HTC Desire 820 vs Sony Xperia C3 India dual SIM clash


Dual SIM smartphones are very popular in India and two that have arrived in recent months are the HTC Desire 820 Dual SIM and the Sony Xperia C3 Dual. These are mid-range devices that are attracting plenty of interest and are not too far apart as far as price is concerned. Today we have an HTC Desire 820 vs. Sony Xperia C3 India dual SIM clash with a specs comparison.

It’s worth noting that these phones also released in single SIM variants, but for the purposes of this specs breakdown we’re focusing on the dual SIM models. They are both Android smartphones so we’ll highlight the differences in specs and more so that you can see what they each offer to buyers.

The HTC Desire 820 is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor (4 cores at 1.5GHz and 4 cores at 1GHz) and has Adreno 405 graphics. The Sony Xperia C3 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU.

Both phones have a 5.5-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 720 resulting in 267 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The Desire 820 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable to 128GB via microSD. The Xperia C3 has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, this time expandable to 32GB.

Camera set-up
The Desire 820 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p@30fps /720p@60fps video capture, and also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xperia C3 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Desire 820 has a non-removable 2600 mAh battery while the Xperia C3 has a removable 2500 mAh battery.

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The Desire 820 supports 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with dual-band, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot and DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, NFC and microUSB 2.0. The Xperia C3 supports 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi Direct WiFi hotspot and DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.

Operating System
Both handsets runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and the HTC phone is skinned with the Sense 6 UI.

Dimensions and Weight
The Desire 820 measures 157.7mm x 78.7mm x 7.7mm and weighs 155g. The Xperia C3 measures 156.2mm x 78.7mm x 7.6mm and weighs 149.7g.

This varies by retailer and although they are in a similar price sector the Desire 820 is generally the more expensive of the two. As an approximate guide, the HTC Desire 820 Dual SIM can be found on sale for around Rs. 24,500 while the Sony Xperia C3 Dual is available for around Rs. 20,000.

It’s evident from the above that the Desire 820 has more to bring to the table, but it’s up to buyers to decide if they want to pay the extra cash for this handset. It has an octa-core processor, more RAM and internal storage, better camera capabilities, and a higher capacity battery. It’s worth noting though that the Xperia C3 does have the benefit of a removable battery that many people prefer.

There’s hardly anything between them where size is concerned and so some of your decision may also come down to which design you favour. In our opinion though, if you’re torn between these two smartphones it’s worth paying a bit more for the HTC Desire 820.

We’d like to hear your views on this. If you’re about to purchase one of these handsets will it be the HTC Desire 820 or the Sony Xperia C3? Do let us know with your comments.


One thought on “HTC Desire 820 vs Sony Xperia C3 India dual SIM clash”

  1. nishant says:

    I’m planning to buy the HTC desire 820 but I’m also comparing it with nexus 5 pls help which one is better
    All I want is better music quality and good looks

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