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HTC Desire 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 512 reviews of HTC Desire 820. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The price and size also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the battery, and views are divided on the reliability.

performance, size, price, usability, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HTC Desire 820 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and sound are overall positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery and durability. There are some mixed opinions about the usability and performance.

portability, screen, price, sound, size

camera, durability, battery

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 820 SIM-Free Smartphone UK Stock - GreyHTC Desire 820 SIM-Free Smartphone UK Stock - Grey

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

HTC Desire 820 Smartphone Review

 

Pumped up. With the Desire 820, HTC introduces the more powerful successor to the Desire 816. Although equipped with a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 615 processor, the smartphone still runs the older Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat and features a slimmer build...

Powerful 64-bit CPU, Good graphics processor, Very good WLAN reception, Storage expandable, Low radiation levels

Touchscreen only recognizes two simultaneous inputs, No wireless display, No ac WiFi

The HTC Desire 820 is a logical progression and the successor to the Desire 816. As such, it does its job well: the smartphone comes equipped with an outstanding display, a speedy CPU and usable cameras. The SoC delivers the same performance regardless...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Desire 820 & Desire 820 dual SIM review: The doppelganger

 

The HTC Desire 820 is a typical member of the manufacturer's mid-range lineup. It bears all of the characteristic design features for the family - a two-tone unibody plastic shell, complete with particular color accents and an oversized camera lens on...

Available as Desire 820 dual SIM or Desire 820 with LTE support, cat. 4 LTE (150/50Mbps) ; 5.5" 720p Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, ambient light sensor ; Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset (quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU & quad-core 1.0 GHz...

Glossy finish is a magnet for fingerprints ; Plastic is glossy and easily gets smudged and scratched ; Rather small 2,600mAh battery

In a lot of ways the HTC Desire 820 is the natural continuation of the mid-range handset line and can be considered more or less an upgraded version of the Desire 816. It is a solid device on its own, but HTC could have tried a little harder and...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

HTC Desire 820 Review

 

In our review of the HTC Desire 816, we were enamored by the solid package HTC was able to deliver – easily making it one of the more noteworthy devices in the mid-range market. Even with its universal acclaim, its only area of opportunity came in its...

Accents throughout the phone give its design a very lively look ; It’s lightweight, slim, and solidly constructed ; 64-bit based octa-core Snapdragon is a nice addition ; Dual-SIM functionality ; Stronger brightness output makes the display more...

Lack of software optimizations for a phablet ; Missing NFC connectivity ; Operating performance isn’t drastically better than previous HTC phones ; Poor 1080p video recording quality

Our feelings about the HTC Desire 820 are favorable for the most part, which isn’t too shocking taking into account how the Desire 816 turned out. At the end of the day, the Desire 820 stands prominently amongst the mid-range market for its balanced...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

HTC Desire 820 review

 

The HTC Desire 820 gives a lot for your money - a powerful octa-core processor, a big 5.5 inch screen and an 8 megapixel front camera. But it's too big to become a mainstream phone.

The Desire 820 is in many ways a capable device, and certainly very impressive for the price. It's arguably the most powerful smartphone you can buy for £300 or less. But the extra large size won't be for everyone. There are niggles too - the screen,...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

HTC Desire 820 review

 

Join us as we take a look at the Desire 820, a mid-range 64-bit handset from HTC!

Solid build quality ; Front facing speakers ; Vivid display ; 64-bit processor

Subpar camera ; Fairly low res for the display size ; Slippery design

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire 820 review: Mixed performance mid-ranger - Pocket-lint

 

One of HTC's surprise successes over the past year has been in the Desire family. The Desire 816 sold well in Asia, was updated in the Desire 820 on review

Design, build, HTC Sense is nicely refined

Price, Battery life, display not the best, some sensors missing, so doesn't have a fully-packed feature set

The HTC Desire 820 has plenty to offer: it's a refined day-to-day experience, with the Sense 6 interface offering plenty to set it apart from the competition. And we're sure it will be updated to Android Lollipop at some stage in the future, which will...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

HTC Desire 820 review

 

The super-powerful selfie phone

Brilliant UI ; Loud Boomsound speakers ; Powerful CPU ; Superb keyboard

Grainy selfies ; Noisy wide shots ; Low screen resolution ; Fiddly card slots

Ratings in depth Things are really starting to heat up in the 64-bit mobile market following the launch of the iPhone 5S and its A7 processor. Since then we've had a plethora of rumours surrounding countless phones bringing the new tech, but with the...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire 820 review

 

Battery life is disappointing, but the HTC Desire 820 has a flexible camera and a great screen for the price

The HTC Desire 820's battery life may not be as good as its predecessor, but in every other respect it's easily the superior handset. With its decent screen, excellent performance and capable camera, it's one of the best budget phablets available...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Esat Dedezade (stuff.tv)

HTC Desire 820 hands-on review

 

Is this the ultimate selfie smartphone? We test out the 8MP front-facing snapper of HTC's upcoming 64-bit mid-ranger

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire 820 hands-on review

 

IFA 2014 doesn't bring many new products for HTC but the new Desire 820 is one of two new smartphone from the company as a cheaper alternative to the flagship One range. Here's our HTC Desire 820 hands-on review. See also: Best 40 smartphones you can...

We're waiting for an official UK price but we can predict the Desire 820 will cost around £300 and that's pretty good for a nice looking albeit plastic smartphone with a 13Mp rear camera and a 64-bit Octa-core processor ready for Android L. Look out...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1