...just wanted to ask is there a faking front LED indicator installed into the brick of the phone? ty alot...
Got one for free for staying with Cricket. I was still using a battered Kyocera Hydro, so this thing was like a breath of fresh air to me. Screen could be a bit more responsive, the colors aren't phenomenal (let's face it, nothing will live up to Retina), but it covers the basic 5 apps everyone uses really well and its data speeds are really good. Google ecosystem is strong here. Blinkfeed is a useless waste of runtime, but is easily disabled.
Of course, it is the herald of the 64 bit Android era, and it came in unceremoniously, seeing as KitKat is not 64-bit compatible. Newer phones will outpace it.
BUT THIS PHONE IS A SLEEPER. If one uncovers the developer options, they have the choice of switching to Android's new ART compiler, which is the herald of ARMv8 processors. This phone becomes a different animal when a user switches away from Jarvik and forces max CPU usage and forced GPU rendering. Apps are loaded by time my finger leaves the screen!
And just wait until Android 5.0 is released by HTC for the Desire series in May 2015 - this phone may have been forgotten by then, but mark my words, this will not be the same phone once the Aarch64 OS hits!
Regretzz, 20 Dec 2014The phone is pure trash. I'm not going to sugar coat anything. The display is terrible. While ... moreI have never written a review on a phone but I must say don't get waste your money. I lost my moto g and I wanted to try something different. I drive a lot and need to talk on the speaker. It sucks. U can't even hear out it. I tried to take picture and omg!!!! The quality is horrible. The .backcamera doesn't have a flash and even in the daylight it still delivers bad pics. YouTube keeps installing a new version and it's irritating.
Im thinking between this phone and Alcatel Idol Mini 2
The performance is better on HTC and i know that this phone is better than Alcatel but still looking for opinions?
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2014Haha they used the term "know" correctly "grammar nazi"They have better phones 'know'. No, the correct word would be 'now'. Don't correct one's grammar, unless you are certain it needs correction.
I gotta say i really love this phone. All the haters go buy S5 and than expect enormous preformance,this phone is very cheap for its specs. Only thing I miss is LED flash and maybe that you can change menu screen,I hate it to be all gray/black while searching for an app.
The phone is pure trash. I'm not going to sugar coat anything. The display is terrible. While you scroll down it is VERY choppy and unfocused. The speaker is on the back, which makes it hard to hear although it's not like the speaker is loud anyways. The phone feels like recycled plastic. The camera is worse than ... I dont even know. It's terrible. And while typing fast like I am now it tries to combine the last word I typed with the letters I'm typing now. Phone does SUPER quick, and takes FOREVER to charge. Mobile Hotspot doesn't even work on it either. In short, while I can't, I'd rather go back to my ZTE Source N9511 or hurry and get my HTC One Unlocked.
I bought this phone from sprint network as a prepaid phone.
1. Low cost
2. external memory extendable to 128GB
3. Feels light
4. Good performance considering the price
1. only 4 GB internal memory
2. Lots of Sprint and HTC preloaded apps (almost all useless)
3. Cannot remove the preloaded apps
4. Phone vibrates now and then without any input (even when locked)
I have. One only couple of weeks and it vibrates all the time.some one help it is annoying
does everyone know why the wireless and data mobile turn on when i unlock the screen? its like this ... i turn off wireless and data mobile and i lock the screen , when i unlock the screen the wireless and data mobile turn on automatic :( someone can help me pls :D
I have a week with phone and I'm not pleased at all .It gets so hot and discharges the battery in few hours sometimes and then sometimes it just shut down instead of resetting.They keyboard freezes most of the time
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2014They actually have have better phones know Who is "they"?
And please learn the difference between "know" and "now".
Wow, there sure are a lot of ZTE fan-boys on here. Actually, I'm surprised ZTE has ANY fan-boys considering how crappy their phones are. I've had LG, HTC, ZTE, and Samsung phones and the ZTE's were the worst - unresponsive screens, constant wi-fi connection problems, and a lack of resources.
We have 4 HTC Desire 510's, which replaced 3 ZTE Awe's and a Samsung Galaxy S3. The 510 is a slight step down from the S3, but it was worth it to get off of Virgin Mobile. Coverage is much better with Cricket, and the free HTC made it all worthwhile. I could not justify paying so much more for the S4 or S5, so I'm enjoying the HTC.
So far I love this phone. Feels good, love keyboard, camera is mediocre. Down side, no flash. But what do you expect for a low cost phone. Everything else I love. My main gripe is all the pre loaded apps that take the already small amount of memory. No good. We should be able too choose the apps we want on our phone. Also, needs more memory!! I only have a few apps and I'm already out of memory. Pain in the rear...
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2014horrible camera, pretty much horrible phoneThe camera has some really nice features, and I prefer it over the 8MP in my S3.
Yesenia, 09 Dec 2014omg i had the htc one i so regret getting this htc desire it suks it dosent come with flash...... moreSo many double negatives I just don't know what to say. I'm quite positive that by the end of your comment, you said the phone wonderful and you love it.
I purchased the Virgin Mobile Prepaid version because it was $29 on Black Friday. The unit has 4 GB internal memory of which 3.7 Gb is used after activation. Some of this is Virgin Mobile Bloatware but most came from HTC. Nothing can be removed without rooting and none of it can be moved to SD. The phone is absolutely useless to me as there is no room to install anything.