HTC Desire 828 was introduced in India yesterday. Though we are still not sure about the price, this is supposed to be a lower mid-range phone, and thus its admirable that HTC has managed to fit in Optical Image Stabilization for the camera. Lowest price of HTC Desire 828 is still a mystery as there is no official confirmation on that front yet.
The Desire series handset has a 5.5 Inch full HD display, with good viewing angles and brightness. The handset is powered by low cost MediaTek MT6753T silicon, with 8 Cortex A53 cores clocked 1.5 GHz, backed with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage.
The HTC Sense UI is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The 13MP rear camera has F2.0 aperture lens, while an Ultra-Pixel camera with wide angle lens is present on the front which has larger pixel size to capture more light and with it, HTC claims to solve eternal problem of poor-lit selfies.
Other features include HTC boomsound speakers for loud and clear audio experience, 4G LTE, CDMA (800MHz) support, WiFi ac, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1 and 2800mAh battery. We will update more information on when you can buy HTC Desire 828 Online at lowest price in India soon after HTC reveals the price and availability information.
Question: How is the display on HTC Desire 828?
Answer: HTC Desire 828 features an FHD IPS panel display with 401ppi. In real life, display shines indoors but lets you down outdoors under direct sun. Even on cent percent brightness, we had difficulty in reading emails and phone contacts, also because of its reflective nature. Counting out these two minor issues, HTC Desire 828 display will not disappoint you.
Despite all those big spec numbers, we will say, this not the best display in this price bracket.
Question: Does the display Include gorilla glass protection?
Answer: Yes, HTC has used Corning Glass 4 to prevent day to day scratches.
Question: How’s the design and build?
Answer: HTC has tweaked its dual accent design with Desire 828. The phone has a slightly curved back which is made from matte finish plastic. Display nicely sits on a slightly raised platform with a plastic fame outlining it. On the sides, it is covered with a metallic finish plastic which feels solid and adds to the overall appeal of the phone. The only difficulty we had with its design in the volume rocker and power key. Both these keys are flat and will take some effort getting used to it. HTC’s dual signature dual speakers are neatly placed on both above and below the display.
Question: Are the capacitive keys backlit?
Answer: The Desire 828 doesn’t feature any capacitive buttons, therefore backlit key are out of the Question.
Question: What kind of SIM card does it accept?
Answers: The HTC Desire 828 is a dual SIM phone and it supports nano-SIM in both slots.
Question: How much internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card on HTC Desire 828?
Answer: Out of 16 GB of internal storage, around 9.4 GB is available at the user end. Yes, users can move some of the apps to SD card.
Question: Is USB OTG supported?
Answer: Yes, It does support USB OTG.
Question: How is the HTC Desire 828 performance?
Answer: In day-to-day life, HTC Desire 828 performance was on the expected line. In basic tasks like calling, texting, social media, listening music or browsing internet on the phone it handles everything perfectly.
With regards to gaming performance, Desire 828 handled 2 out 3 high-end games we tested very well. Nova 3 and Dead Trigger 2 game play were buttery smooth while we witnessed some fame drops and lag while testing Asphalt 8.
Question: What is SAR Value of HTC Desire 828?
Answer: SAR values are 0.320 W/kg@1 g at Head, 0.479 W/kg@1 g at body.
Question: Does The Desire 828 have heating issues?
Answer: As of now we didn’t notice any heating issues in Desire 828.
Question: How much RAM is free on first boot?
Answer: Out of 2 GB RAM, we got 850 Mb was free on the first boot.
Question: How is the HTC Desire 828 camera?
Answer: The camera on HTC Desire 828 performs best in the outdoor conditions. Details and colors were close to nature in outdoor shots. In closed surroundings, we witnessed some grains in the images. Mid tones were well saturated in both indoor and outdoor shots. HTC laid much stress on the presence of optical image stabilization (OIS), and it works efficiently.
The 4MP ultrapixel selfie camera also captures images exceedingly well. Selfies taken from it appears sharp with a good amount of details and well-saturated colors. The beatify on HTC Desire 828 is worth mentioning as it comes with a sliding option to manually pick the right balance to suit individual preference.
Question: How is the call quality?
Answer: We didn’t witness any issues in call reception in our area.
Question: How is the Battery backup on HTC Desire 828?
Answer: The 2800mAh offered us a decent screen on time. With HTC Desire 828 we were able to squeeze out 5-6 hours of screen on time. That is good enough for one day usage for basic and moderate users.
Question: Is the battery removable on HTC Desire 828?
Answer: No, the HTC Desire 828 comes with a non-removable battery.
Question: How is the software?
Answer: The Desire 828 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop HTC’s Sense 7 running on top of it. The HTC Sense UI offers lots of customization options, it gives users the liberty to choose and use themes, fonts and widgets as per their preference.
Question: Does HTC Desire 828 support Gesture features?
Answer: Yes, HTC Desire 828 features Media Gestures and Motion Gestures.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on HTC Desire 828?
Answer: The Loudspeaker quality on HTC Desire 828 is worth mentioning. The Dual frontal speakers quite loud with clear sound. HTC has added its in-house BoomSound and Dolby Audio in this mid-range budget phone.
Question: What comes inside the box of HTC Desire 828?
Answer: One Handset, 1 Charger, 1 USB cable, 1 headset and a user manual.
- Boomsound Speakers
- Good Camera Hardware
- 4G LTE Support
- 5.5 Inch full HD display
- Not very impressive design