HTC Desire 816 vs. Nexus 5 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | June 23, 2014 12:51 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the HTC Desire 816 or the Nexus 5, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The HTC Desire 816 comes with a 5.5-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch True HD IPS+ capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

The Nexus 5 is the clear winner in this category with its 445 ppi pixel display density compared to the 267 ppi display density on the HTC Desire 816.

The HTC Desire 816 comes with 156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm dimensions and weighs 165 grams. The Nexus 5 comes with 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm dimensions and weighs 130 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The HTC Desire 816 is equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad core cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 128 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Nexus 5 is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

Both the devices run on the Android KitKat operating system. The HTC Desire 816 has 1.5 GB of RAM and the Nexus 5 has 2 GB of RAM. In terms of the computing power the Nexus 5 again has a clear edge over the Desire 816.

Camera

The HTC Desire 816 sports a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 5 MP. The Nexus 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.3 MP.

Battery

The HTC Desire 816 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 21 hours on 3G. The Nexus 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 17 hours on 3G.

Price in Australia

The HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim is priced at around AU $379.95. The Nexus 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $429.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $489.95 in Australia.

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