HTC Desire Eye Review


By Nadia Hussien & Translation by Magy Ghaly

We are introducing in this article the pros and cons of HTC Desire Eye; selfie lovers and also Snapchat users will admire this phone with its many attractive features.

You can also search for the price of HTC Desire Eye in Egypt through Yaoota.

HTC Desire Eye Pros

  1. A front-facing camera with a dual LED flash and a dual tone flash of quality 13 MP.
  2. The screen is big with high resolution.
  3. Loud speakers supported with BoomSound technology.
  4. The performance is fast and good.
  5. The phone is water and dust resistant, but notice that this doesn’t mean that it is absolutely water resistant, meaning that it’s water resistant for maximum half an hour and one meter depth.
  6. The phone’s battery life is average and supports fast charging.

HTC Desire Eye Cons

  1. The phone doesn’t support wireless charging.
  2. The side buttons are not easy to press; maybe if they were a little more protruding, the response would’ve been better.
  3. The camera lacks optical image stabilization and the phone doesn’t support 4k shooting.

HTC Desire Eye price in Egypt

The price of the HTC desire Eye starts at 3200 EGP.

You can search for the price of HTC Desire Eye in Egypt here.

*Prices may vary from time to time according to the stores offering the product.

HTC Desire Eye Review


  • The design is of plastic; poly-carbonate which is a very strong plastic and is of good quality.
  • It came with a distinctive design especially with the feature of tucking in the SIM and memory card with just pressing the slots at the side of the phone without needing an ejector tool to open the slot or even needing to open the back cover to insert the SIMs or the memory card, and that’s why the design is very easy-to-use.
  • The colors of HTC Desire Eye are white/red and dark blue/light blue.
  • Water and dust resistant.
  • It weights 154 grams.


  • HTC Desire Eye comes with BoomSound technology that provides high-quality sound which is a technology that HTC is famous for. There are 3 microphones, one at the top near the front-facing camera, another at the bottom of the screen and the third one is at the back side of the phone right beside the rear camera.
  • The loudspeakers are very good but they are smaller than the ones of HTC One M8, and they are located at the top and bottom of the phone.


  • The screen is 5.2 inches, of quality 1080 × 1920 pixels and pixel density 424 ppi.
  • The screen is big and protected with a coat of Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Clear display with good viewing angles and colors saturation.
  • The high brightness of the screen contributes to granting the user clear display under sunlight.


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Quad-core processor of 2.3 GHz and 2 GB RAM.
  • HTC Desire Eye runs the operating system Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and the Android Lollipop 5 update may be available to upgrade.
  • 16 GB internal memory and you can add an external storage for up to 128 GB.
  • The user interface is easy and you can unlock the phone by just double-tapping on the locked screen or swipe the screen from bottom to top, in addition to many other options.
  • The performance is good and fast.


Rear Camera

  • 13 MP with dual LED flash and dual tone flash.
  • Features like face detection, panorama mode and HDR mode.
  • Recording videos of quality 1080p @30fps.

Front-facing Camera

  • 13 MP with dual LED flash and dual tone flash.

The camera application of the HTC Desire Eye

  • HTC Desire Eye camera application is easy to use and is divided into camera options: selfie split capture that enables you to capture photos and record videos with both the rear and front-facing camera at the same time, photo booth that captures four sequential pictures and then they appear in one picture, and pan 360 which is the panorama shooting.
  • You can control the light sensitivity (ISO) and also the white balance.
  • Since the phone is water resistant for almost half an hour, you can take underwater photos at one meter depth and there is a side button to open and capture pictures underwater because you won’t be able to use the touch screen under water.
  • Because the microphones are near both the rear and front-facing cameras, you will get very good sound with videos.

*The photos are generally good and the details are clear especially with the dual flash, but in low light conditions you might find some noise.


  • Non-removable 2400 mAh.
  • The phone doesn’t support wireless charging, but it supports fast charging. It also has power saving modes.
  • HTC Desire Eye battery lasts for almost 11 hours with average use.

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