Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC Desire C
Member Name: JoelM
HTC Desire C
Advantages: Great short term
Disadvantages: Too many to put here
I had finished my contract and had an upgrade available I'd had a choice between an iPhone and this. I made the complete wrong decision which tied me in for 2 years with this under average brick. I am still not out of this contract yet and I don't even have the phone! We'll get onto that later though.
These are the specs and capabilities for this phone:
-It is 3G ready
-Weighs 100 g
-HTC Sense version is 4.0
- Has a Beats Audio sound enhancement
-Memory card slot is microSD and can hold up to 32GB
-Internal storage is 4GB
-The camera is 5MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, can record video
-The OS is Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which cannot be upgraded to the next level (4.1 Jelly Bean)
- The CPU is 600MHz, Cortex-A5
-Has a radio. GPS
-Comes in Polar White, Stealth Black, Flamenco Red
- Document viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Now that all of the boring stuff is out of the way lets talk about my experience with this phone. Now at first I was more than happy with it, played the games I wanted it too, could watch YouTube videos, do the general stuff I would with my phone. But this did not last. After around 4 months I started encountering problems. This started with messages taking forever to load which I passed off as being because it was clogged up with stuff so I deleted them, same problem. I tried deleting so many things but nothing worked, I dealt with it for a while until more things started to go wrong. It would delete apps randomly, reset randomly, couldn't answer calls, messages decided to stop loading after a while.
It got so slow I was always getting frustrated so in the end I called up HTC Europe and they collected it and 'fixed it' It came back was alright for around a week then the same problems appeared, sent it off again. Came back and now the phone wouldn't charge. So I have now currently sent it off for repair for the third time, they have had my phone for 2 weeks now, I have contacted them they said they have no idea what is wrong, or what may have gone wrong I was told to wait. I am now very angry and disappointed with HTC. Maybe this is why I am being so harsh on the phone, this company has acted like a start up run by idiots. I can't believe how things turned out.
I reviewed the Wildfire and for a phone at base level it is better than this because it actually lasts. I am simply annoyed with HTC as a whole with their phones and service. I personally was thinking of getting the HTC One when I first got this phone now I am staying far clear of any HTC product in the future. Unreliable in so many ways.
Although my personal views this phone did work for a few months and was great, short term its great. Long term it is a complete waste of money and time.
Summary: Not even worth the low price now, stay clear.