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HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan

HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan
News from PCWorld:

Rob Schultz

HTC has joined the mid-range “phablet” fray with the Desire 816, a big phone-tablet crossover that costs only $ 300 with no contract.

It’s the company’s first attempt at a low-cost, large-screen phone in the United States. While it lacks the frills of a flagship device, and its camera is a disappointment, the phone is still worth considering at $ 300 off-contract with Virgin Mobile, whose plans start at $ 35 per month.

Fine phablet form

Don’t expect the svelte frame of an iPhone 6 Plus or the aluminum trim of a Galaxy Note 4 here. The Desire 816 is all plastic, with gray matte material on the front and sides, and a glossy fingerprint magnet rear shell. The black bezel around the screen is somewhat thick, but doesn’t seem out of proportion to the 5.5-inch display.

The screen is just 720p resolution, which at this size produces slightly jagged edges on text and icons. Display quality isn’t an issue, however, as the Desir…………… continues on PCWorld

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In short, the HTC Desire Eye is a great-looking, large Android phone with a somewhat gimmicky but super-sharp front camera. The HTC Re is a somewhat overpriced experiment at creating a true impulse camera – not an action cam, not a life-logging cam, but a “I see this, so I’ll snap it” cam.

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