Quick Review of HTC Desire 820

The Good
  • The Dual tone design is unique and eye-catching
  • The front facing stereo speakers are excellent
  • The Sense UI is sleek and light on memory
  • HTC Zoe is a nice little edition for you to share quick video clips
The Bad
  • The back of the phone can pick up a ton of scratches
  • Lacks NFC connectivity
  • Video recording in 1080P is not a great experience
  • Battery life is erratic

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HTC Desire 820 Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: October 2014
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: D820u
Display   6 /10
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 267 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset   7 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.5GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Processor Type Octa-Core
RAM 2GB 7 /10
Graphics Adreno 405
Camera   6 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 13MP
Front Camera Resolution 8MP
Camera Details Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 4.4 KitKat
OS Upgradable To Android 6.0
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features Front Facing Stereo Speakers, GPS, FM Radio
Dimensions (mm) 157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7
Weight 155 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color White, Red, Gray
Build Material Plastic
Device Warranty 1 Year
Storage   9 /10
Internal Storage 16GB
Approx. User Available Storage 11.2GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 128GB
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
Battery   4 /10
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable Battery No

HTC Desire 820 Features

The HTC Desire 820 is the successor of the HTC Desire 816, the Desire 816 has been a hot seller for HTC and it aims to achieve similar results with the Desire 820. The phone is available in Santorini White & Milky Way Grey colour.

The Desire 820 is the first smartphone to have a 64 bit processor. The chipset in the Desire 820 is the Snapdragon 615 which is an Octa core processor. Four cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz and the other four cores are clocked at 1GHz. There is 2GB of RAM on the phone which is enough to provide a lag free experience. It has a 5.5 inch screen with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, same as the predecessor. The pixel density is 267PPI which is average.

The Desire 820 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat but it is expected to be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, which supports 64-bit, so it can make full use of the 64 bit processor. The phone has a 13 megapixel primary camera which is capable of recording 1080p video at 30FPS and 720p video at 60FPS. The phone has a front facing 8 megapixel camera, the sensor should be capable of clicking some killer selfies. It has 16GB of internal memory which is expandable to 128GB using a MicroSD card slot. The phone has a 2600mAh non removable Li-Po battery which should provide decent backup. The Desire 820 was launched at a price of Rs. 24,990


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About HTC Desire 820

1. Will this phone support Reliance Jio network?

Ans: The HTC Desire 820 does not support VoLTE but does have 4G LTE. Therefore, to use Jio network, you will have to install Jio 4G Voice app for calling.

2. What type of charging connector do I need?

Ans: This phone uses the standard Micro USB port for charging and data syncing.

3. What is the internal storage size available to install apps?
Ans: Out of the 16GB internal storage around 10GB of free space is available for the user to install apps.

4. Are there any heating issues?
Ans: The processor used in the HTC Desire 820 is known for it's heating issues in the past. Extensive usage of the phone might cause it to heat a lot but normal tasks should be fine.

5. Will this get further software updates of Android?
Ans: HTC Desire 820 shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat when launched and has recently received Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. However, the phone is not expected to receive any further Android updates.

6. Does the phone support 4K video recording?
Ans: No, the phone can only record videos up to 1080p.

7. Does it support USB OTG?
Ans: Yes, this phone does support USB OTG that lets you view content from your pen drive or HDD on your phone.

8. Is the battery of this phone removable?
Ans: The 2600mAh battery of HTC Desire 820 is sealed inside the device and is not user removable.

9. What comes in the box?
Ans: You get the device itself, a wall charger, a Micro USB cable and a pair of HTC earphones.

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HTC Desire 820 Ratings

User Reviews for HTC Desire 820 (Total: 6)
By Anant Jain on October 26, 2017
I brought this phone 3 years back. At initial stage it was a fabulous phone be it in camera quality , battery life, phone storage etc. But just after one year phone stated hanging very much. Also camera quality degraded and battery life was also very less. I won,t recommend anyone to buy Htc phone. Also cc service centre officials very not very helpful
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By Purvi Joshi on April 11, 2017 | Verified Owner
HTC 820 is a quiet decent phone for Rs.15,000. It has a 2GB RAM, and the camera is average. Storage is also average. Hangs sometimes. Overall is an average phone. But I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy it.
The Good
  • Decent Camera.
  • Huge keypad for fat fingers.
  • Storage
The Bad
  • Too big for small Hands
  • Hangs a lot.
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By muskaan samal on February 25, 2017 | Verified Owner
I have been using this phone since 2 years. Had given the phone to the service centre 1 year back but still the problem was not solved
The Good
  • Speakers are awesome
  • battery life is good
The Bad
  • camera effect is not that bright
  • processing is slow
  • overall poor performance
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By Apurva Sankhe on February 22, 2017 | Verified Owner
Dual SIM , stereo speakers , 16GB internal storage , nano SIM , 2600 mAh
The Good
  • Dual SIM
  • Good camera performance
The Bad
  • Poor battery backup
  • Heating issue
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By Prem Mehta on January 29, 2017 | Verified Owner
i bought this phone 2 years ago and still working properly, never hangs while doing multitasking ,great performance with 2 gb ram and 16 gb vast internal space also.
The Good
  • HTC Sense UI
  • stereo speakers
The Bad
  • hangs when memory is full upto 85%
  • RAM shouuld be more
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By Kanishk Gupta on January 22, 2017 | Verified Owner
Purchased this Phone almost 5 months back and i'm happy with the phone performances but isn't much satisfied when I compare this phone with other phones which have a decent look and better battery performances. This phone has 2GB RAM and has 16GB internal storage for users but i feel it is pretty less for modern day smartphones and you will be shocked to know that this does not support LTE services in any of the sim slot but still it is quite good in camera performances.
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