The Taiwanese mobile phone company, HTC, has probably created a mobile phone that specifically targets people who want to use their phones mainly for selfies.
In this article, we are going to talk about the HTC Desire Eye. This mobile phone comes with cameras that cater for the selfie addict in mind.
Before I delve deeper about the phone’s cameras, let’s talk about its other aspects first. The build quality of the HTC Desire Eye is durable. Although it doesn’t have a metallic unibody, its chassis is built of a durable polycarbonate plastic instead. This ensures that it is not only durable, but it is also waterproof as well. In fact, this mobile phone can withstand being submerged up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
On the right side of the device lies the volume controls, power button, and the dedicated camera button. When the latter is pressed, the camera app will instantly be put to use so you can capture photos in a jiffy.
Situated on the left hand side of the device are the NanoSIM slot as well as the microSD card slots. Both of them are covered by plastic flaps which protect them from water (should you put your mobile phone beside the pool, for example).
Probably, the only gripe I have with the HTC Desire Eye is that it doesn’t have curved edges so gripping the phone can be problematic for some.
One noticeable design feature of the HTC Desire Eye is that the front camera is situated at the top-middle portion of the mobile phone. That is why it got the moniker “Eye” because the front camera is always looking at you.
The screen of this mobile phone also gives crisp images because it comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display. It has a screen resolution of 1080×1920 and a pixel count of 424ppi. It is also protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the phone comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat with the HTC’s proprietary Sense UI 6 on top of it.
For the performance, the HTC Desire Eye does not disappoint. This mobile phone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with clock speeds of 2.3GHz and it also has the Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
The battery life is pretty much okay as this mobile phone is stuffed with a 2,400 MaH non-removable battery. Do not expect this phone to last more than 48 hours, however, but the phone does have the option to save up its battery life by only running key applications until you get a chance to plug the device to a charger.
With all these bells and whistles, we’ll now talk about the major part of this mobile phone: the camera. The HTC Desire Eye comes with two 13-megapixel cameras for both the rear and front camera. Both of these cameras come with a dual-tone LED flash and both of them can record 1080p high-definition videos.
HTC also put on their own face-tracking software in the camera app that basically acts like the optical image stabilization. This is to ensure that you take the best selfies even if your hands were shaking at the time you were taking the photo.
To be honest, the cameras are pretty much okay. What I meant by that statement was that it didn’t really wow me, or any other person who bought this mobile phone. Still, the cameras were able to produce high-quality photos and it is pretty much okay for selfie use.
Even though the cameras weren’t what HTC would’ve hoped it to be, still, the HTC Desire Eye is a good mid-range phone. If you want to snap some selfies, consider buying this one.