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HTC Desire Eye

HTC
Android Operating system
5.2 in Screen size
HTC Sense Proprietary skin

Review

We review HTC’s Desire Eye. Its 13-megapixel front-facing camera makes it great for selfie enthusiasts, but those who just want an attractive, powerful mid-range phone should also take a closer look.

News/Rumors

With a 21-megapixel front-facing camera, the Meitu V4 ensures your trip to selfie heaven

Chinese outfit Meitu introduced the V4, an Android-powered smartphone that packs a whopping 21-megapixel camera on the front. At $548, the V4 isn't exactly cheap, but for some, it's almost impossible to put a price on selfies.

HTC’s new Desire phones are here to win the hearts of those on a tight budget

HTC has a strong line up of new budget phones, including the Desire 626, Desire 626S, Desire 526, and Desire 520. All the budget devices will hit specific carriers in both the post-paid and pre-paid markets.
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HTC Desire Eye
Release date
 
Release price
 
Physical keyboard
 
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.2 in
Proprietary skin
HTC Sense
Thickness
0.33 in
Height
6 in
Width
2.9 in
Weight
5.4 oz
Dust and moisture resistant
Yes
Dust and moisture rating
IPX7
Resolution
1920x1080
PPI
423
4G (LTE)
Yes
3G
Yes
2G
Yes
Bluetooth version
4.0
Wi-Fi compatibility
802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile hotspot
Yes
NFC support
Yes
Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Proximity
Manufacturer
Qualcomm
Model
Snapdragon 801
Speed
2.3 GHz
Cores
4
RAM
2 GB
Internal
16 GB
External storage
Yes
Type
microSD, microSDXC, microSDHC
Maximum external storage
128 GB
MicroSD support
Yes
Front camera photo resolution
13 MP
Front-facing camera
Yes
Rear camera photo resolution
13 MP
Rear-facing camera
Yes
Flash
Yes
High quality camera
Yes
Front camera video resolution
1080p
Rear camera video resolution
1080p
Format support
AVI, WMV, MPEG-4
Format support
AVI, WMV, MPEG-4
Headphone jack
3.5mm
Charging connection
Micro USB
Talk time
20 hr
Standby time
538 hr
Capacity
2400 mAh
Type
microSD, microSDXC, microSDHC
 
$200.00
 
Android
5.2 in
 
0.31 in
5.65 in
2.89 in
6.2 oz
 
 
2560 x 1440
565
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.0 + LE
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
 
Yes
Accelerometer, Digital compass, GPS, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Proximity
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 805
2.7 GHz
4
3 GB
32 GB
 
 
 
2 MP
Yes
21 MP
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080p
1080p
H.264, MPEG-4
H.264, MPEG-4
3.5mm
Micro USB
48 hr
675 hr
3900 mAh
 
 
 
Android
5.2 in
 
0.3 in
5.75 in
2.8 in
5.75 oz
Yes
IP58
1920 x 1080
424
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer, Barometer, Digital compass, Gyroscope, Proximity
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 801
2.5 GHz
4
3 GB
16 GB
Yes
microSD, microSDXC, microSDHC
128 GB
Yes
2.2 MP
Yes
20.7 MP
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080p
4K
 
 
14 hr
890 hr
3100 mAh
microSD, microSDXC, microSDHC
 
 
 
Android
5.96 in
 
0.4 in
6.27 in
3.26 in
6.5 oz
 
 
2560x1440
493
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.1 + LE
802.11 ac
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer, Barometer, Digital compass, GPS, Gyroscope, Ambient light
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 805
2.7 GHz
4
 
64 GB
 
 
 
2 MP
Yes
13 MP
Yes
Yes
Yes
HD
4K
3.5mm
Micro USB
24 hr
330 hr
3220 mAh
 
 
 
Android
4.5 in
HTC Sense 6
0.42 in
5.41 in
2.56 in
4.83 oz
 
 
720 x 1280
326
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.0
802.11 a/b/g/n
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 400
1.2 GHz
4
1.5 GB
16 GB
Yes
microSD
128 GB
Yes
5 MP
Yes
13 MP
Yes
Yes
Yes
720
1080p
3.5mm
Micro USB
 
 
2100 mAh
microSD
Unknown
 
 
Android
6.1 in
Emotion UI
0.37 in
6.34 in
3.34 in
7.13 oz
 
 
1280x720
241
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.0
802.11 b/g/n/
Yes
 
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Proximity
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 400
1.6 GHz
4
2 GB
16 GB
 
microSD
64 GB
 
5 megapixels MP
 
13 megapixels MP
 
Yes
 
 
1080P
WMV, M4V, H.264, MPEG-4
WMV, M4V, H.264, MPEG-4
Yes
Micro USB
2 hr
Not provided hr
4050 mAh
microSD
Unknown
 
 
Android
6 in
None
0.34 in
6.32 in
3.21 in
6.24 oz
 
 
1280x720
245
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.0
 
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Digital compass
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
2.26 GHz
4
 
32 GB
 
 
 
2.1 MP
 
13 MP
 
Yes
 
1080P
1080P
3.5mm
Micro USB
 
Not provided hr
3500 mAh
4/4/2013
 
 
Android
4.3 in
 
0.39 in
4.82 in
2.51 in
4.55 oz
 
 
@@DROP@@
256
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.0
 
Yes
 
Accelerometer
Qualcomm
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
1.2 GHz
2
 
8 GB
 
microSD, microSDHC, microSD
64 GB
 
1.3 megapixels MP
 
5 MP
 
Yes
 
 
1080P
yes
Micro USB
8 hr
450 hr
2460 mAh
microSD, microSDHC, microSD
 
 
 
Android
4.3 in
 
 
 
 
5.6 oz
 
 
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
Accelerometer
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
32 GB
Yes
 
Yes
8 MP
 
Yes
Yes
 
1080P
 
 
 
 
 
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HTC
The “High Tech Computer” Corporation, more commonly known as HTC, is a Taiwanese mobile computing hardware manufacturer. Formed in 1997, HTC has made PDAs — remember those? — smartphones, and tablets for the Windows Mobile and Android operating systems. They’ve recently branched out into wearable tech, making a fitness band for Under Armour, and the HTC Vive, a head-mounted display for virtual reality.