Budget Battleground: Sony Xperia C vs HTC Desire 500

Vs V.A Kulkarni 02:43, 8 Oct 2013

Can HTC’s new and improved Desire 500 take on Sony’s well endowed mid-ranger Xperia C? We find out

HTC is known for the build quality and functionality of its handsets but the tech giant hasn’t been able to get back into the smartphone game the way its competitors have. Will the Desire 500 be the game changer that turns around its fortunes? KYMI pits the handset against Sony’s sleek and sexy Xperia C.

  • Form

Xperia C: 141.5 x 74.2 x 8.9mm, 153g

Desire 500: 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm, 123g

Both HTC and Sony are recognized for their build quality and their handsets don’t disappoint on this front. While we appreciate the straight lines, sleek casing and well defined rectangular shape of the Xperia C, the Desire 500 is smaller, lighter and more portable than its competitor. Its curved edges make it comfortable to carry around and use as well.

The Xperia C’s slim bezels will appeal to those who like larger displays while the Desire 500 is certain to appease those who prefer a more compact handset.

Winner: Draw

  • Display

The Xperia C ships with a 5-inch display that packs in a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a pixel density of 220ppi. The phone is sized for communication, media and entertainment on the go and offers users detailed, bright imagery.

HTC has built the Desire 500 with a 4.3-inch display and given it a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 217ppi. The handset is clear and sharp, conveniently sized for everyday tasks.

The Xperia C wins this round with its richer display.

Winner: Xperia C

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