What’s your first association when you hear “budget” smartphone? For many users the term has a negative connotation as it implies not only low price but also unattractive design, poor performance and, more generally, disappointing experience. That might have been true a few years ago, but now even an affordable phone can have quite a lot to offer. The latest example of great price to specs ratio is the HTC Desire 610 for AT&T which is now available at carrier’s stores.
HTC Desire 610 Android Smartphone for AT&T
If you are willing to sign a two-year contract, the Desire 610 will set you back just $0.99, which is close to nothing compared to how much other similar phones cost. Off-contract price is set at $199.99; however, if you can’t afford to fork out this much cash, you can take advantage of AT&T Next plan and pay off the device in monthly installments. In this case, the Desire 610 will go for $8.34 with Next 18, and $10 with Next 12.
Now that we are done with pricing, let’s see what that much (or little) money will land you. The Desire 610 seems to follow the flagship One M8’s cues in terms of design, though obviously metal casing is out of the question at this price level. Instead the phone has a plastic body with matte finish on the sides and front and shiny back available in dark grey color option.
HTC fans will be happy to know that the Desire 610 comes with HTC trademark BoomSound front-facing speakers, as well as HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Zoe – features that were introduced last year with the One. Powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, the phone sports a 4.7-inch display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot up to 64GB. Other features of the Desire 610 include 8-megapixel main camera with flash and 1080p video capture, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE data, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2,040 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.
All in all, if you are looking for an affordable decent smartphone that doesn’t have to be a powerhouse, the HTC Desire 610 is probably one of the best options to consider. Anyone interested?
more info: AT&T