HTC Desire 610 just 99 cents on contract at AT&T

HTC Desire 610 just 99 cents on contract at AT&T
For just 99 cents, and a signed two year contract, you can wind up with the HTC Desire 610 from AT&T. The retail price is $199.99. You can also buy it through AT&T Next, paying $8.34 a month for 24 months. Or, you can make 20 monthly $10 payments. Not bad at all. The design resembles the HTC One (M8), although the device is made of plastic.

The HTC Desire 610 is equipped with a 4.7 inch screen featuring a resolution of 480 x 854. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU. Inside, the Desire 610 includes 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of native storage. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who need more storage. A rear-facing 8MP camera is on back with a front-facing 1.3MP snapper on board. The 2040mAh battery keeps the lights on and Android 4.4 is pre-installed.

The front-facing BoomSound speakers are a godsend for those who watch a lot of video, or listen to plenty of music. BlinkFeed passes on messages from your favorite social networks while keeping you up to date on the latest news and sports. If you like the design of the HTC One (M8), but find it out of your budget range, you could give the HTC Desire 610 a shot. 

source: AT&T via AndroidGuys

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Desire 610
  • Display 4.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2040 mAh(15.8h 3G talk time)



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Bow down to the Moto G...

12. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

For sure! See my other post here as well :)

2. JnCrls unregistered

For free you can get the LG G2, the Moto X, LG G Pro or the camera monster (Lumia 1020).

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Smh. HTC makes so many dumb decisions, it amazes me. The Desire 610 should be $200 cash back on contract.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Shouldn't it be AT&T? If you buy it off contract, it costs only $200, but if you buy it on contract, it costs $1 x $25/month x 24 months = $601 total. It's not HTC's fault that AT&T is scamming people with the contract. And it should be $401 cash back on contract. You still lose $201 for no reason if you get only $200 of cash back.

6. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

So buy it on Next or outright and not on contract. Or has the educational system become that dismal regarding math and logical decision making?

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yup. Buying it outright is the smartest thing. Dude, if I didn't know that, there wouldn't exist that previous comment of mine. It's the contract thingy that has been fooling people. And since it has been there for so long, people are too used to it. Next hasn't been out for too long. So no. I don't really want to blame the consumers for this. The carriers have been good scammers, and AT&T still tries to scam people with the contract thing even though they offers outright purchase and monthly payment now.

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I was explaining how much you would lose if you buy it with contract. $401. Cuz you see, the other person above said $200 cash back. That's still not right. It's still a freaking scam even with $200 cash back.

10. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Two things, and thanks for the civil reply. Not everybody is on the mobile share value plan. Almost anybody on the old plans are better off on the two year contracts. Most AT&T reps would rather sell Next than the two year contract. The problem hits with people who think that they're buying the phone outright at $0.99. They're the biggest headaches when it comes to damaged or missing phones. Next folks generally understand what the true cost of the phone is. All statements here are my own. No points for guessing where I work ;)

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Just 99 cents on contract? That's actually a forking rip off!

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

I think you guys made a mistake in the article. I believe the Desire 610 has a qHD screen, not an 854x480 screen. However, if you look at the description in slide #2, it is described as an HD screen. Since when was anything below 1280x720 considered HD?

11. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

It is not the US is 854x480

13. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I returned the 610 after having it 1 day! I received it on the 24th from Amazon. You can see my quite lengthy review there. Basically the only thing good about the desire was the sound. Hard to believe the camera on it is even 8mp (it's that bad). Now I am prob going to go back to the Moto G LTE. Always something with these devices I'm telling you. I have had two Moto X now as well that even with the latest software updates that were supposed to fix it's camera problems. It still does not take properly exposed photos in lower light using the flash (It's practically useless). Moto chat agent even agreed the G is better with that. Which it is. The flash on it can light a pitch black room and they come out bright and clear. A shame though Moto couldn't get that right with the X.

14. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Well since Amazon is awesome and yesterday took 150.00 off the price of my Moto X due to another issue and I have found some apps to make the exposure better on the camera is the only reason I'll keep it. Strange though how these company's though just can't seem to get everything right all the way around consistent across devices... Only in a perfect world I guess lol. Like this HTC 610, They used to be known for their good cameras and the one on it is just no helping really. Even with an app.

15. astarling10

Posts: 25; Member since: May 12, 2014

I saw the 610 in the AT&T store the other day. It's actually not a bad looking phone. I would consider buying one for my kid if he was a little older.

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