HTC Desire 816

83
Engadget
Score
83

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

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
5.5 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
Array
Battery type
Li-ion (2600 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (f/2.2) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control], DUN [network sharing])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac OS)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Array

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
Dual SIM

Display

Screen size
5.5 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes) (no)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1.5 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

Flight mode
yes
FM tuner
yes