- Ray S. , PhoneArena
With the Desire C, you get what you pay for – a stylish smartphone that's good for light usage, but not much else.
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 You won’t have to worry about using a severely outdated version of Android with the HTC Desire C, because it runs the penultimate version of Android right out of the box. So it has it good in terms of software, but what about the hardware?
As a mid-range model, the Desire C comes equipped with a fairly modest set of features. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, 5MP main camera, 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and HSDPA data. The one thing that can put most prospective buyers off is the fact that it runs on a 600MHz processor and 512MB RAM. While it isn’t prohibitively slow, it’s certainly not as fast as other better-equipped smartphones, especially with the default software.
What about the battery you ask? Well, HTC promises 5 hours of talk time per charge. Of course, real life results will always vary depending on actual usage.
The consensus among reviewers is that the HTC Desire C offers acceptable levels of smartphone performance for normal use. The problem is that it may be priced a little too high, and for just a bit more extra cash you could place yourself into higher-end models, even HTC’s own selection of smartphones, for a much better overall experience.
Need to Know: HTC Desire C
1. Comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed. (The Good)
2. Features excellent ergonomics and portability due to use of 3.5-inch screen. (The Good)
3. Battery life is not that good. (The Bad)
4. Seen by many as a bit too expensive for its overall feature-set. (The Bad)
The HTC Desire C's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.
There is a Qualcomm 600 MHz processor (CPU).
The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).
Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1230 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. HTC's performance ratings are: 16.5 days standby time, 300 minutes talk time.
Prices (Where to Buy)
from Expansys CA
- Condition: New
- Availability: Not available
- Contract: No
from Amazon Merchant
- Condition: Used
- Availability: In Stock
- Contract: No