HTC Desire 816 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia
By Sachin Trivedi | July 9, 2014 12:09 PM EST
For readers who are considering buying the HTC Desire 816 or the Samsung Galaxy S4, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
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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 Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.
The Galaxy S4 is the clear winner in this category with 441 ppi pixel display density compared to the 267 ppi pixel display density on the Desire 816.
The HTC Desire 816 comes with 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.9 mm dimensions and weighs 165 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with a quad core 1.6 GHz cortex A15 and quad core 1.2 GHz cortex A7 processor and Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The HTC Desire 816 runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 1.5 GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 2 GB of RAM. In terms of computing power both the devices are about the same with the Galaxy S4 having a slight edge.
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 Samsung Galaxy S4 also sports a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP.
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 Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a Li-Ion 2600 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $479.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $579.95 in Australia.
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