The HTC Desire 816 is a freshly released smartphone that comes with rounded edges, although the carcass is made of plastic. The device has BoomSound speakers, but with larger holes, unlike the M8, offering a much clearer and powerful sound. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has many positive reviews, being the successor of the popular Galaxy Grand, released in 2012. But which one is better for you? We’ll compare both devices to help you decide which one is worth buying.
Displays and designs
Both phones’ displays support a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, but the HTC Desire 816 has a 5.5 inch Super LCD2 capacitive touch screen, while the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has a slightly smaller capacitive touch screen, which is a 5.25 inch TFT.
Both phones are from the heavy category, the HTC Desire 816 weighting 165 grams and measuring:156.6×78.7×8 mm, while the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is weighting 2 grams less, but it’s also smaller, measuring: 146.8×75.3×8.9 mm.
Hardware and operating systems
The HTC Desire 816 is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad core cortex A7 processor and also has a Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset. There is only one variant of internal memory of 8 GB, but it’s expandable by up to 128 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has also an internal memory of 8 GB, but it’s expandable by only up to 64 GB. The phone is powered by a1.2 GHz quad core cortex A7 processor and has a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset.
Both phones are Androids and have 1.5 GB of RAM, but the HTC Desire 816 is running on the KitKat o.s. while the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is running on the Jelly Bean o.s.
The HTC Desire 816 comes with an advanced primary camera of 13 MP (autofocus + LED flash), but also you can take awesome “selfies” with the 5 MP secondary camera. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 has an 8 MP primary camera (autofocus + LED flash) and a 1.9 MP secondary camera.
You can talk 21 hours on 3G on thee HTC Desire 816, which has a non-removable Li-Po with a capacity of 2600 mAh. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2’s Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery allows you to talk 17 hours on 3G on the phone.
The HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim can be bought from welectronics.com at the price of 550 dollars. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Duos can be found on amazon.com and it costs 320 dollars.
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