Unlike the US, India is a country where national roaming isn’t free, and can, in fact, get quite expensive if you aren’t paying attention. As such, dual-sim mobile phones have become very popular, especially for those who travel across state borders often. Unfortunately, there aren’t many mid-to-high end devices in the dual-sim category. It looks like with the release of the HTC Desire V, the Taiwanese company is aiming to change that.

The specifications of the HTC Desire V dual-sim phone are:

  • 4″ WVGA display
  • 480×800 resolution
  • 1Ghz ARM Cortex – A5 processor
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 5MP rear camera with LED flash
  • Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 out of the box
  • 1650 mAH battery

Apart from the decidedly mid-range specifications, the device comes with HTC “regulars” that include Beats Audio integration and 25GB of free Dropbox storage space.

The HTC Desire V dual-sim smartphone is currently available in India from online shopping site FlipKart and is listed at a whopping Rs 21,999 (~$390).

HTC has recently become prominent in the Indian market, with the release of the low-end HTC Desire C, the high-end HTC One S,  and now the the mid-range HTC Desire V, apart from the HTC One X, which has already been available for a while now. Unfortunately, HTC hasn’t been helping itself as far as the price point of these devices is concerned – even the low-end Desire C is priced at Rs 14,299 (~$253).

In the case of the Desire V, I think the device is a little overpriced, and the only reason to consider buying the HTC Desire V would be if you require dual-sim capability.

What are your thoughts? How important is a dual-sim capable phone for you? Will you consider buying the HTC Desire V? Let us know in the comments section below.

Ankit Banerjee
My primary profession lies in the Network Design Engineering field. I have always been passionate about the latest trends in mobile communication advances around the world.
  • lark

    I would love to buy this phone for Dual SIM capability.

  • Man Of Jack

    i would buy but if its dual sim active, for dual stand by there are more option available , don’t want to spend higher price.

  • Je

    This phone isn’t dual sim active unfortunately and I really don’t understand why such phones aren’t manufactured anymore. Maybe because of the production price but if I decide to spend a little more money for such a phone the dual sim active is a must.

  • Raj

    does this one have Dual Active SIM feature..? Please confirm..?

  • IMTIYAZ

    SIR I WANT TO KNOW IF I AM MAKING ACALL FROM SIM 1 & IF ON SIM2 SOMEBODY IS CALLING IT WILL BE INTIMATED OR NOT FROM IMTIYAZ

  • RMVIJ

    I will not buy this phone for two reasons. One, that it is not a Dual Sim active phone, & the Second that it doesn’t have secondary Camera. Otherwise I would love to go for this Mobile, and will not change over in the next 2-3 yrs unless for a reasonable better technology.

  • how can I fix an SD card on Desire V

  • ashok varma

    I am tested this phone, dual sim active but sim 1 call is in call at the same time sim 2 is not unreachable,but it supports call farwarding option

  • Mgn

    This Phone having two problem, there is no Tv Out & Front Camera. Other wise we go for this model.

  • asrijin

    Do not get this model. Why ?.. just one reason it’s to slow,not so response.