HTC Desire 830 Review – 3GB Device

HTC Desire 830 Review

HTC has unveiled the Desire 830, another smartphone in midrange series. The phone is successor to HTC 628 that we have reviewed a couple of week before. It has been designed to target the midrange spectrum in market and pocket friendly too. The HTC Desire 830 has Android 6.0 Marshmallow with sense 8 UI from HTC.

The smartphone offers some notable features including 5.5 FHD display clothed with Gorilla Glass protection, packed with 1.3/1.5 GHz octa-core chip coupled with 3GB RAM on board while the internal storage is 16GB.

From the camera section, HTC Desire 830 bring 13MP lens with OIS feature and 4MP UltraPixel shooter for clear and vibrant selfies. With that HTC desire 830 has employed Dual DOLBY Boom sound speaker fixed on the front. The inside Desire 830 is standard 2800mAh.

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HTC Desire 830 Unboxing:

HTC has unveiled the Desire 830, another smartphone in midrange series. The phone is successor to HTC 628 that we have reviewed a couple of week before. It has been designed to target the midrange spectrum in market and pocket friendly too. The HTC Desire 830 has Android 6.0 Marshmallow with sense 8 UI from HTC.

The smartphone offers some notable features including 5.5 FHD display clothed with Gorilla Glass protection, packed with 1.3/1.5 GHz octa-core chip coupled with 3GB RAM on board while the internal storage is 16GB.

From the camera section, HTC Desire 830 bring 13MP lens with OIS feature and 4MP UltraPixel shooter for clear and vibrant selfies. With that HTC desire 830 has employed Dual DOLBY Boom sound speaker fixed on the front. The inside Desire 830 is standard 2800mAh.

Price and Specifications of HTC Desire 830:

LAUNCH Released  March, 2016
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions 157.5 x 78.9 x 7.8 mm
Weight 156 g
SIM Slot Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~67.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multi-touch  Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset  MediaTek MT6753
CPU Octa-core 1.3 GHz
GPU  Mali-450
MEMORY Card Slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/2.0, 28mm, autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected]
Secondary 4 MP, f/2.0, 27mm, 1/3″ sensor size, 2µm pixel size, [email protected], HDR
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS
Radio  Not confirmed
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery
PRICE PKR 30,999/-
OTHERS Colors  White/Blue, White/Red

Pros :

  • LTE enabled
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Octa Core Processor
  • 32GB built in memory

Cons :

  • Less Efficient battery timings

Display of HTC Desire 830:

The HTC Desire 830 has come up with 5.5 FHD display having 1080px resolution, while it is being protected by Gorilla Glass. Desire 830 with 1080p FHD give 424ppi that makes the display vibrant and well saturated. The sunlight readability is quite admirable, on the other hand, the brightness of display is pretty high and well controlled by light sensors.

The capacitive panel is smooth and soft enough. HTC Desire 830 has bright and colorful display, even the sharpness and hue of the colors are well managed and controlled amazingly well, the display panel gives overall a good impression that we rarely witnessed in other midrange phones in give price range.

Design and Display of HTC Desire 830:

HTC Desire 830 is 5.5-inch device that spread on 157.5 x 78.9 x 7.8 mm, its bit taller and wider due to bigger screen and speaker placement. The bigger 5.5-inches screen cannot be operated with single hand.

The HTC Desire 830 is complete plastic build with contrast colors gives decent feel to look. The weight of this device is 156 grams; still acceptable weight.

Speaking about The HTC Desire 830 design build, the upfront is packed with 5.5-inch display panel with DOLBY boom sound speaker at top and bottom.

The upper front side has 4MP Ultra Pixel selfies shooter along with couple of necessary sensors and LED notifications too. The bottom has nothing but boom sound speaker while no capacitive buttons are available.

The edges has variant sharp color contrast with front and back. Moving toward the top, we have 3.5mm audio jack, while at bottom side it has microUSB port. The right edge has volume keys and power button whereas left side has nothing on it.

The back cover has simple and decent display in which at top it is equipped with back camera and below that it has flash light and sensor. Name of HTC is mentioned on the center of back cover.

Memory for HTC Desire 830:

The HTC desire 830 is rich in memory category because it has 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM. Internal memory of 32 GB can also work fine without memory card moreover you can increase internal memory up to 256GB with the help of memory card. This is high spec device so big size games and videos will not make any issue.

It is featured with 3GB RAM which makes the processor faster plus high resolution games even 3D games runs smoothly on it. No lags and delays are observed while testing this smart phone.

Camera within HTC Desire 830:

The camera section is composed of 13 MP back camera and 4 MP ultra-pixel front camera further the good thing is that the front camera is capable of recording 1080p videos and both cameras have excellent results. Let’s look at both cameras in detail.

Rear Camera of HTC Desire 830:

The rear camera of HTC desire 830 is packed with 13 MP lens with accessible flash light and aperture of f2.0 is used in it. It has auto focus ability moreover many adjustable settings are featured in it.

First of all let’s have look at the interface of camera. It is starting with camera button option next to the video recording button and the ISO level settings button, exposure button, white balance

setting button and advance camera setting button. We can use volume keys for taking photos and videos.

Main modes of HTC desire 830 are geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, HDR and face detection.  Capture mode has two options such as landscape view and portrait view.

If you want to have expert command of camera settings for different environment or lightning condition we can manually adjust all the values. We have tested the back camera of HTC desire 830 and pure colors have been observed while intake of pictures are very well and brightness is fully balanced in the images.

Front Camera of HTC Desire 830:

The HTC desire 830 has 4MP ultra-pixel lens for clear and vibrant selfies moreover the awesome point is front camera can make videos in full 1080p quality. The selfie camera is giving us one more feature to enhance the face beauty by applying skin touch ups with live make up.

Voice Selfies are also active in HTC desire 830 which easily allows to take photos or videos using voice control but first you have to enable it in settings. We can take several selfies and combine them as a single picture via using photo booth.

Network / Connectivity of HTC Desire 830:

The HTC Desire 830 is LTE enabled smartphone with the access of 3G/2G network also. It supports all the band in Pakistan and the speed limit over LTE network or 3G network is cat.4 150/50 Mbps.

Some other major connectivity’s are also featured such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and others. Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n whereas Bluetooth version is 4.1. The smartphone has dual SIM option and dual standby is also supported.

Battery Performance of HTC Desire 830:

The HTC Desire is packed with non-removable 2800 mAh Li-ion battery which is packed inside the back cover of handset.

The device has octa-core processor so battery will perform brilliant in videos and game section. Android 6.0 Marshmallow with high brightness can decrease the battery power quickly and additionally excessive use of mobile data can also drain the battery storage.

Interface of HTC Desire 830:

Let’s look at the interface of HTC Desire 830. Firstly it is featured with latest Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) with the HTC sense 7 user interface. It is featured with full HD resolutions of 1080 pixels moreover the pixel density is approximately 424 ppi. 16M colors are enhancing its look with cool and vibrant colors.

HTC Blink Feed is installed in Desire 830 via which we can get the latest news about our interests or status updates from our friends. We can adjust everything according to our own choice.

Themes App is already featured in desire 830 which brings a quick and easy way to customize our device with wallpapers, themes, sounds and many more.

HTC sense give us quick access to applications, shortcuts and folders which we used most frequently. Many bloat ware applications are installed such as Digital Life, Wild Tangent Games, Keeper, Key VPN, Lookout, Uber, Yellow Pages and many others. Wild tangent is carried with some games for users to play with it whereas Key VPN is security based application.

We have App Tray or Application Manager for all the applications that are arranged in rows and columns further we can easily change the arrangement via the drop-down menu, create folders or we can totally customize the layout.

Processor of HTC Desire 830:

The HTC Desire 830 is mechanized with 1.3 GHZ Octa-Core processor which is based on the architecture of ARM Cortex-A53. Chipset of Media Tek MT6753M is featured which supports 1080p Full HD displays, along with Full HD video recording and playback.

The smartphone is featured with 3GB RAM and additionally it has 64 bit processor which makes it faster and allows the phone to display vibrant images and the main profit is it allows rendering of high graphics without heating the HTC desire.

It has less delays and lags during games, animation and videos furthermore it has performed really well in multi-tasking.

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Conclusion:

HTC Desire 830 is fully equipped with the all best possible features because it is LTE enabled smartphone with the fast octa-core processor. Moreover it can record 1080p videos from front camera. Overall the device can fulfill user need in every aspect either it is camera section, game section or any other. Only one thing which it lacks is bigger battery otherwise it has performed really well in every section.

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