The current domestic smartphone market is one of the most interesting and exciting to follow up on in recent times. And all this has been made possible by the number of smartphones manufacturers currently operating in the market, understanding the potential of the same.
It's quite needless to say at this point that most of the users are quite excited by any new releases that arrive under the Apple or Samsung tags these days. However, there are others in the market as well offering their own feature-rich smartphones that are now capturing the attentions of fans.
The year may just have started, but we have already witnessed a host of new devices to arrive into the market already. And two such devices that have grabbed the attentions of users in recent times are the HTC-made Desire 816 and the Sony Xperia M2 Dual.
With dual sim smartphones being the order of the day, both the Taiwanese HTC and the Japanese Sony Xperia have launched their own dual sim smartphones to compete with the other big players in the market.
But keeping aside all other devices for the time being, what is to be the outcome if both the devices are compared to each other side by side? Who will have a better chance of not only surviving the market but also reap something out of it? Let's take a look at the comparison between the HTC Desire 816 and the Sony Xperia M2 Dual.
Not much to choose from here since both the devices come running on the Google-based Android operating system. Android has always been the choice of platform for most of the smartphone companies, and the HTC Desire 816 and the Sony Xperia M2 Dual are no different.
Display and Dimensions
The Sony-made Xperia M2 Dual sports a 4.8-inch TFT capacitive touch screen, while rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 139.7 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm and weighs in at 148 grams.
The HTC Desire 816, in this regard, sports a greater 5.5-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 720 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm, and weighs in at 165 grams. And that's quite heavy.
The Sony Xperia M2 Dual, in this regard, offers an 8-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary front-facing camera on board that's intended for conducting video chats or snapping selfies.
The HTC Desire 816, in terms of camera, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also comes with a front-facing 5-megapixel camera.
Both the devices come sporting hardware with good performance and workable horsepower, as expected from new age smartphones.
While the Sony Xperia M2 Dual is equipped with a quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, the HTC Desire 816 comes equipped with a slightly more powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
Storage and RAM
The Sony Xperia M2 Dual offers 1GB of RAM to users while offering the device in an 8GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
The HTC-made Desire 816, on the other hand, offers a much lesser 1.5GB of RAM for users while offering the device in a 8 GB internal memory variant. However, similar to the Xperia M2 Dual, there's the option to expand the device's memory with an external microSD slot present for additional memory up to a greater 128GB.
While the Sony Xperia M2 Dual juices up the Android-powered device via a 2300 mAh battery, the HTC-made Desire 816 powers the device via a slightly greater 2600 mAh battery.
The HTC-made Desire 816 has been currently priced at Rs 23,990 for aspiring customers, while the Sony Xperia M2 Dual has been listed online for a slightly lesser price tag of Rs. 20,999.
If you can keep out the difference of 3k that's between the devices for the moment, it can be easily seen how the Desire 816 already has a dominance over the Sony-made device.
The greater price tag for the Desire 816 also justifies itself since it is offering more in terms of features and specifications. And going by the fact that it it's just 3k more than the Sony offering, we don't see any reason why the Desire shouldn't be doing well in the market in the long run.