Yesterday I found myself giving someone advice on the Windows Phone-rockin’ Nokia Lumia 925 versus the Android-fuelled HTC Desire 610, as they’re both going for roughly the same price, whether SIM free or on contract.
As such, I figured I’d formalise my findings in Feature format (f I'd f my f in F f), thus killing two aviary-based creatures with a single rock.
You know the drill by now; we compare our combatants spec by spec, and let them duke it out till only one remains. Ready? Go!
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 610: display
This was an interesting point of discussion yesterday, as the young lady I was assisting told me enthusiastically that the HTC Desire 610 “has a big display!” – as if size is a measure of quality (insert penis joke).
Yes, at 4.7in, the HTC Desire 610 is 0.2in larger than the Nokia Lumia 925, but it has a lower resolution, specifically 540 x 960 versus 768 x 1280 on the latter.
The resulting PPI scores (pixels per inch; the higher the better) are 234 and 332 respectively, so you can see how the Nokia Lumia 925 actually has the better display.
And heck, hard-to-please Jan is a big fan of the Nokia Lumia 925’s ClearBlack display magic, too. It’s not often that technology gets the big red ‘J’ stamp of approval.
In layman’s terms: the Nokia Lumia 925 is HD, the HTC Desire 610 is not.
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 610: processor and RAM
The Nokia Lumia 925 has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, while the HTC Desire 610 weighs in with the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.2GHz.
On paper it’s definitely a victory for the HTC Desire 610, though Stephen Elop (RIP) would tell you that multi-core processors are unnecessary and ultimately a drain on your battery.
As for RAM, it’s a modest 1GB a piece.
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 610: camera
At a glance, both smartphones here have 8MP rear cameras, but the Nokia Lumia 925 has Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilisation, a dedicated hardware camera button, dual-LED flash, and offers excellent low-light performance.
The Nokia Lumia 925 camera is generally thought to be excellent, while the HTC Desire 610 is pretty average.
On the front, it’s 1.3MP each, which is pretty unremarkable, but should suffice for your selfies.
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 610: storage
The Nokia Lumia 925 has a fairly modest 16GB internal storage, but while the HTC Desire 610 comes in even lower at 8GB, it welcomes further storage (up to 128GB) via the microSD slot.
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 610: battery
Neither the Nokia Lumia 925 nor HTC Desire 610 is likely to wow in terms of battery life, coming in at 2,000mAh and 2,040mAh respectively – both non-removable.
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 610: other features
The Nokia Lumia 925 is marginally lighter (139g vs. 143.5g), 1.1mm thinner, and offers wireless charging, while the HTC Desire 610 comes with stereo front speakers and access to significantly more apps thanks to Google Play.
Nokia Lumia 925 vs. HTC Desire 610: at a glance
Nokia Lumia 925:
- Better display
- Better camera
- Thinner and lighter
- Wireless charging
HTC Desire 610:
- Faster processor
- MicroSD slot
- Stereo front speakers
- Access to more apps