HTC Desire 816 vs Sony Xperia C3 DualSIM Phones – Best Specs and Features Comparison

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The latest Sony Xperia C3, known as world’s best selfie device was currently releasedin July. Also, The Xperia C3 smartphone will make its debut on the store shelves in the Q3 of 2014, while the HTC Desire 816 was launched this year in May. For those who are interested in these two handsets here it is a comparison about specifications and features.

Exterior comparison

It is captivating that both the devices feature the same wide display of 5.5 inch similar to phablet and a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 267 ppi. Noneoftheless, the display technology differs. The Sony Xperia C3 comes with an IPS LCD display, whereas the HTC Desire 816 has Super LCD2 display.

The HTC handset rolls out with a shiny polycarbonate plastic-made exterior as against the metallic exterior of the flagship HTC One M8. However, the matte effect in the corners of the handset offers a rugged, pleasant look to the device, according to Trusted Reviews. The Sony phone comes with Triluminos display tech that is similar to mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and high end Sony handsets. This compound provides the average Xperia C3 phone with better color and picture reproduction.

Sony Xperia C3 and HTC Desire 816 have the thickness and the weight of 0.30 inch and 0.31 inch respectively 149 g. and 165 g.

Memory Comparison

Both the devices house the same quad-core processor QUALCOMM Snapdragon 400 Cortex-A7. The difference between the two phones is that the Sony Xperia C3 settles to 1.2 GHz and is bundled with 1 GB of RAM and the HTC device is clocked at 1.6 GHz and provides 1.5 GB of RAM.

While the Xperia C3 runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat Operating System, the HTC device runs on the exactly same Android version along with HTC’s Sense 6.0 UI. Moreover, both the devices come packed with an 8 GB internal storage and micro SD card support. Hence, the devices are expandable up to 128 GB and 32 GB for HTC Desire 816 and Sony Xperia C3 respectively.

Battery and Camera

The HTC Desire 816 comes packed with a Li-Po 2600 mAh battery, whereas the Sony Xperia C3 has a Li-Ion 2500 mAh unit. The xperia C3 provides 25 hours of talk time and 960 hours stand by time and the HTC phone offers 21 hours of talk time and 614 hours stand-by time.

When it comes to the camera, The HTC phone is bundled with an amazing 13 MP primary camera with LED flash, while the Sony device has an 8 MP rear facing camera with LED flash. Plus, both the devices come with impressively good 5 MP front cameras. It is notable that the Sony Xperia C3 provides a unique front LED flash, remaining the world’s best selfie phone.

Besides, the Sony phone offers an 80 degree target view. Furthermore, the photos with the front shooter could be taken in various ways. Also, a Smile Shutter option takes the photos with a simple smile and other way is to double tap on the rear of the phone.


Besides of the standard connectivity functions, the Sony Xperia C3 supports NFC and the Desire 816 does not. Both the phones’ exteriors are not dustproof or waterproof.

The Sony device supports micro SIM, whereas the HTC supports Nano SIM. Moreover, both the phones come in dual SIM versions.

The pallet of colors for the HTC Desire 816 includes white, black, red, orange, gray and green hues, while the Sony Xperia C3 rolls out only in black, white, and mint shades. Thus, not all colors are available in all sides of the world.


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