Desire Eye - £490
Why this smartphone is built for you
The HTC Desire Eye
The Desire Eye is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android KitKat. It is an attractive device that has a very powerful 13MP front facing camera.
This phone has a 5.2 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 424PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Desire Eye has a 13MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 13MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 2.3GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 88 out of 100.
The Desire Eye has an estimated battery life of around 20 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2400mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Desire Eye comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 128GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Desire Eye comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Desire Eye is able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly. It also has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends.
The Desire Eye has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is splash resistant to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps. This phone comes with HTC's BoomSound, Blinkfeed, SenseTV and Zoe apps installed. It also has Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The HTC Desire Eye is a powerful and desirable device that excels when it comes to taking selfies and making video calls. It offers performance comparable to some flagship devices and it has been well received critically.