boomsound speakers on the front panel for better audio output. The design of the handset is as elegant and minimalistic as it get and HTC could not have done better.


The display on the front of the Desire 826X measures a good 5.5-inch across the diagonal, which makes it ideal for any multimedia requirement. Moreover, the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels further enhances the overall viewing experience on the handset. The display also comes protected by a shatter-proof and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass layer.

User Experience

Considering that the handset is placed in upper mid range of smartphones, it was imperative that it came with latest Android operating system. HTC did not disappoint us in this regard as the handset comes with Android Lollipop operating system, out of the box. Throw in the HTC Sense user interface in an already appealing mix of material design and performance enhancements of Lollipop update, you get a winner user interface.

Performance and Battery Life

The performance of the handset is expected to be power packed as it comes equipped with an impressive Octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. The 2 GB of RAM accompanying the processor further enhances the overall user experience and smoothness of the performance. However, the battery under the rear panel of the handset is a let down as it comes with a mere strength of 2600 mAh.

Camera Technology

The highlight of the device when it comes to imaging is the 8 MP camera located in the top center part of the front panel. This snapper is more than sufficient for taking DSLR like selfies and making clear video calls. On its rear panel, the handset comes with a standard 13 MP camera with enhancement features incorporated in the Sense UI.


The handset is bound to face tough competition in this price segment from the likes of Samsung Galaxy S5, upcoming OnePlus Two, Galaxy A8 and Huawei Honor 6 Plus. All of these devices come with several impressive features and are much better handsets than the Desire 826 X.


Our final verdict for the Desire 826 X is that the handset manufacturer could have done without this particular launch as it offers nothing new that is not available in the market as of now. Users can definitely give it a miss since Desire 820 or Desire 820 S offer similar performance and specifications in a much lower price. This handset has been launched by the brand purely as an additional option in an existing lineup. 

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Key Features See Full Specs
Android v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
  • 1.7 GHz Octa Core
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Storage
  • 5.5" (13.97 cm) Display
  • 2600 mAh Battery
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • 13 MP Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • No Quick Charging

HTC Desire 826x Specifications

General Specifications Launch Date July 7, 2015
Brand HTC
Model Desire 826x
Color Blue, Grey, White
Form Factor Touchbar
Category Phablet
Dual SIM
Hybrid SIM
SIM Card Dual Nano SIM
Facial Recognition
Fingerprint Scanner
Network LTE+GSM
Operating System Android v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Custom UI HTC Sense
Dimensions 158 x 77.5 x 8 mm
Weight 183 grams
Processor & RAM Processor 1.7 GHz Octa core 64 bit (1.7 GHz Quad + 1 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
GPU Adreno 405
Display Size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen S-LCD 3
Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD
Pixel Density 401 ppi
Colours 16M
Keyboard Touch
Screen to Body Ratio 67.95 %
Other Input Features Multi-touch
Camera Rear Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
13 MP
Rear Flash
LED Flash
Front Camera Sensor BSI Sensor
Rear Camera Sensor Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Rear Camera Aperture f/2.2
Front Camera Aperture f/2.8
Rear Camera Features Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Rear Auto Focus
Video Recording
1080p@60fps, Full HD, HD
Digital Zoom
Battery Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Battery Type Li-Polymer, Non Removable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging
Connectivity GPRS
2G GSM 1900/1800/900/850
CDMA 800
3G HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42 Mbps
4G LTE Cat4 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
NFC Support
USB Port microUSB 2.0
USB Type-C
Entertainment & Multimedia Ringtone Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration
Audio Format AAC, AC3, AMR, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video Format 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV
Storage Internal Storage 16 GB
Expandable Storage
Up to 128 GB
Card Slot microSD
Calling & Messaging Phone Book
Practically Unlimited
Instant Messaging
Additional Information Items in the Box Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Disclaimer: The specifications shown may be different from actual. Please confirm with the retailer site before purchasing.

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