HTC Desire 820s Specs & Price

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The HTC Desire 820s is a dual-SIM, Android smartphone perfectly suited to trendy users who wish to make a statement with their device. The mid-range phablet, which packs a large HD display, flaunts a svelte profile and fits perfectly well into the hand.

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HTC Desire 820s


Design and Display

HTC Desire 820s sports a cool dual-tone design, available in nine different styles. It is quite slim at a thickness of only 7.74 millimetres, making for very easy grip.

The smartphone should also not constitute a nuisance in terms of weight at just 155 grams. HTC Desire 820s packs a stunning 5.5-inch capacitive touch display with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen, which is protected by rugged Corning Gorilla Glass 3, has a density of 267 ppi.

Camera and Storage

This smartphone is decently kitted in terms of camera. It features a 13-megapixel sensor with autofocus and BSI features on the rear for quality images and full HD (1080p) video recording.

HTC Desire 820s also packs a stunning 8-megapixel snapper on the front – quite impressive for a mid-range phone – with 1080p video recording capability as well.
Standard onboard storage memory is 16GB, extendable up to 32GB.

Performance and Software

HTC Desire 820s is decked out to deliver impressive and highly responsive performance. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek chip described by HTC as the “world’s first octa-core processor” and running at 1.7GHz.

The processor, which comprises Cortex-A53 cores, is backed by 2GB of RAM, while a Mali T760 GPU crunches quality graphics on the device, which runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. The operating system is overlaid with HTC’s own Sense 6.0 user interface.

A 2600mAh battery should get the HTC Desire 820s running for hours. HTC Desire 820s supports two Nano SIM cards, 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Connectivity options available also include Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.

Pricing & Availability

HTC Desire 820s is not yet available in Nigeria. We have no information on pricing and availability for Nigeria. HTC Desire 820s Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N65,000 to N75,000 at launch.

HTC Desire 820s Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC Desire 820s:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), HTC Sense 6.0 UI
  • Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core Processor (Mediatek MT6752)
  • GPU: Mali-T760MP2
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Marble White, Milkyway Gray, Monarch Orange, Santorini White, Tuxedo Gray
  • Dimension: 157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 155 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.5-inch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, Dual front-facing stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Temperature Sensor: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2600 mAh Li-Po Battery (non-removable)
  • Standby Time: up to 12.17 hours
  • Talktime: up to 560 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC Desire 820s Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019
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