Lacks Power

While most of the time, the performance of HTC Desire 616 was smooth, it did lag a couple of times. For this price, the RAM should have been higher.
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HTC Desire 616: Lacks Power
HTC Desire 616

HTC Desire 616
Price: Rs 16,999
Rating: 4.5/5
Specs: 5-inch display, 1.4 GHz octa core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4GB + microSD, 8 MP rear + 2 MP front cam, 3G, WiFi, BT 4.0, dual SIM, Android 4.2.2, 2000mAh battery, 150 g

Once focusing on single SIM, dual SIM seems to be the road ahead for HTC. The company has now come up with a mid-range dual SIM device, the Desire 616.

The design seems to be inspired by the HTC One, but only in terms of the shape. The material is different. This phone has got a cheap, glossy plastic removable back panel. The phone has got a 5-inch display responsive display. The colours are bright.

Unlike other phones powered by dual core MediaTek processors, this one packs in a 1.4 GHz Octacore processor and is paired with 1 GB of RAM. While most of the time, the performance was smooth, it did lag a couple of times. For this price, the RAM should have been higher.

After 10 minutes of gaming, the phone started to heat up and slowed down. Also, it can't support multiple apps running in the background. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 and comes with the HTC launcher with BlinkFeed.

HTC has added an 8 MP camera to this phone that is just about average. Low light images had noise. Another downside with the phone is the 4 GB internal storage which leaves only 1.62 GB of internal storage of apps.

While you can use external memory card too but the more the internal storage, the faster the phone will be. The audio output on speaker was loud. The 2000 mAh battery was good enough to last a day.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT:
Consider Xiaomi Mi3 over this one

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