If you are a smartphone buff, you will be knowing that these are exciting times. And while the market has experienced a lot of ups and downs in recent times, 2014 has proved to be an absolutely brilliant year for the handheld mobile technology.
We have a number of smartphones heading our way in recent times, with most of the push coming from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Sony. In fact, there's isn't a day when you actually don't see a rumor or a leak related to smartphones from one of these companies.
But these are mostly known for their high-end smartphones. The market, if you have been following it closely, isn't really attached to the higher end of the market. In fact, most of the action happens all the way down in the low and mid range of the market.
And since that range is such a big thing for users in this part of the world, two companies that are currently looking to make an impact in that are the new HTC Desire 516 and the previously released Lenovo S660.
Both HTC and Lenovo have a bit of ground to cover in the native market if they are to stand out against the other big names. And with their entry in the lower range of the market, it seems both have made a steady journey.
So if we were to keep out all other devices out of the context for the moment, who do you think will stand out as the winner when both the HTC Desire 516 and the Lenovo S660 are compared against each other? We take a closer look.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Operating System
Since both of them operate on Google's Android operating systems, it's no surprise that both of them will offer the Google-made licensed operating system. In fact, both of them come running the Android Jelly Bean operating system.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Display and Dimensions
The HTC Desire 516 sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen, while rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 140 x 72 x 9.7 mm, while it weighs in at 160g.
The Lenovo S660, on the other hand, sports a slightly lesser 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 137 x 68.8 x 10 mm, while it weighs in at 151g.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Camera
The HTC Desire 516, in terms of camera, offers a 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash. There's also a secondary 2-megapixel camera at the front for all your selfie needs.
The Lenovo S660, on the other hand, sports a greater 8-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary VGA camera up front.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Processors
You will hardly see a smartphone these days that will arrive without offering decent hardware capabilities under the hood, and neither of the two here are any exceptions. While the HTC Desire 516 comes powered via a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, the Lenovo S660 is powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Storage and RAM
The HTC Desire 516, in this respect, offers 1GB of RAM with the devcie arriving in a 4GB internal memory variant. Also, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to another 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
The Lenovo S660, on the other hand, offers a simialr 1GB of RAM while offering the device in a greater 8GB internal memory variant. Also, the device's memory can be further extended upto 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Battery
While the HTC Desire 516 is juiced up via a 1950mAh battery, the Lenovo S660 comes fitted with a massively potent 3000mAh battery.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Price
While the Lenovo S660 is priced at Rs. 11,505, the HTC Desire 516 has been made available with a price tag of Rs. 13,302.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Lenovo S660: Verdict
Considering the fact that both the HTC Desire 516 and the Lenovo S660 fall more or less in the same category, it isn't really a shock to find that most of their specs mirror each other. However, in terms of price, overall specs and features, we have to say that the Lenovo S600 is the better of the two. And with that 3000mAh battery of it, the treat is actually two-fold with the Lenovo device.