Taiwanese smartphone makers, HTC is facing stiff competition in the mid-range category. In order to stay relevant in the ever-competitive smartphone world, HTC has introduced a new range of smartphones, targeting various price ranges as a way to retain their market share in these categories. Its candidate for the mid-range segment is the Desire 628 and it is a smartphone to be reckoned with.
The first thing that will capture your attention is the compact and sleek design of the Desire 628. It has a 5-inch HD display screen and a non-removable, glossy panel at the rear of the smartphone. Despite the all-plastic frame, the Desire 628 still looks premium thanks to its straight edges and the accented strip that runs along the sides of the smartphone further accentuates the smartphone’s aesthetics. The compact design also means that it can be operated single-handedly.
The Desire 628 features a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution, which means that the graphics and colours on this phone are pin sharp. The colour temperature is adjustable to suit your personal preference. The screen display offers decent brightness, meaning that readability is not affected even in broad daylight.
Equipped with a 13MP rear camera, the rear camera can capture sharp photos with minimal noise, whether in daylight or indoors. The camera comes in a variety of shooting modes to cater for different occasions, which you will have fun experimenting with as each brings their own flair to the photos. The 5MP front camera is equipped with a Live Makeup function that removes irritating zits and blemishes from appearing in the photos. In terms of video recording, both the front and rear cameras are able to record 1080p videos.
Lying deep within the innards of the Desire 628 is the Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor, which gives the smartphone sufficient processing speed to run smoothly, even while multi-tasking or handling large applications. The rapid processing speed means that you experience less delays and lags while playing games, videos and animations. The octa-core processor is what makes the Desire 628 shine and be above its immediate rivals in the market.
|Release Date in Singapore|
|Processor frequency||1.3 GHz|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Pixel density||294 ppi|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Dual SIM|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|2G bands (secondary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC|
|Maximum memory card size||2000 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Video recording modes||1080p|
|Resolution at capture speed||1920x1080@30fps|
|Video capture resolution (max)||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Battery capacity||2200 mAh|
|Colour of product||Blue, White|
|Brand colour||Sunset Blue|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Subscription type||No subscription|