The HTC Desire 628 comes with a 2,200mAh battery capacity, which is not nearly enough for an active user to sustain for the entire day and night through a single charge. Although the performance of the smartphone is pretty great with 3GB of RAM and running on an octa-core processor, its battery is a total let-down as it doesn’t have the ability to support the phone’s performance.
Value For Your Buck?
Priced at RM799, the Desire 628 sure leaves a lot to be desired in terms of its built and quality. For a 5-inch display screen with 1280×720 pixel resolution, it sure makes you wonder if it’s worth the asking price. Although the front-facing 5-megapixel camera does come with a Live Makeup feature, it doesn’t cover up the mediocre performance of the rear camera.
POINT 1: HTC BoomSound
Much like every other HTC device the Taiwanese giants have put out, the Desire 628 is coupled with the HTC BoomSound speakers, located at the top and bottom of the front bezel.
POINT 2: Simplistically Designed
Marketed towards the younger crowd who aren’t willing to spend that much on a smartphone, the Desire 628’s appeal leans towards its vibrant colourways.
Average Low-light Quality
The 13-megapixel rear camera doesn’t do well in low lighting conditions with the finer details looking bland at best.
Hard to Focus
Trying to focus on a close-up shot is even harder as the camera takes a bit too long to focus on a particular subject. However, close-up shots with the Desire 628 performed greater than expected.
Byline: By Teh Wi-Liam
Dimensions (HxWxD): 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 142 g
Processor: Octa-core 1.3 GHz
Memory: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB
Operating System: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Display: 5.0” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Connectivity: Bluetooth, microUSB2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
AnTuTu v6.1.4: 38,042
V – 6
P – 5
F – 6
D – 7
U – 6
Verdict: If used strictly for web browsing and social media, the HTC Desire 628 is great.