HTC Desire 816G: Bold and beautiful

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Updated: May 15, 2017 3:37:53 PM

A great-looking mid-range Android phone, which combines a big screen and beautiful design...

The HTC Desire 816G retails for Rs 18,990.The HTC Desire 816G retails for Rs 18,990.

Finally, king-sized phones seem to have clicked with the users. If you are visiting any shopping mall, airport or waiting for someone in a hotel lobby, you’ll notice many people hooked on to their larger-than-ear devices, either making a conversation, playing a game or watching a video.

On the lookout for a big phone with an affordable price tag—you should check out the HTC Desire 816G Dual SIM. The Taiwanese device maker has done a pretty good job of making this an attractive phone to own.

The HTC Desire 816G retails for R18,990 and is basically a new variant of the company’s blockbuster device HTC Desire 816; it is a GSM enabled addition to the Desire family portfolio. The new dual SIM phone (HTC Desire 816G) retains the vibrant elements of HTC Desire 816 with a modern colour palate and quality materials giving the Desire range its own familiar, yet distinctive flavour. It packs an advanced feature set that makes it one of the best value smartphones ever introduced by HTC.

The reason as to why many people buy an HTC phone is because of their device’s build quality and beautiful design. On this front, the HTC Desire 816G won’t disappoint one bit. It is a great-looking Android phone, which combines a big screen and beautiful design. Once in the hand, you’ll experience its premium feel. The fit and finish is great and it has a comforting weight to it that feels substantial but not heavy.

The front features a big 5.5 inch touch display and once the device is switched on, it gives a highly responsive and optimised touch experience.

The latest edition of the new-look HTC Desire family comes fully loaded with HTC’s iconic dual-frontal speakers and HTC BoomSound for good audio quality, while HTC BlinkFeed keeps users up-to-date with the latest news and social updates on the spacious 5.5-inch screen. Two powerful cameras make the HTC Desire 816G dual SIM ideal for photography lovers. A 13-megapixel rear-facing camera complete with HTC Zoe and automatic highlight videos, as well as a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, make it the perfect device for capturing both the perfect selfie and stunning landscapes in amazing quality.

Powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, the new HTC Desire model offers pretty decent speed and power and is fully-equipped to keep pace with the most active lifestyles, whether browsing, gaming or switching between multiple apps. It comes with dual SIM technology allowing the freedom to have two SIM cards for your work and personal lines for the busy individual in you.

In my usage, the HTC Desire 816G performed superbly on its fast processor. The phone runs smoothly with no lag whatsoever. Switching from one app to another is seamless and there is absolutely no lag. The phone’s camera is pretty good too; it has the capability to take awesome shots that you’ll love. Battery is good enough to last almost 30 hours of moderate phone usage, browsing the internet and listening to songs.
Overall, the HTC Desire 816G is impressive in both specs and performance. Take my word, you’ll find it hard to put this new HTC creation down.

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