HTC Desire Eye, The Information

The Desire line today long dresses with a new model that aims for photographic excellence. It is of HTC Desire Eye, a new smartphone with two cameras that are running high, and clear.

In a size that fits the already habitual fork of high-end, by over 5 inches diagonal and with more of one additive in the photographic section which makes it deserve its name. Among them, its impressive 13 megapixel front camera.

HTC Desire Eye, the Desire line has new King

HTC Desire Eye arrives as a rather large phone, given by a plant of 151.7 x 73.8 mm and a thickness that you can place in the standard, with 8.5 mm. Its weight is 154 grams, lightweight for its size.

The screen comes on the diagonal of 5.2-inch, Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and IPS technology, with which we have had good experiences in the past, and a good 424 points per inch.

Inside we have a processor Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3 Ghz, that we see in other great phones on the market, together with its 330 Adreno more often and 2 GB of RAM.

The device stays in the 16GB of storage internally, but with the possibility of extension up to 128 GB microSD.

One of the weaker points is perhaps its just 2,400 mAh battery,, and that we set aside to test thoroughly to assess if we hold a day.

HTC here preserves the sound Boomsound, Although reducing the prominence of the stereo speakers on the front. Now they are some fine lines where the display is merged with frames top and bottom.

Also added resistance to water and dust IPX7 (not confirmed the powder), allowing the Eye to immerse yourself in up to a meter for half an hour. Other features include WiFi b/g / of NFC, dual-band, DLNA support, Bluetooth 4.0 or a slot for SIM card in nano form. Comes with the latest version of Android available, 4.4 (Kitkat).

HTC Desire Eye, specifications
Physical dimensions 151.7 x 73.8 mm8.5 mm thick154 grams
Screen IPS 5.2 inch
Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 424 pixels per inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Quad Core Krait 400 @2.3 GHz
Graphics processor Adreno 330 @578 Mhz
Memory 16 GB (free 8.9), expandable up to 128
Version 4.4 Android (KitKat)Sense 6.0
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g / Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz Bluetooth 4.0NFCDLNANano format SIM
Expansion ports MicroUSB 2.0Up to 128GB MicroSD
Rear camera 13 Megapixels, a 28mm, f/2.0, autofocusLED flash double toneVideo recording in Full HD 1080 p
Front camera 13 Megapixels, f/2.2, 22mm (more angular), autofocus zoomLED flash double toneVideo recording in Full HD 1080 p
Battery 2,400 mAh lithium-polymer20 hours of autonomy under 3G
Other Water resistance and dust IPX7Dedicated camera buttonSound BoomSound3 microphones for noise cancellation
Access to Google Play Yes, series

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An eye for the selfie

But the real muscle of this phone comes in the photographic section, where HTC takes a couple of years trying to stand out from the rest with interesting bets like the Ultrapixel. The Eye is now doubling cameras, both in 13 megapixels and flash dual-tone we see in HTC One.

The rear camera boasts f/2.0 aperture and a focal 28 mm standard Although the front has an opening slightly lower f/2.2, captures a wider angle, with its goal of 22 mm, allowing us to take screenshots with more people.

Two cameras, as usual. The front for the first time weighs the same, or more. Cameras are now equipped with a dedicated button to them, which you can configure to choose which of the two cameras shoot.

It is software where the camera are really squeezed. HTC thought in videoconferencing to remove all of the juice to this House. With Face Tracking, the Eye will pursue our face, and it would cut and used a final image remuestrada to 2 megapixels (full HD), so that we are always centered.

Of course, HTC has thought the selfie, enhanced with dual flash in a warmer tone, and there will be voice commands to shoot our screenshots (in Spanish will be potatoes, smiles and photo) and our videos (video, action).

The Eye also can record video with two cameras simultaneously. With this function we will have a video with our face added about this, and you can also add it manually on this.

Get another couple of interesting functions, such as Cut me, that integrates a picture in another picture, another that takes four captures and reconstructs them as a photo booth, and Face Fusion, which comprises two portraits to improve image quality.

These improvements will also be available in other devices of the brand, as the HTC One M8 (which may yet). In the other devices will be depending on capabilities of hardware.

HTC Desire Eye, availability and price

HTC Desire Eye will come with a touch of color, which, until now, the brand had reserved in their scores with Windows, one in white and red, the other in two shades of blue, both quite striking.

Although we don’t yet have details of availability of this device, is expected that HTC lead the Eye to the market soon to a 549 euro.