HTC is all about quality and standards, do it for budget phone, mid range or the high end. It always feel worth it. Another budget smartphone out of HTC’s bag that looks and feels so expensive that you doubt you payed what you payed. It is the HTC Desire C. But looks can be deceiving. Under tests, the Desire C did lack at places, we will tell you where. The phone just puts up high bar up top just by the way it looks and feels. But you want to know about the whole package, as I said, looks can be deceiving.
Top class design on the HTC Desire C, it is an absolute beauty. Curved on the corners and the back it fits your hands beautifully. The matte finish on the phone feels perfect. Its dimensions are 107.2 x 60.6 x 12.3 mm (4.22 x 2.39 x 0.48 in). Its not too thick or too thin but weighs just 100 grams. You have the microUSB slot on the bottom, the volume rockers on the top right edge and the dedicated camera button the the bottom left edge. This phone really has an unreal matte finish, it just feels so expensive but its merely anything for a 9,000 INR phone.
Not a blockbuster hit in this department. The display is a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen. It has resolution of 320×480 pixels and pixel density of 165 ppi. You can know it by paper that it won’t be very pretty to look at. You can see the icons and wallpaper pixelated. Colors are accurate enough though. You can use it to a degree to watch videos and play games but nothing too fun on the HD side. The phone lacks the wow factor on the display.
Like always said, they never ever lose their mark on the camera. Looks, camera and sound are their strongest foundations and this shall never change. HTC Desire C has a sound 5MP primary camera which takes great quality images in 2592 x 1944 pixels. I would say it has even lost the mark up on the camera front. You don’t get face detection or the smile detection. There is no secondary camera for front facing videos or video calls or ahem ahem.
The main operating heart of the HTC Desire C runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which is NOT upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Android 4.0 brings you great customization on your hands. You can choose the widgets you want, the apps you want on your page for shortcuts, control the hardware on the go, everything. The HTC Sense 4.0 makes up your UI. Its a friendly connection between Android and the UI that works in harmony to give you great functionality. Android is used the most as an OS across mobile devices worldwide. You never have problem over availability of an app on the store. For the same apps that are paid on iOS, you get here for free, a lot of them which is a huge plus.
Memory and Data
The HTC Desire C comes with 4GB of internal memory and a 512MB RAM which is pretty decent. The memory can be expanded to up to 32GB via microSD cards. You get an optional NFC support and v3.0 Bluetooth. From the wire, you get v2.0 microUSB port that can be used. This phone has a WLAN to connect you to wifi networks around. It supports
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