HTC has been busy releasing many devices in the recent past, and HTC Desire 728 was announced in September and was released in November last year. This handset is powered by 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and Mali T720MP3. The device is available in White luxury and Purple myst color options and is complemented with a comfortable to hold body which is stain and fingerprint resistant.
Followed are the tips and tricks of the device that can be useful for its user
To insert an SIM card on HTC Desire 728, the company has provided a slot on the back. Power off the device and take the back cover to view the battery and other SIM slots. Now place the SIM cards according to the instructions given.
Desire 728 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby like most of the devices. The SIM card backed by the device is Micro SIM card, and Everyone these days need dual SIM feature as they need to keep the personal number and office number separately, and it’s difficult to carry two different devices for it.
The device comes with a 5.5 inch 720 x 1280 p IPS display that gives out a pixel density of 267 PPI. Considering the handset as a midrange device,this is a decent resolution for 5.5-inch smartphone.
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Desire 728, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. Now tap on the Portable hotspot and select the option Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu. You can set securities levels and also deny access to certain devices. A maximum of eight devices can be connected to this network.
With the help of screenshot, you can take an instant image of the screen. This ensures that you can view this image when required. To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application later.
For checking for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Desire 728, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.
The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device as it displays almost all the required options.
To activate the power saving mode on this device, go to the settings and tap on the battery option. Here you have the option as power saving mode; wherein you need to toggle it to turn on. By this way you can turn on the feature and the battery on the device can be saved.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your device, Open the settings, tap on Brightness& display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.
Desire 728 comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the new menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.
There is no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.
The device comes with few bloatwares like services, Facebook, Wechat, Whatsapp. As it’s a budget oriented device, we can’t see much of other applications.
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled; the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.
The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage out of which around11.52 MB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS and other pre-installed apps. This is very less since users cannot store much data or can use many applications on the device.
The device comes with a mere 2 GB of RAM out of which around 930 MB is available for the user, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other applications pre-installed in it.
No, the device do not support OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.
The device is running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out the box, and I likely to receive Marshmallow update soon, but the company has not given any official word on it.
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.
The device comes with a small Li-Po 2800 mAh battery on the back and will be decent enough to power the device an entire day, with normal usage.
The handset comes with a 13 MP camera on the back with an LED flash and f/2.5 aperture and is accompanied with a 5 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies. The rear camera also has the features like touch to focus, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, panorama and HDR.
To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other important information.
Yes, the device does support the 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE technology. Now, in this modern era, everyone wants to get the access to the latest technology and faster browsing speeds.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 13 MP camera available on the rear. There are very few devices on the market that capture 4K videos.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 200 GB, which is good for a device in this price range.
No, sadly this device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.
These are the general tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful and if you have more questions regarding the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page, and we will get back to you soon.