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HTC Desire 516 dual-SIM Smartphone: Review

HTC has launched its latest device called HTC Desire 516, which is a dual-SIM Smartphone. While the company has developed various useful devices, let us see whether its new offering fits the bill.


This dual-SIM device features a 5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 540×960 pixels. You may receive a nice graphics display on the screen. Watching videos and playing games is fun on this device. This gadget has two cameras. Its rear camera is of 5 MP and front camera is of 2 MP. Thus, you may click decent pictures using this phone. HTC Desire 516 is available in attractive pearl white and dark grey shades. The Smartphone has a stylish look and design that has always remained a USP of HTC.


HTC Desire 516 is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor. It has 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage that is extendable up to 32 GB. This device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. The HTC Desire 516 Smartphone offers nice multitasking and browsing experience. This gadget has a 1950 mAh removable battery that can give you effective 9 hours of talk-time. While its specifications may give you satisfactory performance, many users may not find anything extraordinary on the performance front. Several other competing options in the Smartphones market can offer similar performance at a lesser price.



The new HTC phone comes loaded with several useful features. For example, its Offline Reading feature allows you to read articles from your personal feed, even in an offline mode. It also features Video Highlights and HTC BlinkFeed. This device is quite useful when you need to multitask and play HD games.

Ease of Use

HTC Desire 516 is easy to operate. You do not face any connectivity issues, as the phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (on one SIM) and GPS. Its sleek design and rounded corners do not let you lose your grip on the phone. You can also use it easily for video chats and picture clicking.

Value for money

HTC Desire 516 comes with a price tag of around $230 that justifies its features and performance. However, with similar options from other brands available in the market, you may find the phone a little expensive in comparison.

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