HTC has been struggling with its flagship phone sales, so it shouldn’t be surprising that they have decided to attack the other end of the market.
Meet the Desire 300, it’s HTC’s new sub-$200 phone and while its internal hardware is squarely in the budget category, it doesn’t look like it from the outside.
Spec wise, it is what you would expect for the price, although it doesn’t quite reach the heights of the recent flood of inexpensive MediaTek powered phones. It sports a 1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, a 5MP back facing camera and a VGA front facing camera, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of expandable storage. Screen wise it has a 4.3 inch 480×800 screen.
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Nothing that is exactly going to blow you away, but on the outside, it looks like a full featured, modern phone. It comes in a stylish white or slick black colors and runs a optimized version of HTC’s Sense Android ROM. Which is good, because users have complained about the overhead associated with HTC’s version of Android and putting it on a budget phone in full force would likely slow the thing down.
According to Android Central, who has done a review of the device, the HTC Desire 300 performs admirably given its specs and sub-$200 unlocked price point.