HTC Desire 820 & Desire 820 dual SIM review: The doppelganger
The HTC Desire 820 is a typical member of the manufacturer's mid-range lineup. It bears all of the characteristic design features for the family - a two-tone unibody plastic shell, complete with particular color accents and an oversized camera lens on the back. The handset is surprisingly thin, measuring 157.7x78.74x7.74mm and also pretty light for its size at 155g.
The Desire 820 is shaping up as a successor to the popular HTC Desire 816. The display is identical - a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720px Super LCD2.
The front-facing BoomSound speakers are still present, which is definitely great news. The 13MP main camera is identical (at least on paper), while the front-facing shooter has been bumped-up to 8MP.
Other hardware improvements in the Desire 820 include a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU.
- Available as Desire 820 dual SIM or Desire 820 with LTE support, cat. 4 LTE (150/50Mbps);
- 5.5" 720p Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, ambient light sensor
- Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset (quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU), Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0
- 13MP autofocus camera, 1080p video capture, f/2.2, 28mm lens,LED flash
- 8MP front-facing camera with BSI sensor; 1080p video capture
- 16GB of built-in memory, expandable via the microSD card slot
- Wi-Fi b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS/GLONASS; FM radio; USB On-The-Go
- Active noise cancellation with a secondary microphone
- Front-facing stereo speakers
- 2,600mAh battery; Extreme Power Saving Mode
- Glossy finish is a magnet for fingerprints
- Plastic is glossy and easily gets smudged and scratched
- Rather small 2,600mAh battery
The HTC Desire 820 has a lot going for it as a solid mid-range device. It pretty much delivers everything that it promises - good camera quality for both shooters, solid sound and 4G LTE connectivity. The spirit of the Desire 816 is still pretty much present, but HTC has put a lot of effort into improving the phone in several departments.
The button placement is a lot more convenient and the Desire 820 seems to offer a more polished experience as a whole. The smartphone market seems to be shifting its focus more on mid-range devices that are stepping in as the new driving force, especially in emerging Asian markets. HTC has definitely caught that tendency and is putting a lot of effort into its more budget-oriented devices.
But can the HTC Desire 820 live up to the popularity of its predecessor and satisfy cost-conscious consumer needs in an ever growing and increasingly dynamic smartphone market? Follow us to the next pages for our two cents on the matter.
I would like to ask about the system upgrade... no more system upgrade since it launch...
- 23 Aug 2017
Why hTc 820 dual sim support 4G but hTc desire 820G+ doesn't support 4G??
- 03 Dec 2016
wait after warranty gone then you will get to know what happened
- 17 Oct 2016