HTC Desire 600 Android phone (preview)

The HTC Desire 600 has dual-SIM card slots and reasonable specifications

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Pros

  • Dual SIM card slots
  • BoomSound speakers
  • Infrared port

Cons

  • Only 8GB of storage
  • No microSD card slot
  • No Australian ETA

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The dual-SIM capable HTC Desire 600 smartphone aims to serve the mid-range market segment by bringing some features from the One to a device that's more affordable.

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HTC has focussed most of its energy on the flagship One smartphone, but the diversity of Android makes the mid-range market a critical component, too. The dual-SIM capable HTC Desire 600 aims to serve this market by bringing some features from the One to a phone that's more affordable.

HTC has been criticised in the past for launching too many phones with minimal differences between them but the Desire 600 is at least very distinguishable from the One. It will be sold in silver and black models and is squarer than the One. The visible speaker grill both above and below the screen looks like a nice touch, though we hope that this space doesn't become a dirt and dust magnet.

The HTC Desire 600 has reasonable specifications for a mid-range Android phone. It has a 4.5in SLCD screen with a qHD resolution of 960×540, which gives it a pixel density of 245ppi. That's enough to ensure it should display crisp and clear text, though it obviously won't be as sharp as the full HD screens found on higher end handsets.

The Desire 600 will be sold in silver and black models.The Desire 600 will be sold in silver and black models.

The Desire 600 is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and has 1GB of RAM. A big disappointment is storage. The Desire 600 only has 8GB of internal memory and there's no microSD card slot to expand the storage. Although it's a mid-range device, the lack of expandable memory may be a significant turn off for many potential users.

Perhaps the biggest attraction is dual SIM card slots. This feature is popular in Asia and parts of Europe but not so prevalent in Australia. Both SIM cards slots on the Desire 600 support the newer micro SIM cards, though the phone will only work on 900MHz and 2100MHz 3G networks in Australia. This means the Desire 600 isn't compatible with Telstra's 850MHz 3G network.

The Desire 600 has dual-stereo speakers that sit above and below the display, called The Desire 600 has dual-stereo speakers that sit above and below the display, called "BoomSound".

The Desire 600 borrows three features from the HTC One. The inclusion of dual-stereo speakers that sit above and below the display means the phone qualifies as a 'BoomSound' device. The speakers promise louder and clearer sound and include integrated amplifiers.

The Desire 600 also includes the latest version of HTC's Sense UI and along with it the company's redesigned home screen called 'BlinkFeed'. It's like a cross between Windows Phone 8 and the Flipboard media aggregation app and pulls in content from a variety of pre-selected sources including your social media accounts.

The Desire 600 has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera for video calls.The Desire 600 has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera for video calls.

Finally, there's a built-in IR sensor, which allows the HTC One to act as a universal remote controls for devices around your home.

Other features of the HTC Desire 600 include NFC connectivity, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera for video calls. The phone has an 1860mAh non-removable battery that claims to offer up to 11 hours of talk time.

HTC will release the Desire 600 in Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East from June but there's been no word on a potential Australian release.

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Tim

1

there is Mircosd card slot! Check the website NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ArD

2

yup..u should check carefully the phones specs before making a review..

dhruv dutt

3

yeah there's expandable memory upto 64gb

Manish

4

It is a Marvelous Phone And Support Mmc Too .............

prashant

5

if i buy this phone from india and take it to the australia will it work over there ?

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Deepak

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Pros
Camera, Design, Processor, SIM Option, Ram, Space
Cons
Battery and Screen Resolution are just ridiculous. Both are not expected....Damn Good Phone and just 1860mh batttery and low resolution screen....not done....
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Battery and Screen Resolution are just ridiculous. Both are not expected....Damn Good Phone and just 1860mh batttery and low resolution screen....not done....I am using HTC from last 6 years....not sure why every time HTC leaves something negative in their phones....The time when I first saw the HTC Desire 600C...I said I am going to purchase this right now....bt found that battery and screen resolution are not good. I was wishing that battery should be approx 2200-2500 mh with 1080 pixel screen resolution....I checked HTC Butterfly S too...but that is very expensive....Hope HTC will take care of these two negative point and will launch a new Desire....

I will wait til then

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