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3.0 out of 5 stars Good budget android phone, 17 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: HTC Desire C Sim Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
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. The HTC Desire C is not recommended if you are after an android phone to play the most current big name 3d mobile games either-although some are playable with settings set very low, this is just not a very capable 3d gaming phone. Other than that, everything else available has no problems, aside from the few games or programs available that may also require a keyboard and not just a touchscreen. Also, with the Desire C being a smartphone, it's to be expected that its battery wont last anywhere near as long (Monte-one week with minimal use, Desire C-one to two days.

I would give it 3 out of 5 - an acceptable budget android smartphone, but I do not believe its worth its current selling price.
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Initial post: 30 Dec 2013, 15:32:55 GMT
Martin Allen says:
Thanks, the information I needed to make me look at other phones.
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