HTC Desire 816g in Test
  • Android 4.4
  • 5.5 "display, 1280 × 720 pixels
  • 21 Mbit / s (HSDPA, UMTS) / WLAN
  • 1.7GHz octa-core processor
  • The price comparison from € 0.00 .
The HTC Desire 816G is launched end of January as a successor to the Desire 816 in Germany. With very large screen (5.5 inches) and two front speakers is for multimedia fans an interesting option. Who wants to buy it, however, is (for now) on Saturn / MediaMarkt instructed: As with some dual SIM phones to watch from HTC, the manufacturer is once again on a distribution on the (online) stores the chain. After all, the price in this way is significantly lower than the retail price of 279 Euro: The price-check there is the Desire 816G Smartphone almost as dual SIM Savers - currently at € 0.00 .
  • operating system
  • display
  • sound
  • cameras
  • Dual-SIM
  • power
HTC Desire 816G dual sim

The HTC Desire 816G scores with its 5.5-inch display and BoomSound.

operating system

The HTC Desire 816G is equipped with Android 4.4, that's okay. For a new model we would indeed pleased also for Android 5.0, which was not to be expected, since HTC is also still busy, first unroll it for its flagship HTC One. Disadvantages in everyday life one has the 4.4er version anyway not merely some further developments and the new design "missing". And ultimately does not occur the rather favorable phablet synonymous with a high-standard of.  


With 5.5-inch screen, the HTC Desire 816G belongs in the class of XXL-Phones, sometimes called "phablets". This size is a matter of taste, but does not bother us now in the test. Even with models of the 6-inch-league you can now make calls without attracting attention. Compared with a few years ago to smartphone users have simply become accustomed to the ever greater proportions. However, even in the context, but not top class, the resolution, the normal HD (1280 x 720 pixels) represents. While other models from just 5-inch screen offers full HD and put first, but much more expensive models of this size even on quad-HD, you can tell at this small pixel density may eventually come to the compromise, with which you have to live in this special price. Clear and bright the display is still, however, it holds mainly a direct comparison with full HD devices not stand.


Two front speakers - so HTC has secured a special place and all for some time, who like to stream your music via smartphone and hear about the built-in speakers. Because unlike most top handsets sound really goes toward your ears, if you hold the Desire 816G in hand or it (display facing up) deposits in normal alignment. And for some stereo is also provided by the widely spaced speakers. The BoomSound function that has proven itself in other test equipment is impressive, also on board again.


The trend of Selfie not going well at the new HTC phone by: 5 megapixel front camera should for good self-portraits of himself and some friends rich, the main camera provides reasonable 13 Megapixels - both values that are common for this price range. As with the recent models is again HTC ZOE on board, an app with which you can very quickly from photos taken create small videos with music. Various transitions and sounds can be doing in a modular manner to connect a photo-sound collage.  

Dual SIM function

The HTC Desire 816G takes as already the HTC One M8 and probably his successor HTC One M9 (Hima) two nano SIM cards. Of course, but it also works if only one SIM is inserted. Unlike the dual SIM flagships of the brand but supports neither SIM Slots mobile Internet via LTE.Instead, with HSPA and 21 Mbit / s reaches the maximum surfing speed. Still a solid value, but significantly away from the best models in our test. Incomprehensible contrast: While the phone while supports all 2G standards in Germany, it is only capable of 3 of 4 UMTS frequency bands, namely 850, 900 and 2100 MHz. The 1800s band, which is used especially in the telecom and E-Plus network is missing.


For normal usage in daily fully ok, but little use for power users and those who store masse files on their smartphone or complex (3D) Apps or Games. The 1.7GHz processor Octacore of Mediatekt delivers decent performance. But with only 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal memory pushes the HTC Desire 816G compared to top smartphones rather quickly to its limits - if one demands a lot from him. But the normal browsing, video streaming, Facebook posts, etc. is no problem for the dual-SIM phablet. To offload photos, videos, and apps also a micro SD slot is available yet. The endurance should be enough for this screen size and battery capacity of 2600 mAh for a good day in a relaxed and use of a scarce day example with ample surfing and several video streams. More specifically, it can be said that after a detailed review. Officially, the manufacturer as talk time in 3G network up to 21 hours when maximum 3G standby time up to 737 hours.


With only 8 millimeters, the 816G is pleasantly slim, but the big screen can not be argued away and ensures a width of 7.9 and a height of 15.7 cm. With 165 grams it weighs about as much as the current flagship phones of popular brands.

Conclusion HTC Desire 816G

With its 5.5 inch display, the 816g heard in the phablet class and size is technically above the flagship One M9 placed. The good overall performance and features are ultimately but - according to the price - below the high-end class. Thus, the screen as normal HD Series offers full or Quad-HD. Surfing 3G stands to 21 Mbit / s is available. The 8-core processor with 1.7 GHz clock frequency ensures smooth processes in common everyday apps.

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