HTC Desire 728 DUAL SIM Ultra Edition : User Review
by Yvonne Jerotich
The phone I will be reviewing is the HTC Desire 728 dual sim Ultra Edition. The color is the white luxury. I have had this phone for over two months now and I have nothing but positive things to say about this phone, it’s just incredible just to say the least. I chose this particular phone since it had the basic things that I really required in a phone like, the storage size, the price of the phone, the camera quality, the size of the phone, the number of slim slots, 4G enabled just to mention a few. It is a simple yet beautiful phone.
BATTERY LIFE AND CHARGING
The HTC Desire 728 Ultra has really surprised me in terms of the battery life. This phone is a life saver let me tell you, it has a non-removable Li-Po 2800mAh battery. The battery juice lasts a whole day depending on what you do with it. I am a very avid internet surfer so I tend to consume a lot of the battery but it actually lasts me a whole day before I can plug it back to the charger. The charger comes in two, a plug and a USB cable which is very convenient. The charger is compact and can be easily carried around. I usually have the charger in handy. It takes around two hours for the HTC Desire 782 Ultra to charge fully. The phone has a power saver option in case you need to save the battery, which I have used like once since I bought the phone.
PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN
It doesn’t take a genius for you to be able to use this phone. It is quite easy to use once you get the hang of it. You have everything at your disposal and you don’t need to read the manual (who does that nowadays anyway). The device is not heavy it weighs 153g, even my almost two-year-old daughter carries it very well. Let me tell you, if my daughter can navigate through the phone without any worries then this is what we call a very user-friendly phone. The buttons don’t annoy me since they actually disappear when you are typing or reading an article. The phone is quite fast when opening apps when clicking the home button when opening the camera and also when unlocking the phone. It doesn’t get super-hot. When using the wi-fi it gets hot but not that hot. It’s quite manageable.
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
The HTC Desire 728 Ultra is a very strong and durable phone. My baby has dropped this phone like a couple of times but it still stands strong. I have had to put the glass protector and am yet to buy a back cover for it. I think it’s the best thing to do In order to give the phone more protection. Even after the fall, everything is still intact; I haven’t come across any problem so far. The phone hasn’t come apart in any way; it doesn’t have any bumps and bruises so I can attest to the fact that it is very durable. Don’t go dropping your phone just because I said that it is durable, you have to be extra careful with your phone and handle it with care
One of the best features is the fact that it is 4G; navigating through the internet is a quick process. It opens the internet pages so fast. You can send emails and videos quickly as long as you have good internet. It makes chatting more enjoyable since you can send pictures and videos within a snap of a finger, buffering and lagging is a thing of the past.
Another good feature is the fact that it has brilliant imaging. The HTC Desire 728 Ultra Edition has a 13 MP main camera that is of high quality, with 28 mm wide lens. The front camera is 5 MP with HTC Eye experience and by this, it means that taking selfies and editing them is more fun.
The other feature is the fact that you can personalize your phone to fit your lifestyle. This can be done in three ways, that is when you are at home, when you are in the office and when you are out. It displays the apps based on your location. One of the best things is that you can change how the icons look, the fonts, themes, and wallpaper according to your taste and preference.
The last best feature is the fact that it has a 5.5-inch display. Everything looks nice on a bigger screen right? You can watch your favorite videos; play your games in full HD mode. Without forgetting, the speakers are on point with Dolby audio enhancement and with active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic. It makes listening to music a favorite pass time. Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
As much I love the camera, I just wish the front camera had a flash it would have sealed the deal. As long as you have good lighting then you are good to go.
So many phones nowadays come with fingerprint sensors; unfortunately, the HTC Desire 728 Ultra doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. If this is a priority in the phone you’re looking for then definitely this is not a phone for you.
The HTC Desire 728 Ultra edition has like three colors only, black gold, cappuccino brown and white luxury. I believe that if there were more colors to choose from then it would have been perfect.
The other thing that puts me off with the HTC Desire 728 Ultra Edition is the fact that it doesn’t have fast charging, you have to be patient while it’s charging. I think phones nowadays have the fast charge which is very convenient when one is in a hurry.
Am still trying to think of more worst features of the phone and I still can’t quite figure it out. I guess the only problems I have encountered with the HTC Desire 728 Ultra Edition are the only ones that I have mentioned above.
The best thing that makes me give this phone a thumbs up is the fact that it has 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM and a microSD card slot for up to 2TB.You can store as many pictures, videos, and documents as you like. It comes with Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) that can also be upgraded to the latest version.
It has made my life easier due to the fact that I can use it without having to power up my laptop in order to send documents, downloading files is super fast, the fact that it has Polaris I can be able to use MS Office at my disposal.
It has a kid mode app that a kid can use. It keeps my baby busy as I do other things because it has games, drawing, learning videos and kid music. Once it’s on kid mode they cannot be able to access your other apps. I don’t have to worry what the baby is doing once it’s in kid mode.
To be honest I have not heard or read any bad stories about this phone. I have absolutely nothing but love for the HTC Desire 728 Ultra Edition. I will continue using this phone until further notice.