Smartphones come thick and fast these days, and in a number of different avatars with a host of different offerings. While some provide the biggest screens in the market, others focus on powerful processors or a cost effective offering.
There are a host of smartphones to choose from that are currently in the market. These arrive from a host of vendors -- both domestic and foreign -- with names such as Micromax and Gionee coming to the forefront, keeping aside the likes of Samsung, Apple and others.
However, two smartphones that are also the products of this advancement in technology are Sony's Xperia Z2 and the brand new HTC Desire 816 that was recently unveiled by the Taiwan-based tech heavyweight.
With the Xperia Z2, Sony is hoping to keep pushing its Xperia line of devices so as to gain more popularity in the future with more new devices from a host of manufacturers lining up to compete against it.
HTC, on the other hand, hasn't had that great a time in the market in the past few years. However, hopes are still up and now the company has arrived with the new One (M8) offering. But that's not the single biggest device that the company has unveiled. Make way for HTC's Desire 816!
So if we keep aside all other devices from other manufacturers for the time being, how do you think will the Desire 816 will do against the Xperia Z2 when compared against each other? Let's take a closer look.
Not much to choose from here since both the devices come running on the Google-based Android operating system. However, the Sony-made Xperia Z2 has a slight upper hand here by offering Android v4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
Display and Dimensions
The Sony-made Xperia Z2 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm.
The HTC Desire 816, in this regard, sports a slightly more 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, which will be quite heavy for most.
The Sony Xperia Z2, in this instance, offers a 20.7-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 5248 х 3936 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2.2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The HTC Desire 816, in terms of camera, offers a 13-megapixel primary rotating 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 engines with impressive performance and improved horsepower, as expected from new-gen devices.
While the Sony Xperia Z2 is equipped with a quad core 2.3 GHz Krait processor, the HTC Desire 816 comes equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
Storage and RAM
The Sony Xperia Z2 offers 3GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16 GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 128GB 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 Z2, there's the option to expand the device's memory with an external microSD slot present for additional memory.
While the Sony Xperia Z2 juices up the KitKat-powered device via a 3200 mAh battery, the HTC-made Desire 816 powers the device via a lesser 2600 mAh battery.
The HTC-made Desire 816 has been currently priced at Rs 23,990 for aspiring customers, while the Sony Xperia Z2 is still awaiting an official price tag to go with the Indian market from the manufacturer.
True to its brand name, the Sony-made Xperia Z2 stands tall to its predecessors by offering hightened specifications that could be worth the money spent (if we knew the price, that is). And with its powerful RAM, huge spaces and impressive camera, it seems like the device is headed in the right direction.
The HTC-made Desire 816, on the other hand, is meant for all those looking to attain more for less cash. But that's all you will get out of the device as its other specifications are not something out of the ordinary. So if given a choice (and money to shell out), the Sony-made Xperia Z2 will still remain as the primary choice among the two.