HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM Review: HTC now has done changes with the Desire 626 Dual SIM. This smartphone was firstly revealed globally over a year ago, but came to in India in February this year with a different SoC and dual-SIM support.
HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM Review
LOOK and FEEL
The HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM follows the HTC’s typical design language for the Desire range, including the dual-tone colour scheme, plastic body and a lack of the capacitive Android keys. The Desire looks similar to the popular HTC Desire 820, but it has a smaller screen. Thanks to its convenient size that it is easy to hold. It is pleasant enough to look at and it feels solid.
The front camera is at the front of the smartphone with the earpiece grille at the top, and on bottom there are microphone and speaker. Although the plastic rear panel are removable and this keeps the battery non-accessible. The volume and power keys are on the right side, the top has audio socket of 3.5 mm, Micro-USB port is at the bottom and the left has a flap that covers the microSD and two Nano SIM slots.
The HTC Desire 626 has screen of 720/1280 pixel affair with the pixel density of 294ppi. Although it is legible and bit sharp, but it falls a bit short when it comes to brightness and colour accuracy. Colours feel a little bit dull and unrealistic and the brightness is inconsistent.
SPECIFICATIONS and SOFTWARE
– The HTC Desire is powered by octa-core MediaTek MT6752 which is clocked at 1.8GHz.
– The internal storage of 16 GB that is expandable up to 32 GB
– RAM of 2 GB
– A 2000mAh battery
– 4G capability on both the SIM slots
– It runs on Android 4.4.4
Because of its outdated software it looks old and lacks the refinement. But yes everything from the notifications shade to the app switcher looks like date0. But there is no fingerprint sensor.
The new HTC Desire 626 Dual SIM has a primary camera of 13 megapixel with the single tone of LED flash, along with the front camera of 5 megapixel. Both of the cameras are capable of recording video at 1080p, and the rear camera also allows various shooting modes such as panorama, HDR, multi-angle, motion tracking and slow motion video.
The phone camera itself is a bit of disappointment and there is a very little definition or sharpness to them. Dull scenes appear dark and grainy while the bright scenes tend to get oversaturated.
The performance of the HTC Desire is not terrible by today’s standards. There are occasional issues with the responsiveness but the phone runs smoothly enough. The outdated software did cause some issues like crashing abruptly and some resource heavy apps stuttering, but the whole phone is comfortable enough for ordinary day to day use.
In an age when it takes only few months for a top –end smartphone to feel outdated and old, it makes no sense at all for the HTC to have launched a smartphone that is old more than a year at this price.
The HTC Desire 626 is simply not cut for 2016 and it represents a poor attempt by the company to maintain the foothold in this competitive Indian market. Even the decent looks of this smartphone is matched by other similarly priced devices, so there is not any good reason to buy this phone. It runs on out dated software and hardware and has poor battery life. It also lacks in features that are now expected, like a capable camera.
So we recommend that you should go for Lenovo Vibe K4 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 instead.