HTC Desire 600
The HTC One may be the Taiwanese manufacturer’s flagship model but with its grand performance comes a bigger price tag. With the introduction of the HTC Desire 600, mid-range users may find something to desire for in this stylish and affordable device.
The Desire 600 is a very chic smartphone. The model we were given sports a nice polished white finishing with a red color frame around the edges of the 4.5-inch screen. Along the top and bottom edges of the screen are also where the Desire 600 houses its trademark BoomSound dual speakers. And yes Mr. Wayne, it does come in black. Moreover, regardless of the larger screen size and dual speakers, the device itself is pretty slim with only a thickness of 9.26 mm.
However, there are several drawbacks to the Desire 600’s exterior. For instance, in spite of its stylish design, the polished plastic exterior does feel slippery and smudges on the screen are almost unavoidable. Aside from that, the plastic cover at the back of the device does a good job at collecting dust and lint; so neat freaks beware!
One of the most notable features of the Desire 600 when you pop open its back cover is that the device features a dual SIM card function, supporting up to two micro SIM cards. Besides that, the Desire 600 also allows users to remove and swap-out the battery which is typical of most current smartphone devices. Looking inside the device, the Desire 600 supports up to 64GB of external storage on top of the 8GB core internal storage. It is also endowed with 1GB of DDR2 RAM.
In terms of performance, the Desire 600 fared pretty well for a mid-range device during our benchmark tests. When running the Antutu benchmark, the Desire 600 scored a magnificent 11,269. While running 3DMark, it scored a solid 3,268. Finally, on Epic Citadel, it averaged out at 28.2 FPS, ranking its performance pretty high amongst mid-range smartphones.
When it comes to battery life, the 1860mAh capacity battery may seem pretty modest but the Desire 600 is pretty well optimized, allowing the device to stay alive longer than you might think. On paper, it allows for up to 11.1 hours of normal talk time for 3G and a whopping 577 hours on standby. This allows users the luxury to forget charging their battery many times before it finally chooses to die out.
Taking pictures is also a breeze with the Desire 600. Equipped with an 8 megapixel back camera and also a 1.6 megapixel front camera for self-shots with auto-focus, LED flash and a BSI Sensor, image quality is pretty good. For videos, it allows 720p video recording. In the camera department, the Desire 600 does nothing really special but neither does it leave room for complaint.
The Desire 600 is a fairly good mid-range phone with good performance. It may not have many outstanding features but does more than enough to satisfy the average consumer.
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