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The Desire 610 is the latest low-end device from HTC and that pedigree is evident in every aspect of the phone, from the screen to the battery life. It has the potential to be serviceable, but the price is just too steep for the 610 to be merely average.

The Desire may not be cheap, but it certainly looks the part, with a "glossy, grease-magnet plastic design" that PC Mag finds "too big" for the display. While PC Advisor says it manages to "avoid looking tacky and cheap," it's also a phone that PC World calls "exceptionally bland." The screen isn't doing it any favors, either, with CNET finding it "rather disappointing" for the price, though PC Advisor feels it might "satisfy" people looking to use it for basic tasks like browsing the web and making phone calls, and Trusted Reviews says that "both videos and pictures look good."

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Critic reviews

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    6.8
  • Display
    5.8
  • Battery life
    6.6
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    5.2
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    5.9
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.0
  • Media support
  • Durability
    7.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
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6.0
CNET Jul 4, 2014

The HTC Desire 610 may be affordable, with an iPhone 5C-style plastic body, but its mediocre specs and poor screen resolution mean it's still not a good buy.

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6.0
PC Mag Nov 4, 2014

The HTC Desire 610 offers a modern Android experience for little cash, but you get what you pay for in the form of disappointing display quality.

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3.0
PC World Oct 9, 2014

With no notable strengths and plenty of better low-cost options, the Desire 610 isn't worth your consideration.

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7.0
PC Advisor Sep 2, 2014

Overall, the HTC Desire 610 will appeal to anyone looking for a reasonably priced all-rounder to use for browsing the web, taking good photos, emailing, texting, making phone calls, playing casual games and running Android apps.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Aug 26, 2014

The HTC Desire 610 is a good phone, but it has to compete with some exceptionally good value phones. At current prices there are better options, but it's worth considering if you can find a good deal.

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6.0
TechRadar Aug 1, 2014

A fast and fluid interface with good performance make the Desire 610 an easy phone to use, but with its weak screen and camera and oversized bezels it doesn't offer enough to be a great mid-range smartphone.

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7.0
PocketNow Jul 8, 2014

All things considered, the Desire 610 is a nice budget entry from HTC. It isn’t the biggest, baddest smartphone on the market, and it’s not even the best value around; both the Moto G and Moto E are seriously tough competitors when it comes to what you get for your money.

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CNET Feb 24, 2014

While it has a glossy rear back, the sides are matte for a better grip. That's fine, but the build quality doesn't seem as good as the Desire 816 ... To be fair, that could be due to the fact that the handset I tried out was a prototype, and the final product may have a better finish.

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