The HTC Desire C is entry-level Android powered smartphone but it has solid build quality and even latest and greatest Ice Cream Sandwich flavor. We believe that C in its name stands foe cheap but HTC weren’t happy to hear that.
It is one of the first entry level smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board. While HTC Desire C can’t impress us with amazing specs it still does its job without noticeable lags for just $300. It has 3.5″ HVGA touchscreen display with 320 x 480, 600MHz single core processor and 512MB RAM but solid build quality compensates lack of high-end specs.
It’s already available on UK for £190 without contract but I think you could shop around and find even better deals from mobile operators as price is one of the most important factors here.
First HTC Desire C benchmarks shows that it’s more powerful than Wildfire S which has similar specs but it is working on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is less resources demanding. The HTC Desire C feels really snappy in everyday use while HTC Wildfire S felt more like patience test.
The HTC Desire C’s design is inspired by HTC One X and One S and there are many noticeable similarities. Of course it’s smaller, less powerful, has lower resolution screen but it still feels good holding in hand. It has the same solid matte design just like HTC One X. Nice to see premium feel to entry-level devices.
I almost forgot to mention some other important features like 4GB storage and a microSD card slot for additional storage. The HTC Desire C has 5 megapixel back facing camera, Beats Audio sound enhancement and reasonable 1230 mAh battery.
If you buy HTC Desire C right now you can get 25 GB of free Dropbox storage for two years which is worth the smartphone’s price itself. Like I already mentioned you can get this phone in UK and other markets soon to follow.
Why you should buy the HTC Desire C?
For reasonable price you can get solid build quality, reasonable performance and of course the Ice Cream Sandwich flavor. If you are buyer on strict budget but still want to enjoy most smartphone functions this is right bet for you. Still this won’t be the fastest most advanced smartphone but it’s still nice one.