HTC Desire 816G
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Key Specs
  • Display 5.50-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Mediatek MT6582
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 2600mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateSeptember 2014

HTC Desire 816G Review

By Ershad Kaleebullah (Nov 11, 2014)
Ershad Kaleebullah
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • HTC Sense 6 is a great skin
  • Good design
  • Bad
  • Below average camera performance
  • Battery life is average
  • Expensive

In what could be considered a comeback of sorts, thanks to good sales of the Desire 816 and the One (M8), HTC is following Samsung's footsteps by announcing new phones left, right and centre. Recently, the company announced the HTC Desire 816G, which is supposedly a 3G-only variant of the Desire 816 with watered-down specifications. We loved the Desire 816 for its great 13-megapixel camera and its media playback capabilities. Let's hope that the Taiwanese smartphone company can recreate the same magic with the new Desire 816G.htc_desire_816g_cover_ndtv.jpg

HTC Desire 816G Summary

HTC tried to capitalise on the success of the HTC Desire 816 by creating a low-cost variant of the phone in the form of the HTC Desire 816G. However, it only managed to botch up the effort by creating a product we weren’t ultimately too enthusiastic about. The phone doesn’t have the same stellar camera nor the reliable performance we experienced in its elder brother.

HTC Desire 816G Price in India

Product Name Price in India
HTC Desire 816G (Blue, 1GB RAM, 8GB) 8,990
HTC Desire 816G (White, 1GB RAM, 16GB) 21,990
HTC Desire 816G (Blue, 1GB RAM, 16GB) 21,990

HTC Desire 816G price in India starts from ₹ 21,990. The lowest price of HTC Desire 816G is ₹ 21,990 at Flipkart.

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HTC Desire 816G Full Specifications

General
Brand HTC
Model Desire 816G
Release date September 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 156.60 x 78.70 x 7.90
Weight (g) 158.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2600
Removable battery No
Colours blue, white
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Hardware
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core
Processor make Mediatek MT6582
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.4.2
Skin Sense 6.0
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
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 816G User Review and Ratings

3.3 242 ratings
  • 5 ★
    80
  • 4 ★
    55
  • 3 ★
    25
  • 2 ★
    16
  • 1 ★
    66
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  • great phone
    Anil Sharma (Nov 3, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    well build with good battery life, good camera, pleasant android feel........................overall great package... if we get L upgrade it would be fantastic
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  • vry nyc
    SwApnil Kesarwani (Nov 27, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    awesome phone.
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  • Worst phone, with in 40 days got crashed , HTC Serivce team said 20 days ETA to change all the parts
    Srini g (Dec 20, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    This model has several issues , I went to service center to repair with in 40days . Major problems in this model is 1. Signal very weak 2. While Charging Mobile heats like anything 3. SIM card slot has issue , automatically ejects the SIM (for this issue entire mother board need to change in mobile so it will took 20days to order and get the mobile from Hyderabad Service center ) 4.All over State has 1 service center is the major issue Hyderabad Service center has very poor man power and even they didn't mention proper ETA , the way they responds is worse. (you need to wait for 3 to 4 hours to submit a request) Submitted my mobile in Hyderabad HTC service Center on 16th December 2014 , the same day, I saw the others with the same mobile almost 7 issues found in the same model HTC 816G Model. All are having Charging issues and Signal & SIM Slot issue This ticket number given for your reference 14IND510005068
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  • Very Worst Model
    Pravin Srinivasan (Nov 8, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    My mobile network showing as ROAMING even in home network. Tried everything through HTC Call center/assistance, but no use. I had one BIG PROBLEM also, when Switched ON for very FIRST time, the display screen went BLANK & DARK. I given it to Service center for HARD RESET & Software Update. I took Half day leave TWICE & traveled 35kms to give & get back the mobile from service center. Now again, HTC wants me to handover the set to service center to check this ROAMING NETWORK problem. THIS IS A LESSON FOR ALL, DON'T GET CHEATED BY HTC. HTC 816G IS VERY BAD MODEL. My comment is genuine.
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  • touch not working
    Mann Parmar (Oct 25, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    this phone touch sensor not work proper, this phone is west of money,so anyone no purshase it.. phone was hanging in internet connect.
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  • htc 816g is 19k
    vikky (Oct 27, 2019) on Flipkart
    htc desire 816g is 18900 in india.bt hw come is 1500 more? flipkart please give the clarification for this
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  • supersupersupersuper
    Muthu Ram (Oct 27, 2019) on Flipkart
    very xcellant superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.............
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  • sirra phone a camere is verry good sound very loud and full hd recording
    Arsh Singh (Oct 27, 2019) on Flipkart
    sirra phone a camere is verry good sound very loud and full hd recording and zabardast phone from htc secondary camera very good clearity and awsm phone
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  • Total Value for money...!!!!
    shrey kaushik (Oct 27, 2019) on Flipkart
    So, I bought this phone on 12th Oct. way before it was available on flipkart and got it at Rs.16000 from the local market. I was stuck at Moto G, previously but due to it was out of stock I placed my money on this. After a week of extensive usage I am writting a review for the prospective buyers. Display :- This is the best part of the phone, the vivid display is awesome to look at. Colour reproduction is great, also the display is easily and shockingly readable in direct sunlight even at the lowest brightness setting. So you don't need to tinker with the brigthness slidder every time you walk out in the sun. Camera :- Camera is becoming the foremost aspect for buyers to choose a phone, and this phone just aces in this department. This phone has a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera. Both the camera have excellent quality, with some precision and some good editing apps like snapseed, you can easily compete with some p&s cameras. The rear camera also offers full HD video recording. Great camera with a great display makes this phone total drool worthy Processor :- Well, moving inside the body, the phone has 1.3 Ghz Mediayek processor with Adreno 302 graphics processor, 1GB of useable RAM and 4 GB of internal memory with an expandable memory slot of 32GB. I have heard many people comparing 816G 's processor with that of 816. I don't know why people do this but, for them I would say that the 816G has a smaller processor as compared to 816, but it is also 3 - 4 thousand cheaper than its counterpart. While it still has the great front and rear cameras and dual frontal speakers and same screen size. So how would one expect HTC making money off this phone without having a smaller processor. So leaving this aside, the processor is awesome. My previous phone was Sony Xperia Miro with 800 Mhz processor, its a great jump for me. I have played games like GTA Vice City, Asphalt 8, Dead Trigger 2, N.O.V.A. 3, Subway surfers, Ducati Challenge, ROC, with absolutely no lag whatsoever. (Unlimited wi-fi with 2mbps speed makes you do this) I even got 58 fps in Nenamark 2 and a score of 20k plus in Antutu benchmark. So, for me its very good considering the price. Battery :- The phone packs up a 2600 mAh battery, which gives decent backup for a phone having a huge 5.5 inch display. While playing heavy games the battery drains quickly, but still much better than the battery backup offered by samsung phones. Speakers :- The dual fontal speakers with HTC boomsound technology can easily put some portable small fm radios to shame. The sound is crystal clear even at full volume. UI :- The HTC blinkfeed UI is a very clean and easy to use UI, with added blinkfeed technology. Accessories :- The headphone provided are non in-ear type but are very good. Lets sum up the Pros and Cons. Pros :- 1. 13MP and 5 MP cameras with BSI sensors are awesome for photography. 2. 5.5 inch display with easy direct sunlight visibility. 3. Dual frontal speakers. 4. Perfect price. 5. Dual GSM sim, unlike GSM + CDMA of 816. Cons :- 1. Battery could have been a slight bigger. 2. Qualcomm Snapdragon processor would have attracted more customers.
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  • What is the difference betn Desire 816 (dual) & desire 816G ??????
    Satyajeet Jathar (Oct 27, 2019) on Flipkart
    Hi, I wanted to buy desire 816 phone . please can anybody tell the difference bet'n these two phones. which one will be better by-- processor ,sound quality ,battery life., perfomance & other features wise.
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