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24-year-old Muller fuelled the speculation by admitting that he holds a 'special player-coach relationship' with Louis van Gaal. However, Muller, who starred for Germany as they won the World Cup in Brazil, has confirmed that he rejected the Red Devils' advances. "Of course they were close," Muller told German paper Bild . I was aware that I could earn more by making that transfer Thomas Muller "I was aware that I could earn more by making that transfer. "The amount that foreign clubs were offering me was astronomical.
But Bayern are my club, a change was not an issue for me." Muller penned a new five-year deal in June to stay at the Allianz Arena.
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It boasts a massive 5.5-inch screen, but costs well under 300. Which makes it even cheaper than the Nexus 5. But how does it stack up?
Let s take a look. First impressions and design Let s get this out of the way this isn t a premium-feeling handset. If you want the plush metal stylings of the HTC One (M8), look elsewhere.
The Desire 816 is a different beast altogether, both in terms of specs and the materials used. That s not to say it feels cheap. The sides are matte, while the shiny plastic back is very similar to the iPhone 5C s (so it s a magnet for fingerprints).
Overall, the handset feels very well put together. Indeed, it s nowhere near as tacky as the Galaxy Note 3, with its faux-leather back. It s not all that exciting to look at, though.
Apart from the BoomSound speakers above and below the screen, it s a pretty average-looking smartie. Even if it does in five colours: white, black, red, blue and green. Software Android KitKat comes as standard.
A few months ago, we would ve been mightily impressed by that, but KitKat is getting on for a year old now, and accounts for more than 20 per cent of all Android devices. So to see it on a budget model is nothing out of the ordinary. HTC s Sense 6 UI comes slathered over the top.
The upshot of that is you get features like BlinkFeed (a social media and news aggregator), and HTC Zoe, which compiles your photos and videos into a montage complete with music. The software is basically the same as on the HTC One (M8). That s very impressive when you consider the Desire 816 costs less than half the price.
But as we ll see, there are some compromises. Features The 816 s camera is a step down from the One (M8) s. There s no Ufocus for one thing, so you can t change the focal point after you ve snapped.
It s a standard 13-megapixel affair too, so there s none of that ultrapixel business as on the One (M8). It does have a selfie mode though, and the front-facer is a 5-megapixel effort, so better look your best. The 816 also doesn t have the same gesture controls as the One (M8).
The screen resolution of 1,280x720 pixels sounds impressive on paper, but there are much sharper displays around. Though the viewing angles are very good, helped by the gargantuan size of the display.
8GB of storage comes as standard, and if that isn t enough, just slot in a microSD card. Usability So what s it like to use?
The 1.6GHz quad-core processor is more than adequate for day-to-day tasks. Couple it with 1.5GB of RAM, and you ve got a device that ll handle games and apps without breaking a sweat. The 816 s camera is perfectly capable.
Photos have plenty of detail, if a bit too much graininess for our tastes. But the camera isn t fantastic in low light. The screen is also a bit grainy, stretched out over 5.5 inches.
The 267ppi is nowhere near the Nexus 5 s 445ppi, so you ll have to make do if you want to save money. Finally, we re happy to report that the battery lasted a full day with pretty heavy usage. With this size screen, we were worried it d conk out by lunchtime.
Verdict For this price, the Desire 816 is a cracking handset. The screen isn t as sharp as high-end rivals, and the camera isn t as impressive. But it s a very good all-rounder.
If you re looking to go big without spending too much, this is a real rival for your affections.
Key specs 5.5" Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen 13-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash Android 4.4.2 Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 1.6GhZ processor 8GB internal storage microSD, up to 128 GB Continue reading
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