18points

HTC Desire 520

95points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

HTC Desire 520
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HTC Desire 520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Why is HTC Desire 520 better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has a removable battery
  • 5.9mm narrower
    68.9mmvs74.8mm
  • 22.7mm shorter
    139.8mmvs162.5mm

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) better than HTC Desire 520?

  • 1.65x more battery power
    3300mAhvs2000mAh
  • 3.95x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs4 x 1.1GHz
  • 2.39x higher pixel density
    521ppivs218ppi
  • 40% bigger screen size
    6.3"vs4.5"
  • 5GB more RAM memory
    6GBvs1GB
  • 3x more megapixels (main camera)
    12MP & 12MPvs8MP
  • 11.09x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs450 x 854px
  • 4x more megapixels (front camera)
    8MPvs2MP

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.thickness

9.05mm

8.6mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

68.9mm

74.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

139.8mm

162.5mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.has a QWERTY keyboard
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

For example

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact

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Display

1.resolution

450 x 854px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

3.pixel density

218ppi

521ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

4.screen size

4.5"

6.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.Has an AMOLED display
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.Has integrated graphics
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

4.Has out-of-order execution
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

5.RAM

1GB

6GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

6.Has AES
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

8MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.video recording (main camera)

720 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.front camera megapixels

2MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

5.Has laser autofocus
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Honor Magic 2

6.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

5.has dedicated media keys
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

2000mAh

3300mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

3.has a removable battery
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.Supports fast charging
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

5.has a battery level indicator
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.has a rechargeable battery
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
2.Has offline voice recognition
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
4.Supports Java
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
5.Is free and open source
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
HTC Desire 520
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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