Looks can be deceiving!
HTC Desire 326 G Dual SIM is a budget smartphone from the company under the 10K segment. The specs of the device is aren’t very impressive but the device looks good in terms of display and design. Let’s check out the device is good enough to buy or not?
Build and Design:
The device comes with plastic body but feels good to touch and use. The body of the device is sturdy and quality of the finishing touch is good. The device feels comfortable to hold and use.
The rear panel has camera and flash on the middle top area and a big HTC logo written at the center. On popping out the rear panel we can see the dual micro SIM card slot and microUSB slot also the battery is removable.
The volume rocker keys and the power key are on the right edge of body. The microUSB port is at the bottom while the 3.5mm audio jack is at the top of the body.
The smartphone comes with 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 854×480 pixel resolution. The screen display was good but not impressive as their other device. The viewing angles of the device is good and I also been able to use it under direct sunlight.
Hardware and Software:
The smartphone is powered by 1.2GHz quad-sore Spreadtrum SC7731G processor with Mali 400 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal memory out of which user get 4GB of free memory. The memory is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC sense UI on the top. The skin on the device is good and the UI also works fine with the given specs. It comes with very less bloatware like some of the inbuilt apps like camera, music etc.
The smartphone is a Dual-SIM smartphone with 3G connectivity and other options are also available like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS.
The smartphone comes with 8-megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash. The rear camera shoots good images in daylight. The captured image has a good amount of detail, colour and contrast. The low light performance of the device is not impressive but with LED it takes descent images.
The front camera is of 2-megapixel and takes descent photo. The focus of the camera is little slow which makes me trouble sometimes when I was taking a pic of slow water flow but it takes good images of still things.
The response and the performance of the device is good and I didn’t find any type of lag in it while using. The multitasking of the device is good and I didn’t faced any slowdown in running apps, somehow I felt a slowdown while I open games but after then it works fine.
The benchmark score of the device AnTuTu and Quadrant Standard are 19376 and 4175 respectively which is a not a good for the given specs.
Gaming on the deice is not so good , although the device was able to run entry level games like Subway Surfer and Candy Crush but heavy games like Asphalt 8 lags a lot in it.
The call quality of the smartphone is good and I didn’t faces any type of call drop while using it. The sound quality of the call was also good.
The sound and video quality of the device was good but while increasing the volume I faced the clarity of the sound level goes down. Using headphones enhance the quality of sound.
The 2000mAh battery is not good to hold the smartphone for too long but if you are a simple user it can give you a standby time of 6-7 hours. If you are moderate user it will give up to 5 hours battery.
The HTC Desire 326G Dual SIM is not a good smartphone with a price tag of 9590 INR. If you are a simple user with just calls, you can think about buying it. However, in my view you can find better smartphones in this price segment like Honor4X, Yu Yuphoria and Lenovo A7000.