HTC Desire 816 now available online in India priced at Rs 24,999

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HTC’s Desire 816 smartphone is finally available online for purchase In India. The Desire 816 is the company’s flagship in its Desire series of mid-range smartphones and was announced in April in India. Though the phone was announced for Rs 23,990, it is retailing on Flipkart at a higher price of Rs 24,999.

This is the company’s 5.5-inch mid-range offering, which was unveiled at MWC in February. Talking of specifications, it comes with a 720p display resolution, is powered by a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable using a microSD card. On the photography front, the phone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash light and f/2.2 and a 5-megapixel front facing camera for selfie enthusiasts.

Connectivity-wise, it supports dual SIMs with 3G network on one SIM, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS/AGPS, and on the software front, it runs on Android’s latest the 4.4.2 KitKat version out-of-the-box, wrapped under HTC Sense UI.

With this set of specifications and at this price point, this phone is quite an interesting option for its price. You can read our hands-on and first impressions of the Desire 816 here.

The phone competes against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 which comes with a 5.25-inch 720p display, runs on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage space, has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The phone is available for Rs 20,790 approximately.

FEATURES

HTC DESIRE 816

SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND 2

DISPLAY

5.5-inch 720p (267ppi) 5.25-inch 720p (280ppi)

PROCESSOR

1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core

RAM

1.5GB 1.5GB

CAMERAS (REAR/FRONT)

13-megapixel/5-megapixel 8-megapixel/1.9-megapixel

STORAGE

8GB expandable 8GB expandable

BATTERY

2,600mAh 2,600mAh

ANDROID OS

4.4.2 KitKat 4.3 Jelly Bean

PRICE

Rs 23,990 Rs 20,794