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HTC Desire 816 VS HP Slate 6 Comparison Overview: Display, Camera, Hardware and More

Are you looking forward to own an Android phablet within your budget without any compromise on the performance? There are many choices available in the Indian market and here we are going to have a look couple of them. Today, HTC announced the Desire 816 in the nation for a price of Rs 23,990. On the other hand, HP has released its voice calling tablet – Slate 6 earlier this year for Rs 22,990. Let us take a look at the comparison between these two models.

htc desire 816 vs hp slate 6

Display and Processor

Understanding that many consumers prefer large screen devices as they are comfortable for browsing, playing games and watching videos, both the companies have included large displays in their offerings. Firstly, the Desire 816 boasts of a 5.5 inch Super LCD 2 capacitive touch screen display packing a resolution of 1280×720 pixels that translates to a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch.

In comparison, the HP Slate 6 packs a 6 inch IPS capacitive touch screen display with a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a pixel density of 245 pixels per inch. While the IPS display in the HP phablet delivers exceptional viewing angles and clear images they have slow response times and consume more power. Whereas, the Super LCD 2 display on the HTC phablet consumes less power saving the battery life.

HTC Desire 816 includes a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with Adreno 305 GPU. The HP Slate 6 is stuffed with a quad-core Marvell PX1088 processor with all its cores ticking at a slower speed of 1.2 GHz. The HTC offering is claimed to deliver superior multi-tasking with its 1.5 GB of RAM as opposed to the 1 GB of RAM in the HP Slate 6.

Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera in Desire 816 is a 13 MP sensor with auto focus and LED flash along with features such as HDR and 1080p video recording. Also, there is a 5 MP secondary camera for video calling at 720p resolution. The HP Slate 6 on the other hand includes a 5 MP primary camera at its back with auto focus and LED flash and a 2 MP front-facing snapper for making video calls.

To handle the storage needs, there is 8 GB of internal storage in the Desire 816 that can be expanded up to 128 GB using a micro SD storage. However, the exact capacity is yet to be confirmed and we do not know if the Indian variant will include 32 GB or 128 GB of expandable support. In comparison, the HP Slate 6 features 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

Battery and Features

Battery capacity in the Desire 816 is 2,600 mAh, whereas that in the HP Slate 6 is 3,000 mAh. It is unclear of which device will deliver superior backup, but both the batteries appear to provide decent levels of backup.

On the software front, the Desire 816 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system while the Slate 6 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which needs update. Connectivity features onboard include 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both the devices, while Desire 816 stands ahead with NFC and LTE in selected regions. Moreover, the Slate 6 comes with dual SIM card slots both with 3G for voice calling.

HTC Desire 816 includes dual frontal speakers and Boom Sound that will enhance the multimedia experience of the users.

Key Specs

Model HTC Desire 816 HP Slate 6
Display 5.5 inch, HD 6 inch, HD
Processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz Quad Core Marvell PXA1088
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2,600 mAh 3,000 mAh
Price Rs 23,990 Rs 22,990


Price and Conclusion

On the pricing front, both the Desire 816 and HP Slate 6 come with reasonable pricing that will let consumers buy the same without burning a hole in their pockets. HTC surely has a stiff competitor with the HP offering, but the handset tops in certain segments such as photography and multi-tasking capabilities. However, the HP phablet is no way inferior as it includes an enhanced battery.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.