The world has gotten a glimpse of the HTC One X10 smartphone – the latest addition to the company’s mid-range line of devices – after its recent release in the US market. Despite its affordable mid-range price, the device includes premium features that are typically found in devices that are far more expensive. Thomas Dexmier, HTC Australia and New Zealand, head of Sales and Marketing said, “Every element of the HTC One X10 is premium, except for its price. The smartphone is designed to deliver top of the range performance and convenience at a price that is amongst the best value in the market today.”
HTC introduces the U Play smartphone into their mobile inventory. The latest offering from HTC is a value-for-money smartphone that consists of many plus points. Design wise, HTC has taken its cues from U Play’s higher-priced brother, the U Ultra. Hence, the device looks better than most of the smartphones that are marketed in the same price bracket. The U Play sports the same metallic liquid surface form factor that can be found on the U Ultra and the body fits perfectly with the U Play’s 5.2-inch display.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Processor family||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Display diagonal||11.9 cm (4.7")|
|Display resolution||540 x 960 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB B|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,2100 MHz|
|4G bands supported||800,900,1800,2600 MHz|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC|
|Maximum memory card size||128 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||1.3 MP|
|Video recording modes||720p,1080p|
|Battery technology||Lithium Polymer (LiPo)|
|Battery capacity||2040 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||15.8 h|
|Standby time (3G)||650 h|
|Colour of product||Orange|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts|
|Support for contact groups|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
The HTC Desire 610 is a mid-range smartphone that packs a wallop in its design and build quality, but with just a few little things that could be slightly improved: it is a slightly chunky feeling smartphone, even with a 4.7-inch display. Clad in an entirely chucky two-tone plastic material that is available in either glossy red, white, or dark blue; the glossy plastic may look a little on the fragile side, but it is rather durable, resisting most daily scratches. The sides are in matte however, providing a better grip for users during use. The downside to the design is as stated earlier: it’s a chunky little smartphone due to its rather large bezels and the awesome pair BoomSound speakers.
On almost every single HTC smartphone today you will find a powerful pair of front firing BoomSound speakers; it has become the signature of HTC, their hallmark to prove that smartphone audio never have to be bad. On the front of the HTC Desire 610 you will find HTC's BoomSound speakers flanking the 4.7-inch display. Because these speakers face the user, it sounds incredibly awesome; with the addition of it being a stereo pair of speakers, its double the awesome. Movies and games will sound richer and all the more immersive, it will sound as if you are right in the action. Music will also sound amazingly stunning as the instrument sounds and tones come through the front firing speakers.
The HTC Desire 610 has a humble little qHD display. It may not seem like much, but for a device with a 4.7-inch display, it can be perfectly adequate. It still shows all of your media and text in great clarity – and all of that in a small, albeit slightly chunky, smartphone.
At the very core of the Desire 610 is an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It is an efficient chipset that delivers optimal performance without the high energy consumption, helping you to do more with your smartphone without taking a toll on the battery life. The chipset also brings a 4G LTE antenna to the device, letting you browse the internet and stream videos in super high speeds. It is fast, and it is efficient – the very traits that make up a great HTC smartphone.