HTC Desire 526 User Reviews Back

Overall user rating

8.5

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Camera
8.0
Multimedia
9.5
Internet
9.0
Call quality
8.5
Battery
8.5
Reception
8.0
Display
8.0
Build quality
7.5
Text input
9.0
Everyday usage
9.5
UI speed
8.0
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luv8ters2 posted on Jan 17, 2019, 5:37 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jan 17, 2019

9.0

Nice phone

luv8ters2 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Great phone mostly used on hotspot until Verizon locked it up because i never would buy their plans. Now its basically useless..except for any games I had downloaded before shut out. I am unable to even go to settings so i cannot even Bluetooth pictures that are much nicer quality then my other phone. Sucks.

Build quality
8.0
Reception
7.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
9.0
Battery
10.0
Charges fast and lasts all day

Cons

  • Verizon will remotely lock it if you never buy data

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drone031693 posted on May 25, 2016, 8:34 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

8.0

Perfect value

drone031693 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Got this phone new and unlocked on eBay for $70. With every penny. Hasn't crashed on me once, runs smoothly, screen is actually pleasant to look at, it doesn't look quite as cheap as it really is, camera is adequate for instagram and facebook, and expandable storage is a huge plus!

All in all, the only issue worth mentioning is that it only comes with 8 GB of onboard storage, which fills up really quick, even if you only put apps on it, with no media content.

Other notable gripes, if you are a heavy user, you should buy an extra battery, however. Its not impossible to get through a full day, especially is you use the extreme power saver mode, but on heavy use days you will need to recharge.

If the battery lasted a little longer, and if it came with more built-in storage, then it would be a 10/10 phone for sure! I feel as if HTC purposely made these two flaws so that you felt compelled to buy a more expensive device, as these two changes would not cost the company too much more money per phone to build.

Build quality
7.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
8.0
Display
7.0
Battery
7.0

Pros

  • Price
  • Dependability
  • Useability
  • Expandable storage (Up to 200 GB)
  • Can be unlocked to use on any network
  • Perfect screen size (in my opinion)
  • Front facing speaker
  • Good design (especially for the price)

Cons

  • 8 GB on board storage fills up too fast
  • Average (at best) battery life
  • Won't get android 6.X or higher.
  • Not stereo front facing speaker (only one front speaker)

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