HTC, one of the most famous smartphone brands have launched their latest device under the desire series some time back, named HTC Desire 526 G+ dual sim which has been launched in 2 variants, one is the 8 GB model and the other 16 GB. Both the variants are Octa Core and belong to the budget mobile devices category. The device has an amazing camera as well as performance, let’s take a deeper look on the specifications of the device!
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HTC Desire 526G+: Dimensions, design and Display
The new Desire 526G has a weight of about 154 gm and its body measures 139.8×69.65×9.8 mm. So the device fits snugly into the hand and the device fits good in palms. Regarding the screen it is a 4.7 inch qHD display which is 960×540 pixels. Though we can argue that the pixel density (234 PPI) is a bit on the lower side and this would hamper the overall experience but in real world usage you would normally won’t find much of a difference and because of using a lower resolution display the device saves a lot on the battery front as the display doesn’t eat as much battery as a device with full HD display would take. The display has a good colour reproduction and the device looks good overall. But with the glossy back finish things can become a little difficult at times, the back as well as the overall finish of the device makes it a fingerprint magnet and prone to slipping if you have oily or sweaty hands! Overall the design feels solid and just the space wasted on the bezel is something that looks bad from a design point of view. A different design approach with lesser bezel would have made the phone more compact!
HTC desire 526G+: Processor and Memory
Regarding the processor it’s a 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor with 1 GB of RAM for running all your apps. The phone come in two variants, 8 GB and 16 GB Internal storage. Both the variant support 32 GB of External memory support through memory card. The processor makes the device extremely fast and it was at 11th position on the Antutu Benchmark above the HTC one and this speaks volumes about the performance of the device. In our tests multi tasking was a breeze and the phone could play heavy games like Real Racing 3 without any stuttering. We were also able to run a short duration 4K HD video on the phone with an external media player i.e. MX player with minimum lag!
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HTC desire 526G+: Price
The HTC Desire 526G 8 GB variant will be sold exclusively on online marketplace Snapdeal at Rs 10,400, while the 16GB version will be available through all retail stores at Rs 11,400. So its a little easier to get but for a lower price the 8 GB version with expandable memory might be a better deal for those looking for a good budget offering.
HTC desire 526G+: OS and Other features
HTC Desire 526G+ runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and it comes with HTC BlinkFeed feature home screen that will offer customized streams to deliver news and social updates to you. Whether this device will receive the Android Lollipop upgrade or not is still a matter of speculation but it’s going to happen soon. Also the new Desire smartphone has an 8 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash for taking pictures and a 2 MP front camera for selfies. The 8 MP primary camera was extremely good in our tests and took amazing pictures with excellent details while the front secondary camera was nice and comparable to the secondary camera on the Moto G!
Connectivity options: Oh and the other features in terms of connectivity include 3G support for this dual SIM smartphone, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio and GPS. So that’s everything you’ll require from a typical smartphone.
Battery life: The new HTC Desire 526G + has a 2000 mAh battery, with the display as well as other things factored in one can easily use this device for a day on a full charge for moderate to heavy usage. So you don’t get too much on that front. But it’s quite acceptable for people with normal usage patterns and it’s a good budget phone.
Colours: The phone will be available in fervour red, lacquer black, stealth black and glacier blue colours.
The new HTC Desire model is good and holds its own with it’s unique strengths when compared with the kind of smartphones we are getting these days in the mid range segment and there’s almost everything that a normal smartphone user would wish for. This phone cements HTC’s reputation as a company which builds phones with great cameras. The 16 GB version will definitely give a tough fight to the Moto G 2nd Gen and is certainly better in some aspects!
“Our new HTC Desire model is a power packed combination of innovative designing and comfortable handling and smooth processing. The HTC Desire 526G + dual SIM is the best buy for tech lovers who look for innovation and technology that fits perfectly in their pocket. HTC wants to empower the masses and put a good phone in everyone’s hands, without compromising on features and specifications,” said Faisal Siddiqui, vice president and country head, HTC India.
Here is our very own hands on and full review video for this device!
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