September 3rd 2013 8:42 am

Critic reviews

6.0
1 review
  • Reception and call quality
  • Display
    6.0
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Camera
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    4.0

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6.0
CNET Mar 14, 2014

Sure, it doesn't have the latest Android software on board, but if you're after a good-looking HTC phone with powerful speakers and 4G LTE for speedy data downloads, the Desire 601 is an affordable option to consider.

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TechRadar Sep 3, 2013

It's hard to see which consumers will plump for the Desire 601 unless it gets a huge marketing boost – there's still not enough appetite for 4G speeds on a mobile to make it the reason to buy a phone and that seems to be HTC's ploy.

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TrustedReviews Sep 3, 2013

The HTC Desire 601 is a sensible phone with a feature or two that helps separate it from the masses of pretty anonymous mid-range Android phones. As ever with a price-conscious phone, we’re waiting for more info on how much the phone will cost before making any judgements, but so far we like what...

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T3 Sep 3, 2013

...the HTC Desire 601 will sport a much more affordable price tag than the top-of-the-range HTC One and One Mini. Add to that LTE connectivity and a nicely desinged chassis, and this could be a serious contender in the mid-section of the phone market.

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10
mikeclar mikeclar

Can't believe how good this phone is for the price! LTE is amazing where available. Sound quality of the boom sound speakers is truly amazing and this phone appears to be built like a tank!

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