HTC Desire 820, 820Q & 816G Launched in India: Specifications, Details and Hands On Review

HTC launched Desire 820, 820Q and 816G Android smartphones in India this week. The Desire 820 is a highly anticipated successor to the critically acclaimed Desire 816. The spotlight feature of Desire 820 and 820Q includes 64 bit Octa-Core Processor and a high resolution front camera along with other features. The Desire 816G Dual SIM is a slightly toned version of the original Desire 816. Read on to find out the detailed specifications, pricing and availability information along with our Hands-On video review of these devices.

HTC Desire 820

Detailed Specifications

HTC Desire 820

  • 5.5″ LCD Display with 720p Resolution (267 ppi pixel density)
  • 64 bit Octa-Core (1.5GHz + 1.0 GHz) Snapdragon 615 Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Internal Memory – MicroSD Expansion Slot
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 UI
  • Dual SIM Support, LTE
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n dual band
  • 13 MP Primary Camera with AF and LED Flash
  • 8 MP Selfie Front Camera with 1080p Video recording
  • Front facing BoomSound Speakers
  • 2600 mAh Li-Po battery unit

HTC Desire 820Q

  • 5.5″ LCD Display with 720p Resolution (267 ppi pixel density)
  • 64 bit Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Internal Memory – MicroSD Expansion Slot
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 UI
  • Dual SIM Support, LTE
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n dual band
  • 13 MP Primary Camera with AF and LED Flash
  • 8 MP Selfie Front Camera with 1080p Video recording
  • 2600 mAh Li-Po battery unit
  • Front facing BoomSound Speakers

HTC Desire 816G

  • 5.5″ LCD Display with 720p Resolution (267 ppi pixel density)
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor (MediaTek Chipset)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB Internal Memory – MicroSD Expansion Slot
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 UI
  • Dual SIM Support, 3G Only (No LTE)
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n dual band
  • 13 MP Primary Camera with AF and LED Flash
  • 5 MP Selfie Front Camera with 1080p Video recording
  • 2600 mAh Li-Po battery unit
  • Front facing BoomSound Speakers

Hands-On Video Review

Here’s the hands on video review of HTC Desire 820 and Desire 816G from the launch event in Delhi.

Pricing and Availability

The 816G Dual SIM priced at Rs 18,990 is expected to ship in October. The Desire 820 and 820Q will ship during the Indian festive season, around November. The pricing information for Desire 820 and 820Q has not been disclosed by HTC.

Expert Analysis

HTC is expanding its mid range portfolio of Android smartphones keeping in mind the needs of consumers. HTC Sense is the best in class Android UI second to Stock Android. Front facing BoomSound speakers provides the best multimedia experience and the camera performance also looks promising. The Desire 820 and 820Q certainly look interesting but their launch price will ultimately decide their fate. Also, the Desire 816G provides a balanced smartphone option in the mid range price segment.

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