A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.The Desire 816 8 GB detailed in this article uses an Android operating system, with all that that implies.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
The design of this Desire 816 8 GB is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.It’s a very good quality model.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
What does mobility look like?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile. You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
That Desire 816 8 GB looks really small.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (5.5 inches) compared to other smartphones.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Watching movies will be less enjoyable.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
Considered as a gadget by some, it does not manage packages or multiple operators.There is only one SIM card slot here.This will force those who travel to think about changing their SIM.
We found out that this Desire 816 8 GB doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
Unfortunately, on the battery side it’s not so good.With a power of 2600 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
And since HTC did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.This is very useful when the smartphone battery is empty and you’re in a hurry.
The right choice for watching movies?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.It’s become a handy tool.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
We would have liked the Desire 816 8 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.It’s hard to watch a video.The resolution is low: 720 x 1280.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
On the audio side, HTC wanted to do it right.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
Finally, this smartphone has included a pair of stereo speakers, and it is one of the very few on the market that offers this feature with an excellent level of sound quality.The quality is there, in the highs as well as in the lows.
The right choice to play online?
Smartphone games now require power.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
In the end, we found that the power of this Desire 816 8 GB is below its competitors.The components are starting to date (Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm) processor), and the quality is less good.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.This model has 8 GB, which is low.In fact, for some passionate users, HTC has provided an extra space to add more.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.Its 2600 mAH power will force you to recharge before the end of the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.This is an entry-level model: 267* pixels per inch.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
And to finish on the functionality part, we note the presence of the NFC.A handy feature when it comes to making contactless payments, just using your phone.
The tool to make photos, movies?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Generally speaking, HTC has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
Little progress has been made by HTC.In fact, there is only one camera on this phone.
The photo resolution of this Desire 816 8 GB is 13 Mp, which gives a nice picture.In fact, it’s enough to make some nice pictures or a few holiday movies.Note that it does not have the HDR function which would have improved the images.
It’s not the best device for making selfies.Also, it is difficult to retouch images properly.You will be able to take pictures perfectly, but don’t expect high quality.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 8 GB.Not enough to back up all your video files or music.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
What about the Desire 816 8 GB?
Our tests have shown that this Desire 816 8 GB is sufficient for the majority of cases.It’s average, but still a very good product.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.