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HTC Desire 526 Review & Specs

HTC Desire 526 is a fair quality cellphone released back in the year 2015, which features a good 1.1 GHz processor, a 4.7-inches multi touch screen, and two cameras, an 8 megapixels back camera and a 2 megapixels front facing camera.

This cellphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909 chip, which holds a quite powerful 1.1 gigahertz processing unit with a great 1,5 GB of RAM. The HTC Desire 526 counts with a good 8 GB internal memory and a slot for an SD memory card, allowing you to store a couple hundred apps without worrying about space.

This cellphone is extremely slim and good-looking, being just 0.39 inches thick. About its design materials, this phone is mainly made of plastic. This time, it seems like HTC decided not to care much about the weight in this 5.5 oz device.

This phone features two cameras, an 8 MP back facing camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. This phone can also capture videos in 1280×720 (HD). The camera also has a couple of interesting features like flash, geo tagging and auto-focus.

This phone includes a good level 960 x 540 4.7-inches display, which makes it hard to see the pixels in the display. This display uses S-LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

The HTC Desire 526 features a good 2000 mAh Li – Ion replaceable battery providing this phone with a very long battery life.

This phone features wi-fi connection (and it can share it with other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE high speed internet connection or fast 3G connectivity, supported by HSPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This phone works with a Nano SIM card for GSM carriers and it can connect using both GSM and CDMA.

This cellphone also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (provides communication with other bluetooth phones, computers and accessories), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), and some sensors likeLight Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1
Dimensions:5.51 x 2.76 x 0.39 inches
Weight:5.50 ounces
Release date:2015-07-15


Screen Type:S-LCD
Size:4.7 inches
Resolution:540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:234 pixels per inch
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909
Processor:ARM Cortex-A7 (Single-Core 1100 MHz)
RAM Memory:1,5 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 304
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)


Battery type:Li – Ion
Capacity:2000 mAh
Stand-by Time:600 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1900
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
Sensors:Accelerometer, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
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