Sony Xperia T3 vs. HTC Desire 816 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | July 31, 2014 6:25 PM EST

Released just four months apart both the Sony Xperia T3 and the HTC Desire 816 come with the same price tag in Australia. Here is a look at the specs and price of both the devices to help readers choose an appropriate device.

Display and Design

The Sony Xperia T3 comes with a 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The HTC Desire 816 comes with a 5.5-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touch screen, which translates into 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Both the devices are about the same in this category. The Xperia T3 has 277 ppi pixels display density compared to the 267 ppi pixels display density on the Desire 816.

The Sony Xperia T3 measures 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm and weighs 148 grams. The HTC Desire 816 is slightly bigger, wider and thicker measuring 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.9 mm. The device is comparatively heavier weighing 165 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Sony Xperia T3 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm MSM8928-2 Snapdragon 400 chipset.  It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 32 GB using a Micro SD card.

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.

Both the devices run on the Android KitKat operating system. The Xperia T3 has 1 GB of RAM whereas the Desire 816 has 1.5 GB of RAM. In terms of computing power the Desire 816 has a slight edge.

Camera

The Sony Xperia T3 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.1 MP. The HTC Desire 816 sports a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 5 MP.

Battery

The Sony Xperia T3 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 14 hours and 14 minutes on 3G. 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.

Price in Australia

Both the Sony Xperia T3 3G LTE and the HTC Desire 816 Dual SIM are priced at around AU $379.95 in Australia.

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