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Htc Desire 820

A midrange device that’s aimed at stepping up the challenge in the midrange market, that’s what the TC Desire 820 is all about. If you’re looking for a smartphone that will give you more than your money’s worth, this phone is surely a worthy option. Click here to know more about this device.

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HTC Desire 820 Malaysia

HTC Desire 820 Malaysia: Not So Typical Midrange Device.

The HTC Desire 820 is a mid-range phone from HTCs mid-tier devices that carries a cut above the rest’s usual specs. For a mid-tier smartphone, it outshines in terms of camera, processor, and design. Its octa-core processor is basically above the standards for a mid-range device. The 13MP is also too generous for its level, and the design of the HTC Desire 820 is something new and playful. The biggest factor which makes this phone a mid-range device is its price. It’s safe to say that this phone is setting the new standard for midrange devices.

HTC Desire 820 Malaysia: Full Powered Specs

This phone boasts an Octo-core Processor, for of it is clocked at 1.5 GHz and the other four cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz. There’s more than enough processing power for this phone to run any heavy applications without overheating even slightly. The monstrous processor of the HTC Desire 820 is also paired with an Adreno 405 GPU, not the latest but still a recent and powerful GPU to render great graphics for graphic heavy games. Lastly, its 2GB RAM will provide your phone enough memory to multitask; run moderate to heavy apps all at the same time without crashing.

HTC Desire 820 Malaysia: Pixel Generous Camera

For a midrange phone, the HTC desire 820 offers a camera capability which is above its price tag. Its primary camera is 13MP which is equipped with HTC’s UltraPixel sensor and a traditional BSI sensor for a brighter image and wide angle capture. The goodness of its camera doesn’t end there because its front facing camera is surprisingly good and detailed, thanks to its 8MP resolution which is also equipped with a BSI sensor. Its selfie camera is already as good as the rest of the mid-tier phones’ primary camera. It’s safe to say that main selling point of the HTC desire 820 is its glorious camera. With a camera offering like this, why wouldn’t it be?

HTC Desire 820 Malaysia: Solid Display

The HTC Desire 820 flaunts a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution and 267 pixel-per-inch pixel density – these display specs are solid choices for a mid-range device. The screen is good enough to deliver all the greatness that this phone offers.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-07-23
Great camera specs, midrange price point, Robust body, HTC BoomsoundPhablet size maybe offputting to some, Not too many colour options available, Battery underpar for the size
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Reviewed on 2015-06-25
Good overall screen quality, Nice design, Smoothness and responsiveness of the OS, Photo and video qualityThe plastic used on the back, The sound quality of the music player
Just looking at the smartphone, it's obvious that it's produced by HTC. Or rather by its sub-contractors. That's not to say that it's unappealing. The Desire 820 incorporates on the front of the handset the two stereo speakers that have become symbolic of
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Reviewed on 2015-04-30
Strong performance, Large, if not FHD, displayAwful battery, Bigger than other 5.5inch devices, Build quality wasn't quite there, Photos weren't as detailed as the competition, Clunky UI.
After a series of indifferent phones, HTC achieved critical success with its HTC One series of devices. Now their other models seem to be following suit and are generally well received. The Desire 820 released in the UK in March 2015, with a 64-bit Snapdr...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-30
The Desire 820 takes several design cues from the Desire Eye , with a gorgeous dual-colour unibody design. There's not a single break in the chassis, despite the multiple colour highlights, as HTC has injected the secondary colour directly into the phone'...
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Reviewed on 2015-04-01
The HTC Desire 820 is one of the latest phones in the company's affordable blower range, only this model is a bit more phablet sized and crams in a hefty 5.5-inch screen for you to enjoy movies and websites on. Can it live up to its budget potential, or a...
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Reviewed on 2015-03-23
Robust build, large HD screen, 13and 8megapixel camerasBattery life not great, suffers in comparison with rivals
HTC's latest mid-range phone is the Desire 820 -- an oversized 4G Android device with a big screen and big speakers for around half the price of the HTC One M9 hero handset. But is it a bargain? Unlike the higher-end One range, the Desire 820 has an all-...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-25
Design, build, HTC Sense is nicely refinedPrice, Battery life, display not the best, some sensors missing, so doesn't have a fullypacked feature set
One of HTC's surprise successes over the past year has been in the Desire family. The Desire 816 sold well in Asia, was updated in the Desire 820 on review here and has a newer model waiting in the wings, the Desire 826 . The success of this handset - wh...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-11
Powerful 64bit CPU, Good graphics processor, Very good WLAN reception, Storage expandable, Low radiation levelsTouchscreen only recognizes two simultaneous inputs, No wireless display, No ac WiFi
The HTC Desire 820 is the successor to the Desire 816 , which was, according to our review last year, quite a decent middle-class smartphone. The build quality was without fault and the display very good as well - only the camera could've used improvement...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-02
The new HTC unibody with its dual colour finish brings a refreshing new look to the range and the Desire 820 spreads its colourful personality across a big 5.5” display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.It's more than just looks though as this durabl...
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Reviewed on 2015-02-02
Amazing Screen, Good camera, brilliant speakersPhone heats up a lot
HTC had always been a wonderful smart phone company since many years. Also they had launch HTC desire 816 previous year, which we reviewed. So the Successor to the elite budget segment of the smart phone which promises to deliver flagship experience at el...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-27
HTC has often relied on its prowess in the design department to strut out award winning products like HTC One and HTC One M8. But good looking phones don't really translate into more profits, and who else than HTC can validate the point for us. The compan...
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Reviewed on 2015-01-24
Stellar camera performance, Fast performance, Attractive designBad battery life, Attracts fingerprints and scratches
A phone that was vital in bringing HTC back into the limelight last year was the HTC Desire 816 (Review | Pictures). This mid-range phone had a large screen, ran the latest version of Android, packed HTC's trademark BoomSound speakers, and boasted of a ca...
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Reviewed on 2014-12-01
Dual tone design is striking, Great display, HTC boomsound speakers never disappoint, Good price – performance ratioDaunting for small hands, bezels are the villain, Overheating is an issue, but highly unpredictable, Software was buggy initially
HTC, as a company, was going the wrong way for a while. For example, in May 2013, the company released a Snapdragon 200-powered Desire 600 with a 4.5 inch qHD display that cost people 27k rupees. The company had vowed to fix these things and bring its pro...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-26
When we reviewed the HTC Desire 816 back in issue 40, we concluded that it represented a return to form for HTC's mid range line-up. Not long has passed but yet here HTC are with the successor, the Desire 820. The old adage ‘if it ain't broke don't fix it...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-22
Earlier this year we checked out the Desire 816 , finding it to be a solid mid-range flagship with just a couple of minor flaws. For late 2014, the 816 has been succeeded by Desire 820, a revamped incarnation of this compelling mid-ranger boasting upgrade...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-20
Accents throughout the phone give its design a very lively look, It's lightweight, slim, and solidly constructed, 64bit based octacore Snapdragon is a nice addition, DualSIM functionality, Stronger brightness output makes the display more visible outdoors...Lack of software optimizations for a phablet, Missing NFC connectivity, Operating performance isn't drastically better than previous HTC phones, Poor 1080p video recording quality
In our review of the HTC Desire 816, we were enamored by the solid package HTC was able to deliver – easily making it one of the more noteworthy devices in the mid-range market. Even with its universal acclaim, its only area of opportunity came in its pr...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-10
Solid build quality, Front facing speakers, Vivid display, 64bit processorSubpar camera, Fairly low res for the display size, Slippery design
When it comes to mid-range devices, few seem to take more pride in build quality and design than HTC. In fact, several of HTC's mid-range devices feel more like flagship products, even if the specs generally aren't anywhere near that level.In our latest r...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-27
HTC just announced a new flagship to its Desite lineup - the HTC Desire 820 and 820q, the octacore and quadcore versions respectively. The 820 takes over from the 816 at the very top of the range, while the later gets a new variant - the 816G, a 3G only d...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-07
There's no solid aluminium build here; the 820 is plastic through and through. That doesn't mean it feels cheap, though; HTC stresses that its two-tone manufacturing technique offers a solid build that won't creak or fall apart over time.The device does h...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-06
IFA 2014 doesn't bring many new products for HTC but the new Desire 820 is one of two new smartphone from the company as a cheaper alternative to the flagship One range. Here's our HTC Desire 820 hands-on review. See also: Best 40 smartphones you can buy ...
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Processor frequency

1.7 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A53

Processor cores



Display diagonal

14 cm (5.5")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Touch technology


Touch screen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


155 g


7.87 cm


7.74 mm


15.8 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,2100 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)


Video call


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

128 GB

USB mass storage


GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Main camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Video recording
Video recording modes


Sensor type


Second camera resolution

8 MP


Battery technology

Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Battery capacity

2600 mAh

Talk time (3G)

17.8 h

Standby time (3G)

455 h


Form factor


Colour of product

Blue, White


Operating system installed


Subscription type

No subscription

Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute