Hi All , This model has several issues , I went to service center to repair with in 40days . Major problems in this model is 1. Signal very weak 2. While Charging Mobile heats like anything 3. SIM card slot has issue , automatically ejects the SIM
No specific pros
1. Signal very weak
2. While Charging Mobile heats like anything
3. SIM card slot has issue , automatically ejects the SIM (for this issue entire mother board need to change in mobile so it will took 20days to order and get the mobile from Hyderabad
Only works good for first 6 months
the main difference from desire 816 is that 816G has mediatek processor while 816 has Qualcomm SD processor, instead flipkart listed 816G also has qualcomm's processor.
Make the change Flipkart.
camera>settings>camera settings>preview size>4:3
the resolution will be 13MP only if the settings are made as above & not if the preview size is full screen.
This is not a drawback, but if the preview size is full screen, the max. resolution of the camera(camera>settings>camera settings>picture size) that can be selected will only be until 8MP for the primary camera
So, I bought this phone on 12th Oct. way before it was available on flipkart and got it at Rs.16000 from the local market. I was stuck at Moto G, previously but due to it was out of stock I placed my money on this. After a week of extensive usage I am writting a review for the prospective buyers.
This is the best part of the phone, the vivid display is awesome to look at. Colour reproduction is great, also the display is easily and shockingly readable in direct sunlight even at the lowest brightness setting. So you don't need to tinker with the brigthness slidder every time you walk out in the sun.
Camera is becoming the foremost aspect for buyers to choose a phone, and this phone just aces in this department. This phone has a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera. Both the camera have excellent quality, with some precision and some good editing apps like snapseed, you can easily compete with some p&s cameras. The rear camera also offers full HD video recording. Great camera with a great display makes this phone total drool worthy
Well, moving inside the body, the phone has 1.3 Ghz Mediayek processor with Adreno 302 graphics processor, 1GB of useable RAM and 4 GB of internal memory with an expandable memory slot of 32GB. I have heard many people comparing 816G 's processor with that of 816. I don't know why people do this but, for them I would say that the 816G has a smaller processor as compared to 816, but it is also 3 - 4 thousand cheaper than its counterpart. While it still has the great front and rear cameras and dual frontal speakers and same screen size. So how would one expect HTC making money off this phone without having a smaller processor.
So leaving this aside, the processor is awesome. My previous phone was Sony Xperia Miro with 800 Mhz processor, its a great jump for me. I have played games like GTA Vice City, Asphalt 8, Dead Trigger 2, N.O.V.A. 3, Subway surfers, Ducati Challenge, ROC, with absolutely no lag whatsoever. (Unlimited wi-fi with 2mbps speed makes you do this)
I even got 58 fps in Nenamark 2 and a score of 20k plus in Antutu benchmark. So, for me its very good considering the price.
The phone packs up a 2600 mAh battery, which gives decent backup for a phone having a huge 5.5 inch display. While playing heavy games the battery drains quickly, but still much better than the battery backup offered by samsung phones.
The dual fontal speakers with HTC boomsound technology can easily put some portable small fm radios to shame. The sound is crystal clear even at full volume.
The HTC blinkfeed UI is a very clean and easy to use UI, with added blinkfeed technology.
The headphone provided are non in-ear type but are very good.
Lets sum up the Pros and Cons.
1. 13MP and 5 MP cameras with BSI sensors are awesome for photography.
2. 5.5 inch display with easy direct sunlight visibility.
3. Dual frontal speakers.
4. Perfect price.
5. Dual GSM sim, unlike GSM + CDMA of 816.
1. Battery could have been a slight bigger.
2. Qualcomm Snapdragon processor would have attracted more customers.