HTC Desire C Review and Price Details

Key specifications

  • Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 5 megapixel primary camera
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 600 MHz scorpion processor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Storage expandable up to 32 GB

Price: Rs.12400 (approx.)


The HTC Desire C is a midrange smartphone from HTC which is well known for its quality mobiles. In terms of features and functionality, the HTC Desire C is definitely on the top of the chart. Similar to the other phones in the HTC Desire series, this phone comes in the form of a candybar and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is powered by a 600 MHz Scorpion processor and comes with 512 MB of RAM. These specifications are sufficient to ensure that various apps will run smoothly on this phone.

HTC Desire C


Screen and user interface

The HTC Desire C features a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display which is capable of a HVGA resolution of 480×320 pixels. The phone comes with HTC’s Sense 4.0 user interface which makes navigating and using the phone more simple and straightforward.


The HTC Desire C features a powerful 5 megapixel camera which can be used to record video as well. The camera comes with features such as Auto Focus and Geo–tagging which add more functionality to it.

Design considerations

With its straight edges and well-rounded curves, the HTC Desire C is attractive to look at. It is 11.95 mm thick and weighs a little over 98 g. Overall, is very easy to hold in the hand and ergonomic to use.

The phone comes with a proximity sensor which switches off the display when the user is taking the call. It also comes with an ambient light sensor which adjusts the brightness of the screen depending on the intensity of the surrounding light. Both these sensors make the phone even more usable and help in saving battery power.

Storage and battery

Coming to storage, the HTC Desire C comes with an internal memory of 4 GB. This is expandable up to 32 GB using micro-SD card. You can store all your music and video collections on this phone and listen/view them on the go.

The phone is powered by a 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery which provides optimum battery backup.

Connectivity and other features

The Internet connectivity features of the HTC Desire C are the same as those which can be expected from any smartphone in its class. It supports GPRS and EDGE to provide Internet connectivity on 2G networks. It also supports 3G networks. Additionally, it also comes with Wi-Fi so that you can connect to wireless networks. The device can also be used as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot so that you can connect the Wi-Fi enabled devices to it.

The phone also supports Bluetooth and comes with the micro USB port to connect to laptops and other devices. Additionally, it also comes with GPS so that you can use this device as a navigation aid when driving.

Additionally, the HTC Desire C also comes with many apps such as Gmail, YouTube, Google search and Google talk.

When it comes to entertainment and multimedia, the HTC Desire C comes with an inbuilt music and video player. The device comes with the technology known as Beats Audio which enhances the clarity of the music files being played on the device.


This is by far one of the best phones in its class. If your budget is Rs. 12,000, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be opting for this phone.