Entry level HTC Desire 200 is official: 3.5" display, Beats Audio and 5 MP camera
0. phoneArena 18 Jun 2013, 04:16 posted on
You know low-end when you see it, and the HTC Desire 200 is just that. It was made official today, and the specs are just as rumored - a 3.5" 320x480 display, 1 GHz Snapdragon S1, half a gig of RAM plus 4 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for expansion. A fairly generous for the low-end spectrum 5 MP camera is on the back, as well as Beats Audio branding, including on the in-ear headphones...
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1. tech2 (Posts: 3350; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
If the leaks are true then this phone is laggy as hell !
7. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
This is a low end smartphone..
So that everyone can buy it.
8. tech2 (Posts: 3350; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
A low end smartphone doesn't mean you have to live with lag because you wanna pay less money !
A smartphone should be able to process simple tasks easily. I know android requires a lot more horse power to be able to run fluently but why make a phone if it can't ?
Do you see any other well known manufacturer releasing such poor specs in 2013 ? Even Samsung, who releases 1 phone every week, hasn't released such poor a phone
One would be better off buying Lumia series when aiming for low end smartphones.
9. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
You should better ask htc, I'm not qualified for that arguments....:)
11. lovefist (unregistered)
I guess htc has some snapdragon s1 socs from 2010 lying around their factory and decided to bring out a wildfire S inspired phone along with the same resolution ram and camera lol. This should not be priced more than a $100 off contract. Oh and beats audio sucks donkey b@lls.
13. majp89 (Posts: 167; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
Beats audio sounds great from my Droid DNA. I am not sure how it sounds from headphones as much because it's mainly connected up to my car's radio. When I hook up any other smartphone (like a Galaxy S3 I used when my DNA had a shattered screen) it sounds like complete crap.
2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
512MB RAM. LOL
This is not windows phone.
10. Caocao (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Reminds me with my old beautiful HTC Wildfire, this phone would be a great secondary device imo.
12. majp89 (Posts: 167; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
HTC's entry level phones still look better than anything Samsung has to offer.
And this was a flagship phone a couple years ago. All I see is a bunch of spoiled posters on here whom have been using smartphones for years. Title of the post says it all, "Entry level." This is something I'd buy for someone like my mom in a heartbeat.
14. jibraihimi (Posts: 750; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Knowing HTC, this will still be more expensive than all the quadcore, HD/FullHd screen phones coming out of china nowdays................
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
what were they thinking going with a red font for the clock?