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HTC Desire 601 vs HTC Desire 500 vs HTC Desire 300

HTC Desire 601 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 6
User Rating - 7.5

Posted: 03 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Virgin Mobile, Alltel

HTC Desire 500 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 7.8

Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released

HTC Desire 300 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 9

Posted: 03 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.2.2)Android (4.1.2) HTC BlinkFeed + Sense 5 UIAndroid (4.1.2) HTC BlinkFeed + Sense 5 UI
Dimensions5.30 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches (134.5 x 66.7 x 9.88 mm)5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches (131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm)5.19 x 2.61 x 0.40 inches (131.78 x 66.23 x 10.12 mm)
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.3 inches4.3 inches
Resolution540 x 960 pixels480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

245 ppi217 ppi217 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTFTLCD
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels5 megapixels
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0F2.0F2.8
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm28 mm34 mm
Camera sensor size1/4"  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, ISO control, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Burst modeAutofocus
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD)800 x 480 pixels
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.6 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8225QQualcomm Snapdragon S4
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1400 MHz, KraitQuad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A5Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adren 203Adreno 203
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM
Built-in storage8 GB4 GB4 GB
Maximum User Storage4.68 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time 17.80 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time 16.7 days (401 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G)12.80 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
12.10 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
Stand-by time (3G)18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
18.1 days (435 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
26.0 days (625 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Capacity2100 mAh1800 mAh1650 mAh
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats AudioAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYesYes
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced03 Sep 2013  

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