Summary: Great phone. Great sound quality. Large screen is much better for videos & reading . Easy to use and very responsive.Despite what someone wrote it is a Virgin Mobile Phone. That is my service provider and it works just fine.He should probably seek better advice from a reliable dealer and Boost is not the same as Virgin Mobile.
Summary: I've had this for a few months and here's what I think of it so far. Pros: 01. The screen is big and that makes it easier to see things and type. 02. It's fast and you can play games on it without lagging. 03. The WiFi on it is good. 04. Call quality is great. Cons: 01. No removable battery. 02. Battery life isn't great. I did, however, get around this by turning off notifications for certain programs. 03. No Android 5 yet.
This is the best (out of HTC One V, Samsung galaxy S2, Xiaomi Redmi 1s, Oneplus One which I have had) I have purchased till date
kabhijeet.16, Phone Arena
24 March 2015
Excerpt: This is the best I have purchased till date. Till date I have had HTC One V, Samsung galaxy S2, Xiaomi Redmi 1s, Oneplus One as my daily drivers. But I find HTC desire 816 much better in terms of speed, reliability, stable OS+UI, Sense features, sound, & display. I also have Oneplus One. But Even My Oneplus One cant beat this device. It is on Sanpdragon 400 (1.5GB RAM) + Kitkat & Oneplus one is on Snapdragon 801 (3GB RAM) + Kitkat.
Pros: Battery life awesome, very good Screen, Excellent Boomsound,, Stable, fast Sense UI, feels faster than my Oneplus One., Super cool design & feel, Great front & back cam
Cons: only con, HTC keyboard's autocorrect is annoying coz I cant turn it off., Back camera could have been better.
Summary: If you like a big screen but have a low budget this phone is definitely worth it. I've had this phone for 4 months now and still have had no problems with it. I watch Netflix on this phone a lot with no lag plus it has great picture quality. It's very slim so it fits comfortably in your pocket. The front facing camera is amazing which at 5mp exceeds most phones out there.