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

HTC Desire 816 previewed and compared to Sony's Xperia T2 Ultra
Before officially introducing its All New One, HTC is releasing the mid-end Desire 816. This can be already pre-ordered in China, where it could be available as soon as this week.

The Desire 816 was previewed recently by ePrice, which confirms, once again, that the handset costs $290 (1799 CNY) in China. The model that’s been previewed - Desire 816w - is made for the Chinese market and has dual SIM capabilities. 

Although it runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the new Desire comes with Sense 5.5 UI, not the new Sense 6.0 that we’ve seen on the All New One. This probably means that HTC still has to tweak Sense 6.0 before releasing it, and we assume it will finish doing that pretty soon.

As we told you several times until now, the HTC Desire 816 is a large, nice-looking device. Its specs include a 5.5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. Until we get the chance to review the 816 ourselves, you can check out the handset in the slideshows below. The second slideshow is showing the Desire 816 compared to Sony’s Xperia T2 Ultra - another mid-range Android device that sports a large display (6 inches). 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.




HTC should launch the Desire 816 internationally starting April. We’ll let you know when it happens anyway.

source: ePrice (translated)

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Desire 816
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    HTC Sense UI
Xperia T2 Ultra
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    1.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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