HTC Desire 820

Announced:
Sep 4, 2014
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

5.5 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

267 ppi

Screen-to-body:

67.14 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 405

RAM:

2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.2), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity:

2600 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G):

22.40 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

17.7 days (424 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

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

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Recording format:

MPEG4

Front:

8 megapixels

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Colors:

Black, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 8(900), 3(1800), 1(2100), 7(2600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 38(2600)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 04, 2014
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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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