Excerpt: In the current era of mobile phones, it seems as though everyone is moving towards larger screens and bigger forms. Even Apple has followed the trend, as the new iPhone screens are larger than ever. But in the Phablet Age, does bigger really mean better?
Conclusion: The HTC Desire 816 is a good mid-range phone that competes squarely against others in the market from the likes of Nokia or Lenovo. It’s certainly not as flashy as the HTC One, but that’s to be expected in order to keep it affordable.
Pros: + Great speakers,
+ Fuss-free design,
+ Decent camera
Cons: - Awkward to use with one hand,
- Screen brightness can be disappointing at times,
- Average battery life
Excerpt: The HTC Desire 816 is an interesting device. It is clearly a “One” in heart and soul, but branded and marketed differently, and targeted instead at the mid-range market. In my opinion, it is even better value for money than the M8. You will want to find out why, so do come along.
HTC Desire 816 Review: Powerful, Plastic, and Not So Pricey
30 July 2014
Summary: The HTC Desire 816 is a midrange phablet which, despite several obvious shortcomings, leaves the impression of an above-average product. It is an instant leader in the rather barren midrange phablet market, largely due to its harmonious mixture of dependable design and powerful performance, which no...
Pros: Dependable performance, Well-built, smooth plastic body, Above-average main camera
Summary: While there's lots of action in the high-rent district of phablet town, HTC is looking to sneak in and grab a slice of the mid-priced pie. But is a device that borrows the best from smartphone and tablet something that should be compromised on? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the HTC Desire 816.
Summary: [ Editor’s note: Our review unit is from China, and while it has Sense 5.5, it will be updated to Sense 6 ‘soon’. All Desire 816’s purchased outside of China will have Sense 6 out of the box] Typically when we think of midrange devices one of the first words that tend to come to mind is compromise.
HTC Desire 816 Review: the mid-range phablet that makes sense
26 June 2014
Conclusion: It has a good display, attractive design, excellent camera, dual SIM connectivity and performs daily tasks very well. Priced at around US$389 , the Desire 816 steals the show from its competitors, namely the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.
HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM Review: Surprisingly Good Camera, Excellent Audio and OK Battery (Video)
14 June 2014
Conclusion: We give the HTC Desire 816 a 9.3 out of 10 for design, a 9.2 out of 10 for hardware and a 9.7 out of 10 for OS and UI. The final grade is 9.4 out of 10 for the HTC Desire 816, that’s the best midrange offer available right now and the best HTC Desire phone ever.
Pros: excellent audio, good display, runs modern games, good price, OK battery and Extreme Power Saving, dual SIM and microSD device, very good camera (back and front), nice UI
Cons: long battery charging, no Gorilla Glass, Internal storage fills up fast, flimsy lid, no EQ, headphones not comfy, no gestures