HTC Desire 820

CompanyHTC Corporation
Lead Designer
ClientHTC Design
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The Desire 820 is an affordable, large-screen smartphone
emphasizing entertainment features through its fun,
approachable design. Smartphones with large screens are
often sterile and
tool-like in presentation, with austere designs and flat
colors more suited for the business environment. To
counteract this trend, the designers imparted a playful and
fun sensibility through a
carefully sculpted form and a bold color story.

Constructed with a sophisticated two-step, double-shot
molding process, utilizing high-impact polycarbonate plastic
to form a durable and stylish unibody smartphone. The
double-shot process
allows a higher build quality with exceptional torsional
rigidity, while also permitting a thinner profile (compared to
a traditional two-part construction.) The screen’s
perimeter bezel is fully
integrated into the unibody, protecting the display from
multi-directional impacts and creating a streamlined
appearance. Precision CNC details around the camera
details achieve tight
tolerances that can be felt and seen.

Never before has a large-screen, mid-range smartphone
offered such an approachable and fun design, packed with
cutting-edge technology. The double-shot technology
allows a svelte,
robust and colorful presentation, while dual-stereo
speakers, expansive screen and high-resolution cameras
create a multimedia powerhouse. In the recent past this
level of quality, features
and technology was only available in costly, flagship
products. Now, a much wider group of users can enjoy
these benefits through the Desire 820.