Have you been ogling the HTC One M8 but find that it is priced out of your reach? Well, think of the M8 is a

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HTC Desire 816 in hand

Have you been ogling the HTC One M8 but find that it is priced out of your reach? Well, think of the M8 is a slightly larger shell – this time polycarbonate instead of metal – and with a slightly less powerful engine, but with the same Android Kitkat and Sense UI 6. That’s the Desire 816.

HTC Desire 816 back

Yes; it has those stereo front-facing loudspeakers too. You need to listen to music on this device. Awesome! It reminds me of music on the BlackBerry Z30. And instead of the M8’s 4 megaixel UltraPixel camera, the Desire 816 has a proper 13 megapixel camera with LED flash. Yes; image resolution isn’t the only factor in determining camera quality, but I will take more details in a photograph any day. So, this is looking good to me.

HTC Desire 816 dropdown menu

HTC’s Sense UI brings in a very elegant level of customisation to Android. It is one that I very much like. From the homescreen with Blinkfeed, to the Settings Menu through the entire UI, Sense UI feels nice and breezy.

Enjoy some more photographs of the HTC Desire 816.

HTC Desire 816 perspective

HTC Desire 816 top front

HTC Desire 816 thickness

HTC Desire 816 settings menu

HTC Desire 816 apps drawer

Serious eye candy it is; isn’t it? In summary, the Desire 816 has a 5.5-inch display (yes; its a phablet; argh!), a 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card support, a 13 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front facing camera, LTE, stereo speakers, and has both dual and single SIM variants. It uses a nano-SIM though. Your savings account will deplete by about N56,000 only if you choose to get one.

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  1. Checking all the stores in computer village couldn’t get this phone including Slot. Love it and will definitely get one will be back next week. Can someone tell me how to get nano sim. Make I no put myself in trouble o.

  2. Thanks Mr Mo. Do we have HTC office in Lagos? Or where do you purchase your unit from?

  3. The HTC 816 is available at Microstation in computer village for about 57k. While looking for a replacement for my stolen Q5, I ‘handled’ an 816, much too large. Promptly lost interest. Settled for the Gionee s5.5.

    Must get my qwerty fix though…. Maybe a Q10.

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