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HTC Desire 300 / HTC Zara mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of HTC Desire 300 / HTC Zara mini. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the performance.

size, price, usability, screen, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 300 / HTC Zara mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of HTC Desire 300 / HTC Zara mini from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the screen and usability. The size and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the performance.

price, portability, size, usability, screen


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 300 Smartphone - BlackHTC Desire 300 Smartphone - Black

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

HTC Desire 300 overview


MOB/HTC/Desire 300 301e Black

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Expert Review


Overall, the HTC Desire 300 disappoints. The lackluster technical specs and an outdated version of the Android OS are classic signs of a budget device, yet even in this area the 300 doesn’t compete as well as it needs to. There are plenty of high...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

HTC Desire 300 review


HTC's Desire range aims for the lower end of the market and theDesire 300 is at the bottom of its UK list, with specs scaled backjust about as far as it dares. It has a less-than-HD screen, anunremarkable processor and low-end camera, but the price...

Decent build quality, expandable memory, low price

Sluggish processor, screen not HD, no 4G, not much onboardmemory

The HTC Desire 300 is a perfectly reasonable budget smartphone,with okay screen and processor, plus a better than expected camera.Expandable storage is nice too, but although it's touted as HTC's'most affordable' phone, and it's certainly cheaper than...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Leigh Geary (

HTC Desire 300 Review


Remember our HTC Desire 500 review? Well, this is the Desire 300, and it's a …. bit… different. The Desire 500 has a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, an 8 megapixel and 1.6 megapixel camera.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Gears (

HTC Desire - Mini Review


The HTC Desire really caught us off-guard. If I'm honest the HTC Legend looked to be the better handset when we first saw them both. It was the design of the Legend that won us over, but the sales of the Desire seem to have proved otherwise

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Victor H. (

HTC Desire 300 Review


The HTC Desire 300 is a new mid-range Android smartphone that is surprisingly well built and good looking, but is it as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside?…

Appealing design ; Vivid 4.3” display

Feels underpowered ; Middling camera

The HTC Desire 300 is an interesting device. On one hand, we are really fascinated by its clean curvacious design and just-right size for our hand, but on the other hand we are underwhelmed by its slow performance. Is the compromise worth it?

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Anne (

HTC Desire 300 Black


Very easy to use and setup, Battery life best one i have had

None at the moment

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Vanessa (

HTC Desire 300 Black


Easy to use.nice looking phone

Uses alot of battery when browsing the net

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: SUSAN (

HTC Desire 300 Black


so easy to use


Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: yvonne (

Crap phone


The alarm doesn't even work if the ringer is turned down. Useless as a bedside alarm. The camera is awful, blurry and slow. Everything about this phone is slow and simple things like the radio dont even work. It freezes frequently and has no memory. I...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1650
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):625
Talk time (3G):11

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capture resolution (max):800 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p


Body SAR (EU):0.64
Body SAR category (EU):B
Head SAR (EU):0.42
Head SAR category (EU):B


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:10.9
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:0.5


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:400 / S4


Operating system installed:Android


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:64
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
UMTS bands supported:900,2100


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :13.2