HTC Desire C

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7.6Out of 10
Our score
6.3Out of 10
User score

“Strong features for a mid range handset”

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“Small 3.5 inch display, only 600 MHz processor”

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O2
4G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£13.50
regular rental
£18.00
500
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
500MB
data
per month
£108 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

O2
3G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£14.00
regular rental
£20.00
300
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
300MB
data
per month
£144 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

O2
4G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£14.25
regular rental
£23.00
500
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
500MB
data
per month
£210 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

Vodafone
3G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C Black
£15.00
regular rental
£25.00
unlimited
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
1GB
data
per month
£240 cashback
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O2
4G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£15.00
regular rental
£28.00
unlimited
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
1GB
data
per month
£312 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

O2
4G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£15.00
regular rental
£28.00
500
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
500MB
data
per month
£312 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

O2
3G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£15.42
regular rental
£25.00
300
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
300MB
data
per month
£230 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

O2
3G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£15.75
regular rental
£18.00
100
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
100MB
data
per month
£54 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

O2
3G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£15.96
regular rental
£17.00
300
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
300MB
data
per month
£25 cashback
See deal Mobiles.co.uk

O2
4G
24 months

Free

HTC
Desire C White
£16.33
regular rental
£18.00
500
minutes
a month
unlimited
texts
a month
500MB
data
per month
£40 instant
cashback
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Vodafone
HTC Desire C Black
£60.00
per handset
+
£0.00
no airtime
+
£0.00
free delivery
=
£60.00
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Desire C specs

Reasons to buy the Desire C

  • 12.3 mmReally Thin12.3 mm
  • 100.0 gLightweight100.0 g
  • Micro SDMemory Card SlotMicro SD

General

Manufacturer HTC  
Operating system Android  
Release date May 2012  
Sim card type Standard  

Sensors

Accelerometer Yes  
Proximity No  
Compass No  
Barometer No  
Gyroscope No  
GPS with A-GPS support  

Size & Weight

Form Factor Candy Bar  
Thickness 12.3 mm Is thinner than average
Size 60.6x12.3x107.2mm Is average size
Weight 100.0 g Is lighter than average

Battery

Battery type Lithium Ion  
Capacity 1230 mah Has a smaller than average battery capacity
Standby 0.0 hours  
Talktime 0.0 hours  

Display

Display size 3.50 inches Has an average size screen
Screen type TFT  
Resolution 320x480 Has a smaller than average screen resolution
Pixels per inch 165 ppi Has lower than average pixels per inch

Processing Power

CPU 600 mhz Has a slower than average processor speed
Processor Cores Single Core Has poorer than average processing power
Memory 512 MB Has a lower than average amount of RAM

Storage

External Storage Micro SD Offers ability to extend storage memory via memory card slot

Camera & Video

Primary Camera 5.0 MP Has a smaller than average megapixel camera
Flash No  
LED Flash No  
HDR Imaging No  
GEO Tagging Yes  
Auto Focus No  
Fixed Focus No  
Touch Focus No  
Face Detection No  
Smile Detection No  
Image Stabilisation No  
Primary Camera Video 0 fps  
Video Quality unknown  
2nd Camera 0.0 MP  

Data Speeds & Network

Network Speeds GPRS (0.128 mbps)
EDGE (0.384 mbps)
HSPA (14.400 mbps)
Has poorer than average data speeds
Generation 3G  
NFC No  
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot  
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP  
USB microUSB v2.0  

Sound & Music

MP3 Player Yes  
FM Radio Yes  
Loudspeaker No  

Cost

On Pay Monthly £13.50 per month  
On Pay As You Go £60.00 per handset  

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Desire C user reviews & ratings

3 reviews from our community
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  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.3
  • Usability 6.3
  • Performance 6.3
  • Battery Life 4.7
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4.8Out of 10
Poor
appears to have limited storage

Gjyliana posted on

Good points- quite trendy phone, I love the look and it is also easy access to Internet and has many helpful applications. It is great for taking pictures and uploading them directly on any social networking site.
Bad points- needs charging often, especially if you regularly use the Internet. At least once a day, but does charge quite quickly, if you are using the Internet often. As I am using this handset on 3 network, there is very poor reception whilst on public transport or inside the buildings. This phone appears to have limited storage. I did not find this phone easy to use and I would not recommend it.

6.8Out of 10
Fair
HTC my new favourite handsets

Lisadomdom posted on

As a beginner in this type of phone is it easy to set up and use daily, It took maybe a day to set up the phone how I wanted it and got the apps that I wanted easily. Helpful wizards keeps the storage amounts in check. The bad with all the apps and things the battery power can easily die once a day so I have to always remember to put on charge. All in all a good phone definitely will keep with HTC's in the future.

7.4Out of 10
Good
Pocket sized phone with lots of gadgets

Ynysygwas posted on

The biggest problem I've had was at the very beginning. The phone arrived in a sealed box. There were no instructions included. It seemed to be dead or needing a recharge but nothing happened when I plugged in the charger. I knew I needed to open it to put in the Sim card but could see no way to do this without resorting to violence! I eventually downloaded a pdf instruction manual and discovered how to open it without damage. Without Internet access I would have had to visit the T Mobile shop in town.

Once up and running it has proved very easy to set up and use. Switch on and it is displaying the time, date and weather. Even connected to my car's bluetooth quickly. Not sure I need all the 'apps' but it was a bit of fun to watch TV via wifi using tvcatchup.com. It has GPS but I can't see myself using that feature.
Then again I suspect all these apps will turn out to be a case of 'how did I ever manage without it?'.

I was concerned that having a touch screen it would be accidentally phoning people whenever I sat down/stood up but the automatic screen locking is excellent and, by switching the screen off, saves battery life.
I've seen similar phones that were simply too big for my pockets but this one is just right. I'm certainly happy with it anyway!

All handset reviews by website users are their subjective, personal opinions and not of Rightmobilephone.co.uk (TRG Online Ltd).

Neil

Desire C details

What our expert says

The HTC Desire C is marketed as a mid range device, that is available on both PAYG and Contract. The Desire C certainly offers great value for money, with a feature set that would not be out of place on a more expensive handset. Weighing just 100g, the Desire C has a 3.5 inch display, with a pixel resolution of 320 x 480. Running the latest version of the HTC UI, HTC Sense 4.0, the Desire C comes with the latest version Android OS, Android 4.0 pre-loaded. The device has a quality 5.0 Megapixel camera, which supports video recording and geotagging. Powered by a 600 MHz processor, the HTC Desire C has full SNS integration, with quick upload options to share media with friends via Facebook and Twitter. High speed data is supported via HSDPA, HSUPA and Wi-Fi, with Bluetooth and GPS also included.