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HTC Desire 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 549 reviews of HTC Desire 820. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and battery get less positive views.

performance, size, usability, screen, price

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Desire 820


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HTC Desire 820 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the size and sound. The price and screen also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the usability and performance, and many are negative about the battery and durability.

portability, screen, price, sound, size

camera, durability, battery

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC Desire 820 review: Mixed performance mid-ranger


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 HTC Desire 820 has plenty...

Design, build, HTC Sense is nicely refined

Price, Battery life, display not the best, some sensors missing, so doesn't have a fully-packed feature set

The HTC Desire 820 has plenty to offer: it's a refined day-to-day experience, with the Sense 6 interface offering plenty to set it apart from the competition. And we're sure it will be updated to Android Lollipop at some stage in the future, which will...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (

HTC Desire 820 hands-on review


Is this the ultimate selfie smartphone? We test out the 8MP front-facing snapper of HTC's upcoming 64-bit mid-ranger

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas Thorn (

HTC Desire 820 review


The super-powerful selfie phone

Brilliant UI ; Loud Boomsound speakers ; Powerful CPU ; Superb keyboard

Grainy selfies ; Noisy wide shots ; Low screen resolution ; Fiddly card slots

HTC has given the Desire 820 some really interesting party pieces in the form of a 64-bit processor, an 8MP selfie camera and low price tag, yet somehow misses its mark by some distance.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (

HTC Desire 820 review


Battery life is disappointing, but the HTC Desire 820 has a flexible camera and a great screen for the price

The HTC Desire 820's battery life may not be as good as its predecessor, but in every other respect it's easily the superior handset. With its decent screen, excellent performance and capable camera, it's one of the best budget phablets available...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

HTC Desire 820 hands-on review


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...

We're waiting for an official UK price but we can predict the Desire 820 will cost around £300 and that's pretty good for a nice looking albeit plastic smartphone with a 13Mp rear camera and a 64-bit Octa-core processor ready for Android L. Look out...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (

HTC Desire 820 Smartphone Review


‘Phablet' is a term thrown around a lot these days, with some quick to brand anything bigger than 5-inches a phablet. Well today we look at the HTC Desire 820, a 5.5-inch smartphone which definitely fits within the phablet trend. With an asking price...

Strong performance.

Awful battery.

If you are after a mid-range phone, you may want to keep looking. While the Desire 820 is not bad, it’s not as good as the standard-setting OPPO R5.

Apr, 2015

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HTC Desire 820 review


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,...

The HTC Desire 820 is part of the Taiwanese phone maker’s budget range, but you wouldn’t think that at first glance. Its huge 5.5-inch screen is great for enjoying movies and YouTube videos on, and the simple, sturdy and flat design with curved corners...

HTC’s Blinkfeed is love or hate, and even if you don’t use it, you’re stuck with it on the homescreen where it’s just a swipe away. Sense 6, while also a decent addition to Android, may split users, especially if you’re after a much purer Android...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

HTC Desire 820 review


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?

Robust build, large HD screen, 13- and 8-megapixel cameras

Battery life not great, suffers in comparison with rivals

The HTC Desire 820 is a big, but mostly capable handset, with a splendid screen, great accompanying speakers, plus a decent -- if unspectacular processor. For the price, the 820's cameras also boast a good neumber of megapixels. However, for a similar...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

HTC Desire 820 & Desire 820 dual SIM review: The doppelganger


The HTC Desire 820 is a typical member of the manufacturer's mid-range lineup. It bears all of the characteristic design features for the family - a two-tone unibody plastic shell, complete with particular color accents and an oversized camera lens on...

Available as Desire 820 dual SIM or Desire 820 with LTE support, cat. 4 LTE (150/50Mbps) ; 5.5" 720p Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, ambient light sensor ; Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset (quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU & quad-core 1.0 GHz...

Glossy finish is a magnet for fingerprints ; Plastic is glossy and easily gets smudged and scratched ; Rather small 2,600mAh battery

In a lot of ways the HTC Desire 820 is the natural continuation of the mid-range handset line and can be considered more or less an upgraded version of the Desire 816. It is a solid device on its own, but HTC could have tried a little harder and...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

HTC Desire 820 is a colourful, 64-bit Android phone for selfie lovers (hands-on)


The HTC Desire 820 is a 5.5-inch Android phone with a 64-bit processor, an 8-megapixel camera and a fun, colourful design.

Sep, 2014

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