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HTC Desire 530 & 630 hands-on

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HTC Desire 530 & 630 hands-on


Albeit not via a flashy event, HTC also introduced a set of new smartphones at the MWC superevent. The company obviously managed to keep a secret almost until the very end, as we only just got a couple of leaks regarding the mystery devices a day or two before their unveiling. And here they are – a trio of affordable Desire handsets. Let's take a look at the Desire 530 and 630!

Both handsets share a very similar design, looking unique and hip, obviously aimed at the younger crowd with colorful blobs and sprinkles of paint. For those that prefer a cleaner look, there are a few solid-colored models, but they still retain a playful, bright-colored power button. The handsets have 5-inch, 720 x 1280 displays with pixel-per-inch densities of around 294. This means the screens are OK, but individual pixels can be seen at close-to-mid distance viewing. Both the Desire 530 and Desire 630 have 16 GB of expandable storage, and both are powered by 2,200 mAh batteries. They also run on the latest major Android build – Android 6 Marshmallow.

HTC Desire 530 & 630 hands-on
The Desire 530 is the entry-level handset here. It's powered by a 1.1 GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, and just 1.5 GB of RAM. Its main camera has an 8 MP sensor with an F2.4 aperture, while the selfie snapper has the rather generous for a low-ranger 5 MP. Since the phone is marketed at the teen crowd, it will obviously try to allure them with high-resolution selfie capabilities, after all.

The Desire 630 comes with a slightly more powerful 1.6 GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 400, paired with 2 GB of RAM. It also has a higher-res 13 MP main camera, and keeps the same 5 MP snapper on the front.

So, these are well and good for social networking and probably some light mobile games. We wouldn't rely on them for multitasking, or any heavy apps. Their cameras could probably be acceptible for social media, we couldn't test at the time, but we wouldn't rely on them for serious memorabilia. Check the new Desire's colorful looks below!



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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:43

1. Reza.N (Posts: 76; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


Really good design

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 12:03

5. Spedez (Posts: 436; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Are u sure?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:04

10. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1008; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ever heard of "Personal Preference" or "Subjectivity"?

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 20:27

13. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Yes he is sure. Lol.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:43

3. Reza.N (Posts: 76; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


Really good design

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 12:03

7. Spedez (Posts: 436; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Are u sure?

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 20:26

12. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Better than the M9 and M8.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:53

4. justrt (Posts: 327; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Boring!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 13:49

8. killer7D (Posts: 249; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Is this dirty?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 17:33

9. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 446; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Good back up phone.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 20:27

14. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Not a midrange for back up. Another highend is.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 05:52

11. Yaksha (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Feb 2016)


I kinda like it, the Black Gold and White ones are the best, but well.. only Desire 630 is ok, 530 is rly shtty, so the only problem would be Snapdragon 400 so far.. but I don't think that everyone is using right now heavy apps o_o.

posted on 04 Apr 2016, 09:15 1

15. NocturnalEvil (Posts: 35; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


Snapdragon 400, is HTC even serious about this phone?
An old Lumia 640 LTE can beat the crap outta this phone not only in terms of performance but also in terms of battery life.
This phone is going to be a epic failure in the market.

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