HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung Grand 2

HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung Grand 2

HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung Grand 2: 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 Grand 2 specifications, price, comparison and pros and cons.

HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung Grand 2


 HTC Desire 816 Samsung Grand2
Screen Size 5.5 inch  5.2 inch
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density  267 ppi  280 ppi
OS Android Android
Version  Android (4.4.2) Sense v5.5 UI  Android (4.4.2, 4.3) TouchWiz UI
Up-Gradable  Up-gradable to 5.0  Up-gradable to 5.0
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 Â Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8226
GHz 1.6 Ghz Quad core,ARM Cortex-A7 1.2 Ghz Quad core,ARM Cortex-A7
RAM Â 1536 MB RAM Â 1536 MB RAM
GPU Adreno 305 Adreno 305
Front 5Â MP Â 1.9 MP
Rear  13 MP  8 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 8 GB
External  upto 128 GB  upto 64 GB
Wi-Fi  Yes  Yes
Bluetooth  Yes  Yes
NFC  Yes  Yes
USB Â Yes (Micro USB) Â Yes (Micro USB)
mAh 2600Â mAh 2600Â mAh
Stand-By  30.7 days (737 hours) 15.4 days (370 hours)
Price  24,990 INR  16,000 INR

HTC Desire 816 vs Samsung Grand 2



Design and Display:

The HTC Desire 816  features a 5.5-inch display with a 720 x 1280-pixel resolution with a pixel density of 267 ppi. While the other hand rival, The Grand 2 features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED with same 720 x 1280-pixel resolution with the pixel density of 280 ppi. That means that both the gadgets have same screen size with the same pixel density and the image resolution.

The desire 816 gives you slightly more screen space, not only because it’s fractionally larger, but because the 816 has on-screen controls.


The Desire 816 features a 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 Grand 2 features a 1.2 GHz quad core, ARM Cortex A-7 chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8226 with the same Adreno 305 GPU  as well as same 1535 MB of RAM. Which means that both the phones have same RAM and processor but when we work on the phones then we found that the 816 takes a lead in terms of processor speed. So the 816 has an advantage over Grand 2.


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 Grand 2 features 8 GB on-board storage and with an external storage of 64GB via external SD card slot. . A 50GB of free cloud storage through Dropbox for 2 years is also provided. This means that both the phones have same internal storage and are compatible for an external SD card slot.


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 Grand 2 features a 8-megapixel sensor with fast 0.8 second capture speed. The Grand 2 camera is also known for the best photography so the Grand 2 takes the lead in terms of camera. The Grand 2 smartphone can also capture Ultra HD video, something the Desire 816 is incapable of and there are a range of smart functions, including “selective focus” which produces similar to desire 816 without the additional lens. This new added features lets you choose over Grand 2.

Operating System:

The HTC Desire 816Â features Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 6.0. The Grand 2 features Android 4.4 KitKat and a new version of TouchWiz. Both have same operating systems but the Grand 2 has a bigger advantage of the Android 5.0 lollipop update. So the Grand 2 leads in operating system over 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 Grand 2 features a 2600 mAh battery that will get you through the day. It also offers power saving features to match those of Grand series phones. Both devices are a step above the previous generation, giving much better endurance. But in  battery terms the Grand 2 takes the lead as it has additional features than desire 816.

Conclusion whether which one is the best:

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 Grand 2 is mainly plastic, sticking to familiar design, but with a more tactile back for better grip. 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 colours of-Black, Pink, White, Gold.

The Desire 816Â 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, Grand 2Â takes it, but only just.

The Grand 2 offers a wider range of features and comes with great connectivity, a stunning display, plenty of power and a camera that performs well. 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 816Â is available at Rs 24,990Â INR and the Samsung Grand 2 is available in India at a price tag of 16,000Â INR.

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