HTC Desire Eye, Beauty and Wits

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HTC Desire Eye

The Taiwanese from HTC have just released a very tempting handset for leading their mid-range league of smartphones, the HTC Desire Eye. Although this fellow keeps its place beneath the company’s flagship, its list of specs reveals some great (and actually better) capabilities and features, such as a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, two 13 MP cameras, each of them equipped with a dual-LED flash, an IPX7 certification for being water and dust resistant, a beautiful 5.2 inches display, BoomSound stereo speakers and much more. Yeah, this package is certainly going to win a lot of attention and it sure promises to offer a lot. If you’re feeling interested, keep reading and find out more about the latest member of the Desire family.

In its package, the HTC Desire Eye comes accompanied by its charger and a microUSB cable for making connections and re-charging the handset.

In terms of appearance, the HTC Desire Eye is a pleasure to look at. It stands at 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm and has a weight of 154 grams, which is understandable for a device which is carrying a 5.2 inches screen. Even though it’s entirely made from plastic, the device is very well put together and seems very solid due to the high-quality materials that have been used for designing it. As I mentioned at the beginning, the phone is IPX7 certified for being dust and water resistant for up to 1 meter for a maximum of 30 minutes.
Managing the handset is done with ease thanks to its matte finish which offers a good hand grip and also rejects fingerprints.

The HTC Desire Eye packs a 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and has a pixel density of 424 ppi. As you would probably expect, the image quality is nothing short of wonderful, with beautiful colors, great contrast and very wide viewing angles. Using the handset on the outside won’t be an issue, as the sunlight legibility is also very good.

At the software department, the HTC Desire Eye comes loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat which has been customized with the company’s proprietary user interface, Sense 6. If you’re familiar with the previous version, Sense 5, you’ll be feeling right at home when browsing through the interface. The lockscreen holds a clock and 4 application shortcuts, BlinkFeed displays content which is relevant to you, you have 5 customizable homescreen panels, widgets, the notification area, quick toggles, the classic App drawer and more. Browsing through the friendly interface goes nice and smooth and that’s also due to the powerful hardware that resides inside the handset.
The HTC Desire Eye comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, having a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which can be enhanced with a microSD card of up to 128 GB. The handset is a great performer and will deliver a pleasant and flawless user experience.

For taking pictures, the HTC Desire Eye is equipped with an intriguing combo of two 13 MP cameras, one on the back and the other on the front. Both of them hold a dual-LED flash for being helped in low light conditions and can take pictures with a maximum resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels. The front facing camera features an f/2.2 aperture, while the primary one has an f/2.0 one. The camera application holds support for Panorama, HDR, image adjustments (effects, ISO, white balance) and more.
Both cameras offer beautiful and accurate colors, good contrast and a high amount of resolved detail, however, the photos produced with the primary camera (the rear one) are visibly better than the other ones. Nevertheless, you’ll be enjoying some awesome selfies (group ones included).
The cameras are able to produce some very decent 1080p videos @30 & 60 fps, although the difference between them is noticeable here too.

In its connectivity basket, the HTC Desire Eye offers support for quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and aptX, NFC and micro-USB 2.0 with On-the-go support.

The HTC Desire Eye is a very capable smartphone and here are some other things from its backpack that might interest you: a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Maps for navigation, an FM Radio with RDS support, two very capable browsers (the Android one and Google Chrome), Google Drive for holding your documents and personal stuff, Google Now as your personal assistant, the Android Device Manager for linking your Android devices and finding/ringing/locking or wiping your phone if it gets lost and much more. One of the best things about the HTC Desire Eye is that it offers an excellent audio output, with or without headphones.

In terms of battery life, the HTC Desire Eye is powered by a 2,400 mAh battery and will last for about two to three days under a moderate usage.

HTC Desire Eye Beauty and Wits

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