HTC Desire 816 Grey
  • HTC Desire 816 Grey
  • HTC Desire 816 Grey
  • HTC Desire 816 Grey
  • HTC Desire 816 Grey

HTC Desire 816 Grey

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Key Features
  • Display Size 5.5 Inches
  • RAM 1.5 GB
  • Rear Camera 13 MP
  • SIM Option Dual SIM
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HTC Desire 816 Grey - Product Summary

  • <p> HTC Desire 816 Grey comes loaded with Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) platform that opens up the door for ample number of games and apps
  • Various features and updates are available with the device
  • A powerful Li-Po 2600 mAh battery embedded at the back of the phone provides hours and hours of service with single charge
  • This battery delivers a talk time of Up to 21 hrs (3G)
  • For video calling and taking selfies, the smartphone sports a/an Yes, 5 MP front camera
  • For capturing detailed videos and photos there is a rear camera with 13 MP sensor
  • The rear camera comes with LED Flash
  • 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 5.5 Inches
  • It comes with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, thereby provides you with a better experience in using your phone smartly
  • The latest price of HTC Desire 816 Grey was obtained on Sep 26, 2018
  • The HTC Desire 816 Grey is available in Paytm, ShopClues, Saholic, Amazon, Flipkart.
  • The lowest price of HTC Desire 816 Grey is 7,999 in Amazon, which is 68% less than the cost of HTC Desire 816 Grey in Saholic ( 24,999)
  • 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 816 Grey - Expert Reviews


Things have more or less stayed quiet from HTC's side in the recent past, at least when compared to some of the other big guns including Samsung and Sony. The company has not released many flagship gadgets even though it gained successful outcome through HTC One last season. However, the Taiwan firm is all set to regain ground by jumping into the phablet segment, which happens to be a genre that it has not fully explored until now. HTC Desire 816 is a 5.5 inches phablet that offers super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen with 16 million color depth resolution and an overall resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The interface used is HTC sense UI v5.5 that makes the interaction process, all the more smooth and easy. The dimensions of the device include a length of 156.6mm, breadth of 78.7mm and thickness of 8mm.

The gadget, HTC Desire 816 weighs 165 grams and supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks. For 2G network, the gadget supports the frequencies of 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz. For 3G, the device is compatible with the frequencies of 850, 900 and 2100MHz. With 4G network, HTC Desire 816 is supportive of the frequencies 800, 900, 1800 and 2600MHz. A 13 megapixels primary camera is provided at the back of the phablet that is extremely powerful at a resolution of 4160 by 3120 pixels and shoots videos in high definition at a resolution of 1080 pixels. Auto focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, simultaneous video and image recording along with HDR are the fantastic features for assistance. The secondary camera is dominant as well with 5 megapixels strength wherein, images can be snapped and video calls can be made and recorded over Wi-Fi and at 720 pixels.

The device, HTC Desire 816 has an envious set of hardware with 1.5GB of RAM and 1.6GHz quad-core processor that should give a rocking performance even in times of intense usage. The user should not expect anything less than the Android KitKat 4.4 operating system along with the latest games and applications. The gadget is available in various colors including Black, White, Red, Grey and Green. A non-removable 2600mAh standard lithium-ion battery powers the device and squeezes out a generous standby time and talk time. The internal memory for the device amounts to 8GB, but if the microSD card slot is brought into use and is utilized fully, the external memory can go up to a staggering amount of 128GB. The Internet can be used for downloading data at a speed of up to 42Mbps while the uploading speed offered is up to 5.76Mbps.

Apart from GPRS, EDGE, HTML5 browser and Wi-Fi, HTC Desire 816 is rich in tethering facilities with DLNA and Wi-Fi hot spot. NFC and USB port are also provided for data exchange activities in addition to Bluetooth.

Operating system and UI

HTC Desire 816 provides a mighty 5.5 inches Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that runs on a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 267ppi. HTC v5.5 UI backs the display.

Other Features

The various multimedia features provided by HTC Desire 816 include a music and video player for accessing the best of the entertainment world in terms of songs and movies. FM radio is another feature that the phablet garners and delivers access to the desired radio stations across the city.


The images produced by HTC Desire 816 would be stunning via the 13 megapixels primary camera working at a resolution of 4060 by 3120 pixels. The secondary camera is also stacked up with lots of pixels, 5 megapixels to be exact and allows images to be snapped at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels. Videos can be shot at 720 pixels using the secondary camera while the resolution for video recording by the primary camera is of 1080 pixels. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, simultaneous video and image recording and HDR are some of the prominent features in the primary camera.


The Internet services offered by the gadget include Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and HTML5 browser with tethering capabilities of Wi-Fi hot spot and DLNA. HTC Desire 816 provides a downloading speed of up to 42Mbps and an uploading speed of up to 5.76Mbps. 


The memory department is reliable and beefy with HTC Desire 816 as the gadget offers 8GB of internal memory and a massive 128GB microSD card slot. So, the user can keep as much data as he or she wants where the content may include songs, games, images and videos. RAM is dependable too at 1.5GB.

Other Features

HTC Desire 816 is expected to have at least Android KitKat 4.4 operating system and therefore, the games and applications that the device can accommodate should be the latest. WhatsApp and Viber along with Temple 3 and Mot Racing can be downloaded by the user from the online Google play store.


There is no information on the amount of talk time and standby time that HTC Desire 816 can offer but the device should do a decent job with a 2600mAh standard lithium-ion battery backup.


HTC Desire 816 has NFC and Bluetooth for wireless data transactions while USB port serves the same outcome via USB cable. GSM frequencies supported by the device for 2G SIM include 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz while frequencies supported for 3G SIM include 850, 900 and 2100MHz. Wi-Fi hot spot and DLNA are provided for the device as well along with GPRS, EDGE and HTML5 browser.

Other Features

HTC Desire 816, when compared to Samsung Galaxy Note3, has a smaller screen with 5.5 inches for the former and 5.7 inches for the latter. HTC Desire 816 does not have a stylus pen like Samsung Galaxy Note 3. RAM is 3GB with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 while the same is 1.5GB for HTC Desire 816. The power backup for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is of 3200mAh, which again, exceeds the capability of HTC Desire 816 that runs on a 2600mAh standard lithium-ion battery.

Both the gadgets have a 13 megapixels primary camera but the secondary camera is better with HTC Desire 816 as it offers 5 megapixels as compared to the 2 megapixels of Samsung Galaxy Note 3. HTC Desire 816 has a 128GB microSD card slot whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 64GB microSD card slot. HTC Desire 816 comes with a quad-core processor whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 3 provides an octa-core processor.

Other Features

21 April, 2014: HTC has announced its brand new phablet by the name of HTC Desire 816 in the Indian market at a price point of Rs. 23,990. The device looks stunning and seems like a leaf out the book of HTC One when it comes to the overall appearance of the gadget. The gadget was announced officially on 22 March, 2014 worldwide. The smartphone comes with a 5.5 inches screen and runs on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM, and should feature Android Kitkat 4.4 or above as far as the software platform is concerned. The camera department is fabulous too with a 13 megapixels rear shutter and a 5 megapixels secondary shutter at the front. The highlights of the device are as follows:

*        5.5 inches super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen

*        1.6GHz quad-core processor

*        1.5GB RAM

*        2600mAh standard lithium-ion battery

*        13 megapixels primary camera + 5 megapixels secondary camera

*        8GB internal memory + 128GB microSD card slot

*        NFC + Wi-Fi hot spot

*        Android KitKat 4.4 operating system

*        Dual SIM

HTC Desire 816 Grey - User Reviews

Average , Based on 11 ratings
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Do not buy Desire 816 for 26900, already in stores at 23500 or less
by R S on 2014-05-28

--Good for the price but i think no gorilla glass so handle your cell with care.
--Power and volume keys are at left so choose before buying.
--LCD 2 which is last year technology.

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Fraud from flipkart
by Prateek Chaudhary on 2014-06-07

this product was launched by htc for 23999 n it is being sold at 24450 however i got mine at 22k from digiworld dnt get duped.

his product is awsome no complains from htc just with flipkart.

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HTC desire 816 with Sense makes a lot of sense
by db on 2014-05-26

I bought this phone yesterday (within couple of hours of launch) from a local dealer after researching for over 2 weeks. Its first android device I am using after iphones and blackberrys for more than

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Flipkart is a thief
by Ankit Verma on 2014-06-23

Flipkart is pricing it heavily. As it is available for Rs23000+exchange your old mobile for 5k to 8k(Depending on the condition). Flipkart will surely lose it grip in the market if they do not compete

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Awesome phone... but flipkart is cheating...!!
by kunal chakraborty on 2014-05-30

phone is awesome. I would give it 4.5/5 but i bought it on 26th may from Sangeeta as in FLIPKART it went out of stock. But thank GOD,Its only 23K but flipkart is just raising the price.. taking the

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Desirable Desire 816 !!!
by Anuj Jain on 2014-05-26

UPDATE: I am now a proud owner of this amazing device and got it at just 22990 from a local retailer, i have no idea why flipkart is selling this phone at such a higher rate.
Anyways, the phone

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Awesome Phone , Bad Price @ Flipkart
by Akshay on 2014-05-30

Superb phone , no words at all
Got it at 23K from the Mobile Store Shop on the 28th
Camera is wow
HTC sense 6 is a bonus.
High Graphics game 0 lag.
5 Star to the cell

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Best phone in the 25k budget
by BHA VIKA on 2014-06-10

This is ma review of HTC 816!

Well, I never owned an android phone be4. I had a Lumia 800 for 2 years. And dat phone's a masterpiece from Nokia!Had no complains whatso ever but the battery

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by Sriramula Kishore on 2014-06-08

This product is available for 23,029 and you are selling it for 25k, do you think people are fools.You have lost one customer and will loose many.

just think why will anyone buy a mobile

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HTC Desire 816
by Flipkart Customer on 2014-07-14

After unwrapping my phone i started getting some problem with the keyboard of the phone.
Sometimes while using the keyboard some moving lines keep coming in.
Lines are like which we see on TV

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HTC Desire 816 Grey - Price History

HTC Desire 816 Grey Specifications

General Features
  • Announced 2014, February
  • Brand HTC
  • Handset Color Grey
  • Model Name Desire 816 Dual
  • Network Type GSM
  • Status Available
  • Display Size 5.5 Inches
  • Display Type HD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display Color 16M
  • Display Features Multi-Touch Screen
  • Horizontal Pixel 1280
  • Vertical Pixel 720
  • Rear Camera 13 MP
  • Front Camera Yes, 5 MP
  • Flash Yes, LED Flash
  • Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features Face Detection, Geo-tagging, HDR, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, Touch Focus
  • Internal Memory 8 GB
  • Extendable Memory Yes, microSD, Up to 128 GB
  • RAM 1.5 GB
  • Processor 1.6 GHz Quad-Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • GPU Adreno 305
  • User Interface HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Sense
  • Operating Frequency GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / 3G : 900/1900/2100 MHz
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Browser HTML5
Data & Internet
  • 4G Yes
  • 3G Yes, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps
  • EDGE Yes
  • GPRS Yes
  • Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
  • NFC Yes
  • GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support, GLONASS
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail
  • Music Player Yes, AAC, AMR, APE, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
  • Video Player Yes, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV
  • Radio Yes
  • Games Downloadable
  • Alert Types MP3, Vibration, WAV
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack Yes
  • Sound Features HTC BoomSound, Dual Frontal Stereo Speakers with Built-in Amplifiers, Sense Voice
  • Battery Type Li-Po
  • Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
  • Talk Time Up to 21 hrs (3G)
  • Max Stand-by Time Up to 614 hrs (3G)
  • Form Factor Bar
  • Dimensions 156.6 x78.7 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight 165 gms
  • Input Method Touchscreen
Other Features
  • SIM Size Nano SIM
  • SIM Option Dual SIM
  • Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity
  • Business Features Yes
  • Important Apps Calendar, Gmail, Google Search, Google Talk, Maps, YouTube
  • In The Box Handset,Earphones,Charger,USB data cable,Warranty card and User manual
  • Additional Features Organizer, Photo Viewer/Editor, Predictive Text Input, SNS Integration
  • Warranty 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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