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HTC Desire C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 834 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and usability. The screen and value for money are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the features and camera. Views are divided on the reception.

design, value for money, screen, usability, battery

camera, features

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of HTC Desire C from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

value for money, usability, portability, design, responsiveness

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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HTC Desire C Review


If we look at the 10-15K price bracket, HTC has no product offering worth considering right now. As far as Android handsets go, Sony's Live with Walkman is still the best offering here followed closely by the much older, but still relevant Samsung...

The 3.5-inch screen features a resolution of 320 x 480, which is a bit low so icons and menus are not the sharpest but not too bad either. There is a major colour banding issue, which is very noticeable across most colour backgrounds, especially white...

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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....


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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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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HTC TouchFlo 3D - A 3D Perspective


Almost a year back, we saw innovation and intuitiveness as the two key elements found within the HTC TouchFlo interface. Fast forward to 2008, we see its progression onto the 3D realm with the TouchFlo 3D, making a spectacular entry during its official...

Product Specifications


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