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HTC Desire 601

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the features and reliability are overall positive. The price and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery and camera. Reviews are divided on the screen.

design, price, reliability, features

camera, battery

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 42 reviews)

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HTC Desire 601

 

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.

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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.

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HTC Desire 601

 

The HTC Desire 601 offers consumers many of the features found on HTC's flagship phone – the HTC One – while keeping a more budget price. Although it lacks the metal finish of the One, reviewers still find the rubberized plastic finish to be both...

5MP camera produces good quality images, Decent processor performance when using apps and browsing the web, 4G LTE connection

Only 4.68GB of usable onboard storage, Slow screen response, Display suffers from washed out colors

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HTC Desire 601 Dual SIM Review

 

Although one of the most graceful looking smartphones in the market, the HTC Desire 601 dual SIM is just overpriced for the features it offers and doesn't even give a groundbreaking performance either. One could easily go for a much faster and better...

Nice and appealing design, Loud speaker is crisp and clear, Good productivity performance, Great battery backup

Very badly priced, Low resolution display, Mediocre camera, Low internal memory

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Hands on: 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

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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...

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

 

The HTC Desire 601 is a nice enough Android smartphone and what it has managed to snatch from the One range is welcomed. However unless HTC prices this considerably cheaper than the HTC One mini there doesn't seem to be much point in considering it....

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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...

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HTC Desire 601 Review: In Depth

 

The HTC Desire 601 is a stylish mid-range phone with a 5-megapixel camera that records Full HD video, twin external speakers and 4G.

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

Average camera ; Non-HD screen ; Low internal storage

The real question you should ask if you’re in the market for a mid-range Android phone is - do you value elegance and ease of use over power and specs appeal? Once you’ve answered that, the choice of which phone to go for should be obvious.

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Review: HTC Desire 601

 

HTC's Desire 601 is an interesting smartphone, if only because the company has taken a lot of what made the HTC One extremely good and thrown it into a mid-range phone.

Like a slightly cheaper version of the excellent HTC One handset, Fast 4G, Supports expandable memory, something we wish both the HTC One and HTC One Mini would, Still features the HTC BoomSound speakers on the front, meaning the sound from the...

Plastic body, One day battery life, Mediocre camera that isn't up to the "Ultrapixel" quality set out by the HTC One, No NFC, No infrared

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
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