HTC has launched its first Desire series smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop, dubbed the HTC Desire 826 at CES 2015. This smartphone comes with the stylish looks along with the mid-level pricing. Desire family of smartphones is the second-level tier of devices from the HTC targeted mainly at developing markets. HTC Desire 826 is successor to the Desire 820, which was launched late last year.
Let us now compare the two smartphones in terms of their hardware as well as software performance:
HTC Desire 826 Android smartphone comes with the 5.5 inches of screen size along with the 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The Desire 820 also has a 5.5-inch display, but the pixels resolution is 1280×720 only. HTC Desire 820 has a pixel density of 312 PPI whereas Desire 826 smartphone has a pixel density of 401 PPI.
Desire 826 is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. The Desire 820 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939), which has an octa-core CPU with eight Cortex-A53 cores, four of them clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz, along with Adreno 405 GPU.
Both the handsets come with 16GB internal memory which can be expanded of up to 128GB.
Desire 826 is coming to market with two different models, each with a different front-facing camera. One comes with 13-megapixels front facing camera, the other with 4-Ultrapixels, the same as the back-facing camera on the HTC One. Desire 826 has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The Desire 820 sports a 13MP, f/2.2 rear camera that can capture 1080p video and an 8MP front-facing camera.
The connectivity options in the both handsets are the same – LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB v2.0 and GPS
Desire 820 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC’s Sense 6 UI running on top whereas Desire 826 is the first Desire series smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop running beneath HTC Sense 6 UI.
Both the handsets feature a Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery.
HTC announced that the Desire 826 will be available in limited stock in Asian countries first, with global rollout slated for later this month. HTC hasn’t revealed the price of the handset just yet.