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HTC Desire C is a budget ICS droid with Beats Audio

HTC Desire C is a budget ICS droid with Beats Audio - read the full textAfter a number of leaks, the HTC Desire C (previously known as Golf and Wildfire C) went official today. It bears some resemblance to the HTC Explorer, but it's actually more of a One series smartphone. HTC Desire C is an ICS phone on a budget The Desire C runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream...

 

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its great to have this phone in my hand . its handy and awesome

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  • 2012-09-16 04:14
  • utAj

Just brought this phone on contract (free phone) for £7.50 p/m with 300 mins 1500 text and 500mb (18 months) and the first 2 months free with orange.

So cant really complain as i was paying about 10 p/m on sim contract. the phone laggs a bit but overall im very happy with th the deal that i got.

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  • 2012-07-01 01:28
  • HCan

> In reply to Saryu @ 2012-05-17 22:07 from k23V - click to readSo do u also want android to become an OS only for high end devices with premium rates like the iOS on iphone?
Android caters to everything from budget to premium priced devices and while desire c may not be as fast as it's dual n quad core cousins it gets the job done and is gud for average users and middle class people.not everybody can afford one x or gs3.

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  • 2012-05-29 15:28
  • rJDC

> In reply to RVM @ 2012-05-17 08:49 from gFsH - click to readi stick to my opinion, symbian is boring. been there, tried it.

nokia 808 sure is a nice smartphone with gigantic camera, but that's it.

Why people love android:
- it's open, fully customize to whatever you like.
- huge amount of apps, even tho still behind from iphone, all the important apps are there.

why people love iOS (or rather iphone itself):
- more apps
- fluid experience
- gain more popularity

symbian is soo far behind in term of apps, not even viber support symbian (yet). It is not open just like android either. It function perfectly as it is, nothing more, nothing less.

That's why, low end symbian is much better than low end android, because they function perfectly as they intended to be. low end droid? forget it, it's a disaster.

$250++ on desire C, with only 600mhz and 512mb RAM, with 480x320 screen. not only there will be only a few developer (or none), the apps compatibility is only for apps 2 years older. it is so not worth it.

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  • 2012-05-17 22:07
  • k23V

So how come doesn't the Wildfire S have the ability to run ICS? :|

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  • 2012-05-17 14:47
  • nH%T

600 mhz processor...seriously??? and only???

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  • 2012-05-17 09:53
  • YM0P

> In reply to Saryu @ 2012-05-17 04:16 from k23V - click to readU got my point. I was not fighting blindlessly against Android in my previous posts. I was talking about this particular device, which really is way too overpriced. Also... Symbian certainly isn't boring, if u compare devices at similar price points. For example, upcoming 808 will be one of the most interesting smartphones on the market, and the experience (with all those features it has) too.

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  • 2012-05-17 08:49
  • gFsH

Samsung Nexus S is still out there.
Pricing has to be much cheaper than that to cut through.

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  • 2012-05-17 05:08
  • U2Ce

> In reply to RVM @ 2012-05-17 00:55 from gFsH - click to readas much as i love android, as much as i don't care about symbian, i have to agree with you. better buy symbian rather than low-end droid, it will only gives you disappointment while symbian can works perfectly with low-end performance. too bad it's a boring platform and not to mention, abandoned.

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  • 2012-05-17 04:16
  • k23V

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-16 15:55 from DQn8 - click to readAnd even apps will not be such an advantage. Desire C will be not compatible with many Android apps, including modern games for example. Because of it's outdated HW and display resolution. Unlike this, 701 has regular Symbian display resolution and HW platform, so it can run basicly all Symbian Belle apps.

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  • 2012-05-17 00:55
  • gFsH

> In reply to dreamkiller @ 2012-05-15 22:01 from utY6 - click to readFunny thing is, that Desire C lacks auto-focus aswell. And actually 701 has EDoF camera, while Desire C has crappy fixed-focus camera.
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CPU architecture in 701 may be older, but interestingly, according to ARM itself, ARM9 (which is used in 701) has better battery performance than Cortex A9. Still, even newer CPU architecture won't help Desire C much, since Android ICS is very performance hungry, considering it is interpreting apps on the go. Desire C will be a lagfest comparing to 701 (after FP1 update).
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The fact u don't know the name of 701's OS, just proves u have seriously weak knowledge about smartphones. Better do something with your ICS, which is still on only like 1% of all Android handsets ? After half year ? Now, this is really a shame.

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  • 2012-05-17 00:47
  • gFsH

> In reply to snndroid @ 2012-05-16 13:03 from U}}C - click to readActually, Nokia 701 has 8 MP camera, while Desire C has 5 MP camera... get your facts pls. Not to mention, that Desire C lacks autofocus, so it only is some fixed-focus camera, while 701 has EDoF camera. Symbian may be "dying", but it is certainly fully smartphone OS, with wide functionality, true multitasking and good customization options. And unlike Android, it runs native apps, so it has much better battery performance, and lower requirements for HW.

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  • 2012-05-17 00:38
  • gFsH

> In reply to dreamkiller @ 2012-05-15 22:01 from utY6 - click to readAnd here starts another android-symbian fight...lol!!!!

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  • 2012-05-16 15:57
  • uu05

> In reply to snndroid @ 2012-05-16 13:03 from U}}C - click to readhow do you use your Android Smartphone that it becomes magicaly better than 701?

kindly explain
-if there are any non-app related features better?

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  • 2012-05-16 15:55
  • DQn8

> In reply to RVM @ 2012-05-15 20:34 from gFsH - click to readNokia 701 only have 5 MP camera, with par quality and dying platform. It's good if you use it as smarter featurephone, but not fully fledged smartphone by today standard.

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  • 2012-05-16 13:03
  • U}}C

> In reply to BILL GOLDBERG @ 2012-05-15 13:07 from KIE% - click to readNo non-official rom would work perfect. There are bugs due to missing driver, limited kernel. Given some times, the bug would be gone, but the performance is not as good as gb. Htc is always stingy when releasing source code thus making devs having a hard time working on the device. I own htc amaze once and the developer section simply horrible (not because of the developers). I sold my amaze and stay with my old nexus s. Running ics with no bug but the performance is not up to gingerbread. Let's face it, ics require some extra power, 600mhz won't be good enough and the price doesn't justify anything.

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  • 2012-05-16 06:45
  • k23V

arm V7.. that's why it supports ICS .. ma poor Cha Cha .. stucked with 2.3 :( .. btw i'm going to upgrade it.. sweeet

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  • 2012-05-15 23:31
  • PTTn

> In reply to RVM @ 2012-05-15 20:34 from gFsH - click to readnokia 701?? lmao.. fixed focus cam and old cpu architecture with a "whatsthenameofthatfunnyosagain?" os while here you have a newer cpu architecture which should provide comparable performance to your old 1.3ghz processor , cam with autofocus, and pretty much the latest in operating systems on the market, android 4... ok wat the hell... your life, your choice... gday!

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  • 2012-05-15 22:01
  • utY6

Unimpressive. For the same price u can have Nokia 701 with nice design, much better ClearBlack IPS display (640x360, 210ppi) covered with Gorilla glass, 1.3 GHz CPU, powerful GPU Broadcom BCM2763, 8GB internal storage, better 8 MPx EDoF camera, NFC, USB on-the-go, dual-LED flash, Dolby Digital Plus support, hardware shutter key and great offline navigation for free. All this running buttery smooth on improved Symbian Belle FP1 with great battery life.

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  • 2012-05-15 20:34
  • gFsH

Guys, there is a big difference between the 600MHz processor in the HTC Desire C and all the other 600-800MHz processor of other phones (save for the HTC Explorer, ZTE Skate KIS). The MSM7225A used by the Desire C is an ARMv7-A processor whereas the one used on the Optimus One and Galaxy Ace are both based on the MSM7227, which are just ARMv6. Plus the Desire C already has 4GB of internal memory which is already bigger than the one on the HTC Desire.

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  • 2012-05-15 20:15
  • K7eu

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