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HTC Desire C Review: In Depth
12 September 2012
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.
Summary: The Desire C is the latest budget Android offering from HTC. Overall, it's safe to say that the performance of the device is a mixed bag. The power under the hood is underwhelming but its reflection on the everyday performance of the device isn't visible. If you are looking for better power under the hood, you can take a look at the Spice Stellar. If the OS isn't a big deal, you can take a look at the Nokia Lumia 710 or the Samsung Omnia W.
Pros: Good build, Good loudspeaker, 25GB cloud storage
Summary: HTC has priced the Desire C at a street price of Rs.14,000, which is simply too expensive for what essentially feels like a sub-10K phone. HTC may have increased the screen size but the display seems even worse than the Explorer since the resolution has stayed the same. The two major deal breakers here are the lack-lustre camera and the ancient processor.
Excerpt: HTC currently makes some of the most desirable-looking handsets around, notably all three smartphones in its One range - the HTC One X , HTC One S and HTC One V are all stunners. It wasn't a surprise then when the less expensive HTC Desire C followed the trend, though we were impressed to find Android 4.0 running on it. At £150 on pay-as-you-go, the Desire C is a budget handset, though still a step up in price from the real cheap end of the market, and it looks it.
Summary: Introduction Taiwanese firm has recently launched its new smartphone HTC Desire C that has set a benchmark in the consumer market. This next generation device has been given superb built and dazzling look. The smartphone HTC Desire C is loaded with latest features and applications. It runs on Android 4.0 ICS . The handset is quite similar to its predecessor Wildfire S in terms of specifications . There is high exception from Desire C performance in the consumer market.
The HTC Desire C is an ultimately frustrating phone to use due to a sluggish user experience
Good Gear Guide.au
25 November 2012
Summary: The HTC Desire C is a competitively priced pre-paid smartphone that offers a few features we aren't used to seeing on low-end Android devices. We like its design, build quality and the decent battery life it offers, but the sluggish user experience will frustrate most buyers.
Pros: Good design and build, Relatively low price, Decent battery life
Cons: Can be sluggish at times, Abysmal camera, Limited internal memory
Excerpt: Mid-range handsets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are still quite a rarity. Most manufacturers settle on releasing devices that only have Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed, or worse, some other version of the Android software that’s even older, like Froyo or Eclair. But not HTC. You won’t have to worry about using a severely outdated version of Android with the HTC Desire C , because it runs the penultimate version of Android right out of the box.
Excerpt: The 3.5" LCD screen has pixel dimensions of 320x480. The display is reasonably bright, but its sharpness could have been better. On the flip side, the panel's viewing angles are narrow, and its sunlight legibility is nothing worth writing home about. The phone is powered by a modest 600 MHz CPU, and has 512 MB of RAM.
Pros: Sturdy build; Impressive sound quality.
Cons: Sluggish performance; Terrible camera; Mediocre video player.