HTC Desire 820 is the successor of HTC Desire 816 which comes with the latest Qualcomm’s 64bit Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor. As we know HTC has already announced HTC Desire 826 at CES 2015 which will be the successor of HTC Desire 820. So is it worth to buy HTC Desire 820 right now? Let’s find out the answer but first let’s see the specifications of HTC Desire 820.
Memory: 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
Camera: 13MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 8MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual-SIM
Battery: Non-removable 2600mAh
HTC Desire 820 comes with two-tone plastic unibody design which measures just 7.7mm thin. For the selfie lovers, there is an 8MP front-facing camera. HTC Desire 820 is powered by Qualcomm’s new 64bit Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor which the best mid-range CPU from Qualcomm as of now. So we can safely say that it is better than HTC Desire 816. Battery life is the only thing where HTC Desire 820 lacks behind from HTC Desire 816. HTC Desire 820 can give up to 14hrs of talk time, 9 hrs of Web browsing and 7 hrs of video playback, which is not bad but still its competitors around the same price offer better battery life. Overall, HTC Desire 820 comes with a good design, good display, good CPU and GPU performance and good Camera.
So it is worth buying?
Just for the record, HTC Desire 820 or any other HTC’s phones that are available in Nepal are not officially launched in Nepal. That means no company warranty and might not get the parts easily if your device stop functioning or gets damaged. And right now M.K Trade Line is asking Rs.39000 for HTC Desire 820. The same mobile retailer shop (M.K Trade Line) is selling Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 at Rs.43000 and 35500 respectively.
So if you have a budget around 39k and thinking of buying HTC Desire 820, I’ll suggest you to add some money and buy Sony Xperia Z2 or if you can’t add the money then buy Samsung Galaxy S4. Both (Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S4) are better in terms of performance, camera and battery life then HTC Desire 820. Thought HTC Desire is a very good mid-range smartphone, it’s not a good idea to buy it just because there are better options in its price range.
Update: HTC Desire 820 is now available at Rs.33000 or less depending on mobile retailer shops.
So that’s it for now. What do you think about HTC Desire 820? Let us know in the comment sections below.
HTC Desire 820 price in Nepal: Rs.33000.00 (Unofficial price)