• HTC Desire C
66
Based on 41 scores, 84 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    16
  • Bad:
    19

Pros:

  • Simple and elegant design.
  • Good build quality.
  • Comes with Ice Cream Sandwich.

Cons:

  • Slow processor makes for a cumbersome user experience.
  • Weak camera with fixed autofocus.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Good Gear Guide on -

Telstra has long had a healthy stable of pre-paid smartphones and Australia's leading telco has quietly slipped another into its line-up. The HTC Desire C retails for just $229 but features the Beats Audio sound profile, comes with integrated 25GB...

By PCAdvisor on 70

The HTC Desire C is a nicely designed budget Android 4.0 handset. It could make a good first smartphone but doesn't have any outstanding features. The price is attractive but if you're not bothered about NFC then it's worth paying an extra £20 for the HTC One V for its superior screen and better performance.

By geeksquad.co.uk on -

What is the HTC Desire C smartphone like? Is it worth buying? Agent Leon Andrews gives us his expert opinion on the affordable, pocket-size, Android-powered handset in this in-depth review. Can the Desire C cut the mustard when compared to the...

By Good Gear Guide on 60

The HTC Desire C is a competitively priced pre-paid smartphone that offers a few features we aren't used to seeing on low-end Android devices. We like its design, build quality and the decent battery life it offers, but the sluggish user experience...

By TechTree on 60

I found no issues with the handset's call quality and signal reception. Like most Android handsets though, the Desire C's integrated GPS failed to lock onto the navigational satellites during the test. However, with Assisted GPS turned on, the handset...

By tbreak.ae on 60

On first sight the HTC Desire C looks like a very promising phone, with a smart design and good build. Start it up and you’ll be happy with the visuals, although the low resolution screen will put a damper on things. Soon you’ll realize after using...

By Tech2 on 55

HTC has priced the Desire C at a street price of Rs.14,000, which is simply too expensive for what essentially feels like a sub-10K phone. HTC may have increased the screen size but the display seems even worse than the Explorer since the resolution has...

By techradar.com/au/ on 70

The HTC Desire C is better than the handsets it's come in to replace, but not by much. The intuitive interface, attractive design and competitive price tag means the Desire C certainly has the opportunity to do well at the low end of the market –...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Desire C offers a good overall user experience, as budget smartphones go. It tends to slow down when your run more than one task at a time, but it should satisfy the needs of any user who's trying to avoid an over-sized, over-priced, deluxe...

By Computeractive on -

HTC seems to be launching new smartphones every other week at the moment and the Desire C is its cheapest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich model so far.Available without contract for £166, it's a chubby little phone that bears a strong resemblance to...

By Wired UK on 70

The HTC Desire C is a decent little smartphone, with Ice Cream Sandwich as a special treat and a half decent camera too, but that low-powered processor means it's outshone by other low-priced Androids.SpecificationsSoftware : Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream...

By itproportal.com on 60

The Desire C is HTC's lowest cost handset. It has some headline-grabbing specifications such as Android 4, 25GB of Dropbox storage and NFC, and the hardware design is appealing. But it is let down by an underpowered processor, average camera and...

By HardwareHeaven on 70

When designing the Desire C HTC clearly had a few goals. They wanted a new, Android 4.0 handset which would be responsive, reasonably sturdy and offer a design similar to their new higher end range. The Desire C delivers on those points with its...

By Android Central on -

While low on horsepower and short on size, the HTC Desire C is a sterling example of how Android OEMs should be approaching their business. By simply putting ICS and Sense 4.0 on it, HTC brings its best user experience to the Desire C, potentially...

By GSMArena on -

HTC has stepped out of its comfort zone with this one. It's not their first attempt at a smartphone for the masses and the Taiwanese are definitely getting the hang of it. The Desire C is firmly in the tradition of the two Wildfires and the Explorer....

By Expert Reviews on 60

A classy design and Android 4, but the screen and processor disappoint...

By V3.co.uk on 60

The HTC Desire C is a good budget handset, and one of the few to come running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. However, its poor camera and lack of speed may leave some users feeling let down....

By What Mobile on -

When HTC originally released the original HTC Desire, it was a game changer. A slick, classy design, great screen and lots of features, not to mention a deeply attractive overlay on top of the Android OS. Then came the HTC Desire S , the HTC Desire HD...

By mobile-review.com us on -

There are no complaints about the reception quality and the voice rendering quality. My handset showed really well in receiving the network signal during the entire two-week period I had been using it. The voice speaker of the HTC Desire C is not...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 70

HTC recently launched its new One series phones, all-singing all-dancing devices that, in the case of the flagship One X, allow you to snap a fashion model while falling through the air at 150 mph. Well, at least according to the TV advert currently...