HTC Desire Eye vs. the competition

By Kunal Khullar | Published on Oct 09 2014
HTC Desire Eye vs. the competition

HTC went overboard and launched the Desire Eye yesterday with a 13MP front selfie camera. Let's see what kind of competition it adds to the segment

Yesterday we saw HTC unveil the Desire Eye at the company’s Double Exposure event in New York and as the name suggests, the phone's main USP is its front camera which is a 13MP sensor with a dual-LED flash. Taking the selfie game to a whole new level, the smartphone also comes with a water-resistant plastic body, a Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, BoomSound speakers, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a 2400mAh capacity battery. There is also a rear 13MP camera with dual-LED flash. 

Now we have seen smartphones with selfie centric cameras in the past, but the Desire Eye certainly seems like the best selfie smartphone ever. Here is a quick comparison of the Desire Eye with some of the well known selfie smartphones.

Specs HTC Desire Eye Sony Xperia C3 Lumia 730 Micromax Canvas Knight Gionee Elife E7 Oppo N1 Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus
Front camera 13MP, dual-LED flash 5MP, soft LED flash 5MP 8MP 8MP 13MP rotating with LED flash 8MP
Rear camera 13MP, dual LED flash 8MP, LED flash 6.7MP, LED flash 16MP, LED flash 16MP, LED flash 13MP rotating with LED flash 16MP, LED flash
SoC Snapdragon 801 Snapdragon 400 Snapdragon 400 Mediatek MT6592T Snapdragon 800 Snapdragon 600 Mediatek MT6592
OS Android 4.4,2 Android 4.4.2 Windows Phone 8.1 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.2 Android 4.2 Android 4.4.2
Display 5.2-inch, full HD 5.5-inch, HD display 4.7-inch, HD display 5-inch, full HD 5.5-inch, full HD 5.9-inch, full HD 5-inch, full HD

The Desire Eye has the best specs and sounds way more powerful than its competitors. A good price tag for the smartphone could do wonders for HTC, but knowing the brand we can expect this smartphone to be priced around the 30k mark.

Kunal Khullar

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