We might have an overdose of new mobile phones these days, but it is still a daunting task when it comes to choosing the right smartphone for your pocket. It’s very important to have all the basic features and functions in your device like smooth curves, glossy finishes, screen quality, operating system and many other things as well. Most of the high-end phones do have these qualities, many of the Chinese brands too have these specs in their mid-range offerings. Still, there are many among us who would like to put their hard earned money on established MNC brands, right?
Take my word, mobile phones from HTC, the Taiwan-based device maker, are simply beautiful with good features at an excellent price. Their camera quality is superb, build quality is top-notch and the screen is great. Take for
instance, their new offering in the marketplace—HTC Desire 626 dual SIM LTE. With a good set of features, the new HTC innovation sets a powerful new standard for mid-range smartphones. It is really a beautiful phone with good
features at an excellent price; it carries an attractive price tag of Rs 13,990.
Before we dig deeper into probing the innards of the new HTC device, here’s an important takeaway from my recent visit to a multi-brand mobile store. Nowadays, customers are increasingly looking for stylish 4G LTE enabled smartphones with faster processors, network speeds and long-lasting battery. They are creating and consuming rich video content and want greater freedom to personalise their smartphones.
Back to the HTC Desire 626. It delivers the distinctive features mentioned above with a good user experience in a sleek, chic, slim package. It comes in Blue Lagoon and White Birch colours. The phone measures 146.9.x 70.9 x 8.19 mm in body dimensions and weighs 135g. It has a beautiful, elegant design and excellent screen with the latest Google apps and puts the best of Google in your hands.
Bright, bold, light and sleek, the chic designed HTC Desire 626 stands out from the crowd thanks to HTC’s double shot colour technology. The smartphone features a two-tone colour unibody that not only looks stylish but ensures good device quality, strength and tolerance. The distinctive colour trims around the camera, buttons and flash merge seamlessly into one another creating a slick look and a great way to show off your personality.
The new HTC device delivers more of what you love on its excellent screen. You can enjoy your favourite movies, music and games, in high definition 5-inch high definition (720 x 1280) display at great speeds with the 1.7 GHz octa-core processor. All of this is delivered within an intuitive and customisable interface. Running on Android and HTC Sense, it has been created to enable self-expression, letting you adapt and change your interface whenever you like—easy, quick and emotive. This is enhanced further with 4G LTE connectivity and dual SIM functionality enabling you to switch between two different SIM cards and multitask with ease.
The HTC Desire 626 has a high performance camera as well. It offers great imaging with f/2.2 aperture and a 13 megapixel BSI sensor, that help the phone’s rear camera capture decent quality images in both daylight and low light, so your photos will be bursting with detail even as the sun goes down. If photography isn’t your strength, press and hold the shutter for rapid-fire and continuous shooting—ideal for capturing fast moving objects or for selecting the best shot at a later date.
To capture selfies switch to the 5 megapixel front facing camera, use the Touch to Countdown feature and strike the perfect pose with your friends and family. What’s more, with full HD video, all your memories come to life in vivid detail. There is a snappy octa-core processor for smooth multitasking that offers fast 4G connectivity at speeds of up to 150 Mbps. With 16 GB internal storage, as well as a MicroSD slot which supports up to 32 GB of additional storage, every single moment you capture can be saved and shared without a worry.
My takeaways after a week-long evaluation: I am impressed with the HTC Desire 626. Its specs read impressive and its phone capabilities are top-notch as well. While I do use my phone as a calling device, the majority of the time that I am using it, I am listening to music or watching videos. The HTC Desire 626 dual SIM is a phone that could very well be ideal for anyone like me. It has a powerful processor and has a great display with good viewing angles. Its Android-powered user interface looks crisp on it. If you play games on your phone, the Desire 626’s 2 GB of RAM should be able to handle most mobile games too.
Overall, the HTC Desire 626 dual SIM is a sophisticated looking phone with a good camera to match.
* Dimensions: 146.9.x 70.9 x 8.19 mm
* Display: 5 inch HD720 (720 x 1280)
* Processor: 1.7 GHz octa-core, MediaTek MT6752
* Operating system: Android with HTC Sense
* Camera: 13 MP main camera; 5 MP front camera
* Memory & storage: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB total storage
* Battery: 2000 mAh
* Weight: 135g
** Estimated street price: Rs 13,990