Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 816 available now for $299
Virgin Mobile has improved its prepaid phone lineup with the HTC Desire 816. Featuring a large 5.5-inch display, the Desire 816 is falling under a phablet category. Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 816 is available for $299 at the carrier’s website.
Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 816 Specs
Besides featuring a 5.5-inch (1280×720) display, HTC Desire 816 has Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS with HTC Sense 6.0, a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be additionally expanded through microSD card slot up to 128GB. It also comes with a 13-megapixel f/2.2 main camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing one, BoomSound speakers on the front, 3G/4G LTE connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi. The Desire 816 is powered by a 2700 mAh Li-Ion battery that’s embedded and provides up to 15.5 hours of talk time.
HTC Desire 816 can also be turned into a mobile hotspot that can connect up to five WiFi capable devices with a Daily Mobile Hotspot add-on for $5 per day and 250MB of data.
HTC Desire 816 can be paired with Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans that start at $35 per month. In addition to unlimited data and messaging, the $35 plan has 300 voice minutes, the $45 plan has 1200 while $55 plan offers everything unlimited. Virgin throttles data speeds to 128 Kbps after 2.5 GB of high speed data. Virgin is a prepaid brand of Sprint that offers access to Sprint’s LTE network.
The Desire 816 and 610 are also offered by HTC itself through its website. AT&T GoPhone also sells the HTC Desire 610 since July 25 for $199.99.
Source: HTC Source