HTC Desire Eye Review – Do I Desire it?
The new HTC Desire phone, HTC Desire Eye was launched this month along with the RE camera. The Taiwanese company has come a long way since its inception in 1997, when it manufactured design and equipments for other mobile phone companies. HTC has gained immense popularity when it comes to providing the best megapixel in a smart phone camera. And this time it has done it again.
This HTC Desire phone comes with both a rear and a front camera. Both the front and the rear have a 13-megapixel camera. There is a built-in dual LED flash. The HTC phone comes in two colors, Matt White and Submarine Blue and the body of the mobile phone is made of a solid plastic.
HTC Desire Eye is a rectangular phone with 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm dimensions and it weighs 154 g. The phone has a substantial display of 5.2 inch with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, which gives a pixel density of 424 ppi.
After the success of HTC Desire 816 and HTC One M8, this new phone is probably the best HTC Desire phone. The processor used by HTC for this phone is a 2.3GHz Qualcomm, quad-core Snapdragon 801. The RAM storage present is 2 GB and the internal storage in this HTC Desire mobile is 16 GB which is expandable via a microSD card up to 128 GB.
Apart from this HTC has also introduced the interesting looking RE camera in the market. The camera comes in four different colors, orange, blue, white and teal. The camera is a hand held device and is designed with minimalism in mind. The body of the camera is in the shape of a periscope and it has two buttons, one in the front and one at the back for easy functionality. There is a 16 MP camera with CMOS sensors and wide focus lens. It makes recording in slow motion and time-lapses fun and easy. Also, the storage is 8GB but it supports microSD cards up to 128GB. When we come to its recharging, there is an 820mAh battery and it can take up to 1200 images before it needs to be recharged again.
The battery is non removable and has a capacity of 2400mAh. It is said to deliver a battery life of up to 20 hours of mixed usage. Apart from all these it has a 3.5mm headphone jack and has all major connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, etc.
The HTC Desire Eye is an interesting addition to the Desire range of mobile handsets. In a market full of phones with weak front cameras we have HTC strengthening itself. Whether or not the additional RE Camera works its magic on the consumers remains to be seen.
The RE Camera by HTC has surely created a buzz in the market. The handset on the other hand, definitely looks like a step forward in the Desire series of HTC smart phones. The look and feel of the mobile is good and the inner specifications have been decent. With a strong quad-core processor, a decent battery life and a sharp pixel density the HTC Desire Eye phone looks like a good contender in the mobile phone arena.