Compare HTC Desire 820 vs HTC Desire 826

Feature Comparison

  • Both HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 826 have same Screen Size
  • Both HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 826 have same Internal Storage
  • Both HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 826 have same RAM
HTC Desire 820
HTC Desire 826
All Features
Only Differences
Rank Rank #1Rank #2  
Spec Score 
100 /100
85 /100
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
63 Value For Money Score
60 Value For Money Score
Screen Size
5.5 inch 5.5 inch   
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels   
Screen Type
Pixel Density
267 PPI 400.5 PPI   
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 -   
Bezel Less
- -   
Screen Features
- -   
Qualcomm Qualcomm   
Processor Speed
1.5GHz 1.7GHz   
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615   
Processor Type
Octa-Core Octa-Core   
2GB 2GB   
Adreno 405 Adreno 405   
Rear Camera Resolution
13MP 13MP   
Dual Rear Camera
- -   
Front Camera Resolution
8MP 13MP   
Dual Selfie Camera
- -   
Camera Details
Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, HDR   
Video Recording Resolution
Full HD Video Recording (1080p) Full HD Video Recording (1080p)   
Camera Features
Autofocus, LED Flash Autofocus, LED Flash   
General Specifications     
Operating System
Android Android   
OS Version
Android 4.4 KitKat Android 5.0 Lollipop   
OS Detail
- -   
OS Upgradable To
Android 6.0 Android 6.0   
Device Type
Touchscreen Touchscreen   
USB Connector Type
Micro USB Micro USB   
Front Facing Stereo Speakers, GPS, FM Radio Front Facing Stereo Speakers, GPS, FM Radio   
- -   
IP Rating
- -   
Dimensions (mm)
157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 158 x 77.5 x 7.99   
155 grams 183 grams   
4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth   
Headphone Jack Type
3.5mm 3.5mm   
White, Red, Gray White Birch, Blue Lagoon   
Build Material
Plastic Plastic   
Device Warranty
1 Year 1 Year   
Warranty Details
- -   
Body SAR
- -   
Head SAR
- -   
In The Box
- -   
Audio Features
- -   
Internal Storage
16GB 16GB   
Approx. User Available Storage
11.2GB 10GB   
Card Slot
Yes Yes   
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
128GB 128GB   
OTG Support
- -   
SIM Card Slots
Dual Dual   
Network Type
SIM Card Type
Nano SIM Nano SIM   
SIM 1 Details
Nano SIM 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM   
SIM 2 Details
Nano SIM 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM   
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
No No   
2G Bands
- -   
3G Bands
- -   
4G Bands
- -   
Battery Capacity
2600mAh 2600mAh   
Battery Type
Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)   
Removable Battery
No No   
Wireless Charging
- -   
Fast Charging
- -   

HTC Desire 820 vs HTC Desire 826 Specs

HTC Desire 820HTC Desire 826  
Screen Size 5.5 inch5.5 inch  
Rear Camera Resolution 13MP13MP  
Battery Capacity 2600mAh2600mAh  
Front Camera Resolution 8MP13MP  

HTC Desire 826 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Sharp and vivid display at 401PPI
  • Stereo speakers with BoomSOund technology
  • Smooth user interface
The Bad
  • Below average battery life
  • Heats up while performing graphic intensive tasks
  • Does not support 4G LTE

HTC Desire 820 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • The Dual tone design is unique and eye-catching
  • The front facing stereo speakers are excellent
  • The Sense UI is sleek and light on memory
  • HTC Zoe is a nice little edition for you to share quick video clips
The Bad
  • The back of the phone can pick up a ton of scratches
  • Lacks NFC connectivity
  • Video recording in 1080P is not a great experience
  • Battery life is erratic

Editor Notes

HTC Desire 826 is a premium looking device from HTC launched after mere 2 months after launching the HTC Desire 820. We would have called it a successor but HTC decided not to forfeit the Desire 820 for giving buyers a middle range phone between the Desire 816G and the 826. For about Rs. 4000 more you will be catered to a better 13 megapixels selfie camera, 1080p display with 400 PPI, different aesthetics and a slightly faster processor. That’s about it!

The changes in the display is not with respect to the size, but the resolution being bumped to 1080p on the Desire 826 means that it will give quality which will be much better than what the Desire 820 churns out at 720p. You will notice the quality if you watch lots of movies on the go. Desire 820 is not too bad for general usage like photo or web browsing.

The Desire 826 offers the same 13 megapixel camera like the Desire 820 . It too fetches large sized selfies that won’t be affected much when you upload them on social media or give you freedom to crop out photobombers. In terms of software it brings us Sense UI on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Desire 826 has an upper hand here as it ships with a newer Sense UI 7 with Android 5.0 Lollipop whereas the Desire 820 will be running Android 4.4 with Sense UI 6 out of the box. There will be an update available soon, so no worries to the people looking to save some money by buying the Desire 820.

Going by the product photos of HTC Desire 826, if you are thinking that the signature BoomSound speakers are gone, then you are wrong. Desire 826 cleverly hides them above the top and bottom of the display. So neither of them will disappoint in the multimedia department. Both phones are running on a Snapdragon Octa-core chipset. The 820 is marginally slower at 1.5GHz whereas the 826 has a 1.7GHz clock speed. It won’t make much of a difference as its only a few hertz apart. Both the phones have 2GB of RAM which will let users do multitasking. Internal storage remains the same at 16GB with 128GB expansion with a microSD slot. And the battery is the same as well - 2600 mAh , non-removable.

You can save a lot if you are not into pixel peeping, as the Desire 826 will only give you a bigger resolution in the similar screen size. Internals are almost the same and there won’t be any performance difference, both are a stunning multimedia performers.

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This page helps you compare HTC Desire 820 with HTC Desire 826. When you see HTC Desire 820 Vs HTC Desire 826 comparison on Pricebaba, watch-out for the specifications of these phones and also the VFM score. With Pricebaba’s Value For Money Score, you can know how HTC Desire 820 stands against HTC Desire 826 and which one you should buy. The best price of HTC Desire 820 is currently Rs. 12,750. The lowest price for HTC Desire 826 is Rs. 9,999. The prices for both these products were updated December 10, 2017.
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