HTC Desire 816

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Market Status: Available in India

Release Date: 2014-04-21

Updated on:Jul 23, 2014

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Key Features

  • Android v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • 5.5 Inch, 720x1280 px display, S-LCD 2
  • Quad core 1600 MHz processor
  • 13 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Secondary
  • Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi, DLNA
  • 8 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 128 GB
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 2600 mAh, Li-Polymer battery
What makes HTC Desire 816 unique?
  • The most popular1 phone priced around Rs. 22,000
  • The best2 Dual SIM phone with 8 GB memory
  • The thinnest HTC Phablet
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  • Great multimedia features
  • Powerful snapper
  • Edge-to-edge design
  • Robust configuration


  • Non-removable battery

The power-packed phablet from HTC

Display and configuration

The HTC Desire 816 sports a a 5.5-inch display which features HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels) giving it a pixel density of 267 ppi. Running the Android OS, topped with Sense UI offering features like BlinkFeed and Zoe, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz backed by 1.5GB of RAM. The BlinkFeed feature lets you view a stream of personalised news, updates and stories on one screen.

The phablet has dual speakers at the front which is also known as BoomSound. The display features an edge-to-edge design giving it a HTC One like feel. The desire 816 is HTC’s first device to offer virtual navigation keys instead of hardware buttons.

Camera and storage

For shutterbugs, it offers a 13-megapixel camera at the back illuminated by an LED flash. It also comes with a 5MP camera at the front, which will be useful for video chatting. There's 8GB of storage with a microSD slot supporting cards up to 64GB. 

Connectivity and battery

In terms of connectivity, it has the usual features including 3G and LTE support (nano-SIM slot) along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The Desire 816 is powered by a non-removable 2,600mAh battery.


Like every other vendor, HTC has also offered its mid-range weapon with top-notch specs. With an extra-large HD display, powerful snappers and robust configuration, the device deserves accolades for what it's offering for its price.

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General Information

Brand HTC
Model Desire 816
SIM Slot(s)
SIM Size Nano
Touch Screen
Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
165 grams
156.6 x 78.7 x 7.9 mm
Gray, Orange, White
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Operating Frequency GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz / UMTS 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz | GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz


Operating System Android v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Special Features Voice Memo, Voice dialing, Voice commands
Sensors Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor


1.6 GHz, Quad core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Adreno 305
1.5 GB


Internal Memory
8 GB
Expandable Memory
Yes, Up to 128 GB
USB OTG Support


Screen Size
5.5 Inch
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
267 ppi
Display Type S-LCD 2


Main Camera
Yes, 13 MP, Auto focus
Front Camera
Yes, 5 MP
Video Recording
Full HD @ 30 FPS, Recording Formats: MP4
Yes, Digital Zoom
Camera Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus


2600 mAH, Li-Po, Non-removable
Talk Time
Up to 21 Hours(3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 614 Hours(3G)

Internet & Connectivity

Yes, HSDPA, 14.4 Mbit/s; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbit/s
Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot
Yes, v4.0, A2DP
Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
Yes, USB Port, USB On-The-Go, microUSB 2.0
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Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

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  • HTC Desire 816 review: the stylish dual-SIM phablet that leaves little to be desired
    Deepak Dhingra
    01 Jul 2014 | 91mobiles

     "The HTC Desire 816 might just be the dual-SIM phablet you’re looking for"There used to be a time, not too long ago, when our digital lives used to centre around three different screens – our televisions, our laptops or PCs, and our phones. Not anymore. Tablets landed bang in the middle of the laptops and phones and changed things significantly. Don’t forget that some of the laptops available these days can be flipped around or detached f...

    Pros: Stylish looks; Smooth performance; Supports CDMA on the primary slot; Capable snapper; Very good battery life ;

    Cons: Large size could be unwieldy for some; Glossy plastic back could be prone to scratches; No killer feature; Photos and video by Pratik Vyas

    Verdict: A smartphone is supposed to be a Swiss Army knife, serving up a multitude of functionalities rather than just being a communications device. And when it comes to versatility, the HTC Desire 816 manages to differentiate itself well amongst the crowd, ...

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  • Quite Striker
    anoop japs
    14 Jul 2014

    Best Features: camera and build version

    Pros: camera primary 13mp secondary 5mp, latest android version in launched time. 5.5 display (720*1280) battery 2600mAh, htc boom sound,duel Sim

    Cons: no corning gorilla glass, no 2gb ram, only 226ppi, non removal battery, back build quality, 1.6ghz processor,

    Overall: best ever in 23k - 25k market. much better than other competitor like sony t2 ultra,samsung grand 2,s3,s4 mini,motorola moto x etc.

  • No Corning Gorilla Glass
    Manish Bothra
    30 Jun 2014

    Pros: 13 MP + 5 MP cameras, Good Processor, Latest android version, decent size, Good quality plastic.

    Cons: No Gorilla Glass Non removable battery

    Overall: This range of Phone (Phablet) should come with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection. The Screen replacement would cost atleast 7500/-. Please ask company to change to Gorilla glass immediately.

  • Best Phone Under 25k
    10 Jun 2014

    Pros: 5.5" HD screen, Boom Sound speakers (Too good!! ), 2600 maH battery (lasting over a day on an average to heavy usage), Perfect size for a phablet, Very slim and easy to hold.

    Cons: Non removable battery, Glossy back, (very slippery to handle with one hand) 1.5 GB RAM (very less for a phone this big)

    Overall: Desire 816 is almost the same in specs compared to Moto X but its way better in the screen and the camera. I dont feel like taking my selfie with the FF 5MP coz it reveals my pimples (yay! its dats good). Its quite huge to handle and a pain to keep it in your trousers and jeans. But its 720P HD screen is amazing! As they say PPI of a phone is hard to judge by the naked eye and HTC 816 has 267 PPI which is quite average compared to its size. Though, the screen is HD n sharp, I witnessed few lags here n there while shifting from one app to another. NO big deal though! But overall the touch is pretty fast n smooth. No issues whatsoever.

  • I Bought It, It's Best Phone Ever By Htc Came
    Pushpinder Birjarh
    06 Jun 2014

    Best Features: The set can be unlocked by face detection n blink. Rest of everything is OK, no issue has been noticed in one week of use NO HEATING, NO HANGING etc. Hope this set will go ROCKING. I give 98/100 to it.

    Pros: Touch is very fine, display size is very good 5.5 inch, camera is very clear 13 MP, display is good, lightening processing speed 1.6 GHz n 1.5 GB RAM apps are downloaded n installed very fast, internal memory is fine 8 GB but it fills very quickly a

    Cons: Non remove able battery, Battery sinks very fast in normal mode but thanks to 2 power saver modes if u use them wisely battery life increases. Company Should have given more big battery in it. Also it dosn't have HDMI Slot which is in demand now

    Overall: I bought it few days back, The phone is ultimate.

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