The HTC Desire 200 is most certainly a device for those of us that are more budget-conscious, and perfectly willing to make some serious compromises in terms of features.
You may remember that the device’s specs, as well as a video hands-on of it, have made their way online yesterday, with the device being spotted in the wild a month ago. If you’ve been paying attention, you probably already know that the device isn’t the most up-to-date handset out there, in terms of specs or software, but it could still be alright as a first smartphone or for those that want an affordable device, with some extra features.
HTC does prove, though, that it cares about its customers in the lower-end spectrum too, since it includes its “highest quality in-ear headset” with the device, paired with Beats Audio, meaning that you’ll get a good music listening experience.
As far as the rest of the specs go, the HTC Desire 200 has a single-core CPU running at 1GHz, paired with 512MB of RAM memory and 4GB of internal storage, to which you can add with a micro SD card. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA screen with 480 x 320 pixels resolution, and comes with a 5-megapixel main camera, which can also record VGA video.
The battery is a 1230mAh one, with HTC promising that it will last you through up to 10.9 hours of GSM talk time and up to 7.4 hours in WCDMA. HTC says on the phone’s page that it runs Android with HTC Sense. Yesterday’s leak says that it’s Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. Hopefully, you’ll get a Jelly Bean bump someday if you buy it, but only HTC can know that precisely.
A price isn’t mentioned yet, but it shouldn’t cost too much, considering the specs.
Would you buy the HTC Desire 200?
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Xperia E seems to be the far better choice, with jelly bean and no Sense crap, and bigger battery, although with the performance of these two the bigger battery will only prolong your suffering. Both has pathetic performance but Xperia E will offer a relatively smooth ride through the ui.
My advice is to not buy any phone in this class, save up a little more while we wait for Xperia M, approximately 5 times more Linpak performance than Desire 200/Xperia E with its dual core and 1GB RAM, and you even get LED flash and FWVGA at 4 inches, there’s nothing to not like about the Xperia M.
LOL. Sony’s UI is the laggiest and most bug filled of all interfaces. Any version of sense is a whole step ahead of sony’s whatever it’s name. Ask those who program for xperia devices, none of them have anything pleasant to say
Whenever a friend of mine wants to shift to android I always advise them that the galaxy s2 specs should be their low end device when choosing a phone. Cause if they go lower tham that their experience will be total crap.
Yeah, the S2 is a perfect balanced phone even up to this day
Android is unusable on 512 RAM.
Why no snapdragon 200??