For readers who are considering buying the HTC Desire 816 or the iPhone 5S, 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 iPhone 5S comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
The iPhone 5S has a clear edge in this category with a 326 ppi pixel display density compared to the 267 ppi pixel display density on the iPhone 5S.
The HTC Desire 816 comes with 156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm dimensions and weighs 165 grams. The iPhone 5S comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs 112 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 iPhone 5S is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The HTC Desire 816 runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 1.5 GB of RAM. The iPhone 5S runs on the iOS 7 operating system and has 1 GB of RAM. In terms of computing power the Desire 816 has a slight edge comparatively.
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 iPhone 5S sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 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 iPhone 5S comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 10 hours on 3G.
Price in Australia
The HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim is priced at around AU $379.95. The iPhone 5S 16 GB is priced at around AU $799.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $939.95 and the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $999.95 in Australia.
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