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HTC Desire 826 vs One Plus One : Two greats, which one to go for?

HTC Desire 826 vs One Plus One : Two greats, which one to go for?

by Best Tech Guru TeamMay 3, 2015

The smartphone market is filled with variety of devices in a varying range of prices. The price range from 20k to 25k is a sweet spot for smartphones and a high-range spot for middle class people. So spending this much money and buying a smartphone should be a thoughtful and informed decision. But sometimes people get confused between same level of smartphones and end up buying something they are not comfortable with.

We have two great smartphones in this price range which offers you a complete package of entertainment. Choosing between HTC Desire 826 and One Plus One could be a confusing and difficult task. Thus, to ease your difficulty we will do a detailed comparison between these two and find out which smartphone is the best value for money deal.

Let’s get into vault of these smartphones one by one :

HTC Desire 826 Vs One Plus One :

 HTC Desire 826One Plus One
PRICERs   @ Rs  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop)Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), Upgradable to Android Lollipop
CPUOcta-Core (1.7 GHz + 1 GHz ), Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 ProcessorQuad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor
SCREEN5.5 inches, Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen5.5 inches, LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAY1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 13 MP, Flash: YESPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: YES
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD Expandable up to 128 GBInternal Storage 64 GB, microSD Unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS3G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, NFC

As we always say specifications chart can be confusing sometimes as it does not reveals the real face of any smartphone. To know a smartphone completely we need to understand its other aspects as well. So, we can’t judge any smartphone based on specifications only. We need to go into vault of these smartphones to figure out the real best.

HTC Desire 826 :

HThtc-desire-826-400x400-imae6bzpfzbyg7tkC Desire series turned the tables for HTC which include some stunning models like Desire 826, 816G, 620G, 820 and Desire 616. HTC also brought some amazing flagships which are doing very well. HTC Desire 826 is a brilliant smartphone with all amazing features at a decent price.

HTC Desire 826 sports a 5.5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels) that turns out a great pixel density of 401 PPI. The smartphone is powered by 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. The powerful processor is paired with 2 GB of RAM. The HTC Desire 826 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense UI skin on top.

The Desire 826 flaunts a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 4-Ultrapixel front camera. However, the Indian variant sports a 13 MP front camera. So, the camera department is just amazing for photographers. The internal storage is 16 GB which is expandable up to massive 128 GB via Micro SD card. The phone is backed by 2600 mAh battery. The desire 826 is available in various colors such as White Birch, Blue Lagoon, Marshmallow White, Dark Grey and Purple Fire.

The Desire 826 has been priced at Rs. 25,600 and overall this is a great phone at this price. You get the beautiful design and brand value of HTC with great cameras and good performance.

One Plus One :

urlOne Plus is just a one year old Chinese manufacturer which gained a global brand identity in a very quick time. One Plus One is the first model from the company which hit the Indian smartphone market and evolved as a Flagship Killer due to its Low-price and High-end features combo. One Plus One has been doing quite well since then.

One Plus One features 5.5-inches LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and offers pixel density of 401 PPI. This smartphone is powered by Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC processor clocked at 2.5 GHz. This power-packed processor is coupled with a great 3 GB of RAM offering smooth and unmatched performance. The Single-Sim One Plus One runs on Android 5.0.2 with Oxygen OS after it’s break up with CyanogenMod.

The device boasts of 13 MP rear camera with Dual-LED flash and a 5 MP snapper at the front. The memory storage includes 64 GB of internal memory with no expandability options. One plus One has a good battery life with 3100 mAh battery. It has two color variants – Silk White and Sandstone Black.

One Plus One is priced at Rs. 21,999, which is the appealing factor of this smartphone with a great set of specs. Overall, it offers good design, powerful processor, good camera and battery life. A very good buying choice at this price point.

Verdict :

Sometimes, even after completely studying two smartphones, a pinch of confusion lasts among buyers. So, to remove that pinch of confusion we will figure out pros and cons of both the smartphones and then according to one’s requirements, a decision can be made between the two smartphones.

Starting with HTC Desire 826, it is a complete package offering everything at a smart price. The pros of HTC Desire 826 are 13 MP Camera on both sides, huge Memory storage, and good overall performance with the trust and brand value of HTC. We can hardly see any cons here as it has got everything perfect for this price point.

Talking about One Plus One, it is a good compelling smartphone with all adequate features and at a low-price as well. The pros of One Plus One are Higher RAM, Powerful Processor and Better Battery. The only con is that it’s a Single Sim device. Otherwise it has got a great performance and if you want a phone for gaming, then it will be a better choice.

Coming to the final call, we can say that HTC offers all-round performance and a trust factor as well, which is very important while spending money around 25k so, the HTC Desire 826 offers everything we desire in a great smartphone and hence, as a better overall package it is the winner between these two. However, One Plus One with amazing performance and great features is not a bad choice either.

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  • rishu
    July 22, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Should i buy htc 826 or asus zenfone 2

  • Rajat Sudan
    June 13, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Well akshay… you left a major point there… Oneplus one comes (or was still coming) with cynogen os. And That is a major thing too. you can root ur fon without getting the warranty void. Also an extra 1 gb RAM makes quiet a much performance gap. Seeing all this and the performance of the fon… I LL Say opo is definitely a better choice.

  • Vinay
    May 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Friend

    I Have small queries on this. Recently I purchased HTC 820s and found no boom speakers and low camera performance, Heating issues and output sound was much lesser than MOTO E, It also had screen tilt issue. Thus I Returned and waiting for a perfect mobile.

    As you are saying HTC is a Brand, Can I go on this model (HTC 826)
    2. Is sound quality of the mobile is louder than MOTO E

    2Q: Iam a music and gaming freak, And a good camera lover.
    If there is a smartphone that satisfies all my needs, What would you’ll be suggesting me under 24K
    1. HTC 826 or One Plus or A7 or HTC 820 or others .
    (5.5 inch screen is a must)
    looking forward to hear from you

    • sandeep
      July 1, 2015 at 12:52 am

      which mobile u got?? For HTC 826 phone looks good only problem i checked is toch screen and overheating. Please help if u have got other details for HTC or one plus one

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