HTC Desire 816G Dual SIM Smartphone with 5.5-inch Display Launched for Rs. 18,990

by Chetan Bhawani 15

Alongside the Desire 820 and 820q, HTC has officially launched the Desire 816G smartphone in India, and this too is a 5.5-inch smartphone with some specifications lower than that in the Desire 820. This is yet another device in the phablet series from HTC, just like a few others with large screens, but this time the pricing is not really high, compared to the smartphones the company has been releasing in the recent past.

The Desire 816G name is given for the reason that it has the GSM connectivity and this is a Dual SIM smartphone with a quad-core processor (Mediatek MT6582) clocking at 1.3 GHz and 1GB DDR3 RAM. The internal storage in the Desire 816G is 8GB and there is an option to expand the storage with a 32GB MicroSD card.

The rear 13-megapixel camera of the Desire 816G is capable of capturing videos of 1080p Full HD resolution, and it has a 28mm wide lens. The front 5-megapixel picture too can capture 1080p videos with the BSI sensor. The rear camera comes with HTC Zoe and automatic video highlights. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense layered over it, and HTC Blinkfeed included.

Two Nano SIM cards can be inserted and there is a 2600 mAh battery in the device. “The HTC Desire 816G dual sim brings an exciting combination of big screen, great specs at an amazing price!” said Faisal Siddiqui, ‎Vice President & Country Head, India at HTC. “It is one of the most well-built and best design smartphone with a powerful specification that makes the HTC Desire 816G dual sim even more compelling. It is bringing genuine choice to the category by delivering stunning design and high-end performance at unbelievable value.”

The Desire 816G has three sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor. There’s digital compass as well as Internal GPS antenna for the location services. The sound enhancement in the device is with the BoomSound speakers with the dual front stereo speakers. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 18,990.

Chetan Bhawani

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  • Siddharth Vyas

    Good specs at great price..

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes the specs are good but can still be improved and the price is also great. HTC has done a great job involving in the mid range device market!!

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Love to have

    • Me too would love to have a flagship of the sorts desperate for anything right now!

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes i would love to have this also . Honestly with the phone i have right now any phone is better!!!

      • Shanky Yadav

        What??? Not getting what you are wanting to say exactly??

  • Barbe Blanche

    Good phone

  • samir naik

    Good specs at great price.

    • definitely. Its worth the investment as you get the wonderful features of htc!

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes the specs are really good and the price is also great. IT may be worth your expense!!

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Dual sim in gping common as it is a perfect example but with.more interesting things

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes i have noticed dual sim phones are getting more common and common everyday and have really taken over the market in ASIA. i doubt it would work in NOrth America because dual sim phones dont work here!!

      • Shanky Yadav

        people are happy with single sim There and also it will take a bit longer time to expand.. North America which is already an buff place of smartphones..

  • Joshua Akinsola

    quad core dual sim 5.5 inch smartphone is a nice offer. Especially with htc as they know what their doing. I like that its at the 13-16 mp range and its little features really reel in the deal. The accelerometer and digital compass are rally useful. Great phone

  • Suraj Racharla

    Amazing phalet by HTC and since it is dual sim i know it wont work in North America(made a mistake once like that and learned it the hard way) and i guess this is a good phone phalet for people who want a dual sim phone and a big screen. This ovoiulsy inst flagship specs but if the price is right it is a go