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HTC has seen a lot of success lately with its Desire line of smartphones. The premium looking entry level smartphone has helped the company to overcome itself from the depression it fell into during the late months of 2010 and all of 2011. The Desire 620 and 626 were very popular models released earlier this year. The phone had a good camera and fantastic performance but had a small display with a very low resolution. With its new Desire smartphone which is going to be released sometime in December, we hope that the company has improved upon their previous mistakes and has made a better phone that can go up against the likes of Moto G and Lenovo Vibe which dominates this price range. In this review, we take a look at some of the features of the phones that have been revealed by the company and from inside sources.
The desire series is characterised by a display infringed with Dolby Atmos Speakers. However, the Desire 650 looks completely different. It has no Dolby Atmos Speakers and instead has a huge dark bezel surrounding the screen. The back of the phone has a camera on the corner with a LED flash. This is a disappointment as the phone will not have the premium Desire look that we are accustomed to. The display itself is a 5 inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720x1280. The display comes to a pixel density of 294-ppi which is very far from the pixel density you would expect on an HD screen. This means that the company has not made any improvements to the phone’s screen. The screen, however, is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, the version hasn’t been released as of yet. Compared to the phone, the screen takes up a very small space of 66.2% of the body. We expect the screen to be the same as its predecessor, Desire 626. It will have good brightness like all IPS displays, but the colours will be a bit off.
The phone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running the show. However, the version hasn’t been specified. We expect it to have the same one as the previous phone in the line-up, the 410 chip. This will give it good performance in doing day-to-day tasks, but as far as running demanding apps go, it will fail to make the cut. The phone will have a RAM of 2 GB with an internal memory of 16 GB which can be increased up to 32 GB through a dedicated MicroSD slot. The phone will have a quad-core chipset and an Adreno 306 graphic unit. Again, this is not much improvement from the previous 626 phone in the Desire series making us come up with a doubt as to why the company decided to make a new phone with the old configuration. In terms of software, the phone will run Android Marshmallow with SenseUI skin on top.
The company has released that the phone will have a 13 MP primary camera with the f/2.0 aperture. It will have features like auto focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. The camera, which is again similar to its predecessor is expected to take good photos with good contrast and colour. However, it will fall short when taking low light pictures. The camera will be able to record videos HD 1080p videos at 30 fps. However, you will not be able to get the full HD experience due to a lack of an HD screen. The primary camera will have a resolution of 5 MP and can take HD pictures and video. The camera is not much of an improvement from its previous model which also had a 13/5 MP configuration.
The only major improvement to the phone is a slightly larger 2200 mAh battery as compared to a 2000 mAh battery in the previous model of the phone. The battery should give you a talk-time of 40 hours on 3G and a standby time of 900 hours. It means that even the most demanding users will not fear running out of charge in between their day. However, there are no fast charging options, so you will have to charge your phone during the night. The phone has all the standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and radio. It does not have NFC.
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