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HTC Desire EYE




HTC Desire EYE Overview

HTC Desire EYE RedSelfie. The word has quickly entered the modern language and is being used in news articles, advertising and everyday speech as though it had always been there.

Whatever your thoughts on the word, the simple truth is 'taking a selfie' is a modern cultural phenomenon that spans the globe and it's all thanks to smartphones.

How do you take the best selfie though? Front facing cameras are often low quality meaning you need perfect light and a steady hand to stop blurring... The main rear-facing camera is always the best quality, but turning the phone around means you can't see the screen to focus... Mirror selfies alleviate this but then you miss half the shot with it covered up by your arms and the phone. They never quite look right, not to mention everyone commenting on what phone you're using!!

Enter the Desire EYE from HTC. Some manufacturers have tried rotating cameras or mirrors on the back of the phone. HTC have decided these are crude or overengineered methods. The best option? Just put a top quality camera on both sides!

The Desire EYE has 13 MP modules front and back, each with flash and autofocussing capabilities, so you can take perfect pictures no matter which way you spin it.

Getting ready for a night out? Take a selfie. Just got backstage? Take a selfie! Bumped into the band having a pint next door? SELFIE!

It's not just about the camera

Of course the dual cameras are the Desire EYE's main feature, however there's far more to this phone than just great image taking.

The Desire EYE boasts a specification to rival the flagship phones from all the major manufacturers, including HTC's own, summer-launched, HTC One M8!

The Desire name may have become synonymous with mid range devices in recent years, yet once it was the spearhead brand of Android's mainstream takeover. The EYE brings high-end performance back to the Desire range with a truly up to date specification.

As well as Android 4.4.4 KitKat, you can enjoy a full HD 1080p 5.2" screen, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and micro SD support up to 128 GB.

Alongside all this you also get HTC's Sense 6.0 UI, one of the best available Android skins, with Blinkfeed optional and several other HTC specific features.

The HTC EYE experience includes the following software enhancements: Face Tracking, Screen Share, Split Capture, Face Fusion, Live Makeup, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, Photo Booth, Crop Me In.

Reasons to buy HTC Desire EYE

  • Front facing 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • 5.2" 1080 x 1920 multi-touch (~424 ppi)
  • 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801
  • 4G LTE (Bands 3, 7, 8, 20)
  • 16GB storage / micro SD up to 128GB
  • WiFi / NFC / Miracast / BT 4.0 / DLNA
  • 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • 154 grams

What's in the box of HTC Desire EYE

  • TBC


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • Custom SkinHTC Sense 6
  • Speed2.3GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • OtherAdreno 330 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)128 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.2
  • TypeCapacitive Multipoint-Touch
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 MHz (Bands 3, 7, 8, 20)
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsaptX enabled
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB 2.0
  • PowermicroUSB 2.0
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13MP
  • FlashDual LED
  • Camera Lens22mm
  • OtherBSI sensor, f/2.2, wide angle, HDR
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type13 MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formatsaac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .flac, .wav, .wma
  • Recording.aac
  • Formats3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .mkv, .wmv, .avi
  • Recording.mp4
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity2,400 mAh
  • TypeLi-Po
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3GUp to 20 hours
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3GUp to 538 hours
Dimensions151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 154 grams
SoftwareGoogle Services, HTC Sense with Blinkfeed
OtherHTC Eye™ Experience: Face Tracking, Screen Share, Split Capture, Face Fusion, Live Makeup, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, Photo Booth, Crop Me In
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 micro SD cards up to 128 GB

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 3, 7, 8 and 20. Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area

Does this phone have a removable battery?

No this phone has a unibody construction and the battery is not removable

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