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HTC Desire C: a decent little budget Android
4 days ago
Excerpt: The HTC Desire C is an odd creature. Its looks are reminiscent of the higher-end devices in HTC’s smartphone alphabet, and it runs the same version of Android that comes pre-installed on flagship phones like its big brother, the One X, and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Yet the phone is a chubby little plastic construction that creaks when you squeeze it too hard and the fixed-focus camera makes anything you photograph look un-artistically blurred.
Conclusion: All in all the HTC Desire C is very close to being a recommended handset, but falls short thanks to the humble 600MHz processor, mediocre camera and HVGA screen. It does get a lot right, we love the design with its red accents and think HTC did a great job getting Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0 on their lowest end handset. For an extra £20 though, a Sony Xperia U will offer dual-cores, a superior screen and a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus.
Conclusion: On first sight the HTC Desire C looks like a very promising phone, with a smart design and good build. Start it up and you’ll be happy with the visuals, although the low resolution screen will put a damper on things. Soon you’ll realize after using the Desire C for a while that it’s just a weak phone with a pretty face.
Conclusion: HTC has stepped out of its comfort zone with this one. It's not their first attempt at a smartphone for the masses and the Taiwanese are definitely getting the hang of it. The Desire C is firmly in the tradition of the two Wildfires and the Explorer. By another tradition honored by HTC, even their entry level offerings get the latest software and the combination of Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0 is the phone's key selling point.
Pros: Light and compact, Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 3.5" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480), 600MHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A chipset, Cortex A5 CPU, 512MB RAM, Adreno 200 GPU, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4 UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, GPS with A-GPS connectivity, 5 MP camera, geotagging, face detection, VGA video @ 24fps, micro...
Cons: Feeble CPU, Modest retail package, Fixed-focus camera, No front-facing camera
PHOTOVIEW: HTC Desire C entry-level Android Smartphone with NFC
11 July 2012
Excerpt: Revealed back in March and officially announced shortly after , HTC's new entry-level Android smartphone, the HTC Desire C , isn't a One-series device, even if it shares a lot of features and design elements with HTC's premium range of smartphones. Running on Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich , the Desire C is powered by an ARM Cortex A5 CPU at 600 MHz and features HTC's very own HTC Sense 4 user interface.
Summary: The HTC Desire C is a nicely designed budget Android 4.0 handset. It could make a good first smartphone but doesn't have any outstanding features. The price is attractive but if you're not bothered about NFC then it's worth paying an extra Â£20 for the HTC One V for its superior screen and better performance.
Summary: There are no complaints about the reception quality and the voice rendering quality. My handset showed really well in receiving the network signal during the entire two-week period I had been using it. The voice speaker of the HTC Desire C is not bad, and you can hear the one you are talking with quite well, with the voices being clear and without any noise. The volume is a bit above moderate.
HTC Desire C quick review - Can Android 4.0 make up for last year's entry-level specs?
27 June 2012
Excerpt: The HTC Desire C is a new entry-level Android smartphone from the prolific manufacturer. Featuring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC's Sense 4.0 interface, it shares a lot of similarities with last year's Wildfire S.