As far as smartphones in the modern context are concerned, users have their own preference and likings while investing on a brand new handset that will compliment the money spent on it.
However, that's not always the case as most of the times users end up spending on a device without any background research on it, only to eventually sell it out for something better in return. But while that keeps happening, the smartphone business keeps rolling in the background with more new devices happening.
The market, if you have been following it closely, isn't really attached to the higher end of the market, although it constitutes for more of the glamor factor. In fact, most of the action happens all the way down in the low and mid range of the market.
Keeping that action on a positive trail, two devices that are currently trying to make it big in the market in the not-so-costly department are the new HTC Desire 516 and the previously released Xolo Q1100.
While HTC has already found a bit of ground, although in the upper range, with its HTC One (M8) handset, it still needs to make some kind of a ground in the lower end of the market. Xolo, on the other hand, is looking to mirror the success of Micromax in the market and coming up with new devices that will offer a sort of face-lift for the company.
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 Xolo Q1100 are compared against each other? We take a closer look.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Xolo Q1100: Operating System
There's not much of a difference in this context. Both the devices come running the Google-based Android operating system. In fact, both of them come running the Android Jelly Bean.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Xolo Q1100: 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 Xolo Q1100, on the other hand, sports a similar 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 143.8 x 70.8 x 8.3 mm.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Xolo Q1100: 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 Xolo Q1100, 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 2-megapixel camera up front.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Xolo Q1100: Processors
While the HTC Desire 516 comes powered via a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, the Xolo Q1100 is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Xolo Q1100: 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 Xolo Q1100, 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 Xolo Q1100: Battery
While the HTC Desire 516 is juiced up via a 1950mAh battery, the Xolo Q1100 comes fitted with a more potent 2000mAh battery.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Xolo Q1100: Price
While the Xolo Q1100 is priced at Rs. 12,499, the HTC Desire 516 has been made available with a price tag of Rs. 13,302.
HTC Desire 516 Vs Xolo Q1100: Verdict
While prices seem quite different from each other for the devices, so are most of the specs. And going by the specs on offer, we have to say that the Xolo device, at even cheaper price, has the upper hand in this respect. And with its heightened battery and camera specs, it's only natural that the device will have a upper hand.