HTC is currently a high-end smartphone expert who initially started out as a laptop manufacturer way back in 1997. This company is based out of Taiwan and holds quality as its soul principle. To also satisfy the lower middle-class customers too, HTC decided to start releasing a budget smartphone. This series of smartphones is called the HTC Desire series. The latest smartphone in this series is the HTC Desire 830. This smartphone was first announced in May 2016. Then it was released at the end of May 2016 and was available on the market for sale. It is bought by the lower middle class and to a certain extent the middle class too. The best part of this smartphone is that it is quite cost effective and has an amazing camera. This smartphone is a good upgrade from its previous model, the HTC Desire 820G. The major USP’s in this smartphone is its low cost, amazing audio quality, good camera and high-quality processor. Now let us look at the various technical specifications of this smartphone and find out the various pros and cons of this phone.
This smartphone looks no different from the HTC Desire smartphones which were previously released. It might have slight differences in the design though only on its highlighted edges which give it a premium look. This smartphone too has a very classy look, and matte finished surfaces. This smartphone has curved corners, sleek edges and is made of the lightweight, durable plastic body. The matte finish ensures this smartphone is not very slippery. The length of this smartphone is around 157.7 mm, and the breadth is around 78.9 mm. The smartphone is very sleek and smart looking with a thickness of just 7.8 mm. The weight of this phone is a moderate 156 g and hence is comfortably portable. This smartphone comes with a Super LCD, which has capacitive touch sensitivity. The size of the screen is 5.5 inches and the resolution provided by it is a max of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This smartphone also comes with extra protection with Corning Gorilla Glass. This smartphone comes in two unique colours. The colours are Dovetail Gray and Marble White.
This smartphone comes with Android OS v 6.0 (Marshmallow). It is the most updated version of Android available till date. The chipset used here is the Mediatek Helio X190 hardware module. The central processing is taken care by the Octa – Core CPU, which runs at a processing clock speed of 1.5 GHz. The Mali – T720 MP3 GUI takes care of graphics interface in this smartphone. The internal storage capacity available in this smartphone is 32 GB. Also to cater to the needs of heavy users, HTC provides with the option of externally expanding the memory using a micro SD card. This device comes with a dedicated slot for the SD card. This SD can reach up to a maximum of 256 GB. The RAM memory in this smartphone manages to bring about lag free and smooth flow of the processes. It comes with an incredible RAM capacity of 3 GB.
This smartphone has a dual camera feature. The main camera comes with 13 MP and an aperture focal length of f/2.0. The wide angle width is around 28 mm. The pixel size used here is 1.12 micrometer. This smartphone’s main camera comes with an LED flash. The additional supportive features which come along are Auto focus, Geo – tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and Panorama. The secondary camera is just 8 MP and hence can click only average selfies. The focal length of the aperture is around f/2.0 mm. The wide angle width is around 27 mm. The sensor size is around 1/3 inches. The pixel size used here is 2 micrometer. The audio in this smartphone is pretty decent with alert types like Vibrations, MP3, and WAV ringtones. The speakers have good boom quality. The video recording in this smartphone can be done both by the main as well as the front camera. Both the main camera as well as the front camera can capture videos with a resolution of 1080 p at 30 fps.
Non – removable, Li – Ion battery with a maximum capacity of 2800 mAh is used to provide the required power to this smartphone. It comes with an average standby time of up to 545 h and a talk time of 15 h on 3 G. It comes with dual sim option. The type of sim to be used is nano sim. GSM is the compatible network to use it. It is compatible with both 3G and 4G. It also comes with the basic connectivity features like Wi–Fi and Bluetooth.
This smartphone is best suited for those expecting average features while at the same time being cost efficient too. Also, those who are music lovers can prefer this smartphone as it promises high-quality audio experience. If you are crazy about selfies, you might have to think twice before choosing this smartphone, though.