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By Shruti Puri
Last updated on: June 19, 2015 17:45 IST
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HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM is sure to grab a big chunk of budget smartphones market soon, says Shruti Puri

HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM

Photographs: Courtesy, HTC

HTC, the Taiwanese mobile technology giant, has released Desire 326G dual SIM handset after a long wait.HTC has priced the Desire 326G in India at Rs 9,590. The handset went on sale from June 5 with offers for 3 months of unlimited video and music downloads from Hungamadotcom and discounts valued at Rs 5,000 from leading fashion site Myntradotcom.

The smartphone is built on the famous HTC Desire 526G+ series and thus its body is presented in two vibrant colours of Black Onyx and White Birch.

The new phone offers a really exciting set of features like HTC Zoe, HTC BlinkFeed, Easy Mode, etc. The information provided below delves deeper to discover the device.

Powerful camera

HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM

HTC Desire 326G dual SIM has a camera that is best in its class and thus provides a remarkable experience to the photography-enthusiasts. Not only the rear camera but front camera too works great. The rear camera holds an 8MP sensor supported by in-built burst mode and auto focusing features.

The camera comes with backside-illuminated sensor (BSI) and can record full high definition videos at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels as well as high definition videos at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

For catching selfies, there is 2MP camera which sports the same backside-illuminated sensor. This sensor helps in catching well lit and well-exposed pictures even when you are shooting in low light. With the front camera you can make video calls at 720p resolution.

Incredible display

HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM

This HTC desire dual SIM phone sports a large display of 4.5-inch with an FWVGA colour array and a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, which is simply great for viewing multimedia content. The display is so pleasing that it enhances the visual experience. You can watch latest videos online, browse the Internet to catch information and also play mobile video games that require intense graphic rendering.

The colour reproduction of the display is vivid and thus even simple graphics and text look vibrant and lively.

Dual-tone finish

HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM

The smartphone can be chosen in a dual-tone finish which combines a bright trim, matte or sleek back cover along with a tinge of metallic finish. The round edges come to strike an ideal balance between style and comfort, which is completely of its own. It can be purchased in two body colours, White Birch and Black Onyx. It weighs only 146 grams and measures 139.79mm x 69.63mm x 9.7mm. What makes this handset even more exciting is the bundle of features it comes with and that makes it go far beyond what competitors are offering.

HTC BlinkFeed lets the user customise feed information of online social media posts. Yes! The user can choose to be notified by certain desired posts, news and even more.

The easy mode helps in simplifying the home screen of the phone, in other words you can set your own app usage atmosphere. The dual SIM support allows you to switch between carriers so that you can keep one line for professional contacts and another for personal contacts.

Remarkable performance

HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM

The sensors utilised by the handset are Ambient light, Proximity and Accelerometer. The operating system platform over which you run your applications in the device is Android KitKat. The internal storage is 8GB while external storage that can be expanded via microSD card is up to 32GB.

The processing engine that accounts for incredible multi-tasking is SC7731G quad-core Spreadtrum, clocking at 1.2GHz and coupled with 1GB RAM.

Coming to connectivity options, HTC Desire 326G dual SIM offers its users, Bluetooth version 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n at a frequency of 2.4GHz, 3.5mm stereo audio jack and microUSB version 2.0 5-pin port. There is an internal GPS antenna as well for navigation purposes.

Power for this device comes from a 2,000mAh capacity battery that allows for a talk time of up to 20 hours over a 2G network and that of 11 hours over a 3G network. The standby time sported is up to 524 hours over 2G network and 386 hours over a 3G network.

HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM was presented for India along with HTC One M9+ and E9+ in April this year. HTC is bringing back vigour to save and expand its market share that has decreased over time due to lack of innovation in some of its smartphones released previously.

The Desire 326G with its bunch of interesting features and an affordable price point is quite an attempt to improve its market share. In all, the smartphone is remarkable for everyday use with its classy and stylish design and simply astonishing performance.

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