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HTC Desire 820 Unboxing: Midrange Phablet With Glossy Case and Appealing Pair of Cameras (Video)

Last year we tested the HTC Desire 816 at some point during the spring and we were totally impressed by it. For a pretty low price, that phablet offered a very good display, camera and battery. Then, last fall, the successor came and HTC Desire 820 was unveiled. Today we unbox it for you.


This model is priced at $390 on Amazon and it’s a 5.5 inch phablet with a flat rectangular box. Inside we find the manuals, headphones, USB cable and charger. This model has a side lid that covers up the microSD and nano SIM card slots. Its case is made of glossy polycarbonate, that feels a bit slippery. HTC Desire 820 measures 7.7 mm in thickness, weighs 155 grams and it packs a 5.5 inch Super LCD 2 720p screen, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.


It has an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, as well as an Adreno 405 GPU, 16 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM. There’s a microSD card slot on board, as well as a 13 MP back camera and a front 8 MP shooter for selfies. Both cameras should be promising, if they’re anything like the predecessor’s. Anyway, we also get stereo speakers here and a 2600 mAh battery, plus Android 4.4.2 with HTC Sense 6.0.

We’ll be back with a full review soon.