HTC has launched a dozen of devices today, including their flagship HTC 10 and several other phones in the desire series. It falls under the budget segment handsets from the company and comes in vibrant and striking colours. We were at the launch event and we tried our hands on the device to find out the answers to most common queries of our readers.

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HTC Desire 628 Pros

  • Striking colours and design
  • Good rear camera
  • Expandable storage up to 2 TB
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Handy

HTC Desire 628 Cons

  • Small battery
  • Plastic built

HTC Desire 628 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsHTC Desire 628
Display5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.3 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6753
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 2TB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2200 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight142 gms
Price INR 13,990

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- HTC 628 comes packed in a plastic shell which looks pretty different from the previous Desire series phones. It comes in dual colours which vibrant and high contrast colour combinations. 5 inch front glass is bends into the side frames to give it a smooth seamless finish.  It comes in two finishes, one is soft matte finish that gives a smooth feel in hand, and other is glossy finish that gives elegant look. It is light weight, handy and feels amazing in hand.

HTC Desire 628 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the HTC Desire 628 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

Question- Does the HTC Desire 628 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes it supports microSD card up to 2 TB.

Question- Does HTC Desire 628 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- No, it doesn’t have any kind of display protection.

Question- How is the Display of the HTC Desire 628?

Answer- It comes with 5 inch HD (1280 x 720p) display, and the display quality is really nice. Despite of just HD resolution, it looks crisp, vibrant and viewing angles are also good.

Question- Does HTC Desire 628 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- No, it does not have a light sensor.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the navigation keys are on the display itself.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with Android 5.1.1 out of the box.

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

Answer- No

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in HTC Desire 628?

Answer- No

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on HTC Desire 628?

Answer- Yes, selected number of the apps can be moved

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

Answer- Around 500 MB of apps were pre-installed.

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

Answer- 1.9 GB out of 3 GB of RAM was free after the first boot.

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

Answer- 24.13 GB out of 32 GB of storage was available at user’s end.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it comes with a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- USB OTG support is still not confirmed.

Question- Does HTC Desire 628 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, it offers few pre-loaded themes and also a wide range of themes can be downloaded online.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- It comes with HTC’s award winning Boom sound technology which enhances the sound quality to a great extent.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- We did not test the calling during the hands on experience.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the HTC Desire 628?

Answer- It has a fair set of camera on both the sides. It comes with a 13 MP camera on the back and 5 MP on the front. The quality of pictures in low light was decent as we could not test the camera in outdoors during the event. We will be updating this section once we receive a review unit.

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on HTC Desire 628?

Answer- Yes, but the quality will be restricted to HD only.

Question- Can HTC Desire 628 record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, it cannot record slow motion video.

Question- What Color Variants Available for HTC Desire 628?

Answer- Cobalt white and Sunset Blue are the two variants available for Desire 628.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the HTC Desire 628?

Answer- Yes, it comes with built in power saver.

Question- What is the Weight of HTC Desire 628?

Answer- It weighs 142 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of HTC Desire 628?

Answer- NA

Question- Does HTC Desire 628 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not face any heating issue during our hands on experience, but we will have to test the device thoroughly before commenting on this.

Question- Can HTC Desire 628 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

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

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

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

Conclusion

Its good to see that HTC is pushing more power to its budget handsets, as we know that a lot of competition from China is flowing to India and making it worse for OEMs to settle down their feet in the budget segment market. HTC Desire 628 is a sensibly designed phone that can help you get through most of the tasks without complaining. The only concern is about the battery and we have to see how it does in real life tests.