HTC Desire 300 Review7
The Desire 300 comes with a 1650mAh battery with above average longevity. Quoted talk time on 3G stands at 11 hours and stand-by is excellent at 26 days. In reality, with lighter use you’d be able to have the phone last nearly two days which is okay.
The HTC Desire 300 is an interesting device. On one hand, we are really fascinated by its clean curvacious design and just-right size for our hand, but on the other hand we are underwhelmed by its slow performance. Is the compromise worth it?
After using the device for a few days, the slow performance and the middling camera performance started to weigh in on us. A slightly more expensive alternative with a less inspiring design, but more horsepower is the 4.5” Samsung Galaxy Core and it also has the superior camera. The LG Optimus L7 II is another alternative coming with just slightly better performance and similar price. The Windows Phone based 4.3” Nokia Lumia 720 is superior in almost every way, but comes at a noticeably higher price.
With all its downsides, we can see the case for the Desire 300. HTC has priced this well. If you can live with the slight lag and appreciate the design and in-hand feel, it is not a bad deal at its very affordable starting full retail price of around $200 (180 euro in Europe).