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HTC Desire Eye

HTC Desire Eye
alaScore 91

441 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 441 reviews of HTC Desire Eye. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The camera and performance are also mentioned favorably.

size, performance, camera, screen, usability

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire Eye

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of HTC Desire Eye from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The performance and camera are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the size.

design, camera, performance, durability, screen

size

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire Eye SIM-Free Smartphone - Matte BlueHTC Desire Eye SIM-Free Smartphone - Matte Blue

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire Eye

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of HTC Desire Eye from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size and usability. The camera and performance also get good reviews.

portability, performance, camera, usability, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire EYE 4G LTE AT&T GSM Unlocked Android Smarphone - Coral Reef White/RedHTC Desire EYE 4G LTE AT&T GSM Unlocked Android Smarphone - Coral Reef White/Red

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

HTC Desire Eye Smartphone Review

 

Selfie show-off. HTC expands its product line around its One M8 flagship and now has a smartphone with high-performance hardware dubbed Desire EYE. It is primarily aimed at selfie fans in view of a high-resolution front-facing camera. The lens promises...

IP certificate, Decent cameras, Powerful SoC, Great screen, Good speakers, Decent voice quality, Very good battery life, Power To Give app

Low available storage capacity, No App2SD support, No MHL, No ac Wi-Fi, Sometimes inaccurate GPS, Throttling under load

HTC's Desire Eye is yet another flagship smartphone that is not clad in elegant aluminum. However, it features an IP certification for the first time making it dust and waterproof. The selfie handheld thus not only shoots decent pictures in every...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Jared Newman

 

HTC's selfie phone is only slightly less expensive than the flagship One (M8), but some problems with its headlining camera features leave a greater gulf in quality.

Specs are on-par with HTC's flagship ; Front camera captures fine details and fits plenty of faces ; HTC's software is unobtrusive with some useful features

Front camera doesn't get colors right ; Rear camera struggles in low light ; Design feels boxy

HTC's selfie phone is only slightly less expensive than the flagship One (M8), but the gulf in quality is greater.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Orlin Milinov (gsmarena.com)

HTC Desire Eye review: Undercover flagship

 

HTC Desire Eye is the most capable member of the company's mid-range family of smartphones to date. Announced in early October, the smartphone features a rather peculiar camera setup, which consists of a duo of 13MP sensors, each flanked by a two-tone...

5.2" 1080p IPS display with 424ppi ; 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU; Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset; 2GB of RAM ; 13MP f/2.2 front-facing camera with two-tone, dual-LED flash; 1080p @30fps video recording ; 13MP f/2.0 main camera with...

The battery is not user-replaceable ; No 4K video recording or OIS ; No IR port

HTC Desire Eye is the most capable smartphone the Taiwanese manufacturer has to offer. Only its Desire moniker, the plastic body, and the smaller marketing budget prevent the newcomer from taking the HTC One (M8) spot as the company's Android flagship...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

HTC Desire Eye (AT&T)

 

With its 13-megapixel front-facing camera, the HTC Desire Eye is the ultimate selfie machine. But it's also an excellent Android smartphone in its own right.

High-quality, full HD LCD. Unbeatable front-facing camera. Flagship-level specs.

Ostentatious looks not for everyone. Very tall design.

Camera and Conclusions This phone's all about pictures, particularly those of the selfie variety. Both sides of the Desire Eye feature 13-megapixel sensors with dual-LED flash. Comparing shots side-by-side, it's hard to discern any difference between...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

HTC Desire EYE Review

 

The HTC Desire EYE seems to have one key point in its favor, at first - selfie power. But it's a whole lot more than that. Instead of a smartphone that's made for taking photos of yourself, the Desire EYE is a surprisingly well-rounded phone. And it's...

The HTC Desire EYE is a unique proposition. The HTC design team have created a device that kind of, sort of, ALMOST beats out the company’s most heroic device of the year. The specifications on the EYE trump the HTC One M8 in several places. The look...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

HTC Desire Eye review

 

Taking pictures of your own gurning face and plastering it over the Internet is unquestionably the best thing you can do with a device that has the entire wealth of human knowledge only a tap away. The front-facing cameras that enable such a noble...

The HTC Desire Eye is the first smartphone to feature a front-facing flash to illuminate your selfies. Its screen is bright and bold, it has plenty of power and its colourful body is waterproof.

Although the front camera has 13 megapixels, images still suffer from noise and blur, particularly in low light. Focus is far from perfect too, even with the flash assistance.

Although its flash-equipped front camera is eye-catching, its image results aren't as impressive as I'd hoped. Still, the flash will illuminate your face where other phones can't, and the Desire Eye comes with fun software, is well-specced and...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

HTC Desire Eye ( coral red)

 

Not so with the HTC Desire Eye.

The HTC Desire Eye is the first smartphone to feature a front-facing flash to illuminate your selfies. Its screen is bright and bold, it has plenty of power and its colourful body is waterproof.

Although the front camera has 13 megapixels, images still suffer from noise and blur, particularly in low light. Focus is far from perfect too, even with the flash assistance.

Although its flash-equipped front camera is eye-catching, its image results aren't as impressive as I'd hoped. Still, the flash will illuminate your face where other phones can't, and the Desire Eye comes with fun software, is well-specced and...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Peter K. (phonearena.com)

HTC Desire EYE Review

 

A month or so ago, HTC decided that it was high time it put an end to the selfie race and unveiled the HTC Desire EYE, a smartphone that is doomed to intrigue with its ginormous 13MP selfie snapper. However, the front-facing camera is just one of the...

Potent hardware ; Outstanding selfie camera ; The display has a very good outdoor visibility ; The BoomSound speakers are a zinger

Disappointing hardware buttons ; The build materials could be better ; Call quality could be better

There you have it, all the good and the bad about the Desire EYE, HTC's selfie-centric handset. The device will most probably be priced as much as an HTC One (M8), which will pit it against many other devices that sit higher in the food chain. In spite...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Dragan Petric (brighthand)

HTC Desire Eye Review: A Machine for Selfies

 

With 13-megapixel cameras on its back and front, the HTC Desire Eye is capable of taking some of the sharpest selfies of any phone to date. Here's our review.

One of the strongest front-facing cameras on a phone to date ; Flagship-level performance ; Sharp and vibrant display

A little too large for comfort ; Comes with outdated version of Android ; Front cam’s photos can be inconsistent

The Desire Eye packs flagship hardware packed into upper midrange body, providing the kind of display, performance, and battery life you’d normally get from a phone $100-200 more expensive. That alone makes this phone a winner (if you can live with a...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (tomsguide.com)

HTC Desire Eye Review: Super Selfie Camera

 

Thanks to the beautiful selfies the HTC Desire Eye churns out, you're bound to become the most popular photographer in your social circle. In addition to its strong camera quality, the Desire Eye packs a vibrant display, booming speakers and capable...

Sharp selfie camera ; Good image quality from both front and rear cameras ; Comprehensive photo-editing app ; Zippy performance ; Powerful speakers

Below-average battery life ; Sluggish autofocus

Packing a 13-megapixel camera on its front and back, the HTC Desire Eye smartphone takes selfie shooting to new levels.

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400
Battery performance:2400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):538
Talk time (3G):20 / 3.3

Call Management

Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:13
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
SAR value:0.41
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.41

Design

Color of product:Blue / Coral, White / Pink / Red, White
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:5.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,MKV,MP4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,WCDMA / HSPA,HSPA+,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
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

Processor:801
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor model:801

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335 / 5.98
Height:0.335 / 5.98
Weight:5.43
Width:2.91