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HTC Desire 516

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HTC Desire 516 Key Features:
  • Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5 Inches
  • qHD Display
  • 5 MP Rear camera
  • 2 MP Front Camera
  • 3G
  • Dual SIM
  • 1950 mAh battery
  • Upto 9 hours Talktime
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HTC Desire 516 REVIEW:


HTC Desire 516 is one of the company’s budget offerings in sub 15k segment. For this price the phone directly competes with Moto G. Many companies launched their devices to compete with Moto G and most of them have failed in this regard. Let us see if this phone really has the guts to excel in the competition.


Design & Display:
From this maker, who use to carve beautiful phones, we expected a nice design. But the Desire 516 looks average with all plastic design. The display is of 5 inch with 960x540 resolution with 220 ppi. The display and viewing angles are just okay. Take a note here, this is not a 720p display, with which the display could have been better. The competitor Moto G has a HD display whereas this device has only a qHD display. The back panel is of glossy plastic and easily attracts fingerprints and smudges.


User Interface:
We expected the device to come up with KitKat but the device comes with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board with Sense 5.1 UI on top of it. But surprisingly the UI doesn’t feel like Sense at all. It just feels like stock android mixed with BlinkFeed and few other HTC apps.


Camera, Audio:
The device has a 5MP camera with LED flash and a front facing camera of 2MP. The image quality is not upto the mark. There is also a noticeable shutter lag while taking pictures. Images in broad daylight look decent whereas low light image quality is a let-down. The camera UI is also a bit disappointing here and the settings are a bit complex. The camera also supports 720p video recording which is quite good in broad day light. The audio quality is just okay and media playback is good.

Connectivity & Additional features:
The device supports dual sim and dual standby feature as well. We also have Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0. The infrared port is missing and ofcourse most of the other phones too do not have this. The internal memory is limited to 4GB and we have an expandable memory slot of upto 32 GB.


Performance & Battery:
The device comes with 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, Adreno 302 GPU and 1GB RAM. The benchmark results are quite decent and the score is almost similar to Moto G. The device handles all the regular apps and multitasking quite smoothly and we haven’t noticed any lags. The device can even handle some intense games with minimal lag. The battery is of 1950mAh which is quite lesser when compared to the size. Nevertheless, it still lasts almost a day under normal usage.


Good performance – quad core processor
Big display – 5 inch


Glossy design
Lacks Auto Focus
Display could have been better.
Camera is not so good.


The HTC Desire 516 doesn’t seem to have the right features to be in the competition. The outdated android version, average camera and unimpressive display are the major weak points the device has been cursed with. Instead of this device, you can consider Moto G or even the new Asus Zenfone 5.


Compare HTC Desire 516 with Sony Xperia C, Panasonic P31, Micromax A93 Canvas Elanza, Huawei Ascend G610, Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus and ZTE Blade G2.

HTC Desire 516 Price

  • amazon

    (94% Positive Reviews)

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    Rs. 6990

    • Delivery In: 2-4 Working Days
    • COD: YES   EMI: YES
    • Return Policy: 2 Days
    • Warranty: By Manufacturer
    Note : * Attractive 12 Months EMI Option available with HDFC/ICICI Credit Cards at Affordable Rates..

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    (94% Positive Reviews)

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    Rs. 8690

    • Delivery In: 2-4 Working Days
    • COD: YES   EMI: YES
    • Return Policy: 10 Days
    • Warranty: By Manufacturer
    Note : * Attractive 12 Months EMI Option available with HDFC/ICICI Credit Cards at Affordable Rates..

  • flipkart

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    Rs. 7999 + Free Shipping

    • Delivery In: 5-6 Working Days
    • COD: YES   EMI: YES
    • Return Policy: 10 Days
    • Warranty: By Manufacturer
    Note : Attractive 12 Months EMI Option available with HDFC/ICICI Credit Cards at Affordable Rates..

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    (60% Positive Reviews)

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    Rs. 9427 + Free Shipping

    • Delivery In: 2 - 4 Working Days
    • COD: NO   EMI: YES
    • Return Policy: 15 Days
    • Warranty: By Manufacturer

HTC Desire 516 Specifications

Announced 2014, March
Release Date 2014, June
Operating System Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex A7 Processor
GPU Adreno 302
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Internal Memory 4 GB
External Storage 32 GB
Size 5 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type IPS
Resolution 960 x 540 pixels
Display qHD
Pixel Density ~220 ppi
User Interface HTC Sense UI v5.0
Multi-touch Yes
Stylus No
Rear Camera 5 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Rear Camera Flash Yes, LED Flash
Rear Camera Features LED Flash
Video Recording 1080p
Image Stabilization No
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network No
Dual SIM Yes, GSM and GSM
Dual standby Yes
Triple SIM No
Micro SIM Yes
Nano SIM No
Form Factor Phablet
Dimensions 140 x 72 x 9.7 mm
Weight 173 g
Color White
Browser HTML5
3G HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
4G No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0
USB microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Infrared No
Music Player MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Radio Yes, Stereo FM Radio
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
3.5mm Jack Yes
Loud Speaker Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3
SMS Yes, Threaded View
EMAIL Email, Push Email
IM Yes
Social Networking Yes
Battery Type Standard Li-ion 1950 mAh battery
Talktime Upto 9 hours
Built-in Apps Google Play, Google search, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Gmail, Youtube
Games Yes
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
+ Additional Features
SNS Integration, Predictive Text Input
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  • Prices shown above are in Indian Rupees.
  • HTC Desire 516 price in India is Rs. 6,990 on 22 February 2017 and is currently available at one online shop in India. The best price is Rs. 6990, which is available from Amazon.
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  • The page was last updated on February 22, 2017
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