Taiwanese tech giant HTC may still be waiting to reap the kind of profits it had intended with its smartphones, but it at least is making sure it stays afloat in the vast smartphone industry that mostly dominated by the likes of Apple and Samsung.
The company recently released two brand new handsets in India in the form of Desire 820 and Desire 816G to compete with others with the same specs and in the same price category. Although the biggest competition it will face will be in-house, against each other.
We are currently pitting the two new handsets against each other in a comparison to find out who scores more above the other. Here's a look at the very basic specs comparison between the HTC Desire 820 and Desire 816G.
Both are Android-based devices. so it isn't really a big deal to see the handsets coming bearing the latest Android KitKat operating system with all the goodies of the new age Android.
The HTC Desire 820 looks quite similar to the earlier released Desire 816. While it sports the same plastic body, it also maintains HTC's One series design philosophy with thin bezels. In terms of number, the handset has a 5.5-inch display, measures in at 157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm and weighs in at 155g.
The new Desire 816G weighs slightly less than its older variant. The HTC Desire 816 weighs 165 grams, while the Desire 816G weighs at 158 grams. Everything else, more or less, remains the same with a similar 5.5-inch display factor.
The new HTC Desire 820 comes with a 3-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and BSI sensor, as well as an 8-megapixel front camera. It comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, HD video and image recording.
Compared to this, the HTC Desire 816G also doesn't do much shabbily in the camera department. In fact, similar to the Desire 816 before it, the Desire 816G also offers a main 13MP snapper with BSI sensor and 1080p video recording. It also has a frontal 5MP snapper with BSI sensor, and it also supports 1080p video recording.
A unique feature of the HTC Desire 820 is its 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC that has integrated 4G LTE. Also, the 16GB of internal storage space on the Desire 820 is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. There is also 2GB of RAM on offer which is an improvement over the 1.5GB that came with the Desire 816.
As far as the Desire 816G is concerned, it isn't really an upgrade over the previously released Desire 816. Compared the Desire 816's 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, the Desire 816G offers a slightly lessened 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor. But that's isn't really a big deal.
In the Battery segment, The Desire 820 from HTC offers a 2600mAh battery unit. Compared to this, the other Desire 816G also offers a similar 2600mAh battery unit. And hence remains same as we saw with the previously released Desire 816.
While the HTC Desire 820 is yet to receive an official price tag, it is indeed set to head to the stores in early November. The Desire 816G, in comparison to that, will become available in India in early October for Rs. 18,990.
Both the new Desire handsets is meant for a separate set of audience in the market. While both the handsets have arrived as considerable upgrades over the previously released Desire 816, going by the extensive price tags. However, going against the price tags for the handsets in this respect, we have to say that the Desire 820 looks and feels far better than the 816G.