HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey
  • HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey
  • HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey
  • HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey
  • HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey
  • HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey

HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey

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Key Features
  • Display Size 5 Inches
  • Operating System Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • RAM 1 GB
  • Rear Camera 5 MP
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HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey - Product Summary

  • <p> Loaded with Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey houses refreshed technical attributes to it
  • A 1.3 GHz Quad-Core, MediaTek MT6582V/X processor conjoined with a 512 MB RAM builds a perfect multi-tasking environment when several applications are running at a time in the smartphone
  • This mobile phone boasts of a Li-ion 1950 mAh battery
  • This power source is ideal for heavy usage and gives a talktime of 5 Minutes
  • This is a budget phone that comes with an average camera
  • It has been packed with a primary camera in the back side of the device having 5 MP sensor
  • The primary camera has the support of LED Flash
  • The secondary camera, for clicking selfies, is also quite basic in nature with Yes, 2 MP
  • If your requirement is a phone having large display for better viewing experience, playing games, drawing, watching movies, typing, texting, and other activities, this is definitely one of the few smartphones to buy from
  • This phone boasts of having a touch display of 5 Inches
  • The latest price of HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey was obtained on Nov 02, 2017
  • The HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey is available in Paytm, Amazon, Saholic, Flipkart, Shopmonk, Snapdeal, Croma.
  • The lowest price of HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey is 4,999 in Flipkart, which is 63.77% less than the cost of HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey in Saholic ( 13,799)
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey - Expert Reviews


HTC has started to speak the language of the common man, which has all the promise to change the whole game in the smartphone world as far as the budget segment is concerned. HTC's enthusiasm in the budget segment would certainly boost the smartphone segment and provide middle class consumes the opportunity to taste high quality performance from HTC. The Taiwanese brand on the whole has not released as many devices as some of the other top notch brands including Samsung and Sony have. But, with the release of HTC Desire 816, the firm has made its intentions clear and would want to continue on this path if it wants to withstand the budget war in a developing economy like India against the already established Micromax and Karbonn alongside big guns like Sony and Samsung.

HTC Desire 516 is a mid scale smartphone that offers a 5 inches display, which is unusual for a HTC device of such category. The gadget resembles older HTC models as far as the design goes and has less in common in comparison to models like HTC One. The rear panel is rather curved and thus, easier to hold and put a grip around. Like a typical HTC gadget, it has a volume control on the left side and screen lock at the right end. The gadget weighs 173 grams including the weight of the battery and features a length of 140mm, breadth of 72mm and thickness of 9.7mm.

The smartphone runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, which will ensure faster operational speed and smoother multitasking. RAM is surprisingly low at 512MB, which would be a disappointment for many as another 512MB would have really given HTC Desire 516 a massive edge over its competitors like Motorola in the same segment. Another bummer in our view with HTC Desire 516 is the absence of a more updated operating system as compared to Android Jelly Bean 4.2, which the device currently garners. High speed downloading can be enjoyed with HTC Desire 516 via 3G network compatibility, thus ensuring mails can be accessed or websites can be visited with ease at a faster pace. Like a lot of its competitors, HTC Desire 516 provides dual SIM facility, which means, only dual tariff plans can be enjoyed for making or receiving calls. 

Operating system and UI

HTC Desire 516 has a 5 inches qHD display that runs on a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels. The pixel density would remain somewhere between 220ppi and 250ppi, while the color depth resolution would stand at 16 million. Swiping speed and smoother touch screen experience are something that HTC has always been able to deliver and the same can be expected with HTC Desire 516.

Other Features

The sound quality is solid in HTC Desire 516 with HTC boom technology supported by the earphones but loudspeakers may crackle at higher volume. Videos can be watched on the big 5 inches display with beautiful color resolution and image accuracy. 


HTC Desire 516 provides a 0.3 megapixels secondary front camera whereas the primary rear camera has a 5 megapixels sensor under its belt. Generally, the cameras for HTC devices have been good and results have been encouraging even for the mid scale gadgets. Video recordings can be made with ease as well while video calling and selfies can be captured via the front shutter.


High speed downloading is provided by HTC Desire 516 through Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and HTML5 browser. Wi-Fi can deliver a speed of up to 21Mbps while uploading speed remains at 5.76Mbps. There is SNS integration with the gadget for accessing Facebook and Twitter, while there is the YouTube application for watching videos as well.


The 32GB external microSD card slot is certainly a boon to the modest 4GB internal memory of the device by allowing a big data collection of songs, games, images and videos. RAM can be of 512MB or 1GB and if it is the latter, then the speed of the device would certainly enhance. 

Other Features

Games and apps can be downloaded from Google play store as HTC Desire 516 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system. The games include NFS, Asphalt, Moto Racing, Contra and Temple Run 3 while the applications include WeChat, Application locker, parental control etc.


HTC Desire 516 is powered by a 1950mAh standard lithium-ion battery that should engage the user for a long duration even with activities like Internet browsing and multimedia applications. 


HTC Desire 516 possess GPRS, EDGE and HTML5 browser for using the Internet services whereas USB port and Bluetooth would take care of exchanging data with other compatible gadgets including songs, games, images and videos. The device supports 2G SIM at frequencies of 900 and 1800MHz while 3G SIM supports frequency of 2100MHz. 

Other Features

HTC Desire 516, when compared to Motorola Moto G, has a bigger screen with 5 inches for the former and 4.5 inches for the latter. HTC Desire 516 comes with a qHD screen as compared to the IPS LCD display for Motorola. Both devices have quad-core processors where HTC Desire 516 has a 1.3GHz clocking speed as compared to 1.2GHz clocking speed of the Motorola device. RAM is expected to be either 512MB or 1GB whereas Motorola Moto G comes with 1GB of RAM. The secondary camera is of 1.3 megapixels with Motorola Moto G, whereas HTC Desire 516 comes with a VGA secondary camera. The primary camera is of 5 megapixels for both the devices but we would go with HTC Desire 516 for better image quality. The battery strength of the HTC device comes from a 1950mAh standard lithium-ion battery as compared to the 2070mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Motorola Moto G.

Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system is used by HTC Desire 516 as its software platform whereas Motorola Moto G comes with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system. What gives Motorola Moto G an edge over the rest is the fact that it is upgradable to Android KitKat 4.4.2 operating system as well. Both gadgets support microSIM and have 3G compatibility. HTC Desire 516 comes with dual SIM facility whereas the same facility is missing in the case of Motorola Moto G. There is no microSD card slot with Motorola Moto G while HTC Desire 516 comes with a 32GB microSD card slot. The internal memory however, is less with HTC Desire 516 by offering just 4GB. Motorola Moto G on the other hand, lets users to choose between options such as 8GB and 16GB.

Other Features

23 June, 2014: After witnessing the launch in China, HTC Desire 516 is expected to see the day of light in India sooner than later. The Taiwanese firm is expected to release the budget smartphone at a price of around Rs.10,000 with the gadget featuring a 5 inches display and Android Jelly Bean 4.2 as its operating system. The hardware of the smartphone comes with a quad-core processor and 512MB of RAM. There are speculations that RAM may be of 1GB but we are not certain at the moment. For snapping images, the device comes with a 5 megapixels primary camera and a 0.3 megapixels secondary camera. The highlights of the device are as follows:

*        5 inches qHD display

*        Dual SIM

*        1.3GHz quad-core processor

*        512MB RAM

*        4GB internal memory + 32GB microSD card slot

*        1950mAh standard lithium-ion battery

*        Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system

HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey - User Reviews

Good , Based on 1342 ratings
5 481 
4 323 
3 169 
2 103 
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by Arun Raj K on 2014-08-22


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Please don't buy this phone
by Supriya on 2014-08-27

Display has flickering problem. In almost all phones of this model.After sometime display stops working.

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Not Worth IT, Should be in segment of 4 to 5 K
by Sreekanth Boyapati on 2015-01-23

I have purchased this phone for my mother and it costed me 15000/-
being a HTC fan, i preffered this expecting with good features, As its HTC the OS is really smooth and friendly, but only

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very poor phone
by Sabyasachi Das on 2014-08-24

Just Not Good to Buy..
I assure you guys after buying u will regret.
back key Not Working
screen Protectors are not available..
covers are not available in market..
and above all

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dont buy this product
by KUNDAN KUMAR on 2015-06-04

i would like to inform to you that noy to buy this product , i have paid for this 14000/-, it does not deserve this much price , phone is not working properly, back button not working from the first

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Overrated and Too Basic
by Priyesh Marolikar on 2015-01-18

i have been using micromax after a brief use of samsung mobile until i purchased HTC 516, i was shocked to see a phone launched a year after my usage of micromax phone but still lacked the features of

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by Sudhakar Reddy Yaparla on 2017-05-18


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Just okay
by Flipkart Customer on 2017-05-13

Not a good phone

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Don't waste your money
by VAIBHAV MEHTA on 2017-03-20


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Did not meet expectations
by Flipkart Customer on 2017-02-01

Worst phone I ever used. I recommend you to not buy this phone. HTC is so good company but this phone is so useless it's camera , it's RAM and also it's ROM. There is some other phone on flipkart buy

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HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey - Price History

HTC Desire 516 Dark Grey Specifications

General Features
  • Announced 2014, June
  • Brand HTC
  • Handset Color Dark Grey
  • Model Name Desire 516
  • Network Type GSM
  • Display Size 5 Inches
  • Display Type LCD Display
  • Resolution 960 x 540 pixels
  • Display Color 16M
  • Display Features Multi-Touch Screen
  • Horizontal Pixel 960
  • Vertical Pixel 540
  • Rear Camera 5 MP
  • Front Camera Yes, 2 MP
  • Flash Yes, LED Flash
  • Video Yes, (720p HD)@30 fps
  • Camera Features Geo-tagging
  • Internal Memory 4 GB
  • Extendable Memory Yes, microSD
  • RAM 1 GB
  • Operating System Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-Core, MediaTek MT6582V/X
  • GPU Adreno 302
  • Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • User Interface HTC BlinkFeed
  • Operating Frequency GSM : 900/1800/1900 MHz / 3G : 900/2100 MHz
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Browser HTML5
Data & Internet
  • 3G Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • GPRS Yes
  • Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
  • NFC No
  • GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support
  • USB Yes
  • Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
  • Music Player Yes
  • Video Player Yes
  • Radio Yes
  • Games Yes
  • Alert Types MP3, Vibration, WAV
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack Yes
  • Battery Type Li-ion
  • Battery Capacity 1950 mAh
  • Talk Time 5 Minutes
  • Max Stand-by Time 220 (3G) hrs
  • Form Factor Bar
  • Dimensions 140 x 72 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight 173 gms
  • Input Method Touchscreen
Other Features
  • SIM Size Mini SIM
  • SIM Option Dual SIM
  • Sensors Accelerometer
  • Business Features Email
  • In The Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Data Cable and User Guide
  • Important Apps Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps, Google, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, YouTube Upload
  • Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Additional Features Organizer, Photo Viewer/Editor, Predictive Text Input, SNS Integration, Voice Memo/Dial/Commands

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