HTC launches Desire 816 in India

HTC has launched Desire 816 in India. This device is their latest phablet that features a 5.5 inch display. This large screen phone was originally announced back in the beginning of this year, at MWC 2014. In India, HTC Desire 816 is priced  23,990, and will hit the stores in the country by the first week of May, 2014.

HTC desire 816

Desire 816 comes with a 5.5-inch HD display that offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor power, along with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 305. The device offers up to 8 GB of internal storage.  Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 is the chipset used. The storage can be expanded further 128 GB with the help of microSD card.

The dual SIM smartphone runs on Android 4.4 topped with Sense 6.0 UI.  The phone has got a 13 MP main camera in the rear with LED flash and it also sports a 5 MP front snapper.

The Desire 816 offers extreme sound experience with Dual front-stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers and HTC’s own Boom Sound technology.  For connectivity, the phone offers Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX,  Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, 3G and GPS with a-GPS,

The Desire 816 comes in five different color options including Black, White, Red, Green and Purple. For the given specifications, the pricing is seems to be decent and it will compete with Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

HTC Desire 816 specifications along with Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is listed below for a quick comparison

Phone HTC Desire 816 Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Sony Xperia T2 Ultra
Price Around Rs. 24,000 Rs. 23,000 Rs. 24,000
Display 4.8 Inch, Super AMOLED, 720 x 1280p resolution 5.25 inch IPS 720 x 1280p resolution 6 inch, IPS LCD, 720 x 1280p resolution
CPU Quad-core 1.6 GHz Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 305 Adreno 305
OS Android 4.4 Kitkat Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
RAM 1 GB 1.5 GB 1 GB
ROM 8 GB, microSD card up to 128 GB 8 GB, microSD card up to 64 GB 8 GB, microSD card Up to 32 GB
Connectivity 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB, optional 4G 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB, optional 4G
Camera-rear 13 MP full HD video recording 8 MP full HD video recording 13 MP, full HD video recording
Camera-front 5 MP 1.9 MP 5 MP
Battery 2,600 mAh Li-ion 2,600 mAh Li-ion 3,000 mAh Li-Ion

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