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HTC Desire 516 (2014) review

Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
Adreno 302
1 GB / 4 GB
5 inches (540 x 960 px)
5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px

HTC announced the launch of the Desire 516 smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the HTC Desire 516 phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Desire 516 comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Po 1950 mAh battery. The 5 inches phone comes with TFT display (540 x 960 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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HTC Desire 516 specifications

BrandHTC
NameDesire 516
ModelD516
Release date2014

Body

The weight of HTC Desire 516 is about 5.64 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this HTC phone are average (5.51 x 2.83 x 0.38 inches).

Weight5.64 oz
Dimensions5.51 x 2.83 x 0.38 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMini SIM

System

The HTC Desire 516 comes with Android OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 302

Display

The size of Desire 516 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches TFT display of HTC Desire 516 with 540 x 960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of HTC Desire 516 (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (4 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Desire 516 has no autofocus capability (fixed-focus). An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2 MP
Main camera5 MP, 2592 х 1944 px
FlashLED

Connectivity

The HTC Desire 516 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Desire 516 phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 1950 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Desire 516 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Po 1950 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This HTC phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of HTC Desire 516 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the HTC Desire 516, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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