Phone Comparison - Motorola Moto X vs HTC Desire 501 vs HTC Desire 816

general General Info

Manufacturer Motorola HTC HTC
Announced August 2013 November 2013 February 2014
Status Available - August 2013 Coming soon Available - March 2014
Colors Black, White Black, White, Pink Red, Grey, Green, Cyan, White, Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
128.5 x 66.7 x 9.8 mm
(5.06 x 2.63 x 0.39 in)
156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm
(6.17 x 3.1 x 0.31 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 165 g (5.82 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE - LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - EMEA
LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - Asia
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat Android OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Dual-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 320 - Adreno 305
RAM 2 GB 1 GB 1.5 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 8 GB 8 GB ROM
External Memory No microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass TFT capacitive touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 4.3 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 72.34% 61.38% 67.67%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No - -
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes Yes, 720p
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar] Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar] Yes, 5 MP, 720p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, HSUPA; LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8 GB, 1 GB RAM 8 GB ROM, 1.5 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion battery Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2200 mAh 2100 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 576 h - -
Talk Time Up to 13 h - -