- 13 MP front camera
- Mediocre specs
- Small non-removable battery
The HTC 826X is a variant of the HTC 826 dual sim, the main difference among them is that the 826X supports CDMA + GSM instead of the GSM + GSM on the 826. Phones that support CDMA are so less in the market and if you’re looking for one, then this is the phone for you.
Design and Build:
The HTC 826X 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 826X has 13 MP camera’s on both front and back. The back camera has f/2.2 aperture and clicks pretty good photos. The 13 MP front camera means that selfie lovers have one of the best possible cameras on the front side.
The 826X has 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD 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 phone is powered by a mid range SD 615 quad core chipset along with the Adreno 405 GPU. So the phone handles most things you throw at on a daily basis with no problems at all. The SD 615 though is a mid range chipset and when you play heavy games, you’re bound to face minor lags. The phone also has 2 gigs of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. There’s also an SD card slot expandable upto 128 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. Though the phone can handle multi tasking quite well, over time HTC phones tends to get slower and slower.
The phone has a rather small battery at 2600 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 826X is based on the 826 dual sim model, with the option of 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, especially the front. The build and design are typical HTC. The small non-removable battery is a letdown though. Overall this is the best CDMA phone available in the market.