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HTC Desire 816 previewed and compared to Sony's Xperia T2 Ultra

0. phoneArena 17 Mar 2014, 07:24 posted on

HTC is launching its dual SIM Desire 816 in China this month. The new handset, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat, will be released in many other markets starting April...

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posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:29 2

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 711; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


"As you will see, the colors on the screen of the Xperia T2 Ultra are more vivid, and have higher contrast. Of course, some users may not particularly like that."

A question must be asked was X-Reality turned on or off? I have noticed all Xperia smartphones with X-Reality heavily process photos and videos to get flashier colours, better contrast, additional sharpness and less noise.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:41

4. aditya.k (Posts: 455; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Is it not good?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:53

7. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 711; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Of course it is good, just adding a bit of information as to why the T2 has the punchier screen, they are overall two very good mid range phones and worthy of selling well.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:53 2

6. amro99 (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


I personally don't care about all these terms. I judge the screens by my eyes, not xyz engines or technologies used. And for me, one x's HD screen is way better than Z1's FHD screen (particularly the viewing angles) so I'm sure HTC's screen wins here as well

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:54 5

8. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 711; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Oh, the One X had a beauty of a screen, believe it or not but it still has better viewing angles than the One(which has good viewing angles nonetheless).

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:06 3

11. Amir1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


you are not informed. sony from 2014 use only IPS displays from JDI or AUO so your comment is not valid. both displays are good. i tend to like the t2 ultra more. it's also bigger display that is really cool, but size is another thing. be it with x reality or without it i assure you the quality is great.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:29 19

2. karkavelas (Posts: 51; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


Desire is the winner for me ..!!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:37 8

3. Lt.Green (Posts: 316; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


T2 is the winner for me ..!!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:46 5

5. jan25 (Posts: 383; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


I overall prefer the Desire to the T2, but Sony's display looks better.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:06 5

12. Genza (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I agree with you there is no doubt overall Desire is a better phone than T2 Ultra.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:55 5

9. limporgyuk (Posts: 135; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Going pictures 2 & 3, the Desire display looks much better.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:06 3

10. newbey123 (Posts: 372; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Desire for the easy win.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:17 3

13. bayhuy (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Desire 816 wins.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 09:35

14. pwnarena (Posts: 813; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


do those photos shown on the displays being compred really have a vignetting effect?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:14

15. nightfury (Posts: 53; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


i honestly think there is no comparison both are very amazing phones in their right

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 14:16

16. xche78x (Posts: 91; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Both has nice screens, cant go wrong on either one. Design wise i like the xperia t2 ultra. But price usually dictates who edges the competition and in this case the 290$ htc phones is better at the sony offering of 430$ for the single sim xperia t2 ultra and more for the dual sim version... The extra 140$ is for bigger screen, more popular brand name and will also make heads turn when you use the xperia t2 ultra...

Ps the chinese price doesnt really equate to how much the htc phone will be priced internationally, most of the time its more expensive. Im expecting prices for both phones to be similar above the price of galaxy grand 2 duos which is samsungs offering

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 21:06

17. fireblade (Posts: 626; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


too bad the battery in HTC Desire is smaller

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 16:04

18. neartx (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)


htc is the best wow only design beat sony and samsung

posted on 23 Mar 2014, 08:44

19. energy (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2014)


In your opinion, which one is better?
The first picture is much clearer
But the second and third photo's are different
The problem of being dull and gray screen with ips panel has been resolved but the colors are not real
It depends on how the actual scene
Notice the background image on the t2 ultra is the yellow , but the Desire is almost white
The difference in color is too much
The screen is t2 ultra Really Like?
The distance from the screen is large
A photo from a distance of 5 cm were also determined to be resolutions
What do you think?

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