HTC Desire 816 vs Xiaomi Mi4 – Best Specification with Top Prices Comparison

HTC Desire 816 was launched early this year, while the Xiaomi Mi4 has currently been released in July. Nevertheless, the Xiaomi Mi4 is now available to be bought only in some regions. The release for the whole world might be in the third quarter this year. For those who are interested in these two handsets here it is a comparison about specifications and features.

Exterior comparison

The Htc Desire 816 comes with an outstanding display 5.5 inch Super LCD2, similar to the LG G3, the screen resolution is at 720×1280 pixels and 267 ppi pixel density. The Xiaomi Mi4 roll out with a 5.0 inch Sharp JDIOGS full-lamination display packed with a better screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and the pixel density of 441 ppi.

The new HTC desire model features a shiny polycarbonate plastic outer in contrast to the high end HTC one M8 which has a metallic exterior. However, Trusted Reviews reported that due to the matte impact framing the corners of the handset, the phone has a massive, pleasant look.  Xiaomi Mi series phones have won the reputation for the quality design, even if the phones are made of plastic. Xiaomi Mi series have been used a plastic which offers premium look along with its metallic body going well with the display made of glass. According to CNet , Xiaomi Mi provides good worth for money because of the detail and quality of the built. Nonetheless, the two phones presented don’t have dust or water resistance of the exteriors. Xiaomi Mi4 has a thickness of 0.35 inch and it weighs 149 g. , while the HTC Desire 816 is 0.31 inch and 165 g. weight.

Memory comparison

Xiaomi Mi4 houses a superior quad core (QUALCOMM-Snapdragon 801) Krait400 processor, at 2.5 GHz, while the HTC Desire 816 is powered by a processor quad-core (QUALCOMM-Snapdragon 400) CortexA7, clocked at 1.6 GHz. Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi4 comes with an excellent 3 GB of RAM and the Desire 816 provides 1.5 GB of RAM.

The HTC handset works on Android  v4.4.2 KitKat Operating system along with HTC’s Sense 6.0UI, Whereas the new Xiaomi Mi4 runs on Android v4.4.3 KitKat Operating system with MIUI 6UI. The Xiaomi device provides 16 GB and 64 GB internal memory storage, while the HTC handset comes with 8 GB in built storage. Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Mi4 does have micro SD card support, but the HTC Desire 816 roll out with an expansion option up to 128 GB.

The battery and camera

When it comes to the battery, the Xiaomi Mi4 provides an excellent Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery unit and the HTC Desire 816 have a relatively minor battery unit,  Li-Ion 2600 mAh. Thus, both the batteries cannot be replaced by the users.

The two phones have the same back facing camera of 13 MP. The difference between the handsets is that the Xiaomi Mi4 has a dual LED Flash and the HTC device has only a LED Flash.

The Xiaomi phone’s secondary camera is superior to the HTC device with an amazing 8 MP camera, while the Desire 816 have a 5 MP front facing cam, which is great too. The Xiaomi Mi4 is able to shoot 4K 3840×2160 videos, while the HTC device cannot.

Other features

Both the phones are packed with Wi-Fi hotspot,  Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.0, micro USB  support and NFC. Plus, the Xiaomi Mi4 supports an Infrared port.

The Xiaomi Mi4 supports micro SIM card, whereas the HTC Desire 816 supports Nano SIM. Moreover, some models of the Desire 816 come with dual SIM port.

It’s notable that Xiaomi supports WCDMA, but the new version which is awaited to be released later in 2014 is supposed to have LTE support.

Furthermore, the HTC Desire 816 has varies of color from white, black, red, to green and gray, whereas the Xiaomi Mi4 roll out in the standard black and white models.


HTC Desire 816 comes at a price of $ on Amazon while Xiaomi Mi4 is available for $ on the same website.

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