I mentioned last week, that we got our pre-tween daughter a prepaid phone to see if she was ready to embrace the world of mobile technology. Well, after playing with the HTC Desire 610 smartphone, this review reflects a month of in-dept testing.
HTC Desire 610 Review
The device measure 5.63 inches tall and 2.78 inches wide. It’s thin and lightweight at 0.38 inches thick and 5.06 ounces. It has 4.7 inch LCD touchscreen with low resolution display of 950 x 540. The HTC Desire 610 has a plastic back with a glossy finish. The external controls are on the right and top, volume on right and power on top. USB housing is on the bottom while the SD card slot is on the left hand side.
The HTC Desire 610 is running on Android Kitkat 4.4 with HTC Sense software and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Other specs on the phone include 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 with aptX® enabled.
Call quality was pretty good when we tested it using AT&T’s prepaid network in New York and New Jersey. Speakerphone was loud and clear on both ends.
Camera and Video
HTC Desire 610 comes equipped with a 8- megapixel camera with flash and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera. Low light and indoor shots aren’t impressive. The image quality is sharp however they lacked details because of it’s low resolution display. The front facing camera took decent self portrait. The camera’s less than impressive performance is noticeable mostly when we took pictures at nights. The video capture is excellent. Overall for general use the camera is fine.
The HTC Desire 610 performed quite well for everyday uses. The 4G LTE speed was reliable and loads fairly quickly. Multitasking wasn’t an issue. Performance is smooth and its operating system has lots of great features. It has excellent battery life and although its camera struggles in low light setting its reliable performance makes it a great purchase. The HTC Desire 610 cost $199 on AT & T GoPhone and it’s probably one of the best affordable phones you can find on the AT & T prepaid plan.
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Disclosure: The phone and service were courtesy of AT & T.