HTC Desire 816

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HTC Desire 816
Htc desire 816 dual running android 4.4.2 on sense ui.jpg
Manufacturer HTC
Series HTC Desire
Compatible networks

HSDPA (3G) 850/900/2100, GSM (2G) 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, LTE (4G) band 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - EMEA version, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900) - Asia version

CDMA (1x-RTT/1x-Advanced) 800/1900, (EV-DO Rev. A) 1900, LTE (4G) band 25 (1900), band 26 (800), band 41 (2500) - US version
First released 2014
Dimensions 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.9  mm
Weight 165 g [1]
Operating system

Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) (Original) Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop) (Current) HTC Sense 6.0

Upgradeable to Android 6.0

HTC Sense 7.0
CPU Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 305
Removable storage MicroSD up to 128 GB

Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery

Up to 737 h (3G)
Talk time:
Up to 21 h (3G)
Data inputs Touch Screen
Display Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Rear camera 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels,BSi sensor, f/2.2, 28 mm lense, 1080p video recording, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Front camera 5 MP, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
Sound MP3
Connectivity micro usb v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot
References [2]


The HTC Desire 816 is a mid ranged Android-based smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC. Announced at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it features a 5.5-inch super LCD 2 display with a 1280x720 resolution, with full HD video recording and play-back.


HTC Desire 816 offers HTC Sense 6, a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system on chip with 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 128 GB external memory capacity and a non removable 2600 mAh battery. It also comes with a 13.0 MP rear-facing camera and 5 MP front-facing camera. It has dual front facing speakers with Boom Sound. The smartphone runs on android version 4.4.2 and is upgradeable to 5.0.2, lollipop, globally in April 2015.

Firmware Upgrade[edit]

In March, HTC revamped its sense home to a version 7. Users can create their own phone theme or can access and use various themes, wallpapers, sounds. This works best with HTC Sense 7 and the HTC "zoe" feature fully active. New power saving and extreme power saving options extend battery life or when the users need to ward off from switching off the phone due to low battery level.[4][5][6][7]

Apps include one that operates the integral FM broadcast receiver.


HTC also launched new HTC Desire 816G in September that runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS and a Mediatek processor. HTC Desire 820 is the successor of desire 816.[8]

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