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HTC Desire C

HTC Desire C
alaScore 87

938 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 907 reviews of HTC Desire C. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

size, performance, price, usability, design


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: ( review summary for HTC Desire C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of HTC Desire C from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the design and camera are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and performance.

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performance, reliability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Desire C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of HTC Desire C from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but the size and screen get negative comments. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

portability, price, usability, design, battery

reliability, screen, size

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire C (Cricket)HTC Desire C A320e Unlocked GSM Phone with Android 4.0 OS, Beats Audio, HTC Sense UI v4.0, 5MP Camera, Video, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM Radio, SN

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

HTC Desire C review: Welcome aboard


Are you a seasoned Android user looking for ICS on a budget or simply looking to make that big step into smartphones? Is it the journey or the destination? HTC will be pleased to welcome you on board either way. And they're making sure you start on the...

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 MSM7227A chipset, Cortex A5...

Feeble CPU ; Modest retail package ; Fixed-focus camera ; No front-facing camera

HTC has stepped out of its comfort zone with this one. It's not their first attempt at a smartphone for the masses and the Taiwanese are definitely getting the hang of it. The Desire C is firmly in the tradition of the two Wildfires and the Explorer....

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (

HTC Touch Review


HTC is on a hot streak. The company behind such smart phones as the T-Mobile Dash and the Sprint Mogul has now released a PDA phone under its own brand called the HTC Touch. The handset is aptly named for its 2.8-inch touch screen and its touch-based...

Slim design Touch screen responds to finger swipes

Doesn't always behave properly

HTC's Touch is being billed as an alternative to Apple's iPhone, and for the most part it is a worthy one. The Touch's price is about the same as that of the iPhone: It costs $350 (as of 12/20/07) with a two-year AT&T contract

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Ray S. (

HTC Desire C Review


A new model called 'Desire C' has launched to refresh HTC's budget line-up. It is the latest attempt of the manufacturer to offer something to those users, who aren't willing to spend a fortune on a phone, but would love to experience some HTC love....

Good looks ; Android 4 out-of-the-box ; Beats Audio

Slow processor ; Sub-par camera

The HTC Desire C is a fine low-end smartphone. It's compact and cute, and will certainly get the job done for most standard tasks.

Jun, 2012

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HTC Desire C


Mid-range handsets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are still quite a rarity. Most manufacturers settle on releasing devices that only have Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed, or worse, some other version of the Android software that's even...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Pawan Kumar (

HTC Desire C Smartphone Review: Specs, Features and Price


HTC Desire C is a 3G android low budget smartphone with 3.5” touch screen. Specifications and features of HTC Desire C are very identical to that of Wildfire S but still it is a different looking smartphone. One of the ...

HTC Desire C is a very good choice for those who wanted to change their Wildfire S and Explorer and other smartphones in this price range. The internal 4GB memory provides lots of space for more applications to be installed. Overall it’s a very good...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Taimoor Hafeez (

HTC Desire C Review


A budget ICS handset that takes getting used to.

Simple and elegant design, good build quality, comes with Ice Cream Sandwich

Slow processor makes for a cumbersome user experience, and weak camera with fixed autofocus

On first sight the HTC Desire C looks like a very promising phone, with a smart design and good build. Start it up and you’ll be happy with the visuals, although the low resolution screen will put a damper on things. Soon you’ll realize after using the...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (

HTC Desire C Review


The Desire C is the latest budget Android offering from HTC. Overall, it's safe to say that the performance of the device is a mixed bag. The power under the hood is underwhelming but its reflection on the everyday performance of the device isn't...

Good build, Good loudspeaker, 25GB cloud storage

Average performance, Average camera

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (

HTC Desire C Review


The HTC Desire C is positioned at the lowest end of the company's 2012 series of Android phones, and curiously picks up it's name from the Desire family of...

Portable with a 3.5 inch display ; Almost the latest software (Android 4.0 ICS) ; Great Design ; Great Build quality ; MicroSD card slot ; Decent battery life

Fixed Focus Camera ; Aging hardware ; Slightly expensive at launch

While I do think it’s priced a little higher than it should be, compared to the other devices in this range the HTC Desire C has much better build quality and design. Basic specs means a sometimes laggy experience, but Sense v4 is gorgeous. Still a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (

HTC Desire C Android Smartphone Review


Sitting at the entry level in terms of new Android 4.0 smartphones is HTC's Desire C. Clearly taking its design from the high end One family the Desire C looks to replace the Wildfire at the bottom end of the HTC product stack and today we have a...

When designing the Desire C HTC clearly had a few goals. They wanted a new, Android 4.0 handset which would be responsive, reasonably sturdy and offer a design similar to their new higher end range. The Desire C delivers on those points with its...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Richard Devine (

HTC Desire C review


HTC proves budget doesn't mean last generation software, with the £150 Desire C carrying Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0When buying a smartphone on a budget, compromises often need t...

We know, it's a cheap phone. But that doesn't mean it needs to cut back in as important an area as the camera. In fact, had the camera been better, it would have warranted a higher asking price for the phone. There are so many, huge, positives about...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7225A / MSM7227 / MSM8255


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:3 / AVEA / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: Yes