The HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM has got a price revision recently and it is now available for Rs 16,990. So now it is competing against the older but popular Moto X (2nd Gen, 16 GB) which is retailing for Rs 16,999.
So let’s check out which one of these two phones offers the most value for money.
Design and Display
HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM comes with a 5.5 inch display. It has a plastic back panel but the sides seem to be made of metal. The HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM, which measures 157.9 x 77.8 x 7.87 mm, is quite lightweight at just 153 grams.
The Moto X (2nd Gen) too has a plastic back panel as well as a metal rim. It has a dimension of 140.8×72.4×9.97 mm and it weighs 144 grams. Note that it has a smaller 5.2 inch display. Also as is obvious from the dimension figures as well, the Moto X (2nd Gen) is smaller but is quite thicker. The Motorola phone has a curvier body like all its siblings and thus offers a good grip and feels great in palms. On the other hand, the HTC phone is a slim device and appeal to many users who don’t like bulky devices.
HTC Desire 728’s 5.5 inch display has high definition resolution HD (720 x 1280) which is decent but seems pale in front of the 5.2 inch OLED, full HD screen of the Moto X (2nd Gen).
Processor and Memory
The HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM has the 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor which runs the phone with 2 GB of RAM. It offers 16 GB of internal storage as well as a 2 TB micro SD card slot.
The Moto X (2nd Gen) has has a much better processor – the 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974 quad core processor. Besides, it also offers 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. However, it does not have expandable storage facility.
Both phones offer Android Lollipop operating system. The HTC phone has obviously the HTC Sense UI while the Motorola phone comes with the vanilla Android UI.
The HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM has a 2800 mAh battery while the Moto X (2nd Gen) has a 2320 mAh Li-Ion battery. Here at first, the HTC may look like a better phone but one should also realise that it has a bigger display and thus need more power as well. However, that is just our assumption and since we have not reviewed neither of these two, we cannot comment on their battery back up with certainty.
HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM has a 13 megapixel auto focus primary camera with BSI sensor and it can record full HD videos. There is an LED flash light in its back panel too. For selfies and video calls, it offers a 5 megapixel front camera that too comes with BSI sensor and can record videos in full HD resolution.
The Moto X (2nd Gen) too offers a 13 megapixel rear auto focus camera which can record videos in 4K resolution. Besides, it has slow motion video recording ability, Auto HDR, panorama, and 4X digital zoom features. There are two LED flash lights in its back panel as well.
The dual SIM HTC Desire 728 offers 4G connectivity, GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth 4.1, and WiFi (b/g/n).
The Moto X (2nd Gen) has only one SIM slot. Besides, it offers Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 4G connectivity, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, WiFi Hotspot, and GPS.
The HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM is a newer smartphone but it looks a bit pale in front of the Moto X (2nd Gen) which has a much better processor. However, the HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM with its 2 TB expandable storage facility definitely makes itself a bit more appealing.