The Mid-budget Android Smartphone segment is back in the news. Sony has launched its slimmest smartphone, named as Sony Xperia T3 in the Indian smartphone market with an attractive and competitive price tag of Rs. 27, 990. The 7mm sleek and stylish Sony Xperia T3 is built on a stainless steel body which is easy to hold. The overall built quality and slim design of the Sony Xperia T3 targets the college going crowd in India. Weighing just 148 grams, this smartphone flaunts various other features which make it a tough player in the segment.
The Sony Xperia T3 offers a tough and direct competition to the HTC Desire 816, which is one of the best selling and popular smartphone in-demand these days. The Sony Xperia T3 has all the potential that can worry the HTC Desire 816.
To know, whether the Sony Xperia T3 is better than the HTC Desire 816 or not, we decided to bring you a one-on-one comparison test between these two smartphones to find the real hero of the segment.
Sony Xperia T3 vs. HTC Desire 816
The Sony Xperia T3 sports a 5.3-inches Triluminos IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display, which produces a Full HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a rate of 277 pixels per inch. This display features Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology, which offers you unmatched viewing experience on this smartphone. Viewing Full HD videos and playing high graphics games will be a treat on the Sony Xperia T3.
The HTC Desire 816 sports a slight bigger 5.5 inch Super LCD2 Capacitive Multi-touch screen display, which also produces Full HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at a comparative lower rate of 267 pixels per inch.
The Triluminos IPS LCD display with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology makes the Sony Xperia T3, a winner in this segment.
► Processor & RAM
Sony Xperia T3 is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8928-2 Snapdragon 400 Quad Core Processor, which is coupled by 1GB of RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. While, the HTC Desire 816 1.6GHz Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 Quad Core processor supported with better 1.5GB of RAM and Adreno 305 GPU.
The HTC Desire 816 with a better RAM steps ahead in this segment. However, both these smartphones are able to run various huge apps and games without any issues.
► Operating System
Both, Sony Xperia T3 and HTC Desire 816 run on the Google’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System, which packs various new features and App support. Also, these smartphones are expected to get at least one more OS update in future.
Hence, it is a tie in this segment.
Sony Xperia T3 houses an 8 Megapixels (3264 x 2448 pixels) Autofocus Rear Camera featuring LED flash, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama, face & smile detection, touch focus and more. It also packs a 1.1 Megapixels front facing camera for your selfies.
The HTC Desire 816 houses a better 13 Megapixels (4160 x 3120 pixels) Autofocus rear camera also featuring LED flash, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama, face & smile detection, touch focus and more. This smartphone packs a better 5 Megapixels front camera for your selfies.
Following which, the HTC Desire 816 is a winner in this segment.
Both these smartphones boast 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded using microSD card. However, the HTC Desire 816 can support microSD card of up to 128GB, while the Sony Xperia T3 can support microSD card of up to 32GB only.
The HTC Desire 816 moves a step ahead again.
The connectivity features on both these smartphones are almost similar including 3G, GPRS with EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, USB, USB Host, MicroUSB 2.0 and more
Sony Xperia T3 is fuelled by a 2500mAH Non-removable LI-ion battery. Whereas, the HTC Desire 816 is fuelled by a 2600mAH Non-removable LI-ion battery, which promises more standby hours and talk time compared to the Sony Xperia T3.
► Price in India
The Sony Xperia T3 is available for around Rs. 26, 920 in India. The HTC Desire 816 is available for around Rs. 23, 490 in India.
In the end, we came in to a conclusion that the HTC Desire 816 is better than the Sony Xperia T3 in almost every aspect including Processor, RAM, Camera, Memory, Battery and the most important, price tag. The only reason why the Sony Xperia T3could step ahead is its attractive styling, 7mm thick slim steel body and the innovative display technology.
However, choosing any of these two would be called as a great buy. If you are planning to buy a mid-budget Android Smartphone, this is the best time to explore the smartphone market around you.