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HTC Desire 825



The HTC Desire 825 has been discontinued.

For an alternative, please try the HTC Desire 650

HTC Desire 825 SIM Free Clove

HTC Desire 825 (SIM Free / UK)

The HTC Desire 825 is the most recent entry to the Desire brand that has been synonymous with affordable and powerful Android smartphones since the original Desire was released in 2010.

With the Desire 825, HTC has focussed on delivering a large screen, a high-quality camera with a f/2.2 aperture lens for low light images and excellent Hi-Res audio processing for music.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

Clove Technology provides official UK stock of the HTC Desire 825 SIM Free and Unlocked, with full compatibility for the UK and European networks.

For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator for compatibility.

Reasons to buy the HTC Desire 825

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow - up to date Android technology with better memory management and battery saving features
  • 5.5" screen - a big display for browsing, games and video
  • 13 MP f/2.2 main camera for great low-light pictures
  • Hi-Res audio processing in conjunction with Dolby for excellent sound on the go
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone for extra clarity during calls
  • GPS / Bluetooth / Wi-Fi / LTE / Miracast & Google Cast compatible
  • Removable 2,700 mAh battery

Colour and memory variants

The HTC Desire 825 is currently available in a Grey finish with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.

Future colour options may include a White/Pink, Grey/Blue and Grey/Gold special editions (TBC).

Box contents

  • UK SIM Free / unlocked HTC Desire 825 handset
  • MicroUSB Cable,
  • 3 PIN UK Charger
  • Earphones


HTC Desire is a name which has meant good things in the Android world for several years. A combination of good looks, affordability and power arguably made the original Desire one of the most important phones in bringing Android into the mainstream in several markets.

Since then the Desire brand has evolved into separate lines, each with their own personality.

The Desire 825 is keen to be seen as a mixture of fashion and function, delivering a stylish design and contemporary features while striking a balance between price and power.

With a 5.5 inch screen, the 825 provides a huge amount of real estate for watching videos, playing games or simply browsing articles and social media. The Super LCD screen technology creates a high dynamic contrast between light and dark, making for great readability in the dark or even direct sunlight.

The phone is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and is running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software, all with HTC's own tweaks. Google have worked hard in Android 6.0 to improve battery life, alongside better memory and resource management to give you finer control over your phone.

Audio and pictures are two of the most important aspects to deliver on when promoting a phone to an active market. With the 825, HTC has squeezed in an excellent 13-megapixel camera - not only is the resolution good, but it also has a f/2.2 aperture lens, making it great for low-light imagery.

HI-Res audio is also built into the system for the quality sound processing. If you are a member of true Hi-Res streaming services such as Tidal or have downloaded Hi-Res audio content, you can listen to them just how they were meant to be heard on the 825. As a pair of Hi-Res headphones are also included to complete the package.

When it comes to standard audio, HTC has collaborated with Dolby to beef up the sound processing no matter what the source.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.6GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
  • OtherAdreno 305 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)200 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.5
  • TypeSuper-LCD
  • Resolution 720 x 1280 (~267 ppi)
  • OtherCorning Gorilla Glass
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)
  • SpeedCat4 150/50 Mbps
  • Version4.1
  • FunctionsA2DP, LE
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB v2.0
  • PowermicroUSB v2.0
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutWireless via Miracast / Google Cast
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lensf/2.2 & 28mm
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5 MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital CompassYes
  • Gyroscope
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 / eAAC / WAV player
  • Recording
  • FormatsMP4 / H.264 player
  • Recording
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
  • Capacity2,700 mAh
  • TypeLi-Ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions156.9 x 76.9 x 7.4 mm (6.18 x 3.03 x 0.29 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherHi-Res Audio & Dolby Audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Warranty24 months


Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 200GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a NANO SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300).

Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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