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    HTC Desire 628

    Release Date
    5-May-16
    Market Status
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    HTC Desire 628 has more to offer than just dual colour look. While it is sure to attract attention for its distinct and trendy looks, there is a lot more that this phone offers. Dual cameras with in-built photo editor that compels you to bring the hidden photographer out of you, besides a wonderful selfie camera that makes it look real than ever. If that isn’t enough, its 5″ HD 720p display allows you a crystal clear viewing of movies.

    With battery optimization feature and a power efficient processor, it makes sure that battery is consumed miserly when it matters the most. To enjoy music, movies, and gaming experience in greater detail, it is not the just the HD display but also the BoomSound that is at your service. Its sound quality is a level above any other phone in the price bracket.

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    ₹21,717
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    5.0 inches
    294 ppi
    Octa core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A5
    MediaTek MT6753
    2200 mAh
    Li-Polymer, Fast Charging
    13 MP
    Single, 13MP
    4G
    Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
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    About the Phone

    This is great attempt from HTC to bring a phone to market that is good on performance and great on looks, but we are afraid that it falls short of its promise. Partly because it lacks some of the essentials that one would look at this price, like a good camera and powerful battery, but also because there are other competitors in the market that offer not just balanced overall features but simply better features. HTC Desire 628 lags behind other smartphones in similar price range like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 2, and Moto G4 Plus.

    HTC Desire 628 has more to offer than just dual colour look. While it is sure to attract attention for its distinct and trendy looks, there is a lot more that this phone offers. Dual cameras with in-built photo editor that compels you to bring the hidden photographer out of you, besides a wonderful selfie camera that makes it look real than ever. If that isn’t enough, its 5″ HD 720p display allows you a crystal clear viewing of movies.

    With battery optimization feature and a power efficient processor, it makes sure that battery is consumed miserly when it matters the most. To enjoy music, movies, and gaming experience in greater detail, it is not the just the HD display but also the BoomSound that is at your service. Its sound quality is a level above any other phone in the price bracket.

    Seldom do we come across an HTC phone that is not perfectly designed, however HTC Desire 628 is one. Even though the design is impressively refreshing with glossy plastic body and accented sides, the phone is not sleek. The plastic makes the phone slippery and the grip worsens in case there is sweating. Overall, the weight of 141 gms is optimum and allows a smart holding and operating. The symmetry of the design is worthy of note but the technology could have been packed in a lesser size, especially because there is an empty bottom bezel. The sides are a bit bulky which makes the screen appear smaller than it actually is.

    The 13 MP camera is placed on top-left with a flash LED below it. A noise cancellation mic can be found next to the camera. The micro-USB port is at the bottom while headphone jack at top. The phone is solidly built but it is a kind of design that appears outdated.

     

    The 5″ HD 720p HD display offers clear picture. The pixel density is good at 294 PPI but the display quality could have been sharper. The display is dim, the colours are good but they are not helped by brightness which is average and drops to poor from angles. Overall, an average quality of display is underwhelming.

    Even though here too it runs on the outdated MediaTek MT6753 octa-core SoC (1.3 GHz), it would be hard to find a fault in this department. In fact, it would outperform its competitors since the hardware and software are paired well. Sometimes the phone might take time to load, but that happens to the costliest phones as well. In regular light and average usage there would not be much complaint. In terms of regular usage, it can be rated higher than Samsung Galaxy 5 but lower than Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Lenovo Zuk Z1. Quite surprisingly, the phone handles heavy games with ease and heats much less than other phones in its price-range. Using the internet on the phone is also convenient and smooth without much expected hiccups if not much burden is placed on the RAM. With the BoomSound, the sound quality is excellent and balances some of the phones shortcomings. If it is the best phone in some department, then it is music for sure.

    The 13 MP camera on the back is out of vogue but reliable. The colours are good but capturing photos is not possible in low light. The photos are generally vivid and clear. The speed of camera app and focus would seem to be slow only in comparison to other phones and one feels that HTC could have done a bit more on this front to make the phone somewhat more feasible in price its bracket.

    The greatest spot of bother in the phone is its 2200 mAh battery which hardly lasts for half a day. Heavy gaming would drain the entire battery. If you wish to use this phone for more than regular usage, the charger has to be carried along, and also if you are fond of videos. The fast charging feature is available but still, the battery is quite poor.

    HTC Desire 628 is somewhat far from justifying its price tag. An uncharacteristic product from HTC even though neatly built and beautiful, it feels that the company could have done more in a fiercely competitive market. If the usage of phone is anything higher than average, this smartphone would be a risky pick with other options available.

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    Announced On5-May-16
    Market StatusAvailable
    BrandHTC
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 13,999
    Weight142 grams
    ColorsBlue, White
    Dimensions146.9 x 70.9 x 8.1 mm
    Screen Size5.0 inches
    Screen Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
    Pixel Density294 ppi
    Screen to Body Ratio66.02%
    GPUMali-T720 MP3
    Operating SystemAndroid v5.1 (Lollipop)
    ChipsetMediaTek MT6753
    CPUOcta core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53
    Custom User InterfaceHTC Sense
    Clock Speed1.3 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Phone Variants3GB 32GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 2 TB
    Front Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 5MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution5 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.4 Primary Camera
    Front SensorBSI Sensor
    Front Aperturef/2.4
    Front FlashNo
    Battery Capacity2200 mAh
    Battery RemovableYes
    Battery TypeLi-Polymer
    Charger TypeFast
    USB Type-CNo
    Fast ChargingYes
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCNo
    BluetoothYes
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev4.1
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    OISNo
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupSingle, 13MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens28 mm focal length
    Rear SensorBack-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    Rear Aperturef/2.0
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G ...
    SIM 2 Bands2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz...
    Fingerprint ScannerNo

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