It is slowly becoming a trend nowadays that mobile phone companies create two series of mobile phones. One is their flagship model which boasts of impressive specs and the other are more premium midrange and budget-friendly counterparts.
It all started with Motorola. During the advent of Motorola G, it changed the entire mobile phone landscape in that in order for other competitors to become relevant in the mobile phone market, they need to create new phones that can cater all of the consumer bases.
In this article, we are going to talk about the HTC Desire 626. This is a midrange phone offering from HTC. Now, their Desire lineup is the midrange phone series and their “One” series is their flagship.
So, does the HTC Desire 626 have what it takes to take on other midrange phones in the market today? We will find out in this article.
When other mobile phone companies scramble to make their phone’s design standout and unique, HTC has opted to retain their design philosophy, as is the case with the HTC Desire 626.
The HTC Desire 626 sports a polycarbonate plastic chassis with a dual tone color scheme. There are a variety of colors out there but the one we’re going to talk about is the blue and white.
Basically, the white color comprises 80% of the phone (which includes the back panel and the front edges) and at the sides, it is colored blue. Personally, the color scheme is a little bit basic for my tastes, but I do have to say that it looks neat.
For the mobile phone’s buttons, both the power and volume controls are located on the right side of the phone, while the microSD and the microSIM slots are located on the left side of the phone. The microSD and microSIM card slots are protected by a plastic flap which forbids them to get ejected without you noticing it. It also protects it from dust as well.
Since this is considered a midrange phone, the HTC Desire 626’s display is a little bit underwhelming. It only comes with a 5-inch LCD3 display with a resolution of 1280×720 and a pixel density of 294.
Most other midrange phones sport, at least, a full HD resolution and it is a little bit sad that HTC didn’t go with that with this phone.
For the phone’s performance, the HTC Desire 626 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor with clock speeds of 1.1GHz, an Adreno 304 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM. Performance is pretty okay but the specs are a little bit underwhelming as well.
The HTC Desire 626’s camera is a little bit on the plus side. It comes with an 8-megapixel rear snapper that is capable of producing vivid images. That is probably because of the post-processing prowess of HTC’s own camera app.
As for connectivity, this phone only supports 3G capabilities. If you do want to maximize the 3G capabilities of this phone, be sure to get one of the mobile phone signal boosters that are available in the market.
And lastly, the phone comes with a non-removable 2,000 MaH which is, suffice to say, a little bit on the low side. Still, since the resolution isn’t that great, the phone will not absorb a lot of battery anyways.
The HTC Desire 626, albeit a midrange phone, has some corners severely cut just to make the price drop. Still, the phone does look neat and it comes with pretty okay specs for daily use.