HTC Desire 820 Review

Score: 7.89/10
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HTC Desire 820 is a powerful Android HTC Sense UI cellphone launched in 2014, with a high performance 64 bits Octa-Core CPU (it's actually a Quad-Core at 1.5 gigahertz and a Quad-Core running at 1 GHz), a 5.5-inches display, a 13 megapixels back camera and an 8 megapixels front-facing camera.

HTC offers the HTC Desire 820 in multiple colors: black, pink, blue, red and white. Whereas this phone just has 6.21" long and 3.1" wide, it is still able to fit a a 5.5" screen. This phone is just 0.3" thick, making it one of the thinnest cellphones on sale. The HTC Desire 820 is much lighter than what you would expect from a cellphone of this size.

This phone includes a good looking 1280 x 720 (HD) 5.5-inches display, which makes everything look vivid.

HTC decided to power the HTC Desire 820 using a high-tech 64-bits Octa-Core processor (as a matter of fact they are really a Quad-Core ticking at 1500 MHz and a Quad-Core speeding at 1 GHz), packed into the Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chip and a large 2 GB of RAM memory. Handling graphic calculations, the HTC Desire 820 also counts with an Adreno 405 GPU clocking at 500 MHz. The HTC Desire 820 comes with a 16 GB quite big internal memory and an SD memory slot, enough to store a couple hundred applications without any trouble.

The HTC Desire 820 counts with WiFi connectivity (although it can't be provided to other devices around, acting as a hotspot), LTE 4G high speed connectivity and also HSPA+ connection type, that is a slower 4G variation or fast 3G data connection, over HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This cellphone uses two Nano SIM cards so it is able to work with two different carriers or phone numbers in the same phone.

The HTC Desire 820 is equipped with two cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back camera and an 8 megapixels front camera. It is capable of shooting videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD). This camera also has some good characteristics: auto-focus, flash, face detection shooting and geo tagging.

This cellphone also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other cellphones, computers and accessories), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This phone uses a great 2600 mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery, which is quite low for a highly consuming cellphone like this. An important issue to consider is that this cellphone's battery isn't removable so you can't change it when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, having to buy a new phone to "solve it".

HTC sells the HTC Desire 820 for only 219 dollars, which is an incredibly low price comparing with other similar phones. The HTC Desire 820 is definitely very appropiate for you if you want this cellphone mostly for social networks, are a photography fan, will use it to play tons of games or need a device for work.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android HTC Sense UI
Dimensions:6.21 x 3.10 x 0.30 inchesMetric15.77 x 7.87 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:5.47 ouncesMetric155.07 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Pink, Red and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2014-11-04
Price:$ 219.00


Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:267 pixels per inchMetric105.12 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-Core 1500 MHz + Quad-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 405 (500 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:2600 mAh
Talk Time:22.4 hours


Back camera:13 megapixels
    Focal length:28mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting and Geo Tagging


SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor