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9 reasons why we love HTC 816

Last updated on: August 28, 2014 21:20 IST

The HTC 816, a mid range mobile phone, gives buyers a choice to lay their hands on a big screen device which usually is hard to find in the given budget.

HTC 816

The phone provides solid components under the hood as well.

But this phone is not just about benchmarks along with a big screen. It comes loaded with a bunch of features which makes it a noteworthy choice for everybody and not just the workaholics.

HTC One-inspired design

The HTC Desire 816, with its stunning yet familiar design is infact the first phone in the Desire family to adapt the styling from HTC One. The much acclaimed desgining of the HTC One phone undoubtedly provides the oomph factor to the phone and makes the phone look enticing.

Large display size

The display on the 816 is bound to impress the users instantly. The sheer size of the 816's screen for a mid segment market phone will be attractive enough to pull in good number of buyers.

The pixel density on the phone is round about ~267 ppi, pretty good in itself, and unless directly compared with a full 1080 resolution, the lesser sharpness on the phone will not be something to be getting worried about.

Boom Sound

The Desire 816 sports the front facing Boom sound speakers.

The very impressive speaker technology lends the phone an advantage and an extra zing to the music and video watching experience. The users relying on multimedia entertainment are bound to be delighted by the rich experience.

The placement of the speakers are again something to feel relieved about, as they generally don't get muffled due to their front side placement, allowing interruption free enjoyment.

Latest Sense version means better Blinkfeed as well

Equipped with the latest HTC Sense ver 6.0, The home screen on the phone provides for a continuous updates to the feed of user's preference, like social network updates, tips, news based articles etc.

The skinned Android 4.4.2 shares the reputation HTC has built to be that of providing the users with a smooth interface and a great experience.

Plethora of coloured panels to choose from

The HTC Desire 816's coloured backpanels comes with options like white, black, red, green or gray to choose from, giving the interested buyers an option to pick up a phone with their preferred colour panel right at the start.

Camera with bags of tricks

The shutter bugs will be pleased with the options on board. The customised highlight reels, or a 'Zoe' can be created from the favourite photographs of an event. One can go a step ahead and create a Zoe from an album of choice with features like special effect and background music. The choice of customising with the favourite music gives these Zoes a personal touch and makes viewing that much more fun. Definitely a feature to explore.

Coming to conventional photography, to obtain that perfect photograph, there is the option to click multiple photographs of the subject with varying degrees of exposure to obtain an averaged out, or an evenly exposed photograph.

Another neat feature is to grab a picture right while shooting a video on the fly. This feature too should prove pretty handy.

Ample cloud storage space

With cloud storage being one of the 'in things', users are provided with Google drive storage worth 50GB free of cost for the time period of two years.

The two year period gives the users ample time to try out the feature and decide upon whether to continue with it or not. 50 GB size provides a huge chunk for this trial as well.

Choose your onboard storage

HTC Desire 816 provides its users with the option to expand the onboard memory to a further size of 128 GB.

Not only will this provide ease of use for different occasions by switching memory cards, the users need not depend upon cloud storage alone.

With ever increasing hunger for more memory, the memory card slot is always a welcome feature.

Fully equipped with connectivity options

HTC made sure that the Desire 816 comes with the most preferred and most used connectivity options with it. The phone features technologies like Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi hotspot, and NFC.

Himanshu Juneja