Jul 1, 2012

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HTC Desire C is your budget Android 4.0 ICS phone

Along with the launch of the dual-SIM Desire V, HTC also outs their most affordable Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone in the market, the HTC Desire C. This little phone doesn’t have the specs to amaze you but HTC made this for those who wants to get their toes wet with Android without over committing on the budget.

HTC Desire C

The HTC Desire C, as the name implies, stems from the Desire line with that familiar curves and design. It looks like a shrunken HTC Desire V that should fit comfortably in your pocket.

HTC Desire C 1

It will effectively replace last year’s HTC Wildfire S with both having a lowly 600MHz processor and a 512MB RAM. However, the HTC Desire C gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 UI on top of it. It also has a bigger 3.5-inch screen with 16million colors, a more spacious 4GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. Not to mention you will also be getting Beats Audio enhancement on this phone if that’s your thing.

htc desire c 2

Being an entry-level phone from HTC, you will be getting more colors to choose from with the Desire C — Polar White, Stealth Black, and Flamenco Red. It is now available in HTC shops and authorized resellers with an SRP of Php10,990, which I personally think is just right for its specs.

HTC Desire C Specs:
600MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225A CPU, Adreno 200 GPU
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4.0 UI
3.5″ capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels) HVGA resolution
512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 384 Kbps HSUPA support
Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
5 MP autofocus camera
No front-facing cam
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
107.2 x 60.6 x 12.3 mm
100 g
Li-Ion battery 1230mAh
Colors: Polar White, Stealth Black, Flamenco Red
SRP: Php10,990


  1. can’t see any flash in there!

  2. Nanaoallen says:

    I can buy better and way cheaper than that!

  3. richard says:

    Not a good buy. Can find better phone with the same price. I guess this model wont sell in the Phils.

  4. Major disappointment, IMHO. It’s got some nice extras like a better camera, Beats audio and 4gb of internal storage and all that, but that performance is still tied to a dinky little 600mhz CPU. Would have made sense to price this along the lines of a Galaxy Mini 2, and even that would have been too much.

  5. crackinthewall says:

    Definitely not a good buy. It’s a low-end Android phone and all the enhancements do not warrant a 2-4K premium over competing phones. IMO, they should’ve launched the One V for 11k and this phone should not be more than 8K. The Xperia Mini, even with all the issues that plagued it, can be found with a 6-7k price tag and its already a 1GHz processor over the Desire C’s 600MHz. The Motofire is another contender with a 6.5k price tag and we’re not even considering Samsung phones here. Just add 2k and you’ll have an Xperia U with twice the core, better resolution, better GPU and a better camera or a One V with a bigger screen.

  6. Kazuyen says:

    I don’t think this would appeal to Filipino masses. That phone is only a entry level phone. Way to over price HTC. Like? build quality is 5-6k more? This is a joke, just get the Xperia U

  7. Hey Calvin, what can you say about the HTC Desire C negative feedback’s?

  8. you can get better specs on a samsung galaxy pocket except for ICS for half the price

  9. Griswold says:

    pwede pala mag ICS sa ganitong kababang specs eh. so bat di magawa ng ibang brands? and i think dahil dito, di na nila iuupgrade yung wildfire s to ICS. feeling ko lang.

  10. @ Griswold ,yap.ARMv7 lang ang chipset ,the same as Explorer’s.Mahaga lang nmn ang GPU at RAM,hindi processor.

    well,it’s HTC,
    High Tech and Cost. kaya nmn ganito kamahal.

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