HTC Desire 626 is the latest entry to the Desire line of the HTC Company which has an affordable price tag. Here we are going to know that the Desire 626 is good enough or not to compete with other phones like Asus and Motorola. This review is from the Review Rounder and here you can know all about the smartphone specifications and features. The device is a dual sim smartphone with 4G connectivity and a nano sim slot.
HTC Desire 626 looks cute with all the roundness and smooth body. Its design is plastic curved edges and the back side is smooth. Easy to use with one hand. The bezels are thin at the sides and medium on the top and bottom. The display is a 5 inches IPS screen. To the right side of the device you can see the power button and to the left side, you can see a volume rockers. There is never wrong with the look of the desire smart phones and this goes in the same cadre. And I could consider this a recyclable mobile.
It comes with six different color options, each using complimentary accents and there is a good where you can find a phone for your style. The desire 626 feels nice in the hand. The phone is made up of entirely plastic and feels solid. It is relatively thin and light. You can access the single sim slot or micro SD card slot for sim and make it a dual sim smartphone. The power and volume buttons are positioned to right side of the device. Both are disappointingly mushy and gives less tactile feedback.
It is really disappointing that HTC didn’t use the opportunity to improve itself. It is like failing again in a different aspect. On the front, you will find a single front-facing camera on the top and the branding on the bottom. It has dimensions of 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.19 mm and weights around 140grams. Available in black and white colors. The stereo speaker comes at the back side of the device.
HTC Desire 626 comes with a 5-inch IPS touch screen. It consists of resolution 720 x 1280 pixels. Displaying around 16m colors. Its display is the multi capacitive touch screen.
The display looks bright. The display looks all right with the precise viewing angles. It is the bit on the warmer side. The text sharpening is average.
HTC Desire 626 is a dual sim smartphone running OS Android v5.1 Lollipop with HTC sense platform. It is powered by Octa-Core, 1.3 GHz processor ticking at 1.3GHz. It has an internal memory of 16GB and RAM of 2GB. The expandable memory provided up to 32GB. Having primary camera of 13MP with autofocus, BSI sensor LED flash with geo-tagging touch focus, HDR, and Panorama features.
Recording video at 1080p. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. 5MP Secondary camera is supplemented. Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor and magnetic sensors are present. It has 2000mAh Li-Poly removable battery. It is a dual sim smartphone with GSM sim support and supports 4G connectivity.
Powered by the quad-core snapdragon, the Desire 626 tender to be on the lower side. The Antutu benchmark test score is 16922 which is not that good. The geek benchmark score is 299 on the single core and 985 on the multi core. I found some lagging in certain areas and frequent stuttering during animation.
It is definitely usable and the 2GB RAM is definitely usable and better than 1GB RAM which gives a better multitasking. With the Adreno 304 graphic card, the desire 626 is able to play most casual games. But higher end games seem to struggle a bit. It takes time during load times. Frequent frame drops in asphalt 8 and high resolution, and low frame drops on the medium resolution. It got the single front facing camera on the bottom and sadly there is no boom sound.
The speaker itself is bit distorted and I expect it to be louder but however better than many front facing speakers. Like many HTCs, this also comes with a weak 2000mAh battery which doesn’t give full day usage. But it can be pushed a bit longer than usual with the help of the power saver mode. Coming to the storage around 11.75GB is available.
The 8MP rear camera is slightly better than the average phones at this price point and it does perform quite well in properly lit light conditions. The camera struggles a bit while processing more vibrant colors but otherwise offers respectable image quality. HTCs camera offers a bunch of different shooting modes settings to change maximum ISO exposure value and white balance. You can also save the settings during the shooting mode for latter access which is a very comfortable option.
It comes with HTC’s powerful multitasking menu, customizable quick toggles, and general interface twigs. The HTC skin may differentiate from the stock android, unlike other user interfaces it gives a nice user interface feels. It comes with a lot of bloatware out of the box. A ton of HTC apps is also present. You can uninstall most of the bloatware but still it is very annoying. Unlike other devices, there are no gesture modes like double tap to wake. The HTC said the device will be updated to marshmallow soon but don’t expect it to be sooner.
By discussing all the things, I would say that this smartphone is one good phone with good performance. But it got the lower battery capacity which irritates quite a bit. The camera is good. The price range of the device is around 11K which is quite reasonable.