Review: HTC Desire XC

HTC Desire XC is another mid-range smartphone which has just made its debut at online retailers. A budget friendly device, the HTC Desire XC comes with the reputation of being the successor of the U and XDS series from HTC. However, unfortunate is the fact that it fails to feature in the components which its contenders like Micromax, iBall, Lava or Spice have boasted in their cheap devices.

The rig has a 4-inch Super LCD touch display of WVGA resolution, and also does not feature a front facing camera. Now that could come as disappointing. However, the negatives are overshadowed by a 5MP rear-facing snapper, which has digital zoom and auto focus. Moreover, it can also function as video recorder.

HTC Desire XCThe device is not run on Android’s Jelly Bean platform, instead, it uses IceCream Sandwich version 4.0 and also sports Sense 4.0. We are not sure whether an OTA software update would come along later.

The device is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and is packed by 768MB RAM. For those who find its 4GB inbuilt memory insufficient, the company offers a 25GB of Dropbox storage space, free of charge.

The GPS- enabled smartphone has access to Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. There is an USB port provisioned along with Dual SIM card slots. The device is compatible with 2G mobile networks and has a 1650mAh battery.


Verdict: The outdated OS, and screen size could be a disappointment

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