Another Moto G Competitor Launched, Meet The HTC Desire 516

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The new HTC Desire 516 Dual Sim secretly went online in eBay for Rs 13,302. Now, the Taiwanese vendor has officially launched the phone in the country for Rs 14,200. Well, availability of this device will certainly spice up the already crowded segment.

The HTC Desire 516 is equipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean skinned with HTC Sense UI v5.1 and is a Dual Sim Smartphone that will give though competition to the Moto G. The handset that is already available in China, runs on  Snapdragon 200 SoC with quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and a Adreno 302 GPU with 1 GB of RAM.

Desire 516 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and backside-illuminated sensor (BSI), while it also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The HTC Desire 516 packs a 1950mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time with no word on standby time.

The smartphone will be available in Black and White colour variants only. It comes with dimensions 140x72x9.7mm and weighs 160 grams. The Desire 516 is currently on sale at eBay and was first spotted by Maktech blog.

The company had also launched Desire 816 in May through Flipkart in India at Rs. 24,450. Well, the new device has a direct competition with Moto G. Moto G is priced at INR 12,499, and is equipped with 4.5 inches HD Display, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon  400 quad-core processor. 1 GB RAM, 8 GB or 16 GB Internal Storage, 5MP rear and 1.3MP front camera and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Key Features of HTC Desire 516 –timthumb

  • 5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Display (540 x 960 pixels)
  • Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 1.2 GHz, Quad core, Qualcomm QSC6270
  • Adreno 302
  • 1 GB RAM, 4GB Internal Memory (expandable upto 32GB via microSD card)
  • 5 MP Primary Camera with LED Flash, 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GPS, USB Connectivity
  • 1950 mAH Battery

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Vishal Kumar

I did not like screen resolution.

Sanket Maheshwari

Just saw a comment about Benchmarks. ( •_•)(•_• ) seriously? -_-

Krtk ?m

Its has snapdragon 200 soc, and 4.2.2 jellybean out of the box it comes with.. So we don’t NEED to have the stupid 516 in our hands.

Krtk ?m

Yeah right. Its been 4 months since G has lit up the market and HTC want to compete now? What losers.. LMAO

Pankaj Kasare

moto g iz d bst…(y)

Kishan Sharma

Moto G good android phone under 15k but camera mast nahi hai samsung core ka camera moto g se achcha hai

Yash Kataria

This phone is a competition to moto E with similar specs not moto G…moto G is the best phone hands down till now under 15k price…


just the fact that there is no Kitkat, i prefer Moto G.

Parag Patil

As it comes with outdated processor
MOTO G is way too better

Shoaib Hussain

no kitkat

Akshay Razr

fir bi Moto G ka kuch nai ukhad paogae xD


i think this 516 would be far much btr thn buggyy moto g .

Sudhir Kumar

Moto G is the benchmark !

Saurav Verma

540p display.. succkkkkks in this age

Harjap Singh

Its a huge phn n nt a gud built

Sachin Jain

To Hell with 540p display on htc …moto g has way better screen and a better processor!

Suyash Kamble

how can u tell without the phone is hand -_-
think before u say

Rishik Tiwari

no one can beat Moto G at that price

Rishi Lee

moto g started a new language of how a phone should be in under 15k :) moto g rockz love moto g

Bhavesh Kukreja

Nilesh Wadhwa

Sachin Jain

Still G is better

Akash Chauhan

Still Better Phones Den Overrated Blackberry’s Z3