Summary: Before HTC had their “Ones”, their most desirable range of devices came from the aptly named Desire range. This line has since been relegated to mid-range offerings, which hardly gets any attention.
Summary: The Desire lineup of HTC smartphones have proved to be quite popular in various emerging markets in Asia and Europe, but haven’t gained a lot of traction in the US market, in part due to the lack of availability of these devices at rates subsidized by network carriers.
Conclusion: The problem is while all these factors don’t necessarily make it a bad device, there are plenty of other options to look at that give you more bang for you buck such as the Moto G. The camera and performance still drives this device and it’s reliable.
Summary: The HTC Desire 610 may be affordable, with an iPhone 5C-style plastic body, but its mediocre specs and poor screen resolution mean it's still not a good buy. For much less money you can grab the 4G Motorola Moto G, which has the same processor, Android KitKat software and a higher resolution...
Pros: The HTC Desire 610 has an affordable price tag, its camera isn't too bad and its navy-blue, plastic body is quite fun.
Cons: It has a very disappointingly low resolution display that's not too bright either. Its processor and Android version are the same as the considerably cheaper Motorola Moto G. Its battery is only adequate.
Summary: More please. HTC shakes up the smartphone middle-class with their Desire 610. The smartphone is equipped with a 4.7-inch qHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quadcore-SoC with an Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB RAM, and 8 GB of flash storage - all for 299 Euro ($405).
Pros: Good viewing angle stability, Even brightness distribution, Good build quality, Touchscreen accurate even at the edges, Application and gaming performance, Current Android version 4.4 KitKat, Storage can be expanded via microSD cards, Fast internal storage, LTE capable, GPS reception, Front stere...
Cons: Battery not removable, Back of the phone looks cheap; the haptic design leaves to be desired, WLAN reception subpar, Both cameras overexpose photos, A brighter screen for outdoor use.
Summary: Since launching as their ‘Premiere’ device, the HTC Desire fell on some hard times. HTC resurrected the brand as a low-mid range series of devices, capitalising on the inherrent good will towards the brand name.
Pros: Camera is quite good for a non-ultra pixel camera, Great performance, HTC Blinkfeed integration
Cons: Boomsound stereo speakers leave a lot to be desired for, Price for the Desire 610 is overpriced slightly, Battery life isn’t as great as HTC’s flagship One series
Excerpt: Early in 2014, HTC declared it had concentrated too much on achieving greatness with the HTC One, and not enough on making cheaper phones. Speaking to Reuters , the company promised a slew of mid-range handsets this year, aimed at revitalizing sales.
Excerpt: Often we use the word "inexpensive" to describe smartphones that are kind to your wallet. The Desire 610 doesn't warrant the euphemistic term; this smartphone looks cheap, feels cheap and worst of all, is not that cheap. Only a couple of iconic details point to the Desire 610 being made by HTC.
Conclusion: HTC's Desire 610 is dead last on our list of value for money smartphones. Consider the Nokia Lumia 635, Motorola Moto G (4G). Huawei Ascend G6 and Kogan Agora 4G before spending the asking price of this smartphone.