Affordable Desires, HTC Launches the Desire V and Desire C

Written by JC Pulido III. Posted in Launch, News, Smartphones

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Published on July 04, 2012 with No Comments


HTC launched two new Android phones under its Desire family. Previously, the Desire line have targeted the premium end of the mobile market. With these new Desires, it seems that HTC are targeting the lower-end of the market while still providing premium quality smartphones.

The HTC Desire V is HTC’s first dual-SIM android smartphone. It has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 4GB storage. It has a 5MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash. It has the usual WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G wireless connections.¬†Unlike most mid-range Android phones, the Desire V comes with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and HTC Sense 4.0 UI.

The HTC Desire V comes in either Stealth Black or Polar White.

The Desire C is HTC’s most affordable Desire smartphone. The Desire C also comes with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box just as with the Desire V as well as HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI. It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 600MHz and comes with 4GB storage and a 5MP rear-facing camera. You can choose from Flamenco Red, Stealth Black, Polar White.

Both the Desire V and Desire C comes with Beats Audio technology.

The new Desires seem to be targeting the mid-range market especially the Desire C which is the lowest priced HTC phone in their current line up. Playing with both phones, they still perform well as compared to other phones in their respective segments.

It is interesting to see how the local market will take to these phones at these prices. The Desire V still seems to be a bit pricey even for a dual-SIM phone while the Desire C seems perfectly placed for a budget phone with little compromise.

The Desire V and the Desire C are available now locally for PhP 16,990 and PhP10,990.