HTC's Desire 626 lands on Verizon priced at $192 unlocked

HTC's Desire 626 lands on Verizon priced at $192 unlocked
A couple of weeks ago, Verizon announced that it will soon start selling the mid-range HTC Desire 626, and now it looks like the day has arrived.

The HTC Desire 626 can be purchased for $192 with no contractual obligations with Big Red. Alternatively, the carrier also lets customers get the Desire 626 through its equipment installment plan for 24 monthly payments of $8. That's definitely an affordable price, but the hard truth is that the Desire 626 is not up to par with other smartphones currently available for less than $200.

The Desire 626 comes with a 5-inch display running a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, which is the only strong point of the handset. Other acceptable specs at this price point are the 8MP primary camera on the back, the 5MP selfie shooter on the back, and the 16GB of microSD-expandable storage space.

On the downside, the handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset, which is the least powerful smartphone SoC in Qualcomm's current lineup. The chip features a 1.1GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and is paired with 1.5GB of RAM. On the software side, the Desire 626 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 UI on top.

At $192 unlocked, the HTC Desire 626 is no match for the excellent Motorola Moto G (2015), which offers better specs at a price of $179.99. Feel free to disagree in the comment section below!

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