HTC Desire 820 is official – a 64-bit Snapdragon 615-powered King of the Midland
0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2014, 02:46 posted on
HTC made a splash at IFA 2014 by introducing the HTC Desire 820 - the new flagship smartphone for the mid-range segment. Just like the rumors spelled, the Desire 820 packs a potent 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, which will instantly usher its owners into the 64-bit Android era as the Android "L Version" update becomes available...
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1. Furbal (Posts: 471; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
That's a nice looking phone. I wonder what armv8 has in store for these midrange phones
5. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
Very Beautiful design HTC. loving the color combinations
3. Ashoaib (Posts: 2589; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
if someone want to learn how to make beautiful phones... then should take classes from htc
4. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
It's good to see PA not saying it to be a 64-bit product anymore.
However, the L update will take roughly half a year AFTER the NexusX' launch, and then another three years for the a meaningful number of apps to become 64-bit ones.
Until then, 64-bit on Android will do nothing beside occupying storage/RAM in addition to draining the battery for running the 32-bit "guest OS".
TBH, consumers are way better served with the last batch of 32-bit hardware therefore.
7. nokia12 (Posts: 446; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
its because of you uninformed trolls, that trolls get a bad name...
you just saw the word 64 bit and went crazyyy ...
"TBH, consumers are way better served with the last batch of 32-bit hardware therefore."
did you not see this has Cortex A53 instead of Cortex A7 ? cortex A53 is 30 % more powerful in performance in single threading in 32 bit regular apps than cortex A7.. this one has 8 cores so theoretical multi core performance would be off the charts, practicality is debatable but good for future proofing,.
did you not see this one has Adreno 405 GPU ? instead of the same old weak Adreno 305 which one can have for even in 50-100 $ off contract phones ?
please look beyond the words 64 bit
6. lalalaman (Posts: 457; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I wish it is priced at $400 or less for its affordable title
9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 599; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
Price it $299 without contract and go hungry marketing
10. thelittleprince96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)
I just bought the 816.ughhh is HTC copying Sony now by these rapid upgrade releases?
12. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 377; Member since: 07 May 2012)
get the pricing right HTC and get rid of some of that top and bottom bezel, really unnecessary
13. newbey123 (Posts: 486; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Wow, very impressive midrange device. Good job HTC. Best midrange device available.
14. RandomUsername (Posts: 670; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
You missed the opportunity to call it King of Midgard!
15. julian6.0 (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)
Yes very nice hopefully it will get priced correctly. Hopefully 300-350$.