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HTC Desire 626

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 reviews of HTC Desire 626. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the sound. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 626 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Desire 626


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of HTC Desire 626 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the durability and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reception.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 626 SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark GreyHTC Desire 626 SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark Grey

Jul, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Desire 626


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HTC Desire 626 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The performance and usability also get good reviews, but reviews about the camera and size are different.

portability, usability, performance, price, screen

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 626 (Verizon LTE Prepaid)HTC Desire 626 (Verizon LTE Prepaid)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Nazarian (

HTC Desire 626 review


HTC's latest budget handset is like too many modern phones: good looking, but blown away by the competition.

Once again, HTC designed a good looking phone, but failed to power it with the right stuff. The display and battery are good enough, but the processor and camera are well behind its competitors.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

HTC Desire 626 (Verizon Wireless)


The HTC Desire 626 is an affordable, attractive Android phone for Verizon that's held back by poor battery life and slow performance.

Affordable. Attractive design. Decent camera. Expandable storage. Loud speaker.

Slow performance. Short battery life. Lots of bloatware.

Software and Conclusions The Desire 626 runs Google Android 5.1 Lollipop , and according to HTC's update tracker , there is no Android 6.0 Marshmallow update scheduled. HTC's Sense 7.0 skin makes a number of changes to Android—app icons, the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

HTC Desire 626 review


HTC's latest budget effort, the Desire 626, acts more like an entry-level handset than it does a midtier phone. HTC caps the 5-inch Desire 626's hardware at a mediocre 8-megapixel rear camera and a lower-performing processor. Its greatest strength...

The HTC Desire 626 has an attractive design and a compellingly low price. Call quality is strong.

Inconsistent image and video quality dog the Desire 626. Its stumbling performance drags the phone down, and weak automatic brightness make the handset's screen seem dim.

This may be one of the best-looking phones you can buy for the price, but keep shopping for a faster, savvier device than the HTC Desire 626.

Sep, 2015

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HTC Desire 626 Review


Even though it's been a tough year for HTC, the Taiwan-based company is always continuing to diversify its robust portfolio. This time, here comes the HTC Desire 626. Knowing what's out there already, can this sub-$200 offering stand out in a sea...

Inexpensive $185 outright cost ; Charming design ; Strong volume with the earpiece ; Expandable storage

Camera image white balance is often off ; Atrocious 720p video recording quality ; Choppy performance with heavier operations ; Subdued speakerphone output

Right now, the 2015 edition of the Moto G is the benchmark that many folks will use to compare phones that are within the same scope. Indeed, the HTC Desire 626’s outright price point of $185 makes it an attractive offering, especially if you find its...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (

HTC Desire 626 Review


At first, the $185 HTC Desire 626 seems like a great deal. It has a big, bright LCD display; a crisp 8-MP rear camera; expandable storage; and a customizable design that lets you stand out. But the dismal battery life means you should probably look...

Bright display ; Fun, colorful design ; Sharp rear camera

Awful battery life

The HTC Desire 626 offers a bright display, a sharp 8-MP camera and boldly colored designs, but its short battery life is a deal breaker.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (

HTC Desire 626 review


The HTC Desire 626 is a very nicely-styled phone. Slim and light weight, with a large 5-inch screen, it's the ideal size for a modern smartphone. The Desire 626 is billed as a mid-range phone, and ticks the right boxes regarding performance and...

The HTC Desire 626 looks nice, feels nice, and is great to handle. The 5-inch display, slim design and light weight make it a lovely phone to use. It comes with Android Lollipop, has a decent processor and camera, and is 4G-compatible.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Joe Levi (

HTC Desire 626 Review: affordable, but it falls short of awesome


The Desire line has always targeted the mid-range, which is exactly where this phone fits.

Great battery life ; Good size and elegant design ; MicroSD slot for external storage

Cameras were good, but not great ; Despite looking like two, there’s only one front-firing speaker ; Low resolution screen ; Below average performance

Typically, when we review a phone out here in the Pocketnow Utah offices, we carry our daily driver alongside the review device. This time, the review device was good enough, though not particularly fast, to accomplish all our daily activities. If...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Jen Karner (

HTC Desire 626 review


It's the affordable option, not the powerful one.

Awesome battery ; Great size and design ; SD slot for expanded storage

Single speaker ; low resolution ; below average load times

The HTC Desire 626 is built to be an affordable and worthwhile purchase. While it isn't the frontrunner of the class, it still packs a punch. The battery life, design, and easy expansion of storage space are fantastic even when the trade off is a lower...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Bailey Stein (

HTC Desire 626 review


What does HTC's latest affordable smartphone have to offer? We find out, in this in-depth HTC Desire 626 review!

Exceptional design ; Relatively good camera ; Excellent software experience ; Affordable price

Slow performance ; Below average battery life ; Display sharpening issues ; Lots of bloatware

The HTC Desire 626 packs what is expected from an HTC smartphone, including a beautiful design and solid build quality, and an excellent software experience. Apart from a good camera, there are some disappointing flaws in other aspects, like...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Burstiner (

HTC Desire 626 review: A budget device through and through


As smartphone production costs plummet, OEMs have a new affordable category to consider and corner. With HTC's future on the line, let's see how its latest entry fairs with strong value driven offerings on the rise.

Unless you’re shopping for your kids or looking for a cheap burner device, I can’t think of a reason to seriously consider the 626, especially as strong contenders like the OnePlus 2 and the ZenFone 2 start creeping dangerously close to the budget...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2000
Battery performance:2000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):790
Standby time (3G):811
Talk time (2G):22
Talk time (3G):18

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes


Color of product:Blue / Grey / White
Form Factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1 / 2


Chat: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, FLAC / AAC, OGG, AMR, WAV, FLAC, MP3, M4A
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASP, AVI, MP4, WMV, WMV9 / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / MP4, WMV, AVI, 3G2, MKV, 3GP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASP,AVI,MP4,WMV,WMV9 / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4 / MP4,WMV,AVI,3G2,MKV,3GP


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1900,2100
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G bands supported:2100,700,900,1800,2600,850 / 700,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:410


Operating system installed:Android


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2000
RAM capacity:1 / 2
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4.76 / 4.87
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