Whether you are casual phone fan with deep pockets or a hardened tech nerd HTC 601with its plastic design and qHD screen is a stunning piece of kit.

Yes it seems the Tiwanese manufactured have realized that if they have to compete with other global brand like Samsung, Sony, Nokia or Apple they have to be more innovative if they had to survive in this cut throat competition.

So how far does HTC succeed in it endeavor lets find out.

Build Design and Display

HTC Desire 601 spot a front facing dual speaker which is quiet similar to HTC one the resemblance does not end there is also touch-sensitive back and home buttons beneath the screen which reminds us again of HTC one.

The resemblance is less evident when you turn the handset round instead of full metal and full HD body of HTC one HTC 601 spot a plastic body with a black, rubberized finish with resemblance to HTC one X the panel at the back is broken by HTC logo the red beat audio logo and camera is also located at the bottom of handset. The fell though is not as luxurious as HTC one nevertheless it is quiet good considering the budget nature of phone.

Coming to display the screen is slightly smaller than HTC one while the former is 4.5 inch the latter is 4.7 inch while HTC one packs a full HD display HTC 601 4.5 inch screen has a qHD display with 540×960 pixels resolution though it won’t satisfy tech addicts, but it’s plenty for everyday tasks.

OS and Hardware

HTC desire 601 runs on Google Android 4.2 version of Jelly bean it is powered by 1. 4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor has a good 8 GB of internal memory which can be extended up to 64 GB with the help of Micro SSD card the RAM is 1GB which make the smart phone a good multimedia phone it also aid in multitasking.

Coming to features there is HTC Sense 5 interface slapped over the top. You’ll find the same Blinkfeed scrolling news aggregator to the left of the home screens the connection option include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth and WI-FI.

Camera & Battery

A 5-megapixel camera sits on the back of the phone which is though bigger than HTC one 4 MP but the former clarity is much better due to presence of apparently bigger pixel and therefore let in more light for better pictures there is also a VGA front camera for video Chat. In terms of video recording, the Desire 601 offers capture up to 1080p, but lower resolution video can be shot in slow motion with variable speed playback.

The phone is powered by 2100mAH battery which unfortunately is non removable but offer quiet decent talk time and standby time.

HTC Desire 601 key Specifications

  • 4.5-inch qHD display with 540×960 pixels resolution
  • 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via micro SD card
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Android Jelly Bean


Frontfacing stereo speakers


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