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HTC Desire 816 (2014) review

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
Adreno 305
1.5 GB / 8 GB
5.5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

HTC announced the launch of the Desire 816 smartphone in 2014. The manufacturer is offering the HTC Desire 816 phone with 5.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Desire 816 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 2600 mAh, non-removable battery.

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HTC Desire 816 specifications

BrandHTC
NameDesire 816
ModelD816
Release date2014

Body

The weight of HTC Desire 816 is about 5.82 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this HTC phone are average (6.17 x 3.1 x 0.31 inches).

Weight5.82 oz
Dimensions6.17 x 3.1 x 0.31 inches
Colorsblack, gray, green, red, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The HTC Desire 816 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
CPUQuad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 305

Display

The size of Desire 816 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches Super LCD2 display of HTC Desire 816 with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper LCD2
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of HTC Desire 816 (1.5 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1.5 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Desire 816 is equipped with autofocus. 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 camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The HTC Desire 816 supports 2G, 3G and 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 816 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Desire 816 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 2600 mAh, non-removable 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 816 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 2600 mAh, non-removable

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. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
SpecialsHTC Sense 6
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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 816, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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