Summary: Overall, the HTC Desire 610 will appeal to anyone looking for a reasonably priced all-rounder to use for browsing the web, taking good photos, emailing, texting, making phone calls, playing casual games and running Android apps. The HTC Sense software is sleek and easy to use and you'll be satisfied with the battery life. We really enjoyed our time with the HTC Desire 610 and don't have any real qualms aside from the large bezels and slightly disappointing display.
Summary: The HTC Desire 610 is a nice-looking 4G phone with a good-sized screen and a quadcore processor. It's equipped with the latest version of Android and also comes with HTC's Sense 6 user interface features. That's all good, and the phone's significantly less expensive than the high-end HTC One M8 . But if you're looking for a high-spec Android phone that doesn't cost the earth, there are much better choices out there.
HTC Desire 610 review: watered-down HTC on the cheap
16 July 2014
Conclusion: All things considered, the Desire 610 is a nice budget entry from HTC. It isn’t the biggest, baddest smartphone on the market, and it’s not even the best value around; both the Moto G and Moto E are seriously tough competitors when it comes to what you get for your money.
Pros: Announced at MWC in February, the Desire 610 was slated to go on sale in various European markets in May. It’s currently available for purchase, but availability is hit or miss. Right now you can find the phone through third-party retailers, such as Clove, which has the Desire 610 priced at £190.00 (or roughly $325 USD). It also comes in three colors: navy, coral, and white.
Cons: Announced at MWC in February, the Desire 610 was slated to go on sale in various European markets in May. It’s currently available for purchase, but availability is hit or miss. Right now you can find the phone through third-party retailers, such as Clove, which has the Desire 610 priced at £190.00 (or roughly $325 USD). It also comes in three colors: navy, coral, and white.
HTC Desire 610 review: An affordable, fun Android KitKat phone
1 July 2014
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 display.
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). The HTC Sense 6.0 user interface spruces up Android 4.4 KitKat, while LTE allows for fast data transfers. So is this a really well-executed smartphone for little money?
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 stereo speakers, Decent voice quality, The number of useful features: LTE, GPS, microSD, and a few more.
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.
Excerpt: The Desire 610 is HTC's mid-range 4G phone. It's similar to its predecessor, the Desire 601, but the Desire 610 has a larger 4.7in screen, an improved 8-megapixel camera and a glossy, plastic finish. The Desire 610 is surprisingly large for a 4.7in handset as its thick bezels and BoomSound speakers add a considerable amount of extra bulk around the screen. Compared to a Motorola Moto X , for example, which also has a 4.7in screen, the Desire 610 looks enormous.
Excerpt: While the top-of-the range HTC One M8 has sent all rivals scattering before it, HTC has also been busy building out a good-sized range of middle and lower-end smartphones using its former flagship brand, Desire. The Desire 610 sits nicely in the middle of the line-up, borrowing much from the company's mid-range flagship, the Desire 816 .