The Indian smartphone market is one of the most exciting and happening playgrounds currently on the planet. The domestic market has been a host to a number of smartphone manufacturers in the recent past and is still doing the same with more and more new vendors arriving almost everyday.
While the market is currently filled with a host of different manufacturers from different parts of the world, it is indeed interesting to note how many of these vendors actually hail from the country itself Like Micromax and Karbonn.
Now two new smartphones to join this ever-growing list of smartphones are the HTC Desire 210 and the brand new Nokia X. And now with these devices already in the market, a lot of competition is expected from all others in that segment.
As of now, Nokia has made quite a name for itself in the country by bringing in the first Android-powered handset. And now with the new release of the X in the market, the company hopes to keep this hold.
HTC, on the other hand, is currently looking to generate some kind of revenue this financial year, and the best bet it currently has in that respect in a market that's more inclined toward low range device is with the newly released HTC Desire 210 (apart from the likes of the Desire 816 and the massive M8).
But keeping aside all others in the race, how do both these devices do when pitted against each other in the market? Let's take a closer look at the specs comparison between the HTC Desire 210 and the new Nokia X.
This one requires no real thought process as the operating system, itself, has made the Nokia X already a popular device among tech enthusiasts.
The Nokia X runs on Android, although it's not the official Google-based Android offering, but rather an Android Open Source Project offering.
The HTC Desire 210, on the other hand also comes running the Google-based Android operating system -- Android Jelly Bean, to be precise.
Display and Dimensions
The Nokia X sports a 4.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm.
The HTC Desire 210, comparatively, comes with a similar 4.0-inch but TFT capacitive touchscreen display also having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
The HTC Desire 210, in terms of camera, offers a 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. There's also a secondary VGA camera at the front.
The Nokia X, on the other hand, sports a lesser 3.15-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The device, however, doesn't offer a front-facing secondary shooter, which can become quite an issue for all those looking to snap great selfies via the device, or even hoping to conduct video chats.
Going by the fact that both these devices are under the low-end category, both the devices have decent hardware specifications that are capable enough of powering the devices.
While the Nokia X is equipped with a 1GHz dual core cortex-A5 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play chipset, its HTC counterpart powers up the Desire 210 via a 1 GHz dual core processor.
Storage and RAM
The Nokia-made X smartphone offers 512MB of RAM while offering the device in 4 GB internal memory variant. However, there's also the option to expand the device's memory up to 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is present.
The HTC Desire 210, in this respect, Offers a similar 512MB of RAM and also offers the device in a 4GB internal memory variant. However, similar to the Nokia X, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
While the Nokia X comes juiced with a 1500 mAh battery, the HTC Desire 210 comes with a slightly lesser 1300 mAh.
While the HTC Desire 210 is currently available for Rs. 8,700, the Nokia X has been made available for Rs. 6,757.
Nokia has a bigger hand in this one since the new device has already become the first ever Nokia phone to run on the Android operating system. And although not your regular "official" version, the Android running on the device is still worthy of some mentioning.
The HTC device, on the other hand, also offers more or less the same specifications as that of the Nokia offering. However, the device might experience a bit of problem when it eventually runs in the X.