The HTC Desire VC Examination The Mid-priced Android
Perhaps since nowadays there is an assumption that by having 2 or more active SIM cards can save your phone's bill, then the Taiwanese smartphone company has presented the HTC Desire VC to the market (India and Indonesia). The device comes with the capability to run using 2 networks namely CDMA 2000 (800MHz) and tri-band GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz) as one of its notable and helpful features. The following is the spec overview of this Android phone along with the features, cost, advantages and disadvantages just for your very own thing to consider.
In relation to design, HTC Desire VC features a very sleek style with the sizing of 119.5 x 62.3 x 9.42 millimeters and body-weight of around 118 gr (with battery). In the front side, you will see the large 4 inches display which comes along with 16 million colors, 480x800 pixels screen resolution, 233 ppi pixel density and multi-touch feature. This is definitely not the greatest screen specs that anyone can get from this mid-range Android device.
To back up the overall performance, the handset has been equipped with the single-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM, Adreno 200 GPU, Lithium-ion 1650 mAh battery along with 4 GB built in storage (expandable with SD card up to 32 GB). Towards the operating system and UI, the vendor has pre-installed the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) along with the latest HTC Sense UI v.4.0. Using this hardware specification, the handset can be considered to be upgradable to the latest Android v.4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Towards the photography needs, the device features the 5 megapixels camera with auto-focus, single LED flash and also geo-tagging feature. When using this camera, anyone can capture picture with the optimum resolution of 2592x1944 pixels. The camera enables you to record WVGA video but unfortunately user can't perform video chatting considering that there is no front camera included in this handset. For the multimedia necessities, this device comes with the music player (with Beats audio enhancement) which that is compatible with many famous audio formats including mp3, eaac , wma and wav. As being the alternative music player, there will be also the built-in stereo FM radio with RDS (Radio Data Station). The video player enables user to enjoy the videos in mp4, h.263, h.264 and wmv file format.
To access the web with 3G connection, the device uses the CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Rev.A) with the internet speed up to 3.1 Mbps. Nevertheless, user is only able to access the 2G network when using the GSM/GPRS network. The standard web browser has been loaded with HTML compatibility combined with the Adobe Flash Lite for the full web browsing experience. For the local connection and wireless networking, this comes loaded with DLNA, Bluetooth v.3.0 (A2DP), microUSB 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (Wi-Fi hotspot).
The price of HTC Desire VC is about $300 (without contract) and so far it is only available in Indonesia and India (as informed by HTC's official website). The benefits of possessing this device are the dual-SIM feature (dual standby), fashionable design, huge screen and good hardware specs. On the downsides, this handset has the below average screen specs and also it has not been provided with NFC and 4G capability.