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Updated On: 16th July 2018

HTC Desire 816

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The HTC Desire 816 is a newly announced Android OS based smartphone. The device sports a 5.5" HD screen with a pixel density of about ~267 PPI. It has 13 MP primary camera with LED Flash & a 5 MP secondary camera. It is powered with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It has 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, further expandable up-to 64 GB. Connectivity options includes 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB & NFC. The device has a 2600 mAh non-removable battery on board.
HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816
Best Price: 7,500

Key Specifications

  • Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • 13 M.Pixels rear & 5 M.Pixels selfie
  • 5.5 inch screen
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
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HTC Desire 816 Price in India

HTC Desire 816 Price starts at Rs. 7,500. The lowest price of HTC Desire 816 is at Flipkart, which is 17% less than the cost of Desire 816 at Amazon (Rs. 8999).

HTC Desire 816 Details

Features and Specificatio
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 inch 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.

HTC Desire 816 Price in India

StoreDetails Price HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim (Dark Grey) ₹8,999
Flipkart HTC Desire 816 (Dark Grey, 8 GB)(1.5 GB RAM) ₹7,500

HTC Desire 816 Specifications

Performance Snapdragon 400
Display 5.5
Storage 8GB
Camera 13 M.Pixels
Battery 2600 mAh


Display Type Super LCD2
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Size (in inches) 5.5
Pixel Density 267 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Color Reproduction 16M Colors
Screen to body percentage 67.7 %

Design and Build

Dimensions 6.1x3.1x0.3 inches
Weight 165 grams


Operating System Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)


Primary 13 M.Pixels
Front 5 M.Pixels
Video [email protected], [email protected]


Internal 8GB
Expandable MicroSD, 128GB


Type Li-Po
Talk time 21 hrs (3G)
Capacity 2600 mAh
Standby Time 737 hrs (3G)


Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Yes with DLNA, hotspot
3G Yes
USB Micro USB v2.0
2G Yes
4G Yes
SIM Configuration Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
NFC Chipset Yes
Infrared No
Wired Micro USB v2.0


Chipset Snapdragon 400
Architecture Cortex-A7
No of Cores 4 (Quad Core)
Make Qualcomm MSM8928
Frequency 1.6 GHz
GPU Adreno 305


Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope No
Ambient Light No


Loudspeaker Yes
Headphones Yes

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Questions and Answers

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Why don't both the slots support 3G?
Since HTC's hardware was given accordingly, it doesn't support 3G in both the slots. Only the first SIM slot supports 3G and 2G. The second SIM slot supports only 2G.
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Because in this phone first SIM slot supports 3G and the second SIM slot supports only 2G. Both the SIMs doesn't support 3G.
By Razat**
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No, only the first SIM supports 3G, the other SIM is only 2G. It's not advisable to buy now since it is outdated.
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Yes, it supports 3G on both the slots.
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No, only one slot supports 3G.
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Does it support 2G, 3G, 4G, VoLTE, OTG, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity?
Yes, it supports 2G, 3G, OTG, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. But it does not support 4G LTE & VoLTE. This is only a 3G phone.
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This phone supports 2G, 3G, OTG, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No, it's not a 4G device.
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I have an old 2016 model phone; this phone does not support 4G.
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It doesn't support 4G and VoLTE from the above list.
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It supports all, except for 4G and VoLTE.
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Does it support Jio SIM?
No, Because it is a 3G phone and Jio SIM provides a 4G network.
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No, as it is not a 4G handset.
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No, It doesn't support Jio sim
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No, it's a 3G phone.
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Does it support OTG or not?
No, it doesn't support OTG.
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Is this a 4G phone?
No, HTC desire is not a VoLTE 4G phone.
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This is a 3G phone. Model 816G.
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No, it is a 3G phone.
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It's not 4G phone.
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Yes, it is.
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No confusion, great combination.
By Akshit
At Rs. 24000 you don't have any other phone which provides a 5.5 inch super LCD2 display ! It has got the BOOMSOUND speakers which have an amazing quality, a more than decent 13MP camera, SNAPDRAGON 400 coupled with an ADRENO 305 GPU & a 1.5 GB RAM which is enough for daily multitasking and to play REAL RACING 3, ASPHALT, FIFA, DEAD TRIGGER 2 , so that's probably more than enough ! A 2600 mAH battery is enough to go through medium usage for a day !! The internal memory is a bit of an issue as there is only 3.8 user accessible memory, so that'll definitely be an issue from the gaming point of view !! but with a 128 GB expandable memory, I don't have much issues ! It got Android KITKAT 4.4.2 out of the box alongside HTC's latest SENSE 6 which is pretty similar to what HTC ONE M8 has to offer. IN SHORT IT TICKS 8 OUT OF 10 BOXES , SO IT'S A DEFINITE YES FOR ME !!(read more)
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HTC desire, truly heart desire.
By Gaurav Bhagat
I am giving this review after using this phone for over a month. PROS: 1. Performance: with 1.6Ghz processor and 1.5GB of RAM this phone is a performance monster. After a month of usage this phone doesn't lag or hang for a single occasion, even with heavy multitasking. 2. Display: it has got 720p HD display, but with htc's amazing brightness I assure it is really hard to differentiate from full hd 1080p screen. It is truly vibrant and with super LCD 2 screen it has amazing viewing angle. 3. Sound: I have listen to samsung, sony, nokia, what I can say is htc BOOMsound is the best if you want loud music. I assure you, with head phones you can't listen to music at max volume. You need deep bass, rocking treble, crisp and clear music with every detail. Yeah, this is the phone for you but not only that, quality and details of the music are well preserved and the widely placed FRONT SPEAKERS produces good stereo effect. 4. Gaming: Yeah, compatible with high end games. I have played THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, FIFA 2014, temple run oz, gta series, front line commander, asphalt airborne. There is no lag and runs smoothly. 5. Battery life: Very good. It has got EXTREME BATTERY SAVING MODE. Don't know what this is?. Well, if u have left 10% battery remaining and u enable this mode, the battery will last for more 90 to 120 mins. Obviously if you are not using it. 6. Touch: Touch response is very good. Sensitivity is amazing but not fingernail sensitive though. 7. Call quality: Good. haven't face any problem yet. 8. Camera: Best in this price range. There are many videos in youtube regarding its camera quality. check those out. CONS: 1. No screen protection, no gorilla glass or anything. 2. no NFC in asian models. 3. Screen being this large, option for single handed control would have been good. 4. Fluctuating and variable price.... BUT THAT IS NOT THE PHONE'S FAULT IT'S SELLER'S VERDICT: This is a amazing phone. best in this price bracket till date.. use it to know it, you will not be disappointed.(read more)
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By su.senthilkumar
Friends, to be frank. This is my first android phone as i was using nokia e63 symbion!

But this phone is fantastic!!

Price:-my plan was to get Samsung phone for around 17k, but i thought that Samsung launching in Indian market very late. so i thought to go moto x, another fantastic choice. but what all i need is dual sim as i will working in two states, so to avoid roaming charges i have to go dual sim option. than i was searching the phone.

large screen:- i read lot of documents for my official purpose. using my tablet is inconvenient. so i need large screen but should handy. i went for sony eperia ultra t2, but it too large to handle! i need little small. so the choice will be 5.5 inch.

4G:- here in my mind, i though why can’t i go for next gen 4g? so my sear widen to 4g with dual sim.

price:- to get all these things, i had two choices.

1. sony ultra t2 desire 816.

price:-both are almost same.

look:- htc is beautiful, but sony just like normal phone without any work on look.

software:- htc kit Kat ready but sony need to update.

4g:- Indian tele companies having 4g in the bandwidth of 900 1200 and 1500 also 2300. sony work only at 1200, whereas htc work at 900 1200 and 1500. so, htc surely accept Indian 4g bands!. sony may not.


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It's a great phone.
By Shri
HTC desire 816: This is one of the best phone available in this price range. Design: This phone has got really a beautiful design. Personally, I found it to be better than T2 ultra. It is a slim device but it's heavy. The screen is quite large and has a great resolution. One problem with the power button placement. Since it is placed at the top of phone, it is inconvenient. The placement should have been similar to Moto G. Sound: Speakers on front are really good and quite loud. Due to large screen and clear sound, watching movies on the phone is a great experience. Operating System: One of the key features of this phone is that it runs on Kitkat. Being a techie myself, I think this a must for any new phone. Using older versions of a software can be quite painful. Hardware: This phone has 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor which is speedy but slightly outdated. I think for current Android version quad core is sufficient. The battery could have been more powerful at least 3100 Ah like one plus one. Internal storage is 8GB but expandable, which is really great. Camera: Both cameras are quite powerful and also easy to use. Clearly, this is one of the attraction in this phone. I found cameras to be much better than Indian phones which are having same specs. Obviously for higher price, one gets better features. Verdict: Considering the smooth performance, good sound and great camera, this phone is clear winner in this category.(read more)
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Best Mid Range Android experience.
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HTC desire 816 ticks all the boxes [at least for me]. 1. Performance: For an average user like me with productivity/work related apps running during weekdays and casual gaming during weekends [aka Asphalt 8] the desire 816 gives a zero lag experience. I guess the 1.5GB RAM does the trick. On the video front, it plays 1080p videos without any lag. 2. Screen quality: Most of the PPI advertised [greater than 250] is very difficult to discern on such a small screen. I think it is more of a marketing gimmick to make specs stand out. I find the screen in HTC 816 [PPI of 267] to be excellent for viewing webpages, reading books on Play books app or the Kindle app, or viewing images. Viewing angles are also very good. But visibility in the broad day light under sun is bit difficult, and you will need to crank up the brightness. Indoors brightness at 30% itself is very bright for my requirement. 3. Camera: The rear 13MP camera clicks pretty good pics indoor and outdoors. While taking brightly lit subjects outdoor, it tends to get overexposed at times, but the same can be corrected by taking multiple shots or manually changing exposure value. Front 5MP also click very good pics and excellent for Video calls/Hangouts. 4. Audio Output: Desire 816 has stereo speakers with Boomsound which can give a very pleasurable listening experience and we can avoid going for headphone always as in other phones. The sound is definitely not tinny like other phones in the price range. The Audio DAC used by HTC also is very good and with a good App like Poweramp and set of nice headphones you can really feel the difference. Those using this as an audio player will like this. The stock headphones that come with this are ordinary ones, nothing spectacular, can be used for voice chat/casual music etc. For serious listening consider an upgrade. 5. Memory: The 8GB internal storage is very less since the usable memory is around 3.95GB only. This is one major drawback for anyone trying to install multiple heavy games [like FIFA/Asphalt]. For media storage etc, you can install up to 128GB via Micro SD card. I have a 64GB Sandisk MicroSD card installed and it works without any issues. Moving apps to memory card won't work for all apps and those which can be moved, will move only partial data to SD card. So memory is a limitation for heavy users. For the rest of the folks like me, this is more than sufficient 6. Battery: With moderate usage I'm getting around 1.5 to 2 day from full charge to 15%. Again it depends on the settings and what Apps you allow to Sync, but overall pretty good. An improvement compared to Nexus 5 I used before 7. Build: Battery is non user replaceable and the build quality is very solid, like the Lumia range Windows devices. Volume button quality is not good though 8. Call quality: I would say it is good and clarity is also great 9. Others: Has DLNA, so you will be able to stream content to compatible devices and can be used as Media server. Indian version of the Desire 816 is a 3G model with Dual SIM, no 4G variant available. I'm using the white model, since the black had a glossy back which was attracting lot of fingerprints. I haven't tested USB OTG, so can't comment on it. Comes with Android Kitkat out of the box with HTC Sense 6 version. I found the Sense 6 to be superior to the stock Android on Nexus 5 in many areas, any case that is subjective! I would recommend this phone to any Android user over Samsung/Sony/LG offerings in the same price bracket. It is a definite VFM option out there!.(read more)
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