htc desire 530 vs htc desire 825

HTC Desire 530 vs HTC Desire 825 | Neck and neck, tough choice

HTC recently launched a new Smartphone in the Desire list called 530 and among all the majestic list of HTC devices, the Desire 825 will be its biggest competitor. Both shares somewhat similar price tag but has bunch of different specs. No matter what kind of features you’re looking for in a mobile, both fills up the basic to advanced need of any aspiring buyer.

Also read our full review of HTC Desire 530

Before we jump into the conclusion, let’s take a look at what HTC has to offer in both these phablets.

HTC Desire 530 vs HTC Desire 825 | Full Comparison

ModelHTC Desire 530HTC Desire 825
Launch dateMarch 10, 2017June 23, 2016
Android OSMarshmallow v6.0Marshmallow v6.0
Custom UIHTC Sense 7 UI
530 will offer few extra features because of the user interface whereas 825 will only run Android SoC
SIM SlotSingle GSM SIMDUAL GSM SIM
The ball now goes to the latter court but if you’re OK with the single SIM then there shouldn’t be any problem for you or take this point into consideration
NetworkSupports 4G VoLTE4G VoLTE enabled
Storage16 GB internal + 128 GB16 GB + 2 TB expandable
Here comes the biggest catch, memory plays a key role if you download lots of music tracks, videos and apps. The Desire 825 is a clear winner in this section.
Camera8 MP main with LED flash13-megapixel main with an LED flash
The primary cam of both the phones will have back-illuminated sensor. auto focus and all other commonly found modes and features
Primary cam has 2.4 F aperture and  pixels 3264 by 2448 image resolutionRear-facing snapper has 2.2 F aperture and 4128 × 3096 pixels resolution
Smaller the aperture better the quality will be and in terms of photography again the desire 825 should be you opt
5 MP selfie cam with BSI sensor and 2.8 F5-MP front snapper
Taking selfie will be more memorable with the desire 530 as it has an aperture whereas
Display5-inches S-LCD, HD (720 by 1280 pixels)5.5-Inch S-LCD, HD (720 by 1280 pixels)
Dimensions146.9 (H) × 70.9 (W) × 8.3 (T) mm156.9 (H) × 76.9 (W) × 7.4 (T) mm
The desire 530 sports a smaller screen size and there it is understandable that it also has a smaller height than its other sibling but it is not as sleek as the desire 825.
Weight140 grams155 grams
PerformanceDrives Snapdragon 210 chipset of Quad-core clocking at 1.1 GHzDrives the same chipset from Qualcomm but it has a higher version of Snapdragon 400 and drives a Quad-core processor ticking at 1.6 GHz
GPU and RAMAdreno 304 graphic engine and RAM of 1.5 GBAdreno 304 and a RAM of 2 GB
Battery2200 mAh2700 mAh
Other specificationsBoth houses a Loudspeaker and 3.5 mm audio jack but Desire 825 doesn’t have an FM Radio whereas the same is found inside the other one

Now it depends what exactly you’re looking for in your next Smartphone.

The gaming and those users who spends hours watching HD movies and videos should opt for the HTC desire 825 because a) larger battery back and b) higher memory option.

htc desire 825
HTC Desire 825 is priced at Rs. 10,999

The photography and selfie lovers too can check out the same model from the company because of a higher image resolution and pixels.

htc desire 530 comparison
The desire 530 is available for INR 10,490

But if you’re someone who likes to hold a small and sleek device then Desire 530 is made for you.

It’s a tough choice but be assured that whichever model you pick, HTC won’t disappoint you.

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