HTC Desire 600 review

7.3/10 AVG.
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7.3/10
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The HTC Desire 600 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
4.5"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Mobile Indian

The device is good and offers great functionality with dual SIM dual standby connectivity and exceptional audio performance with Beats audio. So if you are in search of something classy and functional get the Desire 600, rest assured you will enjoy it thoroughly.

- Rahul Gupta, The Mobile Indian
GSMArena

It's a good-looking phone, with plenty of character that a lot of its peers seem to lack. Sure, it won't win any benchmark trophies. However, it's perfectly suited for the occasional gamer and will meet most users' web browsing and music playing needs. And that's especially true when you consider th...

- GSMAena team, GSMArena
PhoneArena

It’s more of an upper mid-ranger, facing ferocious Android competition. The 4.3-inch dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes to mind as a better overall alternative or if you want a bigger display, the Samsung Galaxy Grand can offer that. The Acer Liquid E2 is another great option that might not...

- Victor H., PhoneArena
NDTV

The HTC Desire 600 is one of the very few smartphones in this price segment that offer dual-SIM connectivity. While the phone offers a good package incorporating good build quality and a great feature set, it's a bit overpriced in our opinion, considering the mid-range hardware specifications. A num...

- Anupam Saxena, NDTV
Fone Arena

The HTC Desire 600 might not be the most powerful handset in its price range but it is one of the few high quality Dual SIM handsets that combine abilities with a very good looking and more importantly ergonomic shell.

- Dhruv Bhutani, Fone Arena


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HTC released the Desire 600 on July 22, 2013.


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HTC backs up the Desire 600 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4.5"

The HTC Desire 600's screen size is 4.5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1860mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1860 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 680 minutes, 394 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Desire 600 Specs

Overview
Release date July 22, 2013
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.3 W/kg
Body: 0.479 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery, Headset, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1860 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 409 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 394 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 680 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 24 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.5 x 6.7 x 0.9 cm (5.3 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 245 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, AVI, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


The Mobile Indian

Classy and functional

from The Mobile Indian

The device is good and offers great functionality with dual SIM dual standby connectivity and exceptional audio performance with Beats audio. So if you are in search of something classy and functional get the Desire 600, rest assured you will enjoy it thoroughly.

Read full review

The device is good and offers great functionality with dual SIM dual standby connectivity and exceptional audio performance with Beats audio. So if you are in search of something classy and functional get the Desire 600, rest assured you will enjoy it thoroughly.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Designed with attention to detail and targeting users who are willing to pay a bit extra for it.

It's a good-looking phone, with plenty of character that a lot of its peers seem to lack. Sure, it won't win any benchmark trophies. However, it's perfectly suited for the occasional gamer and will meet most users' web browsing and music playing needs. And that's especially true when you consider...More

It's a good-looking phone, with plenty of character that a lot of its peers seem to lack. Sure, it won't win any benchmark trophies. However, it's perfectly suited for the occasional gamer and will meet most users' web browsing and music playing needs. And that's especially true when you consider the dual stereo speakers. And despite the fact that the Desire 600 is not rocking an aluminum body, the plastic used is of great quality and makes for a solid build.

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PhoneArena

the HTC Desire 600 is all about compromise

from PhoneArena

It’s more of an upper mid-ranger, facing ferocious Android competition. The 4.3-inch dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes to mind as a better overall alternative or if you want a bigger display, the Samsung Galaxy Grand can offer that. The Acer Liquid E2 is another great option that might...More

It’s more of an upper mid-ranger, facing ferocious Android competition. The 4.3-inch dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes to mind as a better overall alternative or if you want a bigger display, the Samsung Galaxy Grand can offer that. The Acer Liquid E2 is another great option that might not look as good, but features a powerful quad-core chip and a better camera at a lower price.

Read full review

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NDTV

Would have been an excellent buy had it been priced cheaper

from NDTV

The HTC Desire 600 is one of the very few smartphones in this price segment that offer dual-SIM connectivity. While the phone offers a good package incorporating good build quality and a great feature set, it's a bit overpriced in our opinion, considering the mid-range hardware specifications. A...More

The HTC Desire 600 is one of the very few smartphones in this price segment that offer dual-SIM connectivity. While the phone offers a good package incorporating good build quality and a great feature set, it's a bit overpriced in our opinion, considering the mid-range hardware specifications. A number of phones from Indian OEMs including the likes of Zen, Karbonn and Micromax offer dual-SIM phones with similar specifications, barring a few misses (most are powered by Mediatek processors and come with 4GB of internal storage).

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Fone Arena

Simultaneously fresh and yet similar

from Fone Arena

The HTC Desire 600 might not be the most powerful handset in its price range but it is one of the few high quality Dual SIM handsets that combine abilities with a very good looking and more importantly ergonomic shell.

Read full review

The HTC Desire 600 might not be the most powerful handset in its price range but it is one of the few high quality Dual SIM handsets that combine abilities with a very good looking and more importantly ergonomic shell.

Read full review

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