HTC Desire 626 Review
posted by John V. / Sep 09, 2015, 6:42 AM
It has its challenges, but the quality is more than acceptable to use when background noise is minimized.
Generally speaking, the Desire 626 is more than handy for phone calls. For starters, the earpiece produces extremely potent voices that make it very easy for us to hear them in even the noisiest of conditions. However, the microphone tends to make voices sound raspy on the other end of the line – while the subdued output of the speakerphone makes it challenging to use.
For a 2000 mAh battery, it has good longevity.
Don’t be quick to judge this one and its 2000 mAh battery cell, because it achieves better results than some other phones with beefier sized batteries. Judging from our custom battery benchmark test, the HTC Desire 626 obtains a respectable mark of 6 hours and 32 minutes. That’s pretty good in our book, but it’s made better knowing that it’s more than long lasting to get us through at least a solid one-day of normal, real world usage.
Battery life (hours) Higher is better
HTC Desire 626 6h 32 min (Average)
Motorola Moto G (2015) 8h 3 min (Excellent)
Asus ZenFone 2 7h 34 min (Good)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
HTC Desire 626 136
Motorola Moto G (2015) 251
Asus ZenFone 2 58
Microsoft Lumia 640 196
Right now, the 2015 edition of the Moto G is the benchmark that many folks will use to compare phones that are within the same scope. Indeed, the HTC Desire 626’s outright price point of $185 makes it an attractive offering, especially if you find its tailored design to be better, but it’s still a somewhat underperforming package that doesn’t threaten the Moto G in terms of functionality. Well, that’s pretty concerning because you’re going to fork over just a smidgen more for it – plus, it lacks the better specs of the Moto G. We won’t deny that HTC has something tangible here for consumers who don’t want to spend a fortune on their next phone and are looking for a good-looking handset, but we just expect better results everywhere to keep it in the same pedestal as some of the other prized options out there.
Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 5.1
HTC Sense Version: 7.0
Build Number: 1.10.502.1
Kernel Version: 3.10.49-perf-g61b738f
- Inexpensive $185 outright cost
- Charming design
- Strong volume with the earpiece
- Expandable storage
- Camera image white balance is often off
- Atrocious 720p video recording quality
- Choppy performance with heavier operations
- Subdued speakerphone output
Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013
I don't know what's wrong with PA, the display post good to excellent result with almost spot on colour accuracy but they criticised it because "subdued" tone. And if the display oversaturated or "lively" like they said, they still criticised the display not accurate as the iPhone or Galaxy
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 7:17 AM 4
Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015
I think the 7/10 the right score for this. They should have gone with at least a sd410, 2xx series is a joke these days. Or otherwise price it at about $100 t o120 max.
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 7:19 AM 0
Because HTC doesn't pay Phonearena so this device deserve a score of 7. Just like the Xperia Z3+ lol. I can't really trust Phonearena when it comes to smartphone review because they don't know how to review at all.
posted on Sep 09, 2015, 7:55 AM 0
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- Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)