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The HTC Desire 816 is a 5.5-inch Android smartphone with a similar stature to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but at a fraction of the price. Available to buy for around £300 SIM-free, it’s a big colourful phone competing with handsets like the One Plus One and the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1320. Despite its plastic body and mid-range phone specs, there’s plenty of positives that make the Desire 816 a great value phone if you prefer your phones king sized.
Design & Features
If you are on the lookout for a big phone, HTC has done a pretty good job of making this an attractive phone to own. There’s no metallic frame like the more expensive HTC One M8 or its smaller clone the HTC One Mini 2, opting instead for a combination of a glossy polycarbonate plastic non-removable back with a matte finish around the sides and the front of the phone, but it's a nice looking phone.

It’s available in a six pastel shades, including white, black, red, dark blue and green, giving it a similar kind of finish to the Nokia Lumia 1320 smartphone, one that doesn’t feel cheap or nasty to hold despite being plastic. Helping its cause further is the slim, 7.99mm thick frame and curvy corners; combined with the featherweight 165g weight, the HTC Desire 816 isn't as arduous to carry around as its imposing size suggests.
The Desire 816 is powered by a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU with 1.5GB RAM and the same Adreno 305 GPU found inside the One Mini 2. While its all undeniably mid-range, it’s fast enough to keep things running smoothly with very few signs of a struggle.

It does miss out on the Motion Launch processor and the Snapdragon 801 CPU featured in the One M8, although most will be able to live without the benefits of a dedicated processor for tracking movement. It handles gaming like Real Racing 3 with few problems and doesn't strain when running multiple apps.

Sound Quality
The good news is that the front-facing Boomsound stereo speakers included with the One M8 and the One Mini 2 are present, so there’s no sound muffling issues here and they are still head and shoulders above other smartphone speakers for listening to music or watching a film.

They are by no means perfect and sound a tad erratic at the top-end, but for power, loudness, bass response and richness they offer satisfying audio and are without doubt a standout feature for the Desire 816.

The camera set-up is pretty much identical to the One Mini 2 with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera, both of which are capable of filming in Full 1080p HD.

It also uses the same camera app, with an interface that can be fiddly to switch between modes when you are trying to take a picture. This also means, that another new HTC handset misses out on the Duo Camera technology featured on the M8, but as you’ll see from our One M8 review, it’s far from a perfect feature on HTC's flagship phone anyway.

So the decision to go for more megapixels instead of larger ones is not necessarily a bad move and in the right conditions you can capture reasonably sharp, colourful images. Unsurprisingly, it’s on par with the One Mini 2’s camera in most departments, particularly in HDR mode and in Macro performance where it excels.

Lava Iris 504Q

Lava Iris 504Q features a 5 inch HD, 720p resolution, IPS LCD, 16M colors display powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor from MediaTek and 1 GB RAM. The device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating system and has been made a total touch free by smart gesture control feature which enables one to change tracks, FM stations or even click pictures by just hovering hand over the phablet.

The device flaunts 8MP rear camera with Flash LED along with 2MP front camera with digital zoom. It also poses a quite good storage because of its 4GB internal memory which can be extended up to 32GB using MicroSD Card.

On connectivity basis the phablet is packed with all features like 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, Wi Fi etc. To give unlimited service the device is powered by Li-PO 2000mAH battery.

The Lava Iris 504Q has the price advantage as it is priced lower when compared to the Xolo Q1000, Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro, and the Micromax Canvas HD. The Lava Iris 504Q is available today for Rs. 13,490. If you're looking for a large-screen Android smartphone under the Rs. 15,000 budget, you can consider this device.

The unique thing about the Lava Iris 504Q is that it shows off gesture controls. Using the gesture control capabilities of the smartphone, you can perform actions such as clicking photos, changing tracks on the music player and video player, tuning FM channels and browsing the gallery on the smartphone.

When we used the gesture controls on the Iris 504Q, they worked, but felt quite gimmicky. It also took a heartbeat longer than we’d like when using the camera app to click pictures. Rather than waving your hand in front of the smartphone you can simply swipe your finger in front of the front facing camera to perform the action. This was not only easier to do, but was a lot more accurate as well, without any touch-induced shake.

The HTC One X is an incredible superphone. The large screen and the powerful quad-core processor make it perfect for gaming, watching videos and surfing the net. And the advanced camera technology withHTC ImageSense goes beyond point and shoot, allowing you to take amazing pictures in any conditions. You have a true digital camera on the HTC One X. Beats Audio integration provides an advanced audio experience whatever you are listening to and there is even 25GB free Cloud storage via Dropbox. With the capability to wirelessly share anything from your phone and view it on your TV the HTC One X is the most advanced smartphone yet.

So let’s have a look at the main selling points of the HTC One X, starting with the 8MP camera. The amazing camera technology with HTC ImageSense goes beyond point and shoot, allowing you to take amazing pictures in any conditions. You can instantly capture shots without delay, take excellent photos in low light and take multiple shots with continuous shooting. You can even snap a picture while and after shooting HD video, so you will never miss a photo again. Record the scene and capture your photos later.

This is undoubtedly the best camera on an HTC phone to date, offering a range of advanced features, as well as some simple yet highly effective improvements.

Samsung Galaxy S3 :

Samsung Galaxy S3 will be sporting a 1.4 GHZ Quad-core processor that will out-rival the processing speed of every smart phone that has been made up to this date. In addition processor is coupled with a supply of 1 GB of RAM. In regards to the screen, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has an upgraded size which maxes out to 4.65 inch screen which works on a super AMOLED display with a resolution at 1280×720. This makes the Samsung Galaxy S3 to have achieved the highest resolution volume as of now. The camera being allocated within the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be of 8 MP as per sources intuition.

Sony Xperia S is one style and performance packed phone from Sony. It is one of the best phones in the Xperia series. Sony Xperia S sports a 12 megapixel camera witha 1.5 GHz processor.

The Xperia S is currently Sony’s highest-end offering in their NXT series. The Xperia S sports an attractive look that boosts its overall performance. The front panel of this mobile is occupied by a large screen that leaves out small space to accommodate the keys for back, home and menu. The bottom of this mobile features a transparent plastic strip that separates the end cap. The right edge of this phone is embedded with a shortcut key for camera and volume rocker. The top edge of this mobile phone is equipped with power button and audio jack. Additionally, there are separateports for microUSB and micro HDMI. This phone has been loaded with some of the most sought-after sensors like accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor, CMOS sensor, ambient light sensor and magnetometer.

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