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HTC Desire EYE

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HTC Desire EYE

Originally reviewed by 05 November 2014

Best for Selfies

Key features:
  • Dual 13-megapixel cameras with dual two-tone flashes
  • 5.2-inch IPS 1080p screen
  • Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Water resistant
Selfies are here to stay and HTC’s the first company to have fully embraced the idea. Rather than opting for a lower-resolution front-facing camera, the HTC Desire EYE uses identical 13-megapixel sensors on the front and rear – it even includes dual-tone flashes for both, too.
 
Gone, though, is the premium metal finish of the HTC One M8 and in its place is a plastic back. It still looks and feels OK, but the buttons are a little mushy. However, this may be because the phone is waterproof. It'll survive in up to a metre of water for up to 30 minutes. It also doesn't require flaps to cover the headphone and Micro USB sockets, which makes it easier to use than other waterproof phones.
 
Elsewhere the phone is up there with some of the best, sporting a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and HTC's signature BoomSound stereo speakers. Battery life is only average and, with a 5.2-inch screen, this is a big phone that requires a lot of power, but otherwise it's very well equipped.
 
Billed as a phone for selfie lovers, the HTC Desire EYE is actually a great phone all round, so long as you like them big.
 
Price: £350

Our Score

9/10
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