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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.
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.
Summary: The HTC Desire C is a pleasant entry-level device for those looking for their first Android 4.0 smartphone, but its battery life makes enjoying its features to the max a little difficult. Ration internet and app usage, and the HTC Desire C does a good job of it. Just don't expect high-end smartphone performance.
The HTC Desire C is an ultimately frustrating phone to use due to a sluggish user experience
Good Gear Guide.au
10 September 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 You won’t have to worry about using a severely outdated version of Android with the HTC Desire C , because it runs the penultimate version of Android right out of the box.
Conclusion: The Desire C is HTC’s lowest cost handset. It has some headline-grabbing specifications such as Android 4, 25GB of Dropbox storage and NFC, and the hardware design is appealing. But it is let down by an underpowered processor, average camera and low-resolution screen. Arguably, this is the handset HTC should never have built.