Summary: Taken on its own merits as an affordable mid-range smartphone, the HTC Desire 601 stands out from the crowd. It's good-looking, with a large screen, above-average audio quality, a fast processor and adequate memory, plus 4G connectivity and strong battery life. There's nothing missing from the package. However, we do keep comparing it to Motorola's stand-out entry-level phone, the Moto G , and finding that even though the Motorola costs less, it often gives more.
Summary: Although one of the most graceful looking smartphones in the market, the HTC Desire 601 dual SIM is just overpriced for the features it offers and doesn't even give a groundbreaking performance either. One could easily go for a much faster and better equipped smartphone at the same price range.
Pros: Nice and appealing design, Loud speaker is crisp and clear, Good productivity performance, Great battery backup
Summary: The HTC desire 601 is another middle/average end HTC phone. The phone performance is good and the display screen size is also nice. Nevertheless, the quality of displayed content will not be the best and the camera quality takes a less than average score. Overall, the phone doesn’t offer any significant addition when compared to the Desire 600.
The HTC Desire 601 brings 4G and flagship stylings on a budget
17 January 2014
Summary: Sure, it doesn't have the latest Android software on board, but if you're after a good-looking HTC phone with powerful speakers and 4G LTE for speedy data downloads, the Desire 601 is an affordable option to consider.
Pros: The HTC Desire 601 shares attractive design cues with the flagship HTC One, the front-facing speakers pack a serious punch, it has 4G LTE and it won't break the bank either.
Cons: It's running on old Android software, its screen resolution doesn't impress and its dual-core processor doesn't really give a lot of power.
Conclusion: The HTC Desire 601 is a solid and stylish - if ultimately average - mid-range phone, aimed squarely at the pockets of those who want a respectable device but don't want to (or can't) stump up for a flagship. It boasts expandable memory (up to 64GB), an OK camera with the quirky Zoe feature and powerful external speakers, not to mention stylish and sexy design. Of course, you have to consider the competition, and the Desire 601's nearest rival is the Motorola Moto G .
Conclusion: The HTC Desire 601 is a good mid-range phone with a reasonably powerful processor and a surprisingly good camera, though it's let down a little by its less-than-HD screen. Despite its many good points however, it struggles to distinguish itself from the Moto G , the elephant that's been dropped into the midrange room, and delivers both better processor and screen for a little over half the price.
Summary: HTC Desire 601 Dual SIM is counted amongst one of the most impressively designed handset in the market, but critics believe that it is slightly overpriced for the features it comes with. • Impressive design • Excellent sound quality • Dual speaker • Decent performance • Poor camera • Average battery life • Expensive for the specs it comes with • Low resolution screen • Low internal memory The latest from HTC is a dual-SIM smartphone that comes with Sense UI and BoomSound...
Excerpt: The HTC Desire 601 offers consumers many of the features found on HTC's flagship phone – the HTC One – while keeping a more budget price. Although it lacks the metal finish of the One, reviewers still find the rubberized plastic finish to be both attractive and relatively durable. Its smaller size also made it easier for reviewers at Phone Arena to handle one-handed. In terms of the display, the 4.5" LCD display offers a fairly low resolution of 540 pixels.
Pros: 5MP camera produces good quality images, Decent processor performance when using apps and browsing the web, 4G LTE connection
Cons: Only 4.68GB of usable onboard storage, Slow screen response, Display suffers from washed out colors
Summary: HTC has of late been focusing on the mid-segment smartphone market. The company has launched a number of devices in its Desire range targeting the consumer who is looking for a value for money proposition. One of these is the Desire 601. Trendy looks The HTC Desire 601 dual SIM looks stylish and even resembles the highprofile HTC One from the front. But, unlike the One, the 601 comes with a plastic body.
Summary: HTC’s Desire 601 is an interesting smartphone, if only because the company has taken a lot of what made the HTC One extremely good and thrown it into a mid-range phone.
Pros: Like a slightly cheaper version of the excellent HTC One handset, Fast 4G, Supports expandable memory, something we wish both the HTC One and HTC One Mini would, Still features the HTC BoomSound speakers on the front, meaning the sound from the phone is loud
Cons: Plastic body, One day battery life, Mediocre camera that isn't up to the "Ultrapixel" quality set out by the HTC One, No NFC, No infrared