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HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA)

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(7 Votes)
Upated :
02 August, 2019

Key Specs

Dual Sim, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE
5 inches, 1920 x 1080 Pixels, Full HD Display
16 GB Internal Storage, 2GB RAM and 128 GB expandable Micro SD Card
Octa Core, 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor
Android Lollipop 5.0.1 OS
13MP Rear Camera, 13MP Front Camera
2600 mAh, Li-Polymer, Non Removable Battery
HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio

Our Verdict

One of the flagship HTC mobile. Loaded with an excellent camera and sound features. Powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon processor. It is equipped with decent internal storage and memory features. The price of the mobile is on par with other mobiles with similar features. In a single line, A mobile to go for if you are looking for excellent camera features and hi-fi sound and video qualities for watching movies and video recordings.

thumb_up With Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor, the performance of this mobile is very fast.
thumb_up HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, Two Subtle Front Facing Speakers makes the movies and songs compelling to watch/listen in this mobile. It takes the entertainment on the go to the next level.
thumb_up Photography is good even in low light conditions.
thumb_up One of the best Selfie camera with High-quality photography and video recording using the front camera.
thumb_up The non-removable battery makes the design simple and elegant.
thumb_down Multi-touch Feature is not available. Hence display may be less responsive to touch input.
thumb_down VoLTE feature is not available. Reliance Jio SIMs can be used directly for 4G data but needs additional App to be installed for making voice calls.

HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) review

HTC Desire 826 CDMA GSM price in India is Rs. 10,990. The following article is written considering all the mobiles in the price range of Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080.

edit HTC Desire 826 CDMA GSM mobile phone was launched in January 2015. It supports dual SIMs. Both GSM and CDMA technologies are supported. On the connectivity front, this mobile supports 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, and EDGE features.
edit This phone is equipped with 5.5-inch Full HD display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. The multi-touch feature is not available and hence the touch may be less responsive compared to other mobiles with multi-touch feature. This mobile supports Full HD video recording as well.
edit This mobile powered with Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor. This mobile comes with the dual clock speed with the primary CPU clock is of 1.7 GHz. The Secondary clock supports up to 1 GHz clock speed. This makes the handling of mobile easier. With the help of multi-core speedy processor, different apps supported parallelly. This gives a rich user experience.
edit HTC Desire 826 mobile phone is packed with 16 GB Internal Storage and 2GB RAM. The internal storage is expandable using a Micro SD Card up to 128 GB.
edit This mobile comes with the Android Lollipop 5.0.1 OS.
edit Both primary and secondary camera is of 13MP. The front camera comes with f/2.2 aperture, 28 mm Wide-angle Lens. While both BSI and 2.2 Aperture makes low light photography easier, the wide-angle lens allows capturing of extra width. Voice-controlled snaps and Autofocus are additional features for the primary/Rear Camera.
edit The secondary camera also packs excellent features such as BSI Sensor, f/2.0, 28.2 mm Lens, 1080p Video Recording, Split Capture, Voice Selfie, Face Fusion, Photo Booth / HTC UltraPixel, 26.8 mm Lens.
edit This mobile is powered by 2600 mAh, Li-Polymer Battery. Lithium polymer batteries are one of the safest batteries in the market. The charging of Lithium Polymer batteries is a little faster than conventional Lithium-ion Batteries. The battery performance is a little sacrificed for improved safety. The battery is of type non-removable. Though it is non-removable by a user, in-case of repairs it can be taken to the service outlet and repaired or replaced.
edit This mobile comes with HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, Two Subtle Front-Facing Speakers. The quality of sound is understandably better with the presence of these features.


HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) comes with a 5.5-inch display. The display size of HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) is lesser than the average display size available in this price range. Refer subsequent sections for best display size. The average display size in this price range is 5.55 inch. The best display size among the mobiles in this price range is 6.5 inch.

Best Mobiles by Display Size
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
Huawei Y9 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9906.5-inch
Honor 8x keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9996.5-inch
Honor 8X 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9996.5-inch
Lenovo Phab 2 Plus keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 9,9996.4-inch
Samsung Galaxy A20 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,1906.4-inch

HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) comes with a Full HD display screen. It has a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. The pixel density of HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) is below average in this price range. Refer the following table for a detailed list on the analysis.

Best Mobiles by Pixel Density
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
Videocon A55HD keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 9,999815ppi
Huawei Nexus 6P 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,939515ppi
Gionee Elife S5.5 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,999441ppi
Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,799440ppi
Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,999440ppi


The internal memory of HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) is 16GB. However, looking at the internal memory of other mobiles in this price range, this is considered as below average. The following table suggests the best alternate mobiles based on the internal storage in this price range.

Best Mobiles by Internal Storage
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
Honor 9N 128GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,990128GB
Mi A2 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,999128GB
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 128GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,999128GB
Honor 8C 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99964GB
Honor 8x keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99964GB

HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) is powered by Android Lollipop 5.0.1. This mobile has a primary clock speed of 1.7 GHz and a secondary clock speed of 1GHz. HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) comes with an Octa-Core processor. It has two sets of quad-core processors. It represents two independently operating quad-core setup. This means that each quad-core setup has a clock speed of 1.7 GHz and 1GHz respectively. These processors split various tasks between them. These units are squeezed together on one chip for the purpose of greater energy efficiency. However, by looking at the other mobiles in this price range, the average processing speed is calculated. The average processing speed in this price range is 9.97 GHz. The maximum processing speed in this price range is 23.0 GHz Note both average and maximum processing speed includes the number of cores into consideration. The same has been described in the table below.

Best Mobiles by CPU
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
InFocus Epic 1 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,90010 cores X 2.3GHz
Maze Alpha 32GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,9998 cores X 2.5GHz
Gome U7 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 9,9998 cores X 2.5GHz
OPPO A83 32GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,6818 cores X 2.5GHz
Honor 9N 128GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,9908 cores X 2.36GHz

The RAM of HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) is 2GB. However, looking at the RAM of other mobiles in this price range, this is considered as below average. For suggestions on the better mobile phones (in the same price range) based on the RAM specification, Refer to the following table.

Best Mobiles by RAM
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
Motorola Moto G6 Plus keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,2056GB
Nokia 6.1 Plus keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9996GB
Motorola Moto X4 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,9996GB
Motorola Moto X4 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,9996GB
Mi A2 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9996GB

Camera & battery

The average primary camera capacity in this segment is 12.6MP. The primary camera resolution of HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) is better than the average display size available in this price range. Refer subsequent sections for alternate mobiles.

Best Mobiles by Primary Camera
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
Mi Redmi Note 7S keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,99948MP
Mi Redmi Note 7S 32GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,99948MP
Honor 8X 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99920MP
Mi A2 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99920MP
Honor 8x keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99920MP

This mobile comes with the 13MP selfie camera. With the bulk of selfie camera features loaded this mobile has obviously one of the best selfie cameras. Refer subsequent sections for alternate mobiles based on the selfie camera specification in this price range itself.

Best Mobiles by Selfie Camera
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
Mi Redmi Y3 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99532MP
Honor 10 Lite 32GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,99924MP
Mi Redmi Note 6 Pro keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99920MP
Mi A2 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99920MP
Infinix Hot S3 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,99920MP

As shown in the chart below, This battery capacity is lesser than the average battery capacity in this segment. However, the Lithium Polymer battery gives decent backup and safer than the other types of batteries as well. Refer to the following table for the better batteries in this price segment.

Best Mobiles by Battery
(Rs. 9,890 - Rs. 12,080)
Lenovo P2 keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 10,5495100 mAh
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9995020 mAh
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9995000mAh
Vivo Y12 64GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9905000mAh
InFocus Turbo 5 32GB keyboard_arrow_rightRs. 11,9995000mAh

HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) Key Features & Sensors



The accelerometer is a small device made up of axis-based motion sensing. This is used in mobiles to measure the number of steps taken by the user. This count is then passed on to the third party health improvement apps. This feature is required to support the screen rotation feature.

Proximity Sensor

In mobiles, this sensor is used to identify if the mobile is closer to the human ear. If so, then the touchscreen is disabled and the display is turned off. This helps in accidental touch to the screen. Turning off display helps in saving the battery power.

Ambient Light Sensor

The ambient light sensor is used to detect the light in the room. This is used to adjust the brightness of the screen. This sensor works with all light sources such as sunlight.

HTC Desire 826 DS (GSM Plus CDMA) Full Specifications


Internal Storage
13MP Rear Camera , 13MP Selfie Camera
13.97 cm (5.5 inch) , Full HD
2600 mAH
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615


Display Size
13.97 cm (5.5 inch)
1920 x 1080 Pixels
Resolution Type
Full HD


Rear Camera
Selfie Camera
HD Recording
Full HD Recording
Rear Camera Features
Selfie Camera Features


Processor Type
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Primary Core
Octa Core
Primary Clock Speed
1.7 GHz

Memory And Storage

Internal Storage


Battery Capacity
2600 mAH
Stand By Time
Stand By Time

General Specs

Model Name
Desire 826 DS (GSM + CDMA)
In the Box
Handset, Battery, AC Adapter, USB Sync Cable, Headset, Safety and Regulatory Guide, Quick Start Guide, Limited Warranty Statement, Customer Care Card
Phone Type
Model Number
Dual Sim
Hybrid Sim Slot


Magnetic Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass Sensor


Supported Networks
Maps Support
Google Maps
Micro USB Port
Audio Jack
Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth Version

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