HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G announced with SD690 and 90Hz display

13 January 2021
Also has a big 5,000 mAh battery.

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Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021Not so huge battery and 1080p isnt anything special that sh... moreyeah, we know which phones last less than 2 years, die early, always full of bugs and half baked features. we know which country they come from.

Lyndino, 14 Jan 2021Just wait until you try an actually good phone, it will blo... moreno everyone buys top of line devices. majority buy mid ranger. its like majority buy Toyota, few buy Mercedes. Now for a Toyota owner, unless he buys a proper Mercedes or BMW, he wont understand the driving dynamics a bmw offers. I excluded some people who doesnt like driving, for them it even doesnt matter.

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Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021On pair with 835 is subpar? Look like ppl here wish qua... moreHaha yeahhh, that's from 4 years ago, when flagships had just one camera, that's how long time ago. 4 year old smartphone technology is equivalent to 25 Yr old car dude 😂

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021I dont care about cheap quality from China. I still have re... moreJust wait until you try an actually good phone, it will blow your mind.

AnonD-972548, 13 Jan 2021And do you think those two things will make this phone wort... moreThe same can be said for you supporting cheap chinese phones that are basically disposable after a few months.
Brand recognition goes a long way.
For example, I have an aunt who uses Samsungs (always last year model as they are usually free with a plan) and they work for years and years. Her husband / my uncle and my cousins all use LG and they all have the same issues all the time.
This leads me to be leery about LG phones, although many of you fine people on here really like theirs.
So, when a country (China) is known for mass producing super s#itty electronics at super low prices people like myself look at the "better" (in your words) brands such as Xiaomi suspcisously. Wish it wasn't so but it is.

travis999, 13 Jan 2021Don't expect much difference in price if it gets an in... moreCan't say I've ever had to 'flash' any of my Samsung devices. Maybe your not using them right?

AnonD-972548, 13 Jan 2021No, it's not a perfectly normal price. Where not in ... morenot hTC or Nokia, but Sony is still makes the best phones, at least in style and build quality. Chinese vendors came a long way but they are not Sony. if both sell same thing, I would anyday pay 100 bucks more for a better build quality from Sony.

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Another expensive worthless junk from HTC... Come on, have some pride as the once fallen king if you aren't going to try. I fail to see the market when phones like OnePlus Nord, plenty model Xiaomi, etc. I'm mean, what are you offering to users? The NAME?

Capable 5G chip, headphone jack, big battery, micro SD support, ultrawide cam, NFC. Pretty good well rounded specs. They just need to swallow their pride and drop the price to €250. Or this will be another fail for them

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021Sharp quit oled business last year. Also, no brand offe... moreConsidering the website is still up (https://www.sharpsma.com/igzo), I don't think they 'quit' it. Remember, they make phones as well. I'm sure they are still open to providing panels to those who know better.

Also, that Samsung had Snapdragon; this one with the absolutely cheaper MediaTek. Even with Omnivision sensors, I think it's possible to price it at $700. Ya gotta generate interest somehow. That's how OnePlus began despite having BBK to assist them. Maybe Google (since they own a share) can jump in with a loan or something.

Halfthekgb, 13 Jan 2021Even obscure Chinese companies couldn't offer that, ho... moreRedmi K30 Ultra nearly did. I know that's mainly in China but, like I said, if HTC wants to put a dent in the market, that's the only way to go. I'm not saying it's easy but this Desire 21 Pro is not the right step so far.

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Halfthekgb, 13 Jan 2021Let's face it: 400 euros is a perfectly normal price b... moreNo, it's not a perfectly normal price.
Where not in 2015 anymore. Android skins are not bad or unstable anymore. Realme, Xiaomi, Samsung, One Plus skins have come a long way. They have a lot of features and they are very stable. You don't need a Google phone or a Sony phone for that anymore.
As for the quality, when was the last time you used a 200EUR Chinese phone? You will be surprised to see the quality is on par with any other brand out there. Even better, if you compare the 200EUR Sony Xperia L4 with a 160EUR Realme 6 for example.

At 400EUR, you will get a SD865, oled screen, high refresh rate, 5G, etc. There are plenty of models around this price point, better than this HTC.
But, as I said in my previous comment a lot of people are seeing HTC, Nokia or Sony brand and they automatically think they are buying a good phone, just because of the brand name. None of those brands are what they used to be. Also the Chinese brands are not what they used to be.
Is 2021, some phone companies adapt and update constantly, others rely only on their brand name and their loyal blind fanbase. I choose the first ones.

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Halfthekgb, 13 Jan 2021Let's face it: 400 euros is a perfectly normal price b... moreNot so huge battery and 1080p isnt anything special that should basically be already the most standard resolution. And none of the phones fall apart by touching them only and they wont even after 3 years. If you drop your phone at least once a day then you dont need to be genius to understand it wont last

AnonD-972548, 13 Jan 2021And do you think those two things will make this phone wort... moreLet's face it: 400 euros is a perfectly normal price because if you put down that sort of money you also get a huge battery, a 1080p screen, HTC build quality, and HTC sense, which is quite a good Android skin. It's not just those 2 things.

  • R1

looks like a nice phone but overpriced and I expect Sony Xperia 10 III to completely murder it since it should come with the same SOC but also it should have like last year's model an OLED screen and an IP rating which are really cool and IP rating is unique in midrange segment 👀

I have said it and i will say it again. I will never buy a phone with an LCD screen whatever the price or whatever the rest of its features are. It has to be oled or better.

  • Love the Community

Finally, a HTC with the latest Snapdragon chip on a midrange; Just as it always should be.

Beautiful phone! Love my U20 too. I'll get one for my wife!

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Halfthekgb, 13 Jan 2021People here are idiots. It's got 5G, a 5,000 mAh batte... moreI dont care about cheap quality from China. I still have redmi note 5 pro with sd636 and 3GB ram for 170 euro and soon it will be 3 years old. If i take it out of the case that come with the phone and clean the screen it will look just like new from the box so i cant even say it has a bad build quality. So far i have had 0 problems with it.
I am not stupid to buy my self a new phone just cause it isn't from China and then pay 2 times the money for. For some placebo effect of a build quality with better materials and just for some more known bran name