- CDMA support
- BoomSound stereo speakers
- Mediocre specs
- Low RAM at 1.5 GB
The HTC 728G is a variant of the HTC 728, the main difference among them is that the 728G is dual sim and it supports CDMA + GSM. Phones that support CDMA are so less in the market and if you’re looking for one, you should consider this phone as well.
Design and Build:
The HTC 728G has a typical HTC build and design. The HTC design is pretty distinct and as such all HTC phones can be spotted in one quick glance, so the design of the phone is pretty good to look at. The build quality as with other HTC’s has got a premium feel and feels good to use in hands. The phone has a huge 5.5 inch screen so it’s rather hue, but at it’s rather slim at 8mm.
The HTC 728G has 13 MP camera at the back and a 5 MP snapper on the front. The back camera has f/2.2 aperture and clicks pretty good photos. The 5 MP front camera is standard now and does a good job with selfies. Both the front and back cameras are capable of recording full HD videos.
The 728G has 5.5 inch full HD IPS Super LCD2 display. The display on HTC phones have always been great thanks to the bright colors and natural color reproduction. So the screen is great to look at, and has good brightness and great viewing angles as well. The only flaw is that on such a huge screen the resolution of 720p means a rather low pixel density of 267 ppi, which affects the picture quality and sharpness.
The phone is powered by a mid range MediaTek 6753 Octa core chipset along with the Mali T720MP3 GPU. So the phone handles most things you throw at on a daily basis with no problems at all. The MediaTek 6753 though is a mid range chipset and when you play heavy games, you’re bound to face minor lags. The phone has a rather odd 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. There’s also an SD card slot expandable upto 200 GB which is great to have.
The phone like all HTC phones run on Sense UI which is a customised and heavy UI on top of Android Lollipop. It’s one of the most good looking UI’s out there, but it comes at a cost. It is super heavy on the RAM and it slows down the phone quite a bit. The 1.5 Gig of RAM doesn’t help the cause either with such a heavy UI, you can expect to encounter lags pretty frequently. Though the phone can handle multi tasking decently, but not for long though since there’s just not enough RAM.
The phone has a rather small battery at 2800 mAh, which is kind of a disappointment, considering it is non-removable as well. The phone has a 5.5 inch full HD screen which does take a toll on the battery, and HTC could’ve given a bigger battery, but instead they chose to keep the phone slim. The battery should last you a day though with moderate usage, which is not all that bad, but heavy users will have to carry around a charger.
The 728G is based on the 728, with the option of dual sims with one supporting CDMA. Unless you have a CDMA sim, you don’t need to bother looking at this phone at all. The phone has pretty decent cameras on both sides. The build and design are typical HTC. The small non-removable battery is a letdown though. Overall this is among the best CDMA phones available in the market.