HTC Desire Eye

The HTC Desire Eye, focuses primarily on the photographic capabilities. The device incorporates a 5.2-inch screen with full HD resolution, i.e a resolution reaching 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. In the area of photography, the HTC Desire Eye incorporates a striking front camera of 13 megapixels with autofocus and LED flash, while the main camera also uses a 13 megapixel sensor with autofocus and LED flash.


The HTC Desire Eye screen is 5.2 inches and supports a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, in addition to this, the screen pixel density is set to 424 ppi. This screen size is more the usual for the current mobile phone market, and indeed much of the high-end smartphone from HTC incorporate screens whose size normally exceed five inches. Another positive aspect to highlight about the HTC Desire Eye is the 424 ppi pixel density display, a figure that should guarantee high and sharp image quality.


The design of the HTC Desire Eye has little or nothing to do with the design that HTC introduced with the HTC One M8, at least with respect to the materials that make up the housing. The HTC Desire Eye incorporates a plastic shell available in various designs among which is a design with white-red and another light-blue design with dark blue outlines. At the front of the smartphone there is the front camera accompanied by the dual LED flash, front sensors, the HTC logo and the three Android operating system virtual buttons integrated into the screen. At the back there is the main camera, also accompanied by a two-tone LED flash, and another HTC logo.`

Also noteworthy is that the HTC Desire Eye is waterproof, dustproof, but HTC has not specified the exact degree of protection provided in this mobile.

Video: HTC Desire Eye Waterproof Test



The photographic aspect is perhaps one of the most striking parts of the HTC Desire Eye. Both the front camera as the main camera of the smartphone are 13 megapixel, dual LED flash, both have a sensor with autofocus and both allow high quality video recordings up to 1,080 pixels. The fact that the HTC Desire Eye incorporates a front camera of this type responds to the trend that many companies are following with the launch of high-end phones with secondary cameras that consider the selfie fanatic.

Furthermore, the camera application incorporates a wide variety of options for lovers of selfie photographs. One option allows you to record videos simultaneously using both the front camera as well as the main camera, while another option allows you to trim pictures taken with the front camera and then integrate them into the picture you take with the main camera.

Video: HTC Desire Eye Front Camera


As regards the multimedia section, the HTC Desire Eye incorporates a native media player that is compatible with all major audio and video market. These forms are the following extensions: MP4 / H.264 /WMV / MP3 / eAAC + / WAV / WMA.

Video HTC Desire Eye Camera: Recording and Photo  Samples


Although HTC has focused on the photographic aspect of the HTC Desire Eye, technical performance data of this mobile we reveal that this is a device which should have no problem to move fluently when using both its interface and any Android application. The processor housed inside the HTC Desire Eye is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, it has four cores and runs at a clock speed of 2.3 GHz with an Adreno 330 graphics processor. The capacity of RAM sits  at 2 gigabytes. (Check out: Fix: HTC Desire Eye Won't Charge)

Video: HTC One Eye Performance Test


The internal storage space is set to 16 gigabytes, of which probably the real space for users is closer to 12 gigabytes (because of factory installed files). The HTC Desire Eye incorporates a slot for external memory cards, so you can increase the memory capacity by using a microSD card up to 128 gigabytes.

Operating system

The HTC Desire Eye comes standard with the Android operating system in the latest version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Leaving the characteristics of this new version aside, which pose no significant change compared to Android 4.4.2, the most significant aspect of the HTC Desire Eye resides in its interface HTC Sense 6 UI. This interface layer corresponds to the latest HTC customization installed on their mobile devices.


3G, 4G LTE (ultra-high speed internet) and WiFi (If you are having connection problems read: HTC Desire Eye Won't Connect to Wi-Fi) are three wireless Internet connectivity options on the HTC Desire Eye. The 4G connectivity, allows download speeds of up to 150Mbps of data provided your data plan coverage allows for such. The Bluetooth 4.0, GPS (with A-GPS technologies and GLONASS) and NFC wireless connectivity are other connection features that are present. The physical connectivity, meanwhile, are a 3.5 mm minijack output,a microUSB 2.0 output and a slot for microSD cards plus a slot for Nano-SIM cards.


The built-in HTC Desire Eye battery has a capacity of 2400mAh. According to figures of autonomy provided by HTC, the smartphone is able to operate continuously for up to 538 hours at rest, while in conversation (talk-time) this figure drops to 20 hours. (You can read: Fix: HTC Desire Eye Battery Drain/Overheating). 


The HTC Desire Eye packs much of the same power as full-on flagship smartphones all in a package designed to keep prices down. More importantly, it's very much a niche device, an offshoot of HTC's evolutionary line that caters to folks who can't bear the thought of a day without selfies. If anything, that's why the cameras are so disappointing in their mediocrity. While it's still sort of out there, the very concept of the Desire Eye could've absolutely shined if HTC fitted the thing with some more robust, capable shooters. As it stands, though, it's a mostly great phone that stands up well to the rest of the pack, even if it doesn't live up to its potential. Read this review in full.


HTC desire EYE specifications review:

2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Asia
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - EMEA
TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2100 - Asia
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Asia
LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 17(700), 29(700) - AT&T
LTE band 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - EMEA
SpeedHSPA 42.2/21.1(AT&T)/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
LAUNCHAnnounced2014, October
StatusAvailable. Released 2014, November
BODYDimensions151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (5.97 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight154 g (5.43 oz)
IPX7 certified - dust proof and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAYTypeCapacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.2 inches (~66.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
- HTC Sense UI 6.0
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPUQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4208 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, HDR
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, apt-X
RadioFM radio with RDS
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
- Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
- Google Drive (50 GB cloud storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2400 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 538 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 20 h (3G)
MISCColorsBlue, Red, White
Price group8/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II: 1122 / Basemark X: 10249
DisplayContrast ratio: 1311 (nominal), 2.815 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 65dB / Noise 65dB / Ring 74dB
Audio qualityNoise -95.6dB / Crosstalk -91.3dB

Images/Sourced Via: 1, HTC Desire EYE GSM Arena

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