HTC Desire 816

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.50-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Snapdragon 400
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 1.5GB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 2600mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateFebruary 2014

HTC Desire 816 Review

By Ershad Kaleebullah (May 28, 2014)
Ershad Kaleebullah
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Stupendous camera performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good pricing
  • Bad
  • Inconsistent design
  • Slightly large

HTC's Desire series of smartphones had a decent run during the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) era. These mid-range devices catered to people who wanted a phone that would perform well and was reasonably priced. In the Rs. 20,000 - 30,000 range, these phones stood up well to competition from Samsung and LG, amongst others.

HTC Desire 816 Summary

The HTC Desire 816 is a great phablet with consistent performance. Although, the one thing that sets the Desire 816 apart from the rest is the performance of its 13-megapixel rear camera and the 5-megapixel front one. We absolutely loved it.

HTC Desire 816 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
HTC Desire 816 (64MB RAM, 8GB) - White 27,390

HTC Desire 816 price in India starts from ₹ 27,390. The lowest price of HTC Desire 816 is ₹ 27,390 at Flipkart.

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HTC Desire 816 Full Specifications

Brand HTC
Model Desire 816
Release date February 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 156.60 x 78.70 x 7.99
Weight (g) 165.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2600
Removable battery No
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 267
Processor 1.6GHz quad-core
Processor make Snapdragon 400
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating system Android 4.4
Skin Sense 6.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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HTC Desire 816 User Review and Ratings

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  • Super Perfomance, Camara give unbelivable experiance
    Alwin Antony (May 10, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    it is a best phone that i used before ,At the first moment i got problem that lessinternal storage capabilty, then after few month i update it to android Marshmallow 6.0, after that i can convert the external storage to internal storage
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  • Plus point
    P.k. Jagtap (May 13, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    wery good performence of this smartphone. good camera, awasome os system 4.4 kitkat.large screen, long battry backup,13mp rear camera 5mp front camera
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  • Great phone
    Jacinta Wokabi (Jan 21, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    very nice, great camera, display, sound, processing speed. been using for a few months now and pretty much like everything about the phone.
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  • price worthy!!
    Madhur Mittal (Jul 11, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Everything about this cell phone is awesome at this price, it even supports the cdma sim also which is not described in its specifications.
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  • good phones
    Ehsas Enterprise (Jan 28, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    it's very good phone
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  • Mobile's overall performance is very good... I like it.
    Eachareth Rajesh Menon (Jun 11, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Mobile's overall performance is very good... I like it. Very fast... good camera. Good kitkat mobile available in the market.
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  • 4G handset?
    Anshul Kumar (Aug 9, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Please let me know whether it is a 4G handset or not? Sim slot 1 is showing 4G/LTE?
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  • Impressive
    Muhammad Mubashir (May 13, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    Now this is one phone that HTC may call "worth the price". 8 Gigas might be less for the pictures, and specifically for those who are fond of continuous shots. Nevertheless, It hardly hangs, Thanks to the Snapdragon processor and 1GB Ram. A Highly recommended phone
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    Anil Jasoriya (Aug 15, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    I am using this phone since 8 months but upon showing software upgradation notification I have upgraded software ( Android Lolipop) and after upgradation it's internet is not working and facing problem
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  • Nfc Optional
    Kavish Duggal (Sep 6, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    camera is g8 good processing speed but htc says that nfc not woring in india can any body tell me what does they mean by nfc 9/10 for this huge phone
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