Review: HTC Desire U

If you would remember, HTC had launched a new entry-level phone in India, after tasting success with its premium devices. The HTC Desire U, launched in January this year, is now available at most e-commerce sites.

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The phone comes with basic, entry level specifications. This device runs on a slightly outdated Android ICS, version 4.0 and features a 4-inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 480×800 pixels. Powered by a 1 GHz processor, the device boasts internal memory storage of 4GB. Online retailers are however offering an 8 GB memory card along with the device.

The 512 MB RAM comes a touch disappointing. The HTC Desire U comes with a 5 MP rear shooter with LED Flash and a front snapper for video calling.

The phone weighs 114 grams, which is pretty heavy and comes in two colours – Black and White. The power house is a 1650mAh battery.

The Samsung-dominant Indian market is pushing HTC to bring in more and more budget and mid ranged phones in to India.  The HTC Desire U is being offered for a price of Rs. 13,499, which seems like an ideal price for an entry level smartphone.

But, in a similar price range, Micromax and Karbonn are providing multiple features with much better and advanced specifications. Samsung too has multiple smart devices in the range of Rs 15,000.

Verdict: The specs don’t when compared with the peers. So it remains to be seen how well HTC succeeds in convincing customers to go for the buy.

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