Like its predecessor, HTC Desire 820 is made by a bold, big and glossy plastic. However, this device is surprisingly lightweight and is very easy to hold in your hand and to use, despite its large design. Compared to its predecessor, Desire 820 is lighter and thinner, and its design with rectangular frame and rounded corners, is creating a good balance between gripability and ergonomics.
HTC Desire 820 is a dual-SIM mid-range device and it comes in two-tone color options: a white and blue model, which make the plastic body more beautiful. The blue color spices up the design a little, with deep blue accents round the buttons, screen and camera components. It doesn’t look like One M8, but it is a step forward from the single-color Desires. Using a predominantly lighter color means that the inevitable fingerprints that accumulate on the body are much less visible.
HTC Desire 820 is not trying to look like the Desire 816 and it’s visible that the Taiwanese company has given careful thought to about every area of plastic design. However, Desire 820 is taller than Desire 816 and there is something about this new model that feels fresher and sharper. Maybe that is because of this new color palette and the lighter and thinner profile. A new fact is that they moved the power and volume buttons to a more sensible location. They placed the volume buttons over the right edge and the power key is located about two thirds of the way up.
This new device comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, being the first handset to use a 64-bit capable chip, which pairs four ARM Cortex A53 chips at 1.0GHz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It also has a microSD slot, supporting up to 128GB cards. Desire 820 it still running a 32-bit version of android 4.4.4, but it will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop to take full advantage of its 64-bit hardware. This device uses a 13-mexapixel sensor from the latest Butterfly with a single LED flash. The front camera has 8 megapixels.
HTC Desire 820 comes with a 2,600mAH battery and it is capable of powering a full day of use. You will not be able to multiple the days of battery use, but you will not run out of battery before the end of the day.