With all the news about the premium devices that are coming out or have just been released, and how great their pricy features are, you probably get a little sick, especially if you don’t really have enough money to do something about them. What you can do, however, is take a look at these two affordable smartphones, which on top are also Dual SIM, something that is highly appreciated and requested in some regions of the planet. That being said, let’s get down to comparing.


The Galaxy Core 2 measures quite a lot in thickness, considering today’s standards, with complete measurements of 130.3 x 68 x 9.8 mm. The Desire 516 isn’t far behind, measuring 140 x 72 x 9.7 mm, making it slightly thinner. The HTC handset also weighs 160 grams, meaning that it is quite heavier than the Core 2 as well, as Samsung’s device weighs 138 grams.


The Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is in disadvantage when it comes to screens, as it has a 4.5 inch display that uses a 480 x 800 resolution and a 207 ppi pixel density. The Desire 516 on the other hand comes its a 5 inch display that operates at a 540 x 960 resolution and has a 220 ppi pixel density.

Hardware and Software

In terms of processing power, GSM Arena claims, the Core 2 comes with a quad core processing unit that uses a 1.2 GHz clock speed. The quad core unit is facing competition from the 1.2 GHz quad core CPU branded Qualcomm Snapdragon 200. Also, the Desire will have the Adreno 302 CPU in the mix.

The Samsung device comes with over 700 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. The maximum capacity after microSD expansion is of 64 GB. The expansion limit is of 32 GB for the HTC, with the same amount of internal storage, 4 GB, and 1 GB of RAM.

Both handsets use Android as their operating system, but the Core 2 comes with Android KitKat, while the Desire 516 runs Android JellyBean.


If you want to take high quality pictures, you should know that the camera on the Galaxy Core 2 comes with an LED-flash-equipped 5 MP lens. The front facing lens is of VGA quality but the device can record 480p video. The Desire 516 comes with a 5 MP lens as well, with a 2 MP front facing lens and a 720p video recording capabilities.


The 2000 mAh battery of the Samsung device means that you won’t be thinking about charging for quite some time. The Desire 516 comes with a 5 MP also, with LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera.


On the Indian market, the price for the Galaxy Grand Core 2 and the Desire 516 are about $130 and $170.

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