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HTC Desire 816 vs Motorola Moto G

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HTC Desire 816 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Virgin Mobile
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Motorola Moto G Remove phone

Posted: 13 Nov 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Sprint, Cricket, Boost Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.2) Sense v5.5 UIAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions6.17 x 3.10 x 0.31 inches (156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99 mm)5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm) 
Weight5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
ColorsBlack, Gray, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, WhiteBlack, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red, White 
Display
Physical size5.5 inches4.5 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

267 ppi329 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

S-LCD 2IPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) 
Camera
Camera13 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Autofocus, Touch to focus, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Recording formatMPEG4  
FeaturesPicture-taking during video recording  
Front-facing camera5 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7Quad core, 1200 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 305 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1536 MB RAM1024 MB RAM / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage8 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB  
Battery
Talk time (3G)21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)30.7 days (737 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
  
Capacity2600 mAh2070 mAh 
TypeLi - PolymerLi - Ion 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
RadioFMFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

 800, 1900 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A 
nano-SIMYes  
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, MemoCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, WAV), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced24 Feb 201413 Nov 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories USB cable, Quick start guide 
MSRP price $ 179 

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