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HTC Desire 828 FAQ, Pros, Cons, User Queries and Answers

After a long break, HTC has geared up for the competition with its latest release, the HTC Desire 828. HTC has made several changes to the design, camera and configurations of the new Desire series phone and we dug deeper to find out what else do we get to see in the package. Here are the answers to the most common user queries about the HTC Desire 828.

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HTC Desire 828 Pros

  • Good rear camera with OIS
  • 2 TB expandable microSD
  • Smooth performance
  • Slim built

HTC Desire 828 Cons

  • Poor feedback from volume rocker and power/lock key
  • Heavy UI and excessive bloatware

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HTC Desire 828 Quick Specifications

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HTC Desire 828 Quick Unboxing, Quick Review [Video]

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The HTC Desire 828 looks pretty different from the previously released Desire series phones, it comes packed in a 7.9 mm thin plastic body, the display floats over the body and the plastic frame outlines the glass panel on the front. It has curved corners and the back is also slightly curved inside to make the grip better. The sides are covered using a stripe made of plastic but has metallic finish. Quality of plastic is fine and it feels solid to hold. We didn’t like the volume rocker and power button as they were not bumped outside, it’s not easy to move your hand over the keys and determine where they are.  The speakers are on the top and bottom of the display which gives it a cool look from the front.

HTC Desire 828 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the HTC Desire 828 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual nano-SIM slots.

Question- Does the HTC Desire 828 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the HTC Desire 828 has a microSD slot, it can support up to 2 TB microSD.

Question- Does HTC Desire 828 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The HTC Desire 828 has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the HTC Desire 828?

Answer- It boasts a Full HD IPS display measuring 5.5 inches, pixels are packed at 401 ppi density. The display looks pleasant, colourful and the FHD content looks crisp on this display. Viewing angles are fine, colour output is also good and outdoor visibility is also not an issue on this panel.

Question- Does HTC Desire 828 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.


Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlid?

Answer- The physical capacitive navigation buttons are not present, on-screen navigation keys are present.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, fingerprint sensor is not available on this phone.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in HTC Desire 828?

Answer- Yes, it supports fast charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 16 GB of internal storage, around 9.4 GB is available at user end.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on HTC Desire 828?

Answer- Yes, apps can be moved to SD card.

 Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- Around 650 MB of bloatware apps are pre-installed, some of them can be uninstalled.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 2 GB RAM, 700 Mb was free on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has a LED notification light.


Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is the User Interface on the HTC Desire 828?

Answer- It features HTC’s very own HTC Sense UI on top of Android 5.1 and it offers a few extra customization options to change the look of your device, you can change themes, add widgets, animations and more. The settings menu looks tweaked and the notification panel also has some changes if compared to stock Android Lollipp. Theoverall experience was smooth and usability was not an issue.

Question- Does HTC Desire 828 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, it has few pre loaded themes and we can also download more from the store.


Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The loudspeaker quality is pretty impressive, the speakers are placed on the top and bottom of the display and produce good wuality sound. To enhance the audio output, HTC has included HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality was good and we had no issues during the calls.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of The HTC Desire 828?

Answer- The 13 MP rear camera performs really well in almost all the condition and the OIS towechnology makes it more capable. The pictures show good colour, great details and fine clarity in good lighting cond. Even the low light performance is above average and does impress us with the results.

The front camera is 4 MP and also performs pretty well, offers a lot of shooting modes and effects to enjoy photography on this phone. Pictures are vibrant and clear, captures good details and colours.

HTC Desire 828 Camera Samples


Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on HTC Desire 828?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of recording and playing Full HD videos, though the quality will only be HD on this panel.

Question- Can HTC Desire 828 record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, it cannot record slow motion videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on HTC Desire 828?

Answer- It comes with a 2800 mAh battery, which is good enough to handle such hardware and run for a full day.

Question- What Color Variants Available for HTC Desire 828?

Answer– We have witnessed Black and White variants, though the company has not disclosed anything about it.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on HTC Desire 828?

Answer- Yes, you can set display colour temperature on this device.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the HTC Desire 828?

Answer- Yes, it offers power saving modes in the battery settings.


Question- Which Sensors are available on HTC Desire 828?

Answer- It has Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, gravity sensor, e-compass, orientation sensor, magnetometer and light sensor.


Question- What is the Weight of HTC Desire 828?

Answer- It weighs 149 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of HTC Desire 828?

Answer- SAR values are 0.320 W/[email protected] g at Head, 0.479 W/[email protected] g at body.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- Yes, it supports tap to wake up command.


Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does HTC Desire 828 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not face any initial heating issues with the device, it handles heating pretty well.

Question- Can HTC Desire 828 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- What are the benchmark scores?

Answer- Benchmark scores are:

Antutu (64-bit) – 37823

Quadrant- 14256

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Nenamark- 59.2 fps


Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- HTC Desire 828 offers a good gaming experience, we played Asphalt 8 on this device and the initial gaming experience was not bad. We will run more high-end games later and update this section with a proper gaming verdict.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.


This device is combination of good hardware and software overall. It offers most of the perks expected from a mid range smartphone, and most of them work well. Though we are not aware of the pricing till now but we can say that if HTC launched this phone under 17K range, it can prove to be a good choice for buyers.