Wednesday, 13 June 2012

HTC Desire C gets unofficially priced at Rs 14,299 for India


HTC might not have officially launched it in India yet, but online retailer Buytheprice is now offering the Desire C for Rs 14,299. We cannot independently verify as it seems to be the only online retailer to offer the Android smartphone. The Desire C is an entry-level Android smartphone for HTC and features a 600MHz processor with 512MB RAM. Yet, it runs on Android 4.0 with HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI on top. Other key specifications include a 3.5-inch display (HVGA 320×480 pixels), a 5-megapixel camera, 4GB internal storage with additional microSD card slot and a 1,230 mAh battery.


For its specs, we feel the price is too high, but then HTC has not officially launched it, yet. We will wait for the official announcement before making any judgements. Would you buy the Desire C at this price?

HTC Desire C specifications

also known as HTC Wildfire CHTC Golf

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel densitiy screen, below 180ppi (165 ppi)
  • Slow processor (600 MHz)
  • The camera lacks autofocus

Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0) Sense 4 UI
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.22 x 2.39 x 0.47 (107.2 x 60.6 x 11.95 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.46 oz (98 g)
      the average is 4.2 oz (120 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.50 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:
    • 165 ppi
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1230 mAh

Hardware

  • Processor:
    • Single core, 600 MHz
  • System memory:
    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 4000 MB
  • Storage expansion:
    • Slot Type:
      • microSD, microSDHC
    • Maximum card size:
      • 32 GB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Aperture size:
      • F2.8
    • Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:
    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording