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HTC Desire 826 Quick Review, Price and Comparison

HTC Desire 826 is now available in India for a pricing of Rs 23,000. The device was showcased early this year at the CES tech show and now, it is available in the country for a reasonable pricing. If you are interested in this offering, here is a quick review on the same for you to decide.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Desire 826 makes use of a 13 MP main snapper at its rear with autofocus, LED flash and Full HD 1080p video recording support. The snapper has a 28 mm lens and f/2.2 aperture for enhanced low light shots. At the front, the device boasts of an UltraPixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and wide angle lens. These aspects are pretty common in the smartphones that are priced in this range and hence, it is a standard offering.

HTC has bundled the smartphone with 16 GB of native storage space that can be expanded further by another 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card slot. Anyways, the 16 GB of storage would definitely not be sufficient for users to store the content.

Processor and Storage

The Desire 826 is given an octa core Snapdragon 615 processor with 64 bit processing. The chipset is based on big.LITTLE architecture. The Android Lollipop build will support the 64 bit computing rendering all its benefits. A 2 GB of RAM accompanies the chipset rendering enough multitasking capabilities.

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A 2,600 mAh battery powers the smartphone from within and it can render a decent backup to the device enabling it to last for long hours.

Display and Features

Desire 826 is given a 5.5 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixel resolution. The panel is a Super LCD 2 one that will consume less power and conserve the battery life.

The Desire 826 is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop that is topped with Sense UI. The device comes with front facing dual BoomSound speakers and features such as BoomSound and BlinkFeed.


The HTC Desire 826 will be a tough challenger to the Gionee Elife S7, Huawei Honor 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy A7 and others.

Key Specs

Model HTC Desire 826
Display 5.5 inch, Full HD
Processor Octa Core Snapdragon 615
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense UI
Camera 13 MP/ UltraPixel
Battery 2,600 mAh
Price Rs 23,000

What we Like

  • Impressive imaging hardware
  • Capable hardware

Price and Conclusion

The HTC Desire 826 is a decent smartphone with impressive aspects. Especially, the device boasts of an UltraPixel front facer for better low light self portrait shots. The other aspects of the smartphone are also pretty decent enough for its pricing. If you are looking for a mid-ranger with superior specs, you can opt for the Desire 826 as it’s good buy.


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