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HTC Desire 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 reviews of HTC Desire 820. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability and battery.

performance, size, usability, screen, price

battery, reliability

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. Opinions about the size and sound are generally positive. The price and screen are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the battery and durability. Reviews about the usability and performance are mixed.

portability, screen, price, sound, size

camera, durability, battery

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

Sep, 2019

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 : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

HTC Desire 820 is a colourful, 64-bit Android phone for selfie lovers (hands-on)

 

The HTC Desire 820 is a 5.5-inch Android phone with a 64-bit processor, an 8-megapixel camera and a fun, colourful design.

Sep, 2014

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 : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

HTC Desire 820

 

HTC Desire 820 smartphone : HTC has announced the HTC Desire 820, the successor to the popular HTC Desire 816. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, with integrated 4G LTE Cat 4 connectivity and 64-bit, multi-core CPU, this new addition to...

Cool and convenient, the HTC Desire 820 also supports HTC’s Dot View case, providing instant access to your phone without opening the cover. With a range of functions from answering calls and receiving and dismissing notifications with a simple swipe,...

Oct, 2014

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

 

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 here and has a newer model waiting in the wings, the Desire 826 . The HTC Desire 820 has plenty...

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 (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 : 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

HTC has given the Desire 820 some really interesting party pieces in the form of a 64-bit processor, an 8MP selfie camera and low price tag, yet somehow misses its mark by some distance.

Nov, 2014

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