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Budget Smartphone Review of the Week – HTC Desire C

Posted on the 15 February 2013 by Gunsirit @gunsirit

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Morning all! So, today’s budget smartphone review is none other than the HTC Desire C. It wasintroduced in the Malaysian market in June 2012 with a retail price of RM738. The phone is now available with impressive low price ranging from RM500 to RM600 available at  I have not checked my local phone stores but I would assume that the price will be lower than the original price of RM738.

So, what do you get for a budget HTC Desire C. The main highlight is of course the operating system, it is preloaded with Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich. It is also built to be compact and light as well as very comfortable to hold. It has all the HTC quality that you may find on a much more expensive HTC smartphones. Some of the features of the phone are listed below:

Main features

  • Light and compact
  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support
  • 3.5″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480)
  • 600MHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A chipset, Cortex A5 CPU, 512MB RAM, Adreno 200 GPU
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4 UI
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity
  • 5 MP camera, geotagging, face detection
  • VGA video @ 24fps
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor
  • Polaris Office doc viewer / editor
  • 25GB of free Dropbox
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Smart dialing
  • DivX/XviD video support
  • integration
  • Adobe Flash support
  • Very good audio output

Some notable disadvantages

  • Slow CPU
  • Unassuming retail package
  • Fixed-focus camera
  • No front-facing camera

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My Opinion

Apart from the slow 600MHz processor, the phone is almost perfect. If you can get the phone for RM500 or below, wait no more, get it! For more information on specifications, please visit GSMarena website or watch the video review below courtesy of PhoneArena.

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