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HTC Desire 601

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of HTC Desire 601. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The usability and price are also appreciated, but the camera and battery get less positive views.

design, price, usability, performance, durability

screen, battery, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 601 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Desire 601 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 601 8GB Black Unlocked Smart PhoneHTC Desire 601 8GB Black Unlocked Smart Phone

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (

HTC Desire 601 review: Hands-on


The HTC Desire 601 is the first of the brand's mid-range Desire phones to feature LTE. T3 went in for a closer look...

While the price has yet to be announced, the HTC Desire 601 will sport a much more affordable price tag than the top-of-the-range HTC One and One Mini. Add to that LTE connectivity and a nicely desinged chassis, and this could be a serious contender in...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

HTC Desire 601 pictures and hands-on: A mid-ranger that sounds good? - Pocket-lint


The HTC Desire 601 is the latest mid-range Android smartphone from HTC and sits above the recently announced HTC Desire 500, but below the HTC One flagship

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (

HTC Desire 601 review


Want BoomSound and Zoes but without the expense?

Great HTC features ; Low price 4G

Not a lot different to One Mini ; Could be hard on battery

With so many similar phones on the market this could be a tough sell. However, with elements like a microSD card slot to back up the 8GB of onboard storage and nearly all the HTC goodies bar the Ultrapixel sensor on offer, the Desire 601 is a pretty...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

HTC Desire 601


Hands-on: An enticing mid-range phone with the awesome speakers from the HTC One

The HTC Desire 601 is a sensible phone with a feature or two that helps separate it from the masses of pretty anonymous mid-range Android phones. Best of the lot is the BoomSound array of speakers on the phone’s front, which supply much meatier sound...

Mar, 2014

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HTC Desire 601 overview


HTC Desire 601 Black

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

HTC Desire 601 Review: In Depth


The HTC Desire 601 is a mid-range 4.5-inch phone that's a rung down from the HTC One Mini but a couple of notches up from the Facebook-centric HTC First. A respectable set of features, including a…

Slick, streamlined design ; HTC Zoe animated pictures ; BoomSound twin external speakers

Average camera ; Non-HD screen ; Low internal storage

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

HTC Desire 601 review


With mid-range phones, the key to success is very often totrickle enough of that tasty cutting-edge tech down from the toptable to the lower priced buffet range. So can the HTC Desire 601deliver the necessaries with its dual-core processor and 4G...

Decent camera, Boomsound speakers, 4G network capability

Sub par screen, so-so processor

The HTC Desire 601 is a good mid-range phone with a reasonablypowerful processor and a surprisingly good camera, though it's letdown a little by its less-than-HD screen. Despite its many goodpoints however, it struggles to distinguish itself from the...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (

HTC Desire 601 review:


With its all-metal design and full-HD screen, the HTC One is a stunning piece of kit, whether you're a hardened tech nerd or a casual phone fan with deep pockets. If your budget is a bit tighter -- or you simply have better things to spend your money...

The HTC Desire 601 shares attractive design cues with the flagship HTC One, the front-facing speakers pack a serious punch, it has 4G LTE and it won't break the bank either.

It's running on old Android software, its screen resolution doesn't impress and its dual-core processor doesn't really give a lot of power.

Sure, it doesn't have the latest Android software on board, but if you're after a good-looking HTC phone with powerful speakers and 4G LTE for speedy data downloads, the Desire 601 is an affordable option to consider.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Ray S. (

HTC Desire 601 Review


HTC is slowly building an army of mid-range smartphones, and the Desire 601 is one of the newest officers in its ranks. With a 4.5” qHD display, Snapdragon 400 SoC and a 5 MP camera, the HTC Desire 601 is definitely not going to scare away the opposing...

Front-facing stereo speakers

Mediocre call quality ; So-so camera

The HTC Desire 601 is an OK mid-range smartphone. It doesn't fascinate us in any area, including the design, the internals and the software. However, it does deliver a decent user experience with no significant slow-downs.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Laique Khan (

HTC Desire 601 Dual SIM Review


HTC Desire 601 Dual SIM is the latest smartphone from the Taiwanese tech giant. The handset comes with two SIMs slots.

• Impressive design ; • Excellent sound quality ; • Dual speaker ; • Decent performance

• Poor camera ; • Average battery life ; • Expensive for the specs it comes with ; • Low resolution screen ; • Low internal memory

HTC Desire 601 Dual SIM smartphone can prove to be a good option for those in search of a sleek and impressively designed handset with good sound quality and decent hardware performance. But at Rs. 19412, it restrict itself from competing with much...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1800 / 2040 / 2100
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (3G):435 / 440 / 497 / 650
Talk time (3G):11.2 / 12.1 / 12.8 / 15.8

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


3D recording: No
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:640 x 480
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3 / 1.6 / 2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Multi-shot: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2 / 25.4 / 4
Rear Camera Resolution:640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1.3 / 1.6 / 2
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes


Body SAR (EU):0.471 / 0.525
Body SAR category (EU):B
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.525 / 1.120
Head SAR category (EU):B


Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Red / Red, White / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Display diagonal:10.9 / 11.4 / 11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 800 x 480 / 960 x 540
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:245
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR / JPG
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, WMV9 / 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA, UMTS / WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2600 / 900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.01
Data network:3.5G, 3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
T9 text input: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:Android with HTC Sense\nHTC BlinkFeed
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / UL, CE, BSMI, VCCI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU, E-standby
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Broadcom / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4
Processor Model:200 / 400


Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:4
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.6 / 9.88 / 9.9
Height :13.2 / 13.4 / 14.3
Weight:123 / 130 / 143.5
Width:6.67 / 6.69 / 7.05