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HTC Desire C Sim Free Smartphone - White

by HTC
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)


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  • 3.5’’ HVGA screen for intense gaming, photo viewing and browsing on-the-go
  • Beats Audio for studio quality sound
  • Android 4.0 with HTC Sense
  • 25GB free Cloud storage with Dropbox
  • 5MP camera

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  • Item Weight: 249 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
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  • Item model number: 99HRM006-00
  • ASIN: B0083FY5X2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,125 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

HTC Desire C - Brilliantly Entertaining. Seriously Well Connected.

HTC Desire C 5MP camera
It's easy to shoot and share with a 5MP camera that lets you capture photo or video

HTC Desire C makes it easy to connect and plug into fun. Call or message and note how HTC Sense minimizes navigation for simplicity. Quick social upload means go from picture capture to share effortlessly. Continue the fun with rich, authentic sounds brought to you by Beats Audio.

Key features:
  • Easy to Shoot and Share: Be quick to the draw with a 5MP camera where you can capture photo or video. Then seamlessly share with the world with our intuitive upload and share process.
  • Simple to Call and Connect: Back to basics as they are meant to be experienced. Call, message, and reach out to those that matter most quickly and efficiently.
  • Authentic Sound by Beats Audio: With Beats Audio music is rich and authentic. Notice the difference, and enjoy your music as the artist intended.

Easy to Shoot and Share

A 5MP camera with a redesigned, and more intuitive camera application means with Desire C you are always ready to capture a moment. And with deeper social integrations through Facebook and Twitter, you are just a few taps from sharing that moment with the world.

Simple to Call and Connect

HTC Sense on Desire C ensures that everything you do is quick and intuitive. Smart Dial on the phone keypad means you are always just a couple taps away from calling or pulling up a frequent contact. Unlock your device and go straight to your favorite applications in just one swipe

Beats Audio
With Beats Audio, listening on your HTC Desire C is truly different

Authentic Sound by Beats Audio

Sound on your Desire C is worth bragging about. With Beats Audio, listening is truly different. Plus with our integrated music experience, easily access all your music libraries, favorite audio apps and Internet radio simultaneously from one convenient location.

The specially tuned Beats Audio profile delivers sound the way the artist intended. Once you plug in your headphones, HTC devices with built-in Beats Audio profile actually automatically turn on the profile on to give you an amazing sound experience on your mobile phone. If you have one of the specially tuned Beats headsets1, the Beats Audio profile will optimize the sound to your specific headset. And Beats headsets also have a Bluetooth® profile for awesome, cable-free sound. With HTC's sound enhancer, every component of the sound spectrum is improved by boosting your HTC device's audio circuit. HTC's sound enhancer offers 8 different sound profiles, giving you a choice to boost whatever aspect of your music listening experience you want to emphasize. Select "Vocal" to bring forward vocal content so you can really immerse yourself in your favorite singer's voice. Feel like you're in the front row with "Live", which accentuates the qualities of live performance environments. When you want to get your groove on, "Dance" increases punch and definition – perfect for rhythm-centric music.

HTC Music – the epicenter of your music

But what's the point of having great sound if you don't have any music to listen to? HTC Music is now your central hub for everything music. Recently played albums are shown and can be played on the same homescreen. With the new and more intuitive music player, easily view or browse by artists, albums, playlists or genres. Wanna sing along? A SoundHound button is added to show lyrics for the current song playing or to get more info about the track/artist/album. No matter if you're listening with headphones or the speaker on your HTC phone, you'll be able to find out more info on the song, as long as the song is in the SoundHound database. And once HTC Music is launched, the homescreen also has TuneIn Radio, which gives you access to radio stations worldwide, and local music services2 such as Amazon MP3, 7digital and KKBOX at your fingertips. If you want even more options, add your favorite music player or music service(s). The options are seemingly endless.

More than music

As much as we love listening to music, we at HTC also believe that all sound matters. That's why HTC's sound enhancer and Beats Audio support 3rd party apps like Youtube and 3rd party music solutions like Spotify. And our own HTC Watch is also supported by Beats Audio and HTC's sound enhancer, which gives you 5.1 surround sound effect, so you can enjoy a much richer entertainment experience. So, no matter what you do on your HTC phone – whether it's gaming or watching movies or video – you'll get the same quality sound experience you get when you listen to music.

25GB Free Cloud Storage with Dropbox

All new HTC devices come with an exclusive 25GB of Cloud storage from Dropbox, so you can have all your files, music and photos with you when you're on the go. This cloud storage is free for 24 months for HTC customers and is integrated in the Sense user experience, so you can easily upload to your store and manage what is stored straight from your device. Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computer, phone and the Dropbox website. And with the Dropbox app for Android you can being your files with you when you're on the go, edit files in your Dropbox from your phone, easily upload your photos and video to Dropbox and share your content freely with family and friends. You also don't have to worry about security as Dropbox protects your files without you needing to think about it.

HTC Watch
HTC Watch streams thousands of high quality movies and TV shows directly to your HTC phone

HTC Watch

Entertainment on the go has never been so varied, so instantaneous, or so rich. HTC Watch streams thousands of high quality movies and TV shows directly to your HTC phone so you can start watching your selection seconds after purchase. You can hear every detail of the soundtrack with Beats Audio. This is the best authentic sound experience that you could ever have on a mobile device. And sharing your HTC Watch movies with your family and friends on a big TV screen has never been easier with HTC Media Link HD. Once your movie is projected, HTC have made it a snap for you to multitask on your device without interrupting the viewing experience on the big screen.

Vast possibilities

HTC Watch offers a comprehensive library of Hollywood blockbusters, fascinating documentaries and enjoyable television shows. HTC are constantly bringing current hits and classics to keep you entertained during down time, on long journeys or when you're with family and friends. Browse through our vast HTC Watch store, and check out the trailers before making a purchase. HTC Watch offers a flexible viewing experience. Either rent or purchase content and watch it on up to five HTC phones and tablets. HTC want you to be viewing great content as quickly as possible. When you make a selection from HTC Watch, movies and TV shows stream directly to your device, so there's no need to wait for them to finish downloading. HTC Watch also tracks your viewing on each device, so you can take a break from watching a movie and then resume viewing it later without needing to find where you left off.

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118 of 120 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little phone 2 Dec 2012
Colour Name:White
I needed a small, light Android phone for my partner. I have a larger HTC (the One V) and was very pleased with it, so thought I would give the Desire C a try. I was a little concerned about all the negative reviews that complained about the lack of processing power, but phone reviewers these days do seem to mark a phone down if it can't play 3d games and run high quality movies. I did not need those features. The phone is to be used for messaging, Facebook and a little internet as well as calls.

After working on the phone for a day to transfer over photos, texts and contacts from a Nokia C5-03 I am pretty impressed. It is small and light and the white version is very cute. The screen is small but that means longer battery life and it is big enough for non-intensive browsing. The silver bezel makes the white version look smaller than the black version by the way. Had no problems with lag or stuttering screens. Everything in the OS worked seamlessly. It was a little slow to import 2500 old text messages but I think that is forgiveable :) We tried a couple of calls and the reception was clear and loud, much better than her Nokia C5-03. She is pleased to get her Audible library installed and have access to internet radio.

In summary if you want a small, competent Android phone running almost the newest Android OS then this is a good buy. The screen and processor is small so it wont suit heavy browsers or gamers but for us mortals does the trick very nicely.
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135 of 140 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
So, a quick review based on my experiences so far. The phone arrived today and I have been playing for a number of hours.

The phone is essentially an updated Wildfire S, with a slightly larger screen, and more internal memory. It runs Android v4. The processor is still 600 MHz, but the overall experience with the Desire C is much smoother and more responsive than the Wildfire S.

HOWEVER the major downer for me is that the processor does not have enough power for smooth Skype calls. The incoming call is slightly choppy and clicky - something that I and many others experienced with the Wildfire S, which also runs the low-end 600MHz processor.

I was hoping the updated android OS in this phone would solve the problem with skype but unfortunately it's not the case. The call quality is acceptable, but there is constant clicking and slight distortion on the incoming audio. A big shame, as there's nothing you can do about it, it's simply underpowered for the job.

The good news:

- Screen size increase over the Wildfire S makes text input significantly easier than the Wildfire S
- OS is pretty responsive and smooth
- Feels secure in the hand, while light and relatively slim. The soft feel rubbery case is grippy in the hand.
- Internal memory is a sensible 2GB, unlike the WIldfire S with a ridiculously small internal memory that filled up very quickly and caused programs like GMail to have issues.

The bad news:
- Doesn't come with any internal storage
- Low-end processor not fast enough for clear Skype calls

Otherwise, it's responsive, nicely proportioned, and competitively priced. Big shame they couldn't put a slightly more capable processor in. If you Skype a lot - better consider something else unless you don't care about clicky audio.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good budget android phone 17 Nov 2012
By Scott
Colour Name:Black
I can only compare with my last phone, the Samsung Monte (not a smartphone, which now sells at only a half to three quarters of the price of an HTC Desire C). A fully customizable android HTC smartphone with many of the features available from the highest spec Desire models, so there are plenty of free applications,gadgets and widgets to search for via the play store, which can be installed straight from your phone via your provider. It includes a nice portable Wifi hotspot option, so you can connect your pc or laptop straight to your phone whilst on the move to get it online (warning-not all providers may allow this option, and it may also depend on what contract you are on. If you have unlimited internet as part of any mobile phone contract, they may not allow this option to work). It supports memory cards of up to 32GB microSD - more than enough for my file storage.

I found scrolling on large webpages using the built in browser on the Desire C to be slightly laggy at times (eg scrolling up and down whilst viewing your google results), or as a large page loaded up, the phone may temporarily freeze until it was finished. I found the easy fix to this was to simply use Opera Mini, a more basic and faster java browser that I also used on the Monte. I also found the Desire C's camera shots to be lower quality and not as clear or sharp as the Samsung Monte, despite the Desire having the higher megapixel rating (5 instead of 3), and more options to choose from before taking a shot. Both phones have no flash. Video playback with some test files was not as smooth as the Monte, although the Desire had no problems with high quality youtube videos.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!! 20 Jan 2013
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
This phone was an upgrade from the wildfire. I'm not particularly savvy with phones but the HTC wildfire was great and easy to use so I stuck to the same brand. The desire c was the cheaper option and I was initially concerned it might be too basic. I can assure you it isn't. I love this phone. I have Twitter, Instagram, etc, brilliant and easy to work with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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