HTC Desire 820 and Desire 820q, which were announced in India on 23rd April alongwith Desire 816G, are now available in India. HTC has revealed their priced at an event in Mumbai on 17th October. HTC Desire 820 is priced at Rs. 24,990 and Desire 820q has a price tag of Rs. 22,500. Both the smartphones have Dual-SIM support.
HTC Desire 820 is premium-mid range smartphone, which is the successor to the popular HTC Desire 816. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) displays and an 8MP front-facing camera and a rear 13MP camera with BSI sensor and f/2.2 aperture, which is claimed to capture quality images in both daylight and low light. It also incorporates Face Fusion software, which allows you to merge your features with those of a friend or celebrity for a completely original look; real time Live Makeup, which allows you to preview the image and set the desired level of skin smoothing before the image is captured and Photo Booth, where you can capture several moments in a single image.
The Desire 820 is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 ( 1.5 GHz, Octa-Core CPUs & 1.0 GHz, Octa-Core CPUs) coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be extended upto 128GB via microSD card. It is packed with 2600mAh battery and measures 157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm. It has weight of 155 grams. This smartphone runs on Android KitKat 4.4 OS with HTC Sense on top of it.
For connectivity, the Desire 820 offers options of 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz) DLNA and micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port.
With the Snapdragon 615 processor, the HTC Desire 820 claims to offer 4G connectivity at speeds of up to 150mbps. This smartphone also has front-facing stereo speakers and two powerful, dedicated amplifiers of HTC BoomSound.
The HTC 820 has unibody design, and the polycarbonate device is not only stylish but also boasts the excellent build quality. It will be available in Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist, and Monarch Orange color variants.
HTC Desire 820q differs from HTC Desire 820 in two aspects. The Desire 820q has different processor. It is powered by a 64-bit quad -core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM. Rest of the features are the same as of Desire 820.
The above two smartphones are priced attractively and will be ideal choice for festival or otherwise buying in the mid-range.