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Laptop Magazine Feb 24, 2014

Though a step down in terms of build materials, the Desire still offers the same sleek looks as the One with a few alterations including new on-screen Android buttons. The Desire also gets the One’s front-mounted BoomSound speakers.

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TechRadar Feb 25, 2014

It's hard to know just how good the performance of the Desire 816 will be without trying it with HTC's as-yet-unannounced Sense 6, but we're liking everything so far.

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TrustedReviews Feb 26, 2014

We can't yet tell whether the Desire 816 might be let down by a flimsy-feeling body, but my first take is positive. I like the colours, I like the look, and including BoomSound speakers on a lower-cost, large-screen phone is an excellent addition.

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