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HTC Desire® 816 4G LTE

Get smartphone portability plus the immersive experience of a tablet with the HTC Desire® 816 4G LTE. Featuring a brilliant 5.5" Super-LCD touchscreen, 13MP camera, and HTC BoomSound™, you can experience your favorite movies, games and music like never before.



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3G/4G LTE Network

Fast surfing, messaging and downloading. Enjoy blazing 4G LTE speeds where available while on the nationwide Sprint® 4G LTE Network.

Mobile Hotspot*

Turn your phone into a Mobile Hotspot and connect up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices on the go. With daily and monthly Mobile Hotspot options available, just pick the plan add-on that's right for you.

5.5" Super-LCD Touchscreen Display

Huge 5.5" display with seamless edges lets you view and share effortlessly so all can see, while Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 keeps the screen scratch-free.

13MP BSI Camera + Flash

Point and shoot like a pro with the 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

HTC Zoe™

Create your own mini-movies in seconds. Choose the pictures and videos you want to combine and when you're done, share them with friends and let them add to the mix.

HTC BoomSound™

Dual front-facing stereo speakers powered with built-in amps project audio with attitude. Enjoy and share your music, videos, games and content with amazing sound.

HTC BlinkFeed™

Fill your home screen with all your favorite content from newsfeeds and social media pages. Updated on demand. It's like a new magazine designed especially for you, every day.

1.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Surf the Web, launch apps and play games with some serious speed.

Android™ 4.4.2 Kit Kat

Improves on the simplicity and beauty of previous versions, with a more polished design and improved performance.

Environmental Certification

Platinum certified, this phone meets the highest level of environmental performance established by UL Environment.


HTC Desire® 816 4G LTE

UL Environment Score

Virgin Mobile devices are assessed and rated on their sustainability by UL Environment. The score is based on UL 110 - the sustainability standard for mobile phones. We are the only wireless carrier to take all its devices through the independent UL Environment certification process. To be certified, phones must meet a set of prerequisites and then earn points based on additional sustainability criteria. The table below reflects the additional criteria scoring above the prerequisites.

More info about ULE certification.
  • Materials
  • Energy & Performance
  • Health & Environment
  • End-of-Life Management/Life Extension
  • Packaging
  • Manufacturing & Operations
  • FM Radio + Next Radio
  • GPS Support
  • 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • External Memory: up to 128GB
  • HAC Rating: M4/T3
  • AADC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3
  • Form Factor: Touch Bar
  • Design Features: IPX1 Rating
  • Network: Rev A / Tri-Band LTE

* Optional Mobile Hotspot add-on allows device to provide Wi-Fi access for other Wi-Fi enabled devices. $3 Daily option provides 500MB/day; $5 & $10 Monthly options provide either 1GB/30 days or 2GB/30 days respectively. Hotspot service available until end of applicable term from purchase date or until data allotment depleted, whichever occurs first. Usage measured by total combined data use of each connected device. Connectivity dependent upon compatibility and speeds may vary.


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Android™ 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS / HTC Sense 6.0 Learn More


Height: 6.17"
Depth: 0.31"

Width: 3.1"
Weight: 5.82 oz

Screen Size: 5.5" S-LCD Display


Battery: 2600 mAh Li-Ion (embedded)
Talk Time: 15.5 hours


1.6 GHz Quad-Core


1.5 GB RAM / 8 GB ROM


Bluetooth 4.0 Profiles (HFP/HSP/A2DP/MAP/PBAP)

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Photo of items included with phone.
  • HTC Desire® 816 4G LTE
  • 2600 mAh Li-Ion Polymer Battery (embedded)
  • USB Cable with Charger Head
  • 5 x 3 Get Started Guide / IIB
  • Recycling Envelope


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