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.
Saryu, 17 May 2012i stick to my opinion, symbian is boring. been there, tried it.
nokia 808 sure is a nice sm... moreSo 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.
RVM, 17 May 2012U got my point. I was not fighting blindlessly against Android in my previous posts. I was tal... morei 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.
Saryu, 17 May 2012as much as i love android, as much as i don't care about symbian, i have to agree with you. be... moreU 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.
Samsung Nexus S is still out there.
Pricing has to be much cheaper than that to cut through.
RVM, 17 May 2012And even apps will not be such an advantage. Desire C will be not compatible with many Android... moreas 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.
Anonymous, 16 May 2012how do you use your Android Smartphone that it becomes magicaly better than 701? kindly exp... moreAnd 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.
dreamkiller, 15 May 2012nokia 701?? lmao.. fixed focus cam and old cpu architecture with a "whatsthenameofthatfun... moreFunny thing is, that Desire C lacks auto-focus aswell. And actually 701 has EDoF camera, while Desire C has crappy fixed-focus camera.
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).
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.
snndroid, 16 May 2012Nokia 701 only have 5 MP camera, with par quality and dying platform. It's good if you use it ... moreActually, 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.
snndroid, 16 May 2012Nokia 701 only have 5 MP camera, with par quality and dying platform. It's good if you use it ... morehow do you use your Android Smartphone that it becomes magicaly better than 701?
-if there are any non-app related features better?
RVM, 15 May 2012Unimpressive. For the same price u can have Nokia 701 with nice design, much better ClearBlack... moreNokia 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.
BILL GOLDBERG, 15 May 2012go to xda developers site you will find an ics rom which will work fine on your phone i have ... moreNo 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.
arm V7.. that's why it supports ICS .. ma poor Cha Cha .. stucked with 2.3 :( .. btw i'm going to upgrade it.. sweeet
RVM, 15 May 2012Unimpressive. For the same price u can have Nokia 701 with nice design, much better ClearBlack... morenokia 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!
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.
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.