One thing is certain with HTC, the company does offer flexibility.
While some might argue that HTC offers more quantity and sacrifices quality in the process, the reality is that anyone can find a suitable device in the Desire line and other lines from HTC. The following handsets are designed with the budget class in mind, but they do offer some respectable specs. Let’s break it down. Here we are making a comparison of the two phones from HTC, the Desire 310 and the Desire 616.
Design and Display
Put them next to each other and you are hard pressed to find any difference besides the size of the display. The design is almost identical, and even the available colors are the same: black, white and red. The difference, as mentioned, is in the size department. The Desire 310 comes with a 4.5 inches screen display, and measurements of 132x68x11.3 and weight of 140 grams. The phone delivers resolution of 480x854pixels, which translates to 218ppi. The 616 version, is slightly better, with a 5 inches screen display and resolution of 720x1280pixels. Density is also better, and with 294ppi; users are awarded with sharper and crisper display for their convenience. While the device is slimmer, it is slightly heavier than its counterpart. The dimensions read: 142x72x9.2; weight: 150 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
Both devices use the Mediatek chipset, unlike other handsets on the market, which use the Snapdragon. The Desire 310 powers a quad core processor, clocked at 1.3GHz and supported by 1GB of RAM memory. The Desire 616 is more powerful, since it offers eight cores for starters. The octa core processor is clocked at 1.4GHz and comes with 1GB of RAM. Storage is identical, as both devices offer 4GB of built in memory and the option to add additional 32GB of memory space with a microSD card.
Stuck with the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, one might say the devices use outdated OSs. Both devices feature the HTC Sense UI skin on top of the Android, with the Desire 616 using the 5.5 version, while the 310 version still has the Sense 5.1 version.
The camera is another segment where the Desire 616 is a tad better than its counterpart. With an 8-MP sensor on the back and 2-MP shooter on the front of the device, the Desire 616 is more than capable of delivering a decent camera experience. The same cannot be said about the Desire 310, which still uses the 5-MP shooter for the rear facing camera, and has just a VGA shooter on the front.
Things are getting pretty interesting in the battery section. Even though both the devices feature the same 2000 mAh battery, and the Desire 616 has a bigger screen, the device still manages to deliver more talking time. The numbers show that the Desire 310 delivers 11 hours of talk time and 852 hours of standby time, while the Desire 616 delivers 14 hours of talk time and 700 hours on standby mode.
The difference in prize is pretty big when considering how similar their specs are. The Desire 310 is priced at $145, while users will have to pay $100 more for the Desire 616, being that its price is set at $250.