The Battle For the Best Phablet

May 14, 2014   By D2hshop Admin   Leave a comment

This Year looks lucky enough for all the Tech Freaks who have been keeping an eye at the New Smartphone & Phablet Arrivals. Making its way to the Indian market, you can now welcome the Two New Phablets which give each other a tough competition and at the same time make it hard for you to decide which one to choose! I am talking about the HTC Desire 816 and the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra which is meant for Specs Hungry People who love boasting up their tantrums with everything they own!

Check out how these two Phablets fluff up the credit of the Best Phablet from each other. We have put in great efforts to make the decision easy for you! Know about the Specs & Sony Xperia T2 with HTC Desire 816 reviews below:

1. Design & Display: If you are looking for a feature-rich Phablet with a Big Screen, you just cannot bring your lust to a halt, once you look at the Gorgeous Sony T2 Ultra. This Inexpensive Ultra follows the same design pattern that the Sony is using in its high-end range of Sony Xperia Smartphones mainly the Z Series but sports a 6-inch TFT screen with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is slim, sleek and eye-catchy. But 720p resolution is not as sharp as 1080p screens that usually come in Smartphones and Phablets at a cost of Rs. 25,000 these days. You might notice the difference when you read an E-book or a PDF File in this Sony Phablet.

The difference also lies in the build material. The T2 is designed using Plastic, but it shines so much and looks like glass while the other high-end Sony devices are made using metal in its body and a glass at its back cover. The Sony T2 Ultra is 7.7mm thick and weighs around 170 grams. These figures are very much striking for a Phablet as it makes it easier to hold even after being so large.

Talking about the HTC Desire 816, it features a 5.5 Inch IPS LCD display, making it comfortable than the 6 inch Phablet which is too big to handle. Designed out of plastic, the Desire 816 does not give a cheap look and is infact believed to have a tough body. The glossy shining rear- back resembles the Apple iPhone 5C.

With dimensions, 156.6 x 78.7 x 7.99 mm and 165g weight, this device is taller than an average phablet. It sports on-screen navigation buttons, instead of material control keys and the dual speakers at the front (BoomSound in HTC speak) does not only add up to your music experience but also adds up to the overall design.

2. Camera: The interesting features are yet to come! Don’t believe me? Check out the Camera of both these Handsets and you will get to know that I am not kidding!

Talking about the Sony device first, you get a 13 Megapixels sensor which is capable of capturing decent pictures, but as heard there is nothing as excellent about it as the pictures appear a bit noisy and grainy. Other than this, you can record full HD 1080P videos with its camera. Even the front 1.1 Megapixels shooter does not perform excellently. You just can expect normal pictures with the front camera unlike what you get in other phones at this range. Smartphone likGrand Duos, Grand 2 and Note 2 have a 2 Megapixels front camera. So, you better see if you are not much of a selfie, you can go for T2. But what’s good about T2 is that you can record 720p HD videos with the front camera.

Comparing to the HTC Desire, you will get great pictures with the 13 Megapixels f2.2 shooter which is capable of recording full HD videos. The Secondary camera here is pretty much surprising, especially for selfies. You can click great pictures with the 5 Megapixels Front Camera of HTC which is also capable of recording 720p HD videos. Overall, it’s clear that HTC is anytime better than Sony over the camera thing here!

3. Performance: Both these phablets are pretty much smart and have been made with much of its smart customer’s needs in mind. Sporting Dual SIM functionality, you can manage your business and personal contacts simultaneously with the T2 as well as Desire series.

Featuring the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat with Sense UI on top, HTC Desire 816 has an upper hand over the Sony T2 Ultra as the T2 features a comparatively older Android 4.3 jelly bean which is customized by Sony. HTC comes up with the latest Android version, but Sony’s Jellybean will get its Kitkat update soon!

The HTC handset has another advantage of HTC Sense 6 with Blinkfeed. So, you can explore the latest sense closely. You can now also get up-to-date with the internet instantly, be it via social networking or daily news at just a click on your home screen.

Also, both these smartphones run on Snapdragon 400 chipsets with Cortex A7 based cores. The T2 Ultra has all 4 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz, whereas the HTC Desire 816 lifts up its frequency to 1.7 GHz, making the cores faster. Comparing the multi-tasking of both these devices, you will surely get a better experience via the Desire 816 as it is loaded with more RAM. The Sony T2 Ultra features 1 GB RAM whereas the HTC Desire 816 possesses 1.5 GB RAM which comes to an aid when it comes to multi-tasking.

In terms of connectivity, high-end features like 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspot, USB, GPS with A-GPS are common in both the devices. While the 4G LTE connectivity is enabled in the Sony T2 Ultra and is expected to be there in the HTC Desire 816 too that is possibly launching in May.

Coming to the storage capacity, both these smartphones are loaded with an 8 GB internal memory, but the HTC Desire 816 comes with up to 128 GB expandable memory and the Sony T2 Ultra comes with up to 32 GB Expandable memory. But frankly, this extra storage is of not much use. I mean who need so much storage?


The good news for Sony Fans is that it performs much better on battery as compared to the HTC Desire 816. The 3000 mAh battery of the Sony beats the 2600 mAh battery backup of the HTC Desire 816.


Reading all the features you can now make your choice! While the HTC Desire 816 wins the battle with better camera and more RAM with extra expandable memory too, the other features are almost the same. HTC comes up with the latest Android version, but Sony’s Jellybean will get its Kitkat update soon! Also the HTC handset has another advantage of HTC Sense 6 with Blinkfeed.

You just have to choose between these Smartphone cum Phablets now, looking at all the features. The price range of both these phablets is in the range of Rs. 23000- 24,000. So, the decision is all yours now!

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