HTC Desire 600 Hands on Review: A Smartphone For Slaves to Fashion

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True to its name, the HTC Desire 600 is sober mid-segment smartphone with dazzling bright display, exceptionally well built body, terrific sound quality and brilliant rear facing camera. That's not all, its unisex appeal, will attract all the pretty young ladies to have a device like this.

Equipped with dual SIM support, the Desire 600 is priced at Rs. 25,000. Many would not agree with the price, however, let's not forget that this is a Mercedes-Benz C-Class and not a Maruti 800. GizBot brings the unadulterated review of HTC Desire 600. Have a deep look into the review and then decided whether you agree with us or not.

HTC Desire 600 Hands on Review: A Smartphone For Slaves to Fashion

What's in the box?

HTC Desire 600 (device)
USB cable cum charger
Adaptor plug
Warranty card
Phone Guide

*The unit we received, did not have a headset.

HTC Desire 600 Hands on Review: A Smartphone For Slaves to Fashion

Design, Aesthetics and Display

The Taiwanese giant HTC is a hardware company, so you don't have to worry about the  build-quality. HTC Desire 600 is made of plastic, but the quality of plastic used by the tech vendor seems best in the world.. The device measures 9.26 mm in terms of thickness and weighs 130 grams. It fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, making it really compact in nature. To some extent, the Desire 600 will appeal to all fashionable crowds due to its good looks and well-toned body.

With HTC Desire 600, the tech vendor brings the same experience, who always wanted to have on a mid-end segment device. For instance, the terrific HTC BoomSound with dual speakers built on the front panel, are just out of the world. Even if you are passing through the bylanes of Old Delhi, one can hear the sound coming from Desire 600 dual speakers.

Talking about the looks and rugged nature of the phone, HTC has made changes in the operation of Desire 600. Now, there are only two capacitive Android buttons - Home and Back. To differentiate the device from other commonly looking Android handsets, it works well to some extent.

HTC Desire 600 Hands on Review: A Smartphone For Slaves to Fashion

As mentioned above, the dual sided speakers placed on the front panels surely enhance the  personality of the device. The polished metallic frame around the body definitely adds charm to the overall grooming of the Desire 600. The volume rocker button is seen on the right-hand side, while the power button and a 3.5mm headphone jacks sits on top of the phone. Under the phone, you will notice a microUSB 2.0 jack alongside noise cancellation microphone, whereas the left hand side of the phone is plain with no physical buttons at all. On the rear back side, you will notice an 8MP camera alongside LED Flashlight. The back-panel is removable, so you can easily add SIM cards and add expand internal memory via a microSD card.

The Desire 600 packs a 4.5-inch LCD 2 display (qHD) having resolution of 960 x 540 pixels at 245 ppi.  Even though, the display fitted in the phone lacks HD resolution still it hardly makes any difference. The color reproduction and vivid display equates everything. We haven't  had any issues while reading texts under direct sunlight. Viewing angles are great with more error found while testing the device.

HTC Desire 600 Hands on Review: A Smartphone For Slaves to Fashion


HTC Desire 600 packs a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. On a normal usage, the phone performed normally well. We do face overheating issues time to time. We're not sure whether this problem is specific to our review handset or not. The most annoying problem with the Desire 600 is its slow response to majority of tasks initiated by us - Be it playing a heavy duty game or browsing a web. In our test, we unable to play games like Real Racing 3. Out verdict is not based upon popular benchmark tests at all. We thoroughly tested the device for flat 12 days with mix of normal and heavy use.

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