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Lenovo S860 vs HTC Desire 816 Comparison Overview

Consumers look for a larger screen when they are looking to buy a phone which offers them the luxury of watching movies, playing games, listening to music etc. So screen size, battery size, good specs is always on the consumer’s mind when they are looking for an entertainment package. Let’s take a look at the two of the latest super 5 inch phones available in the market.


Display and Processor

Lenovo S860 features a 5.3 inch HD IPS display and HTC Desire 816 has a 5.5 inch Super LCD2 display. Both the S860 and the Desire 816 have the same resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Lenovo S860 has a better display and a better pixel density than that of Desire 816.Lenovo S860 also offers better viewing angles due to its In plane switching (IPS) display.

Lenovo S860 houses a MediatTek 6582 1.3GHz Quad Core processor while Desire 816 has a Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.6 Ghz processor on board. The Desire 816 Snapdragon is clocked higher than the MediaTek chipset hence is a notch better than it. Lenovo S860 comes with 2 GB RAM and HTC desire 816 comes with 1.5 GB. Both the phones offer almost the same when the package of processor and RAM is taken into consideration.

Camera and Internal Storage

The primary shooter in the Lenovo S860 an 8 MP camera that is supplemented by auto focus, HDR, face detection, LED flash and Geo-tagging. Also, there is a 1.6 MP secondary camera that offers nothing more than basic video calling. In comparison, the Desire 816 comes packing a 13 MP camera at its back which supports HD video recording and a 5MP camera at the front again for making video calls and capturing selfies. HTC Desire 816 leads the Lenovo S860 with better cameras rigged onto it.

For the storage needs Lenovo S860 packs 16 GB of internal storage capacity but the sad part is you get no micro SD support. On the other hand, the Desire 816 also comes with 8 GB of native storage space that can be expanded up to a colossal 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

Battery and other features

Lenovo S860 has a mega 4000 mAh battery, whereas that in the Desire 816 is a 2600 mAh. Lenovo S860 delivers a talk time of 24 hours on a 3G network that the Desire 816 may find it difficult to match.

Lenovo 860 runs on Android 4.2 and the Desire 816 comes loaded with the latest Android 4.4 kitkat. Lenovo S860 offers on the go charging where you can connect your other gadgets via USB on-the-go cable. HTC Desire 816 is launched with the latest HTC Sense 5.5 UI. On top of that it also comes loaded with BoomSound speakers.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo S860 HTC Desire 816
Display 5.3 inch IPS LCD 5.5 inch Super LCD2
Processor 1.3 Ghz Quad-core 1.6 Ghz Quad-core
RAM 2 GB 1.5 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, not expandable 8 GB, expandable to 128 GB
OS 4.2 4.4
Camera 8 MP/1.6 MP 13 MP/5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 2600 mAH
Price Rs. 21,500 Rs. 23,390

Price and Conclusion

On the pricing front, the Lenovo S860 is priced at Rs 21,990 while HTC Desire 816 is available for Rs. 23,390. Specs wise HTC Desire 816 is way better when you consider the huge expandable option and the OS. But what S860 offers is the epic battery size so that you never run out of entertainment and most the


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