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HTC Desire 601

HTC Desire 601
alaScore 86

83 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of HTC Desire 601. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and performance are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the battery and screen get critical opinions.

price, usability, design, performance, camera

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Desire 601


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Desire 601 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Ray S. (

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.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : (

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

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : (

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

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (

HTC Desire 601 - Ultimate Value Smartphone?


HTC wants to change people's perception of mid-range and entry-level devices with the Desire 601, which comes with a spoonful of premium features from its One flagship devices at a very affordable price. Is the HTC Desire 601 the ultimate value...

Good design and handling ; Affordable ; HTC BoomSound ; Decent overall performance

Display could be better ; Awkward two-button layout

Positioning the Desire 601 as the most advanced mid-range smartphone in the market is a long shot, but HTC does have a credible offering here (at least on paper).

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (

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...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

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


The HTC Desire 601 is the latest mid-range Android smartphone from HTC and sits above the recently announced HTC Desire 500, but below the HTC One flagship

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

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

With so many similar phones on the market this could be a tough sell. However, with elements like a microSD card slot to back up the 8GB of onboard storage and nearly all the HTC goodies bar the Ultrapixel sensor on offer, the Desire 601 is a pretty...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

The HTC Desire 601 brings 4G and flagship stylings on a budget


With its powerful dual front-facing speakers, 4G LTE and decent camera, the HTC Desire 601 is a good option if you want HTC style but can't afford the flagship.

The ; 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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

HTC Desire 601 Review: In Depth


The HTC Desire 601 is a mid-range 4.5-inch phone that's a rung down from the HTC One Mini but a couple of notches up from...

BoomSound twin external speakers

Low internal storage

Mar, 2014

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