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First camera samples from the HTC Desire 820 compared with the HTC One (M8)

First camera samples from the HTC Desire 820 compared with the One M8
HTC today unveiled its new mid-range forerunner, the Desire 820, which packs a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 inside. Unlike HTC's current flagship, the One (M8), the maker's new mid-ranger packs a more regular 13MP camera at its back. The One (M8) can only boast a 4MP Ultrapixel one - we generally feel that this one is a little bit underperforming. That said, it's curious to put these two against one another in a camera comparison showdown. 

The BSI camera sensor of the Desire 820 packs an f/2.2 aperture. At the same time its bigger brother, the One (M8) is endowed with a 4MP Ultrapixel camera on  its back which works in concert with a sensor that is collecting depth data for the image. The camera sensor of the One (M8) has an aperture of f/2.0, which allows more light to get inside the sensor itself (at least on paper, that is). They also have the same focal length - 28mm. The cameras of both smartphones have somewhat similar bags of features, such as autofocus, digital zoom, geo-tagging, and the usual bunch of functionalities that you'd expect them to flaunt.

We took some sample photos with both devices here at IFA 2014, and it's up to you to decide which one performs better. Still, take into consideration that these are preliminary, so don't jump to any conclusions based on these just yet. 

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HTC One (M8) specs
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow HTC Sense UI
HTC Desire 820 specs
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow HTC Sense UI
  • Display 5.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh

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