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Great little phone,
This review is from: HTC Desire C Sim Free Smartphone - White (Electronics)
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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Initial post: 12 Sep 2013 15:05:46 BDT
Hi, just wondering how the phone and it's owner are doing now nearly a year on? I too want a relatively small phone for sms, some calls, taking photos and the occasional internet use. Just seen this phone and considering it, don't want one of these huge fandangled versions that I can see getting on my nerves eventually! Any advice grateful, thanks :)
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2013 22:17:37 BDT
Mr. N. Bell says:
Its fine. Its better suited for very occasional internet use because the screen is so small. The processor is not too powerful but it has installed and run the apps we want ok, such as BBC Iplayer. Its small and light and the battery life is good but then it only gets very light use.
This runs an identical Android operating system as many larger models - the only difference is the screen size and computing power.
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