If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s mobile operating system, but you don’t have too much money to spend on a flagship, we recommend you the Lumia 650, and entry-level smartphone with a simple design. But, if you want an Android flagship, HTC is offering you the Desire 628, which runs on 5.1 Lollipop. Today, we’ll compare these two devices and you’ll pick your favorite.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 measures 142×70.9×6.9mm and weights 122 grams. It has a plastic back (black or white) and a metal frame, looking decently for a smartphone with low specs. On the other hand, the HTC Desire 628 is thicker and heavier as it measures 146.9×70.9×8.1mm and weights 142 grams. You’re probably familiar with the two-tone design used by HTC for some of its Desire models, so this one is no different.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 has an OLED display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 297 ppi. The HTC Desire 628 comes with an IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Microsoft Lumia 650 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.3GHz, an Adreno 304 graphics card and 1GB of RAM. The HTC Desire 628 has an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.3GHz and 3GB of RAM.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 has been released with an internal storage of 16GB, while the HTC Desire 628 comes with an internal storage of 32GB. Both devices feature a microSD card slot that supports memory cards with capacities up to 256GB.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 sports a primary camera of 8MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP. On the other hand, the HTC Desire 628 comes with a better primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, touch focus, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Microsoft Lumia 650 is powered by a removable battery of 2000 mAh which is less powerful than the non-removable battery of 2200 mAh that the HTC Desire 628 comes with.