HTC Desire C

65
Global
Score
65

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
4 GB
Screen size
3.5 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (1320 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Contact pictures)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
4 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], OPP / FTP [file transfer])

Media

Media playback
yes (MP3, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe, North America (Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
3.5 inches
Screen resolution
320 x 480
Pixel density
164 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
600 MHz