The HTC Desire 650 will arrive in the UK during February and will be priced for the budget to mid range end of the market. The Dark Blue HTC Desire 650 will be an O2 exclusive, while the Lime Light HTC Desire 650 will be available with other retailers.
The HTC Desire 650 is kind on the eyes, in a number of ways. First off, the back has a unique design with half of it covered in a smooth material, while the other half has streamlined engraving that helps to improve grip.
Secondly, the HTC Desire 650 has a built in Night Mode that automatically shifts the colours displayed on the screen towards warm tones, in the evening. By filtering out blue light, the HTC Desire 650 will reduce the associated eye strain.
HTC Desire 650 camera
The HTC Desire 650 has a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie camera, which has become the standard for all but the very cheapest smartphones. Shooting modes provide a good experience and these includes panoramic shooting mode with angles of 180 degrees, HDR, continuous shooting, smile capture, voice self-timer and instant skin beauty.
The camera can record 1080p quality video and because the phone comes with Google Photos pre-loaded, it is possible to save videos and photos online, in the cloud.
Photographic masterpieces can be shown off on the 5” display that has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (294 pixels per inch). The display is protected behind Corning Gorilla Glass, to ensure that the experience remains visually appealing in the future.
HTC Desire 650 features and spec
The HTC Desire 650 is powered by Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The overall look however can be greatly customised with freestyle theme layouts breaking the boundaries of a rigid grid layout.
The Desire 650, which weighs 140g and is 8.4mm thick, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. The smooth out-of-the-box performance that this processor gives, can easily be maintained, by using the HTC Boost+ app. Boost+ keeps system performance by removing junk files and freeing up memory.
The 2,200mAh battery provides up to 44 hours of audio or up to 6.67 hours of HD video playback or 5.46 hours of Wi-Fi internet browsing. When usage times need to be extended, the HTC Desire 650 can switch to power saving mode or extreme power saving mode.
The HTC Desire 650 also caters itself well for those who enjoy listening to music. Connect a pair of headphones and you can enjoy high-res high-fidelity music.
The HTC Transfer Tool aids in moving over content and data from a previous phone and of the 16GB internal memory, 10.3GB is free for the user. A microSD card slot has been positioned to make it easy to boost the memory by up to 2TB.
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Written by: Michael Brown