Taiwan's smartphone maker HTC has been widely criticized for charging a premium for its mid-range handsets.
Back in December 2013, the company launched three handsets under its Desire series (Desire 700, Desire 601 and the Desire 501) in India.
The Desire 700, for instance, was overly priced for the type of specifications and features one get. The recommended retail price of Rs. 33,050 was not justified for a mid-range handset.
Now it seems that the Desire 700 has got a massive price cut, and now retails at Rs. 22,199 at various online retailers.
Two months after release, HTC's panic price cut shows that the Desire 700 was never clicked with Indian users.
Even at Rs. 22,199, the Desire 700 appears to be an expensive option, considering Samsung's Galaxy Grand 2 is selling under Rs. 22,000 price slab.
HTC Desire 700 Dual SIM
The HTC Desire 700 sports a 5-inch qHD display having a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It is powered by is a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB DDR2 RAM and 8GB of on-board storage , which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot . The device runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile OS.
On the camera front, there's an 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI Sensor and a 1080p video recording capability. Also, add a 1.2 MP front-facing camera with BSI Sensor.
Other connectivity options include: 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with a-GPS, and a massive 2100mAh battery. The device measures 10.3 mm thick and weighs 149 grams.
Do you think the Desire 700 is still worthy at Rs.22,199? Stay tuned to GizBot!