Features and Specifications
The HTC Desire 816 is a newly launched smartphone running on Android operating system that's being launched at the MWC 2014 held at Barcelona, Spain. The device is powered with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8292 Snapdragon 400 processor. In terms of memory, it has 1.5 GB of RAM and a meagre 8 GB of internal storage, that could however be expanded up-to 64 GB using microSD card.
Screen and Design
The screen on the phone features a 5.5" capacitive screen with 10 point multi-touch support. The screen on the phone has HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution that gives about 267 PPI pixel density. In terms of design, it features the same premium metallic uni-body look and finish as seen on the 'One' line of devices from HTC.
Camera and Multimedia
The HTC Desire 816 has a 16 MP auto-focus primary camera on the rear with LED flash support, that could prove to be very useful while snapping photos and shooting videos under low-light conditions. The primary camera comes with all the top-notch camera features including panorama, HDR, full-HD video recording, geo-tagging, smile/face recognition mode, etc. The phone also has a 5 MP secondary front facing camera that could be used for video calling and snapping self-portraits.
In terms of multimedia capability of the device, it supports playback of all the common multimedia formats including, but not limited to, MP3, MP4, WAV, AAC, AVI, WMV, eAAC+, etc.
Software and Features
The HTC Desire 816 comes pre-loaded with Android v4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box and has Sense UI v5.5 loaded on top of it. The device comes pre-loaded with other common apps and software features that includes, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, Hangouts, document reader, image & video editor, etc.
Battery and Connectivity
The device is loaded with a 2600 mAh non-removable battery on-board, that should be sufficient enough to keep the device powered for an entire day with moderate usage.
In terms of connectivity options, the device supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA/HSUPA, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, Micro-USB v2.0, etc.