I am using this phone from past 2 months and i have no issue with it. Its performance is awsome i can plays nearly all the high end games i player mc5 ,wwe 2k,asphalt8 ,gta san andreas,nova 3,real race 3 ,nfs mw and some actions games like dead trigger 2 all these games ran lagfreely . I am fully satisfied with it .Its camera quality is also good as expected but has decent front cam. So if you are a gamer and use to play high end games than you this phone is for you .....
Heating problem is there.However other features like camera, speed are good. Also battery is not long lasting
Speed is good
In one word : phenomenal
Bought this for my dad.
After seeing a lot of reviews thought that screen might disappoint, as in a review i found out it supports only 2 touch max, thought thats weird and might affect in responsiveness when multi touch. I let my faith in htc for their displays do the job, and hands on, the display is stunning, perfect color reproduction for the price or above, no issues at all, even in gaming.
The speaker is loud and clear, and its mono (bottom front), its a good thing its in front as it will not get muffled.
Though its not SenseUI it is skinned+blinkfeed, additionally there is easymode which old people might prefer.
Though plastic (its 10K man what else can you get :D ) , it has a sturdy/solid feel to it.
Now thats where it kills everyone in its price range OR MORE , you can check out benchmark reviews in youtube, and those values (32K antutu) are not bogus, and is completely felt while using, even when the phone is just running in power saving mode (low cpu freq). So no lags at ALL, throw at it anything it doesn't matter, the low ram of 1GB dont affect performance, may be HTC (or mediatek) knows how to deal with it nicely, disable a few bloats of google and you'll get a lot of RAM free (though you dont need to :D )
Prim:8 and Sec:2 , does job superbly , especially back 8mp cam (no one will argue read reviews across web)
7.Many More like low value SAR (0.9 at head) , 16GB space (12+ free)...
1. No notification indicator LED : that is the only big con i can find out in this phone.
2. Glossy back panel : Some may feel it bad, as it may be slippery, buy a case and it will be fine.
3. Accessories : Below average headphone : does the job, for the price, but for audiophiles I would definitely recommend to buy a better one. (Dad doesn't care :D )
4. No gorilla glass, only motoG provides that and thats 13k though.
Thats all I bought this after looking through motoG, motoE, huawei holly, asus zenphone, reasons why i regected those
1.Moto G/E: high SAR 1.52 at head, my dad attends a lot of calls, dont want to kill him :D, and skeleton android is not so good skin.
2.Huawei: Good, but as china and as starters in smartphone market (comparatively), am quite sure battery,screen will die fast and i have seen reviews here itself and over web.
3.Asus: Good, but pretty large(than usual 5" phones), and HIGH value of SAR.
Go ahead buddies, buy it if you're looking for a phone with a balanced size, good screen, ample space, superior performance, good cam..., from a nice brand too.
I'm in Taiwan so I was shopping for the lastest value smartphone. My iphone was having problems after connecting to my Macbook Pro that has an OS X Yosemite update. A few of my friends were raving about the Zenfone from Asus. Great value, and the Zenfone is also catching on in Japan. As I was ready to buy the Zenfone this HTC 526G just arrived the day before, so it is the newest HTC phone, and the newest phone in town.
I couldn't help but notice how pretty this HTC phone is and the finish is luxurious. It looks like an upscale phone to me! There are two colors to choose from, one is glossy all black. I choose the white one with blue edge and the case looks like it has an expensive lacquer lol! The Zenfone is very nice but it's case with metallic paint does not feel as expensive. The Zenfone has a lot of satisfied customers and the photos in daylight are excellent.
The first 2 nights I charged it fully and for the next 2 days the battery seem to last barely a day. So I was pretty pissed. They've got to cut the cost somewhere... I thought. However, after having the phone for 2 weeks I'm happy to report that the battery lasts forever! (well, not forever but you get the idea, perhaps 5 days with minimal use.)
Right after getting it I notice the phone powers up very fast. I'm no phone-gamer so I really wasn't concerned about speed but this thing is fast - 8 cores. My Macbook Pro is only 2 cores... why would I need a phone with 8 cores?
The camera is excellent, even in macro mode. And it has a nice LED flash. The pictures are very nice and the colors are excellent.
I paid 3990 ntd which is $130 USD and I feel like I robbed the store.
I have bought this phone from Flipkart, packing and delivery was as good as phone boasts for its brand Name 'HTC'. but as soon as i experienced the worst quality i have ever seen in any branded smartphone....I am surprised why people admire HTC. Device heats a lot and audio quality is too poor to believe. signal strength is very weak AND above all customer support is ridiculous ....disapproved the return request at their own. Disappointment at its peak first time with Flipkart.com . I 'm sorry to say but I will rethink again and again before recommending Flipkart to anyone else.