It looks like Taiwanese tech firm HTC is all set to create a buzz in the Indian smartphone market by tapping into the budget smartphone segment. Lately, the company released the Desire 310 in the country. The handset carries a very reasonable price tag of Rs 11,700 that makes it an attractively priced phone from HTC. It is also claimed to be efficient in multi-tasking, video creation and smooth browsing with the likes of other HTC smartphones in the Desire lineup. Now, let’s have a look at the quick review of this phone to know if it is worth buying it.
Camera and Internal Storage
Being an entry-level, the Desire 310 features a 5 MP primary camera accompanied by a 0.3 MP front-facer to enable video calls. But, it has to be mentioned that the camera in the phone pretty basic besides featuring low resolution.
Taking charge of the storage needs is 4 GB of internal storage that can be expanded externally up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. A mere 4 GB of internal memory is too low for those users who tend to use a plethora of applications.
Processor and Battery
HTC has given the Desire 310 a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and claims that this processor is quite powerful to deliver smooth performance. Handling the multi-tasking department is 1 GB of RAM. The chipset can be found in several domestic branded devices, but its a first from a tier one manufacturer in this price range.
The 2,000 mAh battery under the hood of Desire 310 has the ability to deliver up to 11 hours of talk time and up to 852 hours of standby time.
Display and Features
The Desire 310 provides room for a 4.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display that packs a resolution of 480×854 pixels, which is quite annoying with the evolution of FHD displays in bud smartphones. This display totals to an average pixel density of 218 pixels per inch.
Fueled by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, the Desire 310 is topped with Sense 5.1 UI featuring interesting concepts such as Video Highlights and BlinkFeed.
Looks and Connectivity
HTC is always known for its design and following on the same lines, the company has crafted the phone attractively. Also, the handset has enough connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, 3G and micro USB, hence there is no complaint in this segment considering its low price tag.
Though HTC Desire 310 is priced low, the smartphone lacks some aspects such as a better display and low resolution camera. Despite its low end specs, the handset could be a stiff challenger for competitors such as Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini, Moto G and Gionee M2.
|Model||HTC Desire 310|
|Display||4.5 inch, 480×854|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA|
Of course, HTC has done a great job by releasing an entry-level smartphone in India, a place where a huge consumer base is highly price conscious. But, the handset lacks some of the most sought after characteristics such as a better camera unit and enhanced screen resolution to mention a few. Otherwise, the Desire 310 with its stunning design is a perfect choice for users who need brand assurance but are willing to let go of the ‘best’ in spec sheet.