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This is an interesting comparison between two popular mid-range devices, Google’s Moto G 2015 and HTC’s Desire 626. So, if you’re looking for a new phone, but you can’t afford to buy a flagship, then you won’t make a fool of yourself in front of your friend, because these models are good looking and offer a nice performance. More about them, you’ll find out below.

Designs and Displays

After Motorola was bought by Google, the American multinational technology company sold it to Lenovo and the changes started appearing immediately. First of all, the design has been improved, but it’s not a total overhaul, because the body retained the curved shape, the back is still made of plastic, but it has a new texture: diagonal lines. Likewise the Moto X flagship, the Moto G is water resistant, and the back plate is customizable, but you’re allowed to change only the color, not its material. The Moto G has an average screen size of 5-inch, but the resolution is not the highest, only 720 x 1280 pixels with 294 ppi, wile the dimensions of the device are 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm, resulting in a weight of 155 grams.

The Desire 826 has a simpler design, featuring a plastic unibody which doesn’t have a shiny finish, so it’s not slippery. The casing is extended to the front side, and above and below the screen are placed the speaker grills. There are many color options to choose from, so you will be very happy with the appearance of your phone. The screen is identical to that of the Moto G, while the physical dimensions are 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.2 mm, and the weight is 140 grams.


The Moto G came loaded with Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) and it’s powered by a reasonable 64bit Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, which runs fast enough with Adreno 306 graphics and 1GB or 2GB of RAM. The first variant houses an internal memory of 8GB, while the latter offers a double capacity, and the good news is that Motorola added a microSD card slot on both variants, to expand the capacity up to 32GB.

The Desire 826 still runs on v4.4.4 (KitKat), but it’s available in two variants of internal configurations: a Mediatek MT6752 chip with an octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and Mali-T760MP2 graphics, or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip with a weaker quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and Adreno 306 graphics, while the RAM is available in variants of 1GB and 2GB, but there is only one storage option of 16GB, also expandable up to 32GB.

Cameras and Batteries

The resolutions of both phones’ cameras are 13MP (back) and 5MP (front) and they have similar features, only that the Moto G supports dual-LED flash and auto-HDR.

The battery of the Moto G has a higher capacity of 2470 mAh and supports a fast charging technology called Turbo Charger, which provides 8 hours of life in 15 minutes of charging. The HTC Desire 626 is powered by a battery with a capacity of only 2000 mAh.