HTC Desire 820 VS HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 820 vs 816

With the HTC Desire 816, HTC has entered the phablet market to give a tough time to its competitors and that too at an affordable price. The HTC Desire 816is company’s second phablet and is really impressive. The smartphone is succeeded by the HTC Desire 820, the latest in the segment much like the HTC Desire 816but with little advancement. The HTC Desire 816 was launched earlier this year and has got a positive response, whereas the HTC Desire 820 has been announced but has not entered the market yet. The Smartphone has been provided with great specifications to meet the requirements of its customers and bag the topmost position in the Smartphone industry.

This article carries detailed specifications of both the smartphones and will definitely help you decide which one would be better for you.

HTC Desire 820 VS HTC Desire 816 Details:

HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816


The HTC Desire 816 flaunts a 5.5 inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 720*1080 pixels at 267 ppi pixel density and 16M true colors. On the other hand, the new HTC Desire 820 has an LCDmultitouch capacitive touchscreen at 5.5 inches with 720*1080 pixels screen resolution and a pixel density of 267 ppi.

Processor and Ram:

The HTC Desire 816 is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex A-7 CPU with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and Adreno 305 GPU. The smartphone has 1.5 GB of RAM.

The HTC Desire 820 has a 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset and a Cortex A53 octa-core processor. The RAM and GPU have been upgraded to 2GB and Adreno 405 respectively.

HTC Desire 820
HTC Desire 820

Operating System

Both the devices run on the latest 4.4.2 Kitkat version of Android OS with HTC Sense UI v6.


The HTC Desire 816 has a 13 MP primary camera with auto focus and LED flash at 4160*3120 pixels. A secondary camera of 5 MP is also present.

The HTC Desire 820 also has a 13 MP primary camera with touch focus, LED flash and auto focus. It also has various other features like Geo-tagging, simultaneous image recording and HD video.The secondary camera has been upgraded to an impressive 8 MP.


The HTC Desire 816 has 8 GB of memory on board that can be expanded up to 128 GB via MicroSD card. The new HTC Desire 820 has 16 GB of memory on board which can again be expanded up to 128 GB via MicroSD card.

Connectivity Features

The connectivity features in HTC Desire 816 include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G LTE, WI-fi, DLNA, WI-fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, MicroUSB v2.0, GPS with A-GLONASS and 3.5 mm audio jack.

The HTC Desire 820 comes with a lot of connectivity features which includes GPRS, EDGE, WI-fi, DLNA, WI-fi Direct, WI-fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4. 0, A2DP, 3.5 mm audio jack, 3G, 4G, GPS with A-GLONASS.


Both the HTC Desire variants are powered by a 2600 mAh non-removable Li-PO battery.


Both the Smartphones are a tough competition for each other. Where HTC Desire 816 is priced at 23,490 INR, there is no official word about the price tag of all new HTC Desire 820 in India.

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