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HTC Desire C review
HTC's new budget phone looks to set the bar at the bottom end

Battery life

The HTC Desire C packs in a removable 1,230mAh battery, but don't let that put you off, as it managed to hold onto its charge well – keeping it in line with its predecessors the Wildfire S and Explorer.

Thanks to the low powered processor and less advanced features on the Desire C, the battery isn't as hammered as it is on the higher powered, larger screened Huawei Ascend G300.

HTC Desire C review

This means the Desire C will comfortably last a whole day, even with heavy usage, and if you're slightly more conservative with your use, then you can go several days between charges.

We were also impressed with the speed of charging on the Desire C, with the battery going from 50% to 90% in just half an hour – perfect if you want a quick top up.

HTC Desire C review


HTC Desire C review

There are plenty of connectivity options available on the HTC Desire C, with Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD slot and miniUSB.

There's A-GPS which helps speeds up location locks on Google Maps and keeps the turn-by-turn navigation chugging along, as well as Wi-Fi hotspots – allowing you to share the Desire C's mobile internet with other Wi-Fi enabled devices such as tablets and laptops.

HTC has included a Wi-Fi hotspot app on the Desire C, providing a simple way to set up the feature for super speedy web access.

It's no surprise that the Desire C doesn't feature NFC technology, and although the similarly priced BlackBerry Curve 9320 does, we're not too disappointed it's been overlooked at this price point.