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HTC Desire 816

from  $199+
83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

HTC's Desire 816 is almost a perfect mid-range LTE phablet with good looks, a nice display and slick general performance, only to be let down by its erratically sluggish cameras.

Pros
  • Nice big screen
  • Slick Android UI
  • Loud front-facing speakers
  • Attractive design
Cons
  • Cameras can be sluggish
  • Poor HDR images
  • Not as good a value as certain other devices, namely the OnePlus One
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

80
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76
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

75
 

Display

85
 

Battery life

75
 

Camera

68
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

77
 

Portability (size / weight)

75
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
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Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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