HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 India showdown
The HTC Desire 816 is a recent arrival to the smartphone scene while the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 released earlier this year. They are both dual SIM Android smartphones with similar pricing. Today we’re looking at the HTC Desire 816 vs. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 price for India and specs.
The HTC Desire 816 is powered by a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics. The Galaxy Grand 2 Duos has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with the same GPU as the HTC phone.
The Desire 816 has a 5.5-inch Super LCD2 display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 267 ppi. The Galaxy Grand 2 has a 5.25-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 280 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD to 128GB for the Desire 816. The Galaxy Grand 2 also has 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, this time expandable to 64GB.
The Desire 816 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy Grand 2 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording capability plus a 1.9-megapixel front-facing unit.
Both phones have a 2600 mAh battery.
The HTC Desire 816 has 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Galaxy Grand 2 has the same except that it has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g//n.
The Desire 816 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat skinned with HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI. The Galaxy Grand 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The HTC Desire 816 measures 156.6mm x 78.7mm x 8mm and weighs 165g. The Galaxy Grand 2 measures 146.8mm x 75.3mm x 8.9mm and weighs 163g.
The HTC Desire 816 was priced at the launch for India at Rs. 23,990 while the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 was launched at Rs. 22,999. Prices are likely to be found lower dependent on retailer, but as the Galaxy Grand 2 has been available for a few months this is likely to have higher price reductions than the new Desire 816.
This account doesn’t factor in the designs or many features of these phones but from the specs alone there are some similarities. However, the HTC Desire 816 has some advantages over the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 including a faster processor, higher expandable storage, and better camera set-up.
As the price difference for India is not too significant it may be worth paying a bit more for the Desire 816, but we’d like to hear what you think. Are you more likely to choose the HTC Desire 816 or the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2?