HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung A7 comparison


HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung A7 comparison: HTC has been a trademark in the smart phone industry by some of its remarkable products such as 820 and Desire series. Here we have compared some of the best selling phones in the market by HTC. Camera, Display, Graphics and performance are the best in class in this price range. Lets have a comparable look below in details HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung A7 comparison,  specifications, price, comparison and pros and cons.


HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung A7 comparison

HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung A7 comparison


 HTC Desire 816  Samsung A7
Screen Size 5.5 inch 5.5 inch
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 1920 Â pixels
Pixel Density  267 ppi  401 ppi
OS Android Android
Version  Android (4.4.2) Sense v5.5 UI  Android (5.0)
Up-Gradable  Up-gradable to 5.0
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 Media Tek MT6571Â processor
GHz 1.6 Ghz Quad core,ARM Cortex-A7 1.7GHz octa Core
GPU Adreno 305 Ardeno 405
Front 5Â MP Â 5 MP
Rear  13 MP  12 MP
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Phase detection autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Self-timer Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, ISO control, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Voice activation
Internal  8 GB 16 GB
External  upto 64 GB  upto 64 GB
Wi-Fi  Yes  Yes
Bluetooth  Yes  Yes
NFC  Yes  Yes
USB Â Yes (Micro USB) Â Yes (Micro USB)
mAh 2600 mAh 2600Â mAh
Stand-By  30.7 days (737 hours) 30.7 days (737 hours)
Price  24,000 INR 25,200 INR

HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung A7Â comparison

 Samsung Galaxy A7

Design and Display:

The HTC Desire 816 Â features a 5.5-inch display with a 720 x 1280-pixel resolution with a pixel density of 267Â ppi. While the other hand rival, The Samsung A7 features a 5.5-inch Super LTPS display with same 1920×1080-pixel resolution with the pixel density of 401 ppi. Both tha smartphones have the same display size but Samsung A7 has a better pixel density and the image resolution.

The Samsung A7 Â gives you slightly more screen space, not only because it’s fractionally larger, but because theA7 has on-screen controls.


The Desire 816 boosts up with 1.6GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 with ARM Cortex-A7 chips inside and a Adreno 305 GPU with a 1535 MB of RAM. While the Samsung a7 features a 1.7GHz 64 bit octa-core Media Tek MT6571 processor which is one of the fastest processors out there for mobile devices  fitted inside intending for an affordable price tag and with respectable performance with the  Adreno 405 GPU  as well as 2 GB of RAM. Which means that the HTC Desire 816 mini has less RAM than its rival Samsung and offers less space than the other one. When we work on the phones then we found that the Samsung takes a lead in terms of processor speed as the samsung boosts up with the high performance intending octa core processor where the other one uses quad core processor. So the Samsung a7 here again let us choose it  over HTC Desire 816.


The HTC Desire 816 features 8 GB of on-board ROM. And the phone is  supported with a external SD card Slot with 128GB of expendability. A 12 GB and 60 GB of free Google Drive space is also given along with the ROM options. While the Samsung A7 features 16 GB on-board storage and with an external storage of 128 GB via external SD card slot. A 50GB of free cloud storage through Dropbox for 2 years is also provided. This means that Samsung A7 offers more storage capacity than the desire 816.


The HTC Desire 816 features the same UltraPixel sensor (f/2.0 aperture) found in the original desire phones, although it’s a better all-round performer than before. It also has a Duo Camera for depth perception which means that there’s a range of fancy features on offer and 5-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) front-facing camera which is good for selfies. But the front camera is not an HD version.

On the second half, the Samsung A7 mini features a 8-megapixel sensor with fast 0.8 second capture speed. The Samsung camera is also known for the best photography with its revolving camera  and wide viewing angle, so the Samsung A7 takes the lead in terms of camera.Although its has front snapper of 12 megapixel and one with HTC it has 13 megapixel but the pixel quality and resolution of samsung is far better than the HTC and gives more sharper images.

Operating System:

The HTC Desire 816Â features Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5. The Samsung A7 features the latest Android 5.0 lollipop and a new version of TouchWiz.So here again Samsung has the advantage over the HTC Desire 816.


The HTC Desire 816 features a 2600 mAh battery that is supposedly 40 per cent more efficient than the first HTC Desire phone, which could last up to two days with 2G services. However Desire 816 has added aggressive power saver options to make sure your device lasts the distance and it’s very impressive.

The Samusng A7 features a 2600 mAh battery that will get you through the day. It also offers power saving features to match those of Note series phones. Both devices are a step above the previous generation, giving much better endurance. So both the smartphone have the same battery capacity.

Conclusion whether which one is the best:

HTC desire 816 hands on

The Desire 816 features a machined aluminium body that wraps around the sides making for a 90 per cent metal finish. There will be many colors available: Black, Gray, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, White. It’s a triumph of design, it looks stunning and feels sensational to hold.

The A7 is made out of metal which makes it looks more sharp and the mobile contains more chrome part than the other smartphones already lined up or are going to be or are the rivals at same price. The A7 is considerably taller than the A5 and A3.The big positives are that it is dust proof and resistant in liquid down to a metre in depth, and it’ll be available in colors of-Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue.

The Samsung A7 feels like the slicker device in daily use. The user interface is faster and although it has less options and features, the interface feels more sophisticated and mature. It offers class-leading sound quality, a great display, but the real winner is the design. In the battle of these two giants, HTC takes it, but only just.

The Samsung A7 mini offers a wider range of features and comes with great connectivity, a stunning display, plenty of power and a camera that performs well.Working on the latest operating system and with the usage of high speed processors will take hearts of android lovers.However it feels like it could be faster in daily use and the unique features of the heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner may well get turned off and ignored.


As per price, the HTC Desire 816 is available at Rs 24,990 INR and the Samsung A7 available in India at a price tag of 25,200 INR.



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