HTC’s latest Desire is the Desire 826. This latest creation from the labs of HTC brings a design that resembles the Desire Eye but adds HTC’s signature ‘UltraPixels’ to the front for low-light selfie enthusiasts. Also, HTC brought over Android 5.0 Lollipop in the form of 5.0.2 and their latest Sense UI which hasn’t changed all too much. Packed with SnapDragon’s 615 Octa-Core Processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch 1080P IPS display, it might be worth a look at. Check out our hands on above!
HTC’s latest Desire 826 model is showcased at CES 2015 and with it comes a plethora of features and specs to look out for. Here is a brief review of the phone:
Having a design quite similar to the HTC Eye, the Desire 826 is built with a polycarbonate construction and color banding that makes it stand out in public. Running on the latest version of Android Lollipop and HTC Sense, there is much to enjoy about the Desire 826 model.
Equipped with HTC’s signature boom surround speakers, the Desire 826 produces an amazing sound quality. Unlike previous devices, the speakers are less visible and are built with Dolby Digital booming and tuning technology.
Combined with a 615 Octa-Core Snapdragon processor with 1.7 GHz Quad-Core and a secondary 1 GHz Quad-Core processor, the phone produces a silky smooth experience to its users. Meanwhile, HTC Sense does not have a lot of changes from its Android KitKat version and even has an almost identical feel to its last installment—Blinkfeed double tap works to wake up and all the usual camera features like Zoe. It even has the same menu system and color scheme.
The phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display with 401 pixels per inch. It doesn’t have as many pixels as the HTC One M8 but it does pretty well. The biggest improvement on the Desire 826 is found on its front facing camera, which has been built with 4MP resolution. This camera captures great selfie shots even with bad lighting. The phone has a secondary camera on the rear with a resolution of 13MP.
The Desire 826 comes with a 2600 mAh non-removable battery. Battery life, however, will be determined after a full hands-on experience of the device.