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Nokia Lumia 1320 vs. HTC Desire 616 – Comparison of Specs and Prices

How you compare phablet with a 5 inches smartphone?

Simple, other than the size difference, many of the other features are similar. Even the price is similar. So, the question is whether you go for the size, or for better device? We’re going to lay down the specs comparison for you, and let you make the best choice. What we hope is that you can make an informative decision.

Design and Display

If you have seen any device from the Lumia range, it is like you’ve seen them all. The 1320 follows the same design principles as other phones in the line. Those are flat screen and slightly rounded corners, with color options such as yellow, white, black and red for the plastic cover. With Lumia devices, you either like their colorful and fun design or you hate it. There is no middle ground. The Desire 616 is really a compact device, with the thickness being the only measurement that doesn’t follow the ergonomic grip of the handset. We mentioned the Lumia 1320 is a phablet, with a 6 inch screen display, delivering 720x1280pixels and 245ppi. Luckily for Nokia, those numbers look good compared with the Desire 616 and the price range of the phone. The Desire 616 delivers the same resolution, but due to the smaller screen display, set at 5 inches, the density is a lot better, delivering 294ppi. Other dimensions of the devices are as following: Lumia 1320 – 164x86x9.8 weighting 220 grams; Desire 616 – 142x72x9.15 weighting 150 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

Hardware is one area where the Nokia’s device truly feels cheap. You cannot expect much for the price, but certainly one can ask more than a dual core processor, with power of just 1.7GHz and RAM memory set at 1GB. The Desire 616 is powered by an octa core processor, which is clocked at 1.4GHz and delivers 1GB of RAM memory. Nokia’s handset does offer more storage, both internal and external. The built in memory is capped at 8GB, and the device supports a microSD card up to 64GB. The Desire 616 has only 4GB of built in memory, and can add additional 32GB through microSD card. Comparing the OS of the devices is like apple and oranges, but it is worth noting that both handsets run on older versions of their respectable operating systems. For the Lumia 1320, which runs on Windows Phone 8, it is even more problematic, since the older version lacks a lot of applications. The Desire 616 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with Sense UI on top of it.

Camera

If you are a camera addict, there is simply no way you’re choosing the Lumia 1320. Even though Nokia’s phones have a Carl Zeiss lens, this particular handset has only 5-MP shooter on the back of the phone, and a poor VGA 0.3-MP camera on the front. Not that the Desire 616 camera excites you, but it does deliver 8-MP sensor on the back, and a 2-MP front facing camera.

Battery

This is the calling card for the Lumia 1320. The device boosts a powerful 3400 mAh battery that delivers up to 672 hours of standby mode, 21 hours of talk time and 98 hours of music play. For heavy users, the Lumia 1320 is a delight to have. HTC’s device has a 2000 mAh battery, capable of handling up to 14 hours of talk time.

Price

With such little difference in the price section, the decision comes to other factors. For example, the Desire 616 is a dual SIM device, while the Lumia 1320 is a single SIM device. Just for information, the price of Nokia’s device is $260, while the Desire 616 is about $10 cheaper.

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