It’s a phone with two 13MP cameras, front and back, that represents one of those moments in the smartphone game, the moments when a brand makes a jump forward by putting technology in a place where it wasn’t before.
It’s not quite on a par with the first cameraphone, or even the first front facing snapper on a handset, but it is an interesting idea that does raise some questions about what people are looking for with mobile photography.
It’s a sign of the times that a manufacturer like HTC would feel compelled to release a phone with what should be a high-quality, high-resolution a camera dedicated to taking pictures of the user.
That screen that you can swipe is a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display. That’s slightly larger than the One M8, but still well within the size range where the pixels are so small they disappear. It’s an excellent screen, on par with what we’ve seen in HTC’s flagship smartphones. It’s bright, has excellent color reproduction, wide viewing angles, and in our time with it never exhibited any perceptible flaws.
There is one very nice design touch here, though, and that’s the trays for the microSD and SIM cards. Instead of requiring a pin or removal tool to poke into a little hole to eject the tray, HTC opted for trays with flaps that you can hook onto with a fingernail and pull right out.
If it’s a selfie-centric smartphone you’re after, HTC’s Desire Eye is an easy choice, unless you’re willing to import Oppo’s N3, with its motorized, swiveling 16-megapixel camera when it arrives,
* 5.2-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Capacitive display
*Quad-core 2.3 GHz processor
*2GB RAM | 16GB internal memory | 128GB expandable via microSD card
*13 MP primary camera | autofocus | dual LED flash
*13 MP front camera
*3G | GPRS | EDGE
* Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP | LE | GPS | A-GPS | MicroUSB v2.0 | Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n | Dual band
*Wi-Fi Direct | DLNA | Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity
*Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery
*Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS
The best price for HTC Desire Eye is $549.99 .