HTC Desire 820

Announced:
Sep 4, 2014
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

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Display size:

5.5 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

267 ppi

Screen-to-body ratio:

67.14 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 28 mm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front:

8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

6.21 x 3.10 x 0.30 inches (157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Colors:

Black, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor:

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 405

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 128 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.2), HTC Sense UI

Battery

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Capacity:

2600 mAh

Talk time (3G):

22.40 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

17.7 days (424 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 8, 3, 1, 7

LTE (TDD):

Bands 39, 40, 41, 38

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (267 ppi)

Description

The Desire 820 packs a potent 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, which instantly ushered its owners into the 64-bit Android era as the Android "L Version" update became available. Even if it had a regular 32-bit processor, though, the HTC Desire 820 would have remained one of the best mid-range Android phones to exist. Opting for the Desire series' recognizable plastic build, the phone offers a 5.5-inch 720p display and HTC BoomSound speakers for excellent multimedia experience. Known for its love of busting spec sheets, HTC adorned the Desire 820's front panel with an 8-megapixel (that's right!) camera for high quality selfies and software that lets you merge friends' photos with yours, apply digital makeup, and capture several moments in a single image.

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