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HTC Desire C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 963 reviews of HTC Desire C. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the performance. The connectivity and reception get less positive views.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 user reviews of HTC Desire C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The portability and price also get good views. Views are divided on the performance, and some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

usability, price, portability, size, screen

reliability, reception, connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire C Sim Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)HTC Desire C Sim Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of HTC Desire C from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the sound and usability. The size and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive comments about the screen and reliability.

portability, price, size, usability, sound

performance, reliability, screen

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire C (Cricket)HTC Desire C (Cricket)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

HTC Desire C review

 

Can this small, rubber clad phone climb head and shoulders above its competition?

Attractive design ; ICS & Sense 4.0 ; Beats Audio ; Easy to use

Slow and sluggish ; screen unresponsive at times ; poor account integration

The HTC Desire C may be the end of an era for low-end handsets from the Taiwanese firm, as it has recently come out and said that it's not doing "cheap, cheap phones" anymore.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

HTC Desire C review

 

The entry level HTC Desire C with Android 4.0 has rivals running for cover

Palm size ; HTC design ; Android 4.0

White case can scuff

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire C - Pocket-lint

 

Priced a little higher than some budget rivals, the HTC Desire C also exhibits better design and build. Basic specs are expected, but a few issues, such

Good sized 3.5-inch display but in small package, latest software, great design and build

Camera lacks autofocus, battery life is poor, looks a little pricey compared to other budget models, Beats turning on and off suggests a software bug

When you set the HTC Desire C down alongside rival affordable devices, it's pretty easy to see what you get. You get better design and build and you get a user interface that has some really nice refinements in Sense 4. What you don't get is a huge...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire C pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The HTC Desire C is the newest addition to HTC's 2012 line-up of Android devices, joining the HTC One series and seeing a diversion from what we thought

May, 2012

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire C

 

A classy design and Android 4, but the screen and processor disappoint

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire C review

 

The HTC Desire C is a low-budget and very compact Google smartphone running Android 4.0.

The HTC Desire C is a nicely designed budget Android 4.0 handset. It could make a good first smartphone but doesn't have any outstanding features. The price is attractive but if you're not bothered about NFC then it's worth paying an extra £20 for the...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Desire C

 

A budget Android 4.0 handset with some nice styling touches.

Nice styling and good build quality, Good quality screen, Android 4.0 is feature packed

A little expensive for its features, Can become quite slow

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

HTC Desire C Review: In Depth

 

HTC have always been three of our favourite letters across price-points, so you can imagine our delight when we heard we were going to get a low-cost phone running Ice Cream Sandwich, packing HTC's trademark…

Great design ; Ice Cream Sandwich ; Sense 4.0

HVGA screen ; Poor camera ; Slow processor

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Carly Page (v3.co.uk)

HTC Desire C Review

 

The Desire C is HTC's latest budget Android smartphone, and is a handset aimed at smartphone newbies and those on a budget. The pint-sized handset sure does look good, but can it carry on the repuation left by the original HTC Desire?

Nice design, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, good battery life

600MHz processor can be painfully slow, poor camera

The HTC Desire C is a good budget handset, and one of the few to come running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. However, its poor camera and lack of speed may leave some users feeling let down.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

HTC Desire C review

 

When HTC originally released the original HTC Desire, it was a game changer. A slick, classy design, great screen and lots of features, not to mention a deeply attractive overlay on top of the Android OS. Then came the HTC Desire S, the HTC Desire HD...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230 / 1450
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:2592 x 1728
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1728
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.531
Body SAR category (EU):B
Head SAR (EU):0.679
Head SAR category (EU):B

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 0.5625

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, M2TS, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9 / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, WMV, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SDP / A2DP, HFP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD
Internal RAM:512 / 576
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 1.23
Height :10.7
Weight:100 / 98
Width:6.06