Recently, Japanese handset maker Sony and Taiwanese manufacturer HTC rolled out their new Android based mid-range smartphones in India. These devices are Sony Xperia C Dual and HTC Desire 500 respectively. We have made a head-to-head comparison to help you choose one for yourself.
Display- HTC Desire 500 sports 4.3 inch (480×800 pixels) TFT capacitive multi-touch screen display while Xperia C Has got a 5 inch (540×960 pixels) TFT capacitive multi-touch screen.
Operating System- Both the smartphones have similar Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Chipset and CPU- HTC runs on Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200 with Quad core 1.2 GHz processor. Xperia C also has the same processor frequency albeit with MediaTek MTK6589 chipset.
Camera- HTC Desire 500 and Sony Xperia C Dual both have 8 MP autofocus, LED flash primary camera which can detect face and smile and 1.2 MP front camera.
Connectivity-Both HTC Desire 500 as well as Sony Xperia C Dual have options like GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, WI-Fi, Wi, Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and Micro USB port for connectivity.
Memory- HTC Desire 500 has got 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory with extension up to 64 GB via microSD card . On the other hand, Sony Xperia C dual has 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory and expansion capacity of up to 32 GB.
SIM- For HTC Desire 500, you need micro SIM. The device comes with a dual SIM option. Xperia C Dual has dual SIM (2G+3G).
Battery- HTC Desire 500 is powered by 1800 mAh battery which can give a maximum standby time of 435 hours and maximum talktime of 12 hours. On the other hand, Xperia C Dual runs on 2390 mAh battery which can provide a maximum standby time of 605 hours and maximum talktime of 14 hours.
Price- HTC Desire 500 will cost you about Rs 20,499 depending on from where you buy while for Xperia C Dual, you may pay Rs 20,490.
Conclusion- There is almost no difference on the price front. Many other specifications are also identical. Hence, Xperia C Dual is my choice for its comparatively powerful battery and larger screen. However, if you can compromise on these features and need larger expandable memory, go for HTC Desire 500.