The Poorest HTC

The best usually gets the most, therefore in general, we pay more attention to the top-end devices and ignore the low-end smartphones. But it’s not a secret that the sales numbers of cheap devices prevail over the sales numbers of devices like the Samsung Galaxy S2 or the HTC One X. So this time we have decided to get acquainted with the latest and poorest HTC handset, which is launched in the UK, though other countries are getting theirs as well. HTC Desire C deals vary from market to market, but they are quite affordable, and this phone can make a rough competition to such handset as the Lumia 610.

There are several features to which I want to draw your attention because this handset can’t boast of many high end specs, and they are the only ones that can ensure good sales. The Desire C is packed with only a 5MP camera but it is too fast when shooting and sharing the pictures taken by it. HTC has additionally worked on an intuitive upload and share process to share the photos seamlessly. Secondly, being a weak smartphone the Desire C sports many features designed to meet the main requirements of smartphone users. For example, consumers can call and connect very quickly. Thirdly, the phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Beats Audio and Authentic Sound allowing users to listen to music in a pure quality.

The HTC Desire C comes with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen at a resolution of 320×480 pixels with a 165ppi pixel density. Though the screen is not one of the best, the phone works with HTC Sense 4.0, which looks too attractive on it. We can also find a 600MHz processor under the hood, which is very slow compared with current One series handsets or other Android-packed devices. But it’s a low-end handset, and if the processor were more powerful, it would affect the phone’s price, which is unacceptable for the niche.

Among other features we can note 512MB of RAM, 4GB of native storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB due to microSD card slot, a 1230mAh battery, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB and so on. It weighs only 100 grams and measures 107.2×60.6×12.3mm. The colors available for this smartphone are polar white, stealth black and flamenco red.

The phone was firstly launched in the UK and is offered via many mobile operators like Three, T-Mobile and Orange. The starting price for the unlocked model is £149 ($230), though it can be yours for free if you sign a two year contract with one of the mobile operators. The monthly fees start at £13 ($20) that will give users 100 minutes, 5000 texts and 250MB of monthly data.

Well, while many are in the pursuit of well-armed Android or iOS powered handsets, you should agree there is a huge number of consumers needing handy, fast and cheap handsets that will be up to date. In this sense, the HTC Desire C can ensure good sales like the HTC Wildfire S, though this Taiwanese manufacturer is more known for its high-end and mid-range handsets, which will have a negative impact on the low-end devices, because buying one of them users will be hoping to get better features than they actually sport.


  • Low processor
  • Low resolution screen
  • 5MP camera


  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • HTC Sense 4.0
  • Beats Audio
  • Price

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