very nice phone. I have had the pleasure to purchase this at an incredibly low price of around $200USD. The size is not huge, like some of the mega phones out there, it still fits into my pocket fine. The back cover is soft touch plastic, feels nice.
The resolution of the screen on paper is a bit lower compared to other phones, but at 4.5 inches, it makes no difference.
I just got this phone on cyber monday for 179$ on virgin mobile it is great! Got it over Moto G I already had a galaxy s! Bought it in 2011 when Galaxy S2 came so on monday I felt like I should upgrade to this model as the contract of that phone ended 3-4 months ago I needed a new phone cuz my GS1 lagged sometimes on the rom android 4.3 but that was quiet rare but I felt like I had to upgrade so bought this! So far no issues an amazing piece of technology :) a lot better then Moto G in my opinion the speakers are great everything works flawlessly :) am glad bought this phone.
Bart, 06 Dec 2013I think I have found the reason why the battery of this phone last so long. It's a 2100 mah Li... moreLithium-Polymer batteries are actually Lithium-Ion Polymer and perform similarly to Lithium-Ion batteries. The advantage however of Li-Polymer batteries is that they can be made much thinner. And it is a advance technology than Lithium-Ion.. (from gsmarena glossary)
I think I have found the reason why the battery of this phone last so long. It's a 2100 mah Li-Po battery, most phones have Li-ion battery. I've read that Li-Po offer 20% higher energy density than Li-ion. So you could compare this HTC Li-Po battery with a 2500mah Li-Ion and when you consider that it's just a 4.5 qhd screen, that's why the battery life is superb.
This phone is great! I have never experienced such long lasting battery life on ANY smartphone, and I had a lot of phones from high end to mid end. I think it's because of the specs that aren't high end of course. When you have 1080p HD screen with Snapdragen 800 processor, the battery will not last long. Oh, the battery of the Desire 601 is removable and also you get sd card slot. The lesser specs are only on paper, cause I've never experienced any lag and Sense 5 is so beautiful and works fluidly. The Boomsound speakers are simply amazing, watching Youtube clips and listening to TuneIn are so much fun now. The camera is very nice, with low light indoor it still produces enough light without having to use flash. I am not someone who works at HTC and I didn't get money to write this. I'm just someone who is very happy with his new phone that's all.
Scotty97, 24 Nov 2013Yes you can HTC has their own app transfer thing downloadable to any android device. If you ju... moreI believe ToonToon was asking if you can install apps on and run apps from tan optional micro-SD card on this phone. In my current phone, under "Manage apps" there is a "Move to SD card" button available for apps that don't have to run in the background. The HTC Desire 601 manual does not specify if the phone allows this or if only files and media can be stored on the SD card. My phone shows downloaded Spotify songs as part of the app, so I believe this phone would not have enough storage unless I could run Spotify from the SD card.
I've read some posts of people comparing the Desire 601 with Sony Xperia SP. I would never buy an SP cause I've read a lot of complaints on more forums about the Wifi range of the Sony device.
The Desire 601 is a fantastic phone for the price!
Does anybody knows why I cant find HTC 601 with Beats by dre, but I looked on internet and saw it has beats by dre?
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2013Is this phone better than an iPhone? I'm debating on weather to get an iPhone or the htc desire 601Any Mid range smartphone is better than i phone. because it's cheap, lots of expendable memory, universal usb 2.0 port support, better battery support (removable 2100 vs i phone 5S non removable 1560 mah), Radio, Big Screen Size (4.5 inch)' Dual front speaker..... etc
Is this phone better than an iPhone? I'm debating on weather to get an iPhone or the htc desire 601
Cangak, 26 Nov 2013hm... the only problem that concern me is the gpu. it only has adreno 305, so i think this thi... moreDont think. It is a mid range phone. adreno 305 is okay which is 50% faster than 220. If you are a heavy gamer then go for SP..
Apple Fan Boy, 26 Nov 2013Yes, it does has a tiny notification light along the upper speaker grillThanks Apple Fan Boy for the information.
hm... the only problem that concern me is the gpu. it only has adreno 305, so i think this thing is lagging when running heavy games or at least not as good as adreno 320 which xperia sp has.
Hey everyone. Does someone know if this smartphone carries a notification led? Pls answer cause i 'm very interested in buying it. Thanks in advance.
10 Plus point of htc desire 601.
1. Awesome Look like htc one.
2. Dual Front Speaker with boom boom.
3. Same VGA front camera & 1GB Ram like Xpera SP.
4. LTE connectivity for a mid range.
5. Removable battery and back cover.
6. Standard 4.5 inch screen size. Not small not big.
7. Best 5MP Camera I think. BSI sensor.
8. 8GB internernal like SP but 64GB external.
9. Price about $300. Cheaper than Iphone 5S 16GB.
10. You find it.......
omegakyle, 20 Nov 2013can any one help me to know if this phone has an FM RADIOYes to FM radio
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2013about the same price as xperia sp? i thought this thing is cheaper. is desire 601 can run heav... moreIt's cheap. In Canada it was 99$ with a cheap contract. On a contract that has everything it was 0$. In the U.S I believe it's even cheaper.