HTC Desire EYE Review: Best smartphone for taking selfies

Equipped with a 13-megapixel sensor on the front, the HTC Desire EYE is ideal for self-portraits. But it is also a smartphone with Android KitKat and powerful HTC Sense that boasts a beautiful display quality.

With equipment that incorporates the major features of the excellent HTC One M8, the new HTC Desire EYE already has some big advantages in pocket. It is also the first smartphone to integrate two 13-megapixel cameras, one on the back and the other front. The Desire EYE would target that fans of selfies or can it hope to convince a wider audience? Here are the results of its performance.

HTC Desire EYE review

HTC Desire EYE Review:

With its rather unusual two-tone hull, HTC Desire EYE leaves no one indifferent. The model here we are talking about has predominantly blue: navy on the back of mobile, on the edge blue and white facade. Lines that are not unanimously: some appreciate the effort of originality, despite all plastic housing moreover good finish … others hate, preferring the stylish metal casing of One. For fans of the genre, be aware that there is also a model with white and coral shades.

Compatible 4G, HTC Desire EYE uses a SIM nano and can also accommodate a microSD card to expand its internal memory of 16 GB (a little less than 10 available for storage and apps). The two slide positions are on the wafer, in the absence of removable shell. Do not bother to change the battery of 2100 mAh, access not like that of the One M8. The mobile works with a very recent version of Android (4.4.4 KitKat) to which is added the excellent Sense overlay.

HTC Desire EYE display review:

Love it or not the EYE design, one thing is certain, its 5.2-inch display is gorgeous: a high resolution of 424 dots per inch, it is one of the brightest on the market with 626 cd / m² and offers excellent contrast of 1422: 1. The Video playback is appreciable. Because of this broad diagonal, Desire is not among the smallest models on the market. A little wider and longer than the One (5 inch), it will lodge easily in a pocket, even if it does not weigh heavier.

Powerful and responsive, the EYE shines with its versatility

Like its predecessor, the HTC Desire Eye features a powerful processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, a quad-core 2.3 GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. Mobile, which achieved very good scores to our performance tests, thus showing capable of running all applications including 3D games, and moreover without heating too much, or loss of performance over time. Through the mastery of HTC on the software part, navigating the menus, apps or the web is pleasantly fluid. And the device shows, in general, very reactive.

Despite the battery capacity revised, the battery backup of Desire EYE among the best with 22h call, more than 12 hours on 4G-surfing or 11:45 video playback. It’s a little less spectacular than the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. More representative of real use, it draws a little more CPU resources. However, the Desire EYE just over 6 hours of endurance with this test while the M8 One passes the threshold of 8:00 while the Z3 Compact out in front with almost 9:00. In short, the new HTC Desire is enduring but especially in low-drain uses resources.

HTC Desire EYE review

The eye to capture your beautiful pictures

With two 13-megapixel sensors from the back and front of the case, the HTC Desire EYE appears to be turned to photography and video. We note especially the camera in front, first on the market to reap as many megapixels and delivering clichés rather successful with a rich photo mode (photobooth, double capture, fashion beauty, many filters). Skype users can also take their video calls in full HD quality, the Desire EYE can also accommodate several people in front of his camera with screen sharing system. Practical and effective, although in the end, this mode will benefit more contacts to holders of EYE!

The main sensor allows you to take photos and videos of satisfactory quality provided you have good lighting conditions under barely blurry shake or noisy images. Meanwhile, the videos sometimes lack sharpness, stability and fluidity but remain broadly correct. It is a pity that the sensor is completely eccentric. As is often the case with this type of positioning, it is difficult to get an image that does not lean to one side or the other with certain types of frames (skyline, sports fields, etc).

HTC Desire EYE review completion:

With a stunning 5.2-inch screen and a powerful processor, the HTC Desire EYE play hard, and brilliantly, the map of versatility … which does not prevent it from staying at a price moderate in view of its high-end features. Its original two-tone design will be primarily a matter of taste. Its main deficiencies: a perfectible endurance on greedy uses resources and sensors that manage moderately low lights.

 This was all about one of the newly launched smartphone, HTC Desire EYE review. And no doubt, it is best smartphone for selfie.

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