HTC Desire EYE Review

A month or so ago, HTC decided that it was high time it put an end to the selfie race and unveiled the HTC Desire EYE, a smartphone that is doomed to intrigue with its ginormous 13MP selfie snapper. However, the front-facing camera is just one of the assets of the Desire EYE, because it also packs pretty respectable hardware under its predominantly-plastic hood. On paper, it seems that HTC's foray into selfie-centric phones might be a pretty successful one, but is this truly the case? Let's find out!
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1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

OMG, who is this new reviewer. I like his writing style....kinda in your face and RAAAHHHH!!!!

2. frayo unregistered

We have had one for two weeks now, very happy with it

3. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

8?!! Just for these CONS? :| Maybe a 9 is better

4. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

8? What the phack? Build materials could be better? Something went wrong somewhere.

13. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I am thinking of gettin a phone for ~$200, and have narrowed my choices down to this, the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 5.5", and the ASUS Zenfone Laser 3gb ram. U think I should get this?

5. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Very nice phone from HTC! Seems like no big drawbacks to me, should have higher rating IMO!

6. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

should have been 8.5

7. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Just a recommendation for this reviewer: Instead of saying, cons: XXX could be better describe HOW it could be better, or why it is not ideal.

8. yogeh74

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

What is the latest cdma phone of htc

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Actually as a phone, this is the best I have heard in a long time. Calls are loud and clear and I actually had to turn DOWN the volume. Reviewer must have had a less than optimal unit.

10. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

There's actually an error here, the Antutu Benchmark score of the phone is wrong, I kept testing the phone a lot of times, it Always scores around 40 to 42,000+ sometimes beating the One M8 but just a hair behind Galaxy S5, it only gets a score of 28,000+ when I turned on the Battery Saver or Optimize Battery Life button. The Desire Eye deserves a better score here, the only question mark for me are the hardware buttons, the rest is hands down Perfect.

11. sabbath412

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

I don't know why my device differs so greatly from the other Antutu scores I see posted.I consistently get 66000+ scores.I've had zero issues with my Eye.Well played HTC.

12. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

that's because it's Antutu 5 they're using and not Antutu 6 which u are probably now, also it should be around 85,000+ maybe u turned ur Battery Saver mode on as it reduces CPU speed
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