Thursday, 27 February 2014

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT OOOOH! DESIRE 816!

HTC showing their true colours...

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT
OOOOH! DESIRE 816!

#HTC #HTCDesire816 #Desire816 #MobileWorldCongress #MWC14 #MWC2014

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! How are you feeling? I hope you care feeling fine and dandy!

HTC did a throw down to Samsung today...

INTRODUCING THE HTC DESIRE 816
I have to say that it is good to see HTC back in the Android handset game! I know, I know... I have been very harsh against them (HTC) and the reason why is simple: I LOVE the designs but felt let down by some of the features such as the camera! I have always felt that HTC was lacking and wasting their potential by trying to emulate Samsung with their handset for just about every walk of life! I am just waiting for a manufacturer to create a handset for a dog! The Woof Translator! Hee hee hee...  Anyhoo... It could very well be that HTC have read a few of my articles because they seem to be making handsets that excite people again! I for one am excited by the Desire 816!

Look at this gorgeous midrange spec:-

DESIGN
Device type:
Smart phone

OS:
Android HTC Sense UI

Dimensions:
6.17 x 3.10 x 0.31 inches (156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99)

Weight:
5.82 oz (165g) the average is 4.8 oz (137g)

DISPLAY
Physical size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density: 267 ppi
Touchscreen: Multi-touch

Features:
Light sensor, Proximity sensor

CAMERA
13 MP
Flash: LED
Aperture size: F2.2
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Camcorder: 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Front-facing camera:
5 megapixels

HARDWARE
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor: Quad core, 1600 MHz
Graphics processor: Yes
System memory: 1536 MB RAM
Built-in storage: 8 GB

STORAGE EXPANSION:
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

BATTERY
Capacity: 2600 mAh
Not user replaceable

MULTIMEDIA
Music player:
Filter by: Album, Artist, Playlists
Album art cover, Background playback
Speakers: Earpiece, Stereo speakers
YouTube player: Yes

INTERNET BROWSING
Built-in online services support:
YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

NETWORKS
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS: 850, 900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE: 800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz
Data: LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

SIM
nano-SIM


POSITIONING:
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Navigation: Yes

Wow! Pretty good spec for a midrange handset! I am very, very curious about the quality of the camera! I guess as it is midrange 4K video is definitely out of the question! It could have been at 30 frames per second... Ah, well...

But I see the Desire 816 as a firm move to challenge the dominance of Samsung. Will Samsung have an answer to this potentially great midrange handset? I wonder how much it will cost!

CLEVER
HTC are boxing clever with this (the Desire 816), and I assume, all their handsets to come. If consumers don’t fancy the cream of the crop this year then the Desire 816 could be the answer – especially with the stereo speaker design similar to the One. But what HTC and many manufacturers face is the fact that the cream of the crop yesteryear’s models may offer even better value for money! Who hasn’t learned by now to do a selfie with the main camera? Then again the consumer has to weigh up if they’d be better off with a 16 or higher megapixel camera with a better phone that come with it! Plus there will be a bunch of handsets from China such as Acer, Huawei and ZTE aimed at the midrange market too!

The Android economy is getting stronger and very, very competitive. It’s going to be interesting to see which manufacturer comes up with the most innovative propositions this year and the years to come!

What do you reckon?   

Take good care!


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