After recently mentioning about its plans to enter mid-range smartphone market, HTC today has launched a new mid-range smartphone, the Desire 310, in India. The phone has been priced at Rs 11,700, however earlier today it was spotted retailing online for Rs 11,350.
In terms of specifications, the Desire 310 comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 480×854 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core (Cortex A7) processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. (HTC’s India website says that the RAM in the phone is 512MB, while its website for some other countries mention RAM. size to be 1GB.)
It has a 5-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera and a VGA front facing camera. Connectivity options in the phone include dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS/AGPS. Other features include Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, additional software features like Blinkfeed, and a 2,000mAh battery.
With these specifications, the Desire 310 will be pitted against the Motorola Moto G which has been doing extremely well in the market ever since its launch in February. Both the phones come with 4.5-inch displays, however with a 720p HD display the Moto G gets an edge over the Desire 310. Moreover, the Moto G also has a better primary camera, and a higher resolution 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Most importantly, it also offers an almost raw Android 4.4.2 KitKat experience. Its display is also protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 and it is water resistant as well. The Moto G, however does not have a microSD card slot and comes for Rs 12,499 for the 8GB and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB variant.
You can check the specifications comparison sheet here.
|HTC Desire 310||Motorola Moto G|
|Display||4.5-inch FWGA (480x854p)||4.5-inch HD (720p) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core Cortex A7||1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core Cortex-A7 processor|
|Memory||512MB of RAM, 4GB internal, expandable up to 32GB||1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory|
|Software||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Almost raw Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||5-megapixel rear, VGA front-facing camera||5-megapixel rear, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Battery||2,000mAh||2,070mAh battery with up to 24 hours back up|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS||Dual-SIM, 3G (HSDPA), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS|
|Price||Rs 11,700||Rs 12,450|