Htc Desire 826 Review
by Dukakeen Admin on April 05, 2016
Enjoy seamless personalization features from HTC desire 826. Although the premium smartphone manufacturers based in Taiwan launches elite handsets every year, midrange editions also gets released. HTC desire 826 relates to the latter with stunning features such as colorful bright display, audio quality, and sensible user interface with fine build quality.
The first phone in HTC series to run on the Android 5.0 lollipop with exceptional display capabilities, touch response and loud stereo speakers makes it worth buying. Htc desire 826 looks similar to the entire phones they have released in the desire series in design and build type. The Desire brand is considered as budget oriented and comes as a sibling of Desire 820. In fact, build quality is just the same as Desire 816 and 820. It features Qualcomm‘s 64 bit Snapdragon 615 Soc which is common on all popular smartphone platforms.
With two SIM card slots supporting 4G LTE network, Desire 826 is shipped with a 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB.
The display looks stunningly attractive from every angle and sure it is one among the best in the 1080p displays category phones. It is so bright and does not hinder the visibility in sunlight. Any contents, be it videos, images, games, texts everything looks great in the 5.5’ HD IPS display and the touch screen is simply good.
When it comes to the UI, the Sense 6 UI provides the apps as same as Sense 5. Though the animations have changed, the fundamental apps and functions remain identical to Sense 5. However, they have included the theme manager which lets every users to make wonderful things on any images they wish.
Apart from the theme manager you can access the Blink feed which is a content feed suite allows you to get information on your fingertips. Your social media, news sources, blog postings on phone get updated every now and then. You can personalize your own stream of content within flip of a second and stay updated.
The phone hardly encountered any issues while handling day to day tasks or when subjected to graphically intensive games. However, the downside is that persistent usage over a long period of time makes the phone heated up leading too uncomfortable to hold. The phone facilitate dual SIMs, but underperforms while at underground metros. The loud stereo speaker sounds are awe-inspiring and gets largely better while using headphones.
Desire 826 houses a 13 MP primary camera and secondary camera being 4 MP with BSI sensor which resembles the feature of a phone in the same category. Camera zooming possible by sliding two fingers apart for zoom in or out as the case may be. If it is a video, you can comfortably zoom during recording. You can choose filters if you wish to make the photos and videos look like they have been all done with the aid of special lenses.
If you really feel comfortable using volume rockers for taking photos and videos. Use flash icon to access Flash mode and Auto Flash Mode intuitively directs to best flash brightness for your photos. Apart from these features, it supports Video calling and Auto Focus. In fact, for the first time, htc has introduced ultra-pixel for secondary camera. Meanwhile it is absolutely not devoid of the limitations while taking picture shots indoors or when the light is barely enough. The 4 ultra-pixel secondary camera and the video capture mode too is prone to this issue. Though, the camera software showcases a range of enhancements, not everyone would be interested in adjusting the camera settings every time while they start taking a picture. The indoor photos under well-lit conditions though looks nice.
Desire 826 comes with a 2600 mAh Li-polymer battery, which lasts for about a single day’s usage. The connectivity includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB port and stereo audio jack. It can be inferred that overall battery life is around 13 to 14 hours. Front facing stereo speakers
Desire 826 sports dual front facing stereo speakers that just let you submerge in music through sound effects with phone speakers or wired headset and get fine visualizations while you play songs. In case you have the lyrics its all in there. Enhanced sound capabilities lets you enjoy songs, videos and games. You can turn on the feature htc boom sound with Dolby audio and inbuilt amplifiers to enhance ultimate music experience. The Boom sound speakers are hidden behind the screen but you get the most powerful sound where clarity is not compromised helping to optimize speaker performance under all circumstances. It is just intended to transform the way you enjoy the mobile audio with the help of state of the art front facing stereo speakers. It is something that HTC could only come up with and makes it stand tall when compared to other similar phones. The big speaker chambers make use of the natural acoustics to enhance the sound quality.
The hardware, design and build of desire 826 is almost akin with that of htc desire 826 launched a few months ago. The phone sports two tone hues and includes White Birch, Purple Fire and Blue Lagoon.