HTC’s Desire 516 heads to Europe to challenge Motorola’s Moto G


HTC has today announced that its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Desire 516, is en route to Europe and will touch down in Austria and Switzerland as a competitor to Motorola’s extremely successful entry-level handset –the Moto G. The device is expected to be available next month from all major electronics retailers for €199 ($270) in both white and grey colorways.

Although, the Desire 516 is a budget device and doesn’t have the internal power to compete with any flagship handsets on the market, it certainly has the looks. Enclosed in the aluminium unibody is a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset powered by four 1.2Ghz Cortex-A7 CPU’s, 1GB of RAM, an Adreno 302 GPU, a 5-megapixel shooter and a 1,950 mAh Li-Po battery.

The handset ships running the latest build of Jelly Bean skinned with version 5.1 of HTC’s Sense user interface and shows no signs of getting the KitKat update anytime soon.

To be honest, we can’t see why anybody would choose the Desire 516 over the Moto G. The Google Play Edition of Motorola’s offering runs the latest KitKat software, ships with double the storage and a significantly better processor for €125 ($170) — so you’re unquestionably getting more bang for your buck with the Moto G.

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