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HTC Desire C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 962 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. Reviews about the screen and portability are generally positive. The size and price also get good feedback. Reviews about the camera and performance are mixed, and there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and reception.

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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. People are impressed by the screen and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and reception. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

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)

Sep, 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 are impressed by the sound and usability. The size and price are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the screen and reliability.

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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)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

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

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

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 (technostall.com)

HTC Desire C Smartphone Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

HTC Desire C ReviewHTC 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. ...

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 (tbreak.com)

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: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

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 (zomgitscj.com)

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 (hardwareheaven.com)

HTC Desire C Android Smartphone Review

 

Over the past few months we have taken a look at some truly impressive smartphones, from the Sony Experia S to the Samsung Galaxy S3 . Nestled in between the two was the HTC One X , a product which was one of the first to market with the new multi-core...

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 (androidcentral.com)

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

Expert review by: theunwired (theunwired.net)

PHOTOVIEW: HTC Desire C entry-level Android Smartphone with NFC

 

Revealed back in March and officially announced shortly after , HTC's new entry-level Android smartphone, the HTC Desire C , isn't a One-series device, even if it shares a lot of features and design elements with HTC's premium range of smartphones....

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA, WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes