Samsung Galaxy A5 vs HTC Desire 820 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Specifications And Features Comparison

Samsung has launched several E series and A series smartphones in India, earlier this month namely Samsung Galaxy E5, E7, A3 and A5. All the devices come packed with attractive features while the Samsung Galaxy A5 boasts of its all metal casing and 4G LTE connectivity. In this post, we will compare the Samsung Galaxy A5 with the likes of HTC 820 and the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 4 which is most likely to hit Indian shores on January 28th, 2015. Read on to find out how Samsung Galaxy A5 vs HTC Desire 820 vs Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphones compare with each other in terms of specifications, features and price.

Samsung Galaxy A5 vs HTC Desire 820 vs Xiaomi Mi 4

Specifications and Features Comparison: Samsung Galaxy A5 vs HTC Desire 820 vs Xiaomi Mi 4

Device/Features Samsung Galaxy A5 HTC Desire 820 Xiaomi Mi 4
Price Rs. 25,500 Rs. 22,522 Expected – Rs. 20,000
Display 5 inch Super AMOLED 5.5 inch LCD – Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5 inch IPS LCD
Resolution 720 x 1280 – 294 ppi 720 x 1280 – 267 ppi 1080 x 1920 – 441 ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 405 Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Memory 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB / 64 GB
MicroSD Yes- up to 64 GB Yes – up to 128 GB No
Battery 2300 mAh 2600 mAh 3080 mAh
Camera 13 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash 13 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash 13 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP 8 MP 8 MP
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS 4G LTE, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI Android 4.4.2 with HTC Sense UI 6.0 Android 4.4.3 KitKat with MIUI 5.0
Dimensions 139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm 157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm


The Samsung Galaxy A5 flaunts its impressive metal casing. It is the thinnest phone from Samsung till date with thickness of mere 6.7 mm. The phone looks aesthetically attractive, flaunting its plastic rear encased in a metal frame. HTC desire on the other hand misses out on metal body. Xiaomi Mi 4 flaunts its outstanding looks with stainless steel metal frame.


Galaxy A5 and Mi 4 both are powered by Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, former being clocked at 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and the latter is clocked at 2.5 GHz Krait 400. Samsung A5 is coupled with 2 GB of RAM while Mi 4 entails 3 GB of RAM. HTC Desire 820 is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) alongside 2 GB of RAM.

Operating System

All the devices run on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Samsung A5 features TouchWiz UI on the top, Desire 820 features HTC Sense UI while Xiaomi Mi 4’s operating system is based on MIUI.


Galaxt A5 features a 5 inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 294 ppi pixel density. HTC 820 sports a larger 5.5 inch LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and same resolution as A5 but with lower pixel density of 267 ppi. Xiaomi Mi 4 features IPS LCD display with resolution and pixel density of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 441 ppi which is better than the other two.

Camera & Storage

All the devices have a tie in rear camera. All the smartphones sport 13 mega pixel primary camera with Auto Focus and LED flash. HTC 820 and Xiaomi Note further sport a 8 mega pixel secondary camera and Galaxy A5 sports a 5 mega pixel front facing camera.

Both Samsung Galaxy A5 and HTC Desire 820 entails internal storage of 16 GB. The in-built memory of A5 is expandable up to 64 GB while that of Desire 820 is is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD slot. Xiaomi Mi 4 on the other hand will come in two non-expandable storage variants- 16 GB and 64 GB.

Battery & Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 4 packs the most powerful 3080 mAh battery of all. HTC Desire 820 packs a 2600 mAh battery while Samsung Galaxy A5 is fueled by 2300 mAh battery.

Connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are supported by all these devices. Samsung Galaxy A5 and Desire 820 support 4G LTE as well while it is not yet sure whether 4G variant of Mi 4 will be launched in India or not.


Samsung Galaxy A5 is priced the highest at Rs. 25, 500, followed by HTC Desire 820 which is priced at Rs. 22,522. The pricing details of Xiaomi Mi 4 have not been revealed yet while we expect it to be priced around Rs. 20,000 which makes it the device with the lowest price among the three smartphones.


In addition to a stable configuration, Desire 820 comes equipped with dual front speakers powered by BoomSound along with integrated amplifiers and is priced lower than Samsung Galaxy A5 but Desire 820 misses out on metal body. Samsung A5 on the other hand flaunts its metallic body and slim design with 6.7 mm thickness but is priced quite higher.Xiaomi Mi 4 certainly looks like a more powerful phone with rich configuration, yet all will depend on the pricing of the device which is yet to be announced. If launched within sub-Rs. 20,000 range, Xiaomi Mi 4 will prove to give heated competition to Samsung Galaxy A5.

What do you think? Which smartphone is better, the Samsung Galaxy A5 , HTC Desire 820 or Xiaomi Mi4? Lets us know in the comments below.

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