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


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.





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


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


1.5GB 1.5GB


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


8GB expandable 8GB expandable


2,600mAh 2,600mAh


4.4.2 KitKat 4.3 Jelly Bean


Rs 23,990 Rs 20,794

  • Abhishyk Manekar.

    Don’t buy any HTC phone just after it’s releasing because its the habit of HTC that they reduce the cost their phones after 3-4months.. so buy at that time…
    I am using HTC desire 500 (I buy it for 21,500₹ and after 3months it’s cost is 17,000₹..!!).

    • Sonam Kumar

      That’s equally true for Samsung as well.

    • ask

      u sure they will reduce their prices…………..m eying 4 htc desire 816
      even colours are very selective… choice

  • Aiden

    I’d rather buy a Motorola X