HTC Desire 820

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HTC Desire 820 successor to the 816 is yet another smartphone launched at a perfect price bracket to reel in customers. This mid range HTC smartphone takes pride at it’s build quality which very few competitor flagships can boast of. But it all comes to the overall performance in the end. Does this smartphone have to zeal to draw your attention ?? Let us have a look.

HTC Desire Colors


  • Sturdy Build Quality
  • Decent Display


  • Bad Low Light imaging
  • Unsynchronized software at the moment


The uni-body design slithers the size of the Desire 820 quiet a bit in comparison to its successor. The edges are till feminishly curvy, while the rear panel brags about it’s unique colors. It tends to slip out of your hands easily, though its not that huge or bulky, the surface finish may be the reason behind it.


HTC has been always known for delivering vivid display’s and this phone is not by any chance going to be the first to turn sour. The 820 may be termed as a phablet as it houses a 5.5 Display. The let down is this is not a full HD phone, but this has always been a trend with HTC, lags in packing up a better resolution display compared to competitors at similar price range. Brightness and saturation levels always amaze you with this flagship and delivers variety of colours in it’s 720 resolution display.


The reason why this device is worth having a look at is because of it’s 64 bit octa core Snapdragon 615 processor. One of very few devices that yield a 64 bit processor. Other than that, you have 2 Gigs of RAM and the Adreno 405 GPU backing up the processor. And to back this whole package with decent battery life is a 2600 mAh back pack.

This mid range HTC smartphone does impart an high end premium feel. Being an octa core processor multi tasking is bound to be seamless. The Adreno 405 does an excellent job with games.

Desire 820



All this while I was under the impression that even a 5 MP resolution camera coming from HTC deliver high quality images compared to any other 8 MP resolution camera from any other flagship. But this time around the 13MP camera does come with a minor fault. Low light imaging is far more poor than expected, even though it has a LED flash to support it. Under right lighting conditions you will definitely get crisp and clear images and you will not complain even the slightest.

The Desire 820 seems to have built and designed for all the selfie freaks, as it garners a whopping 8 MP front facing camera.



HTC has not been yet able to sync the hardware with the current version of android software, but there are high hopes that the Lollipop update brings wonders to it. With a lot of buzz around about this smartphone the phone is still not perfect and there are viable competitors available as of now, such as the Lenovo Vibe X2, the upcoming One plus One and Xiaomi Mi4 are also smartphones worth looking out for.

Gossips stating that the HTC Desire 820 will be out within a price bracket of 26000 Indian Rupees, and expected to launch by 1st week of December, let’s hope for the best.

Shaneel Karia

Shaneel Karia

Founder and Author at reviewsmaniac
Founder at 3Deometry Innovations a 3D Printer Manufacturing firm. Loves Biking, collecting coins. A lil bit into sports and a Force India supporter in Formula One. Loves sharing uninfluenced reviews on products.
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