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HTC Desire Eye unboxing & hands-on

Announced in early October, HTC Desire Eye packs a duo of 13MP cameras equipped with dual-LED flash. The AT&T exclusive (for the time being) smartphone is priced at $149.99 with a two-year contract or $549.99 outright.

When it comes to hardware, don’t let the newcomer’s mid-range family name deceive you. HTC Desire Eye packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, 5.2” 1080p display, and BoomSound stereo speakers. The aforementioned duo of 13MP cameras and IPX7 certification handily top what HTC One (M8) has to offer.

HTC Desire Eye in the flesh

HTC Desire Eye is made of high-quality matte plastic. The material is nowhere near as premium looking as the metal of the M8, but is still a stellar solution. Coupled with the IPX certification, it allows you to carry around the handset free of protective case without worrying too much about scratching it.

On the software side, HTC Desire Eye offers Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 out of the box. An update to Android 5.0 Lollipop will surely arrive to the device in the near future.

Take a look at our unboxing video of the HTC Desire Eye below.

We are already working on the full review of the handset, so stay tuned!


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