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HTC Desire C

65
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
65

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

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Engadget Summary

The HTC Desire C is a basic Android smartphone that includes an updated version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich), a microSD card for storage expansion, and an NFC chip for mobile payments and other services. Unfortunately, the Desire C also has a low-resolution 3.5-inch display, a very limited 5-megapixel camera, a sluggish processor, and poor battery life. U.S. customers looking for a bargain are unlikely to be tempted to pick one up, as it's currently only available as an unlocked model, selling for as much as $300.

Scores

Engadget

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User Reviews

80
Robin Dyos-Smith
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
alda61
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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70
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

60
 

Display

55
 

Battery life

76
 

Camera

60
 

Ease of use

72
 

Design and form factor

76
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

67
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

78
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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