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Comparison – hTC Desire 816 v/s hTC Desire 816G

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Have a look at these images and notice the difference. (Hints: Check top, bottom, back and the side; right side is a surprise.)

Okay, stop starting them, you cant see inside the body no matter how long you keep looking!

Yes, there is no difference between these two in terms of looks, obviously except the color difference. There are two variants for both these mobile phones; one is navy blue and the other is white. The real difference is hardware. Let’s keep the difference high specific to the specifications** only. Be informed, the specifications are as mentioned on the HTC mobiles India website.

HTC Desire 816 v/s HTC Desire 816G

HTC Desire 816 SPECIFICATIONS HTC Desire 816G
[wpsm_highlight color=”red”]Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400, 1.6 GHz, quad-core CPUs[/wpsm_highlight] CPU Speed / Processor 1.3 GHz, Quad-Core CPUs
8 GB, approx. 3.9 gb available for user’s content which may vary with updates. Memory 8 GB, approx. [wpsm_highlight color=”red”]4.3 gb available for user’s content[/wpsm_highlight] which may vary with updates.
[wpsm_highlight color=”red”]1.5 GB[/wpsm_highlight] RAM 1 GB
Expandable up to [wpsm_highlight color=”red”]128GB[/wpsm_highlight] Memory Card Expandable up to 32GB
Up to [wpsm_highlight color=”red”]21 hours for 3G[/wpsm_highlight] Talk Time Up to 10 hours for 3G
Up to [wpsm_highlight color=”red”]614 hours for 3G[/wpsm_highlight] Standby Time Up to 460 hours for 3G
2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:850/900/1800/1900 MHz (SIM1/SIM2)3G/3.5G – WCDMA:850/900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps (SIM1)[wpsm_highlight color=”red”]3G/3.5G – WCDMA2000:

800/1900 MHz (SIM1)

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Network 2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (SIM1/SIM2) 3G/3.5G – WCDMA:[wpsm_highlight color=”red”]900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (SIM1)[/wpsm_highlight]
165g Weight 158g
Android™ with HTC Sense™HTC BlinkFeed™ Platform Android™, HTC BlinkFeed™ and HTC Apps
  • 5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth®0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • [wpsm_highlight color=”red”]DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer[/wpsm_highlight]
  • HTC Connect™
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
Connectivity
  • 5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth®0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • HTC Connect™
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • HTC BoomSound™
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
  • Sense Voice
  • HTC BoomSound™
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with[wpsm_highlight color=”red”] built-in amplifiers[/wpsm_highlight]
  • Sense Voice
Sound enhancement
  • HTC BoomSound™
  • Dual frontal stereo speakers
Main Camera:
13MP, BSI sensor, [wpsm_highlight color=”red”]f/2.2, 28mm lens[/wpsm_highlight], 1080p video recording Front Camera:
5MP, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
Camera Main Camera:13MP, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording Front Camera:5MP, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
Audio supported formats:Playback:
.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)Recording:
.aacVideo supported formats:Playback:
.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)Recording:
.mp4
Multimedia Information not available (hopefully it will support all the formats as 816)
156.6 x 78.7 x 7.9 mm Size 156.6 x 78.74 x 7.99 mm
5.5 inch, HD720 Display 5.5 inch, HD720
Dual nano SIM SIM Card Type Dual nano SIM
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Digital Compass
GPS
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Digital Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output:
5 V and 1 A
AC Adaptor Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output:
5 V and 1 A
Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery BATTERY Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

After looking at the above specifications, you can easily say that hTC 816 is for people eyeing performance while hTC 816G is for those who are ready to compromise on hardware and some niche software tweaks over looks.

Note: Standby time specification (“specification”) is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile devices under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including but not limited to network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and mobile traffic. Comparisons of different mobile devices using such a specification can therefore only be done in a controlled laboratory environment. When using any mobile device in real life circumstances for which the mobile device is intended, the standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors mentioned above.

** Specifications are subject to change without prior notice (This is what they said on website, don’t get miffed.)

So before you buy the phone, check out its official specification on the company’s website. If information is not available, call their customer service number or mail them.

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2 Comments
  1. Sharyn Trickett says

    Thanks for finally talking about >Comparison – hTC Desire 816 v/s hTC Desire 816G
    – NEWZars & Liked it!

  2. ross menkens says

    Thanks for the Info. Nice comparison

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