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HTC Desire 600 Hits India at Rs 26,860: Battle Cry Against Samsung Galaxy Grand? [Specs Comparison]
When it comes to mid range market segment, especially in the smartphone category, in India, the range has always been limited. Local and global maufacturers tend to concentrate only on two extremes - either dirt cheap budget phones or high end super fast smartphones. However, this year the scenario seems to have changes, as companies are coming up with more and more killer range price at mid range to meet the price sensitive consumer demand. It all started with Samsung Galaxy smartphone series, then came Google Nexus 4 following Sony Xperia range, and now it is HTC's turn.
The Taiwanese phone maker has finally introduced its latest affordably priced quad core handset - Desire 600 to the Indian market. Yes! The smartphones has quietly made its way to Indian on shelves at a price of Rs. 26,860. Right now HTC Desire 600 is available on e-commerce site Saholic.
Still, Rs. 26,860 will dig your pockets quite deep, hence to get into the reasoning as to why HTC has kept the price of the handset above Rs 25,000, GizBot has now come up with the comparative rundown of the HTC Desire 600's specs with one of the most popular phone in mid range category these days. The talk is about Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos which is available in India right now at a price of Rs. 19,500 and boast decent specifications. Let's take a look as to how both the smartphones stack up against each other.
HTC Desire 600 has a 4.5-inch qHD super LCD2 display that offers a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and has a color depth of 16 M. On the other hand the Galaxy Grand Duos phablet comes with a standard 5 inch WVGA LCD display that offers a lesser resolution of 480 x 800 Pixels at same color depth. Although the HTC Desire 600 has a smaller screen size, it has a better resolution.
HTC Desire 600 thus has the upper hand regarding the display.
OS, Processor and RAM
HTC Desire 600 is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8625Q processor and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform with the support of 1GB RAM. On the other hand, Galaxy Grand Duos runs on the same version of Android and similarly clocked processor and RAM but the only difference is that it has a dual core processor.
The device is also layered with a TouchWiz 4.0 while the HTC Desire 600 comes with the HTC Sense UI and the HTC BlinkFeed home screen. Desire 600 also beats the Galaxy Grand in this aspect.
HTC Desire 600 and Galaxy Grand Duos has an 8-megapixel rear camera with a LED flash. The former one has a BSI sensor on both rear and front 1.6-megapixel camera While the Galaxy Grand Duos has a better 2 MP front facing camera. Hence, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos has better camera features compared to the Desire 600.
Both HTC Desire 600 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos come with a 8GB internal memory that is expandable up to 64GB with micro SD.
HTC Desire 600 and Galaxy Grand Duos share a similar connectivity options that include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth , GPS and microUSB. Moreover, both the device also come with a dual SIM support.
Dimension and Weight
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos measures 76.8x143.5x9.6 mm weighing 161 g while the HTC Desire 600 measures 134.8 x 67 x 9.26 mm and weighs a bit lesser than the Galaxy Grand at 130 g.
The HTC Desire 600 is powered by a Li-Po 1860 mAh battery while the Galaxy Grand Duos is comes with a far better one with 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery. Thus, Samsung has given a better battery to its flagship.
Even though HTC Desire 600 has a HTC BlinkFeed home screen and HTC BoomSound with Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers and Beats audio support like most of the HTC devices, Galaxy Grand Duos is likely to have the upper hand because of the lesser price and the larger display.
Not only that but it also has a better battery and a better front facing camera. The only disadvantage to the Galaxy Grand Duos is that it has a bigger LCD screen with a lesser resolution and also it has a lesser powerful dual core processor compared to the Desire 600's quad core.
Thus for those, who are strict on pocket, can compromise on the quad core processor and a crystal clear high resolution display and opt for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. Otherwise, HTC Desire 600 - the first mid-range handset boasting Sense 5 experience is best for you.