HTC Desire 600 Review
With a spacious 4.5-inch display, amazing sound quality and HTC’s latest Sense 5.0 Android interface, the mid-range HTC Desire 600 offers a lot of the features of the HTC One at a slightly more affordable price. It also comes in a dual SIM version of a fairly rare kind - one that supports both your SIM cards simultaneously active.
The HTC Desire 600 however is not cheap and it lacks the powerful Snapdragon 600 chip and UltraPixel camera of the One. Sounds like a mixed bag? It is, indeed, a handset of compromise, read on to better understand all its pros and cons, and ultimately decide - is this the handset for you?
In the box:
- microUSB to USB cable
- Wall charger
- User Manual
Thin and relatively compact, the Desire 600 nestles comfortably in the palm of your hand. That is mostly because of HTC’s selection of a spacious, but not too large 4.5-inch display, so the overall size of the device feels just right. It’s put together solidly, with no moving or screaking parts and slips in a pocket just as easily as it nestles in the hand. The phone is relatively thin at 9.3mm and light as it weighs just 130 grams.
Covered in glossy plastic, the back of the Desire 600 feels a bit cheap and picks up fingerprints and scratches easily. The whole phone is a mixture of elements. Apart from the plastic back, there is a silver strip of brushed aluminum that encircles the phone and a pair of bright red speakers on the front. If you like a splash of color on your device, you’d like the Desire 600.
As much as we like its compact size, the phone still is a bit long and having the lock button on top makes it a stretch to reach. The volume rocker is on the right and much easier to access. All physical buttons have nice travel to them.
The 4.5-inch display of the Desire 600 is among the better ones out there. It’s a Super LCD 2 panel with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels with a full RGB sup-pixel arrangement and a pixel density of around 245ppi.
Colors on it are vivid and contrasty, it is a pleasure to look at this display. Brightness is very high and this makes it easier to look at that display on a bright sunny day outdoors. If we had to compare it with the screen on the flagship HTC One, we’d say that it is just a bit dimmer, but otherwise has nearly the same great contrast ratio and vivid colors. Viewing angles are excellent and colors don't fade out even if you tilt the device at more extreme angles.
Overall, we are pleased with the 4.5” screen – it just feels the right size, has gorgeous vivid colors, and it's bright enough to make outdoor use easy.