Cam reviews the mid-range Desire 816 by HTC. It's a solid, plastic device with a 720p 5.5-inch LCD display. It's big, has great BoomSound speakers, a decent 13MP camera and incredible battery life. It's surprisingly good.
With any lower-end phone, you expect a major compromise or two here and there. But with the Desire 816, not once during use did I get frustrated or unenthused about any of it. Even without the "mid-range" label, it's still a fantastic phone that can last 2 whole days with light/regular use.