Jun 18 AT 12:23 PM Nick Sarafolean 8 Comments

Entry-level HTC Desire 200 becomes official


It seems HTC has finally settled on some solid brands. High-end offerings are marketed under the One line and the Desire line-up hosts entry-level devices. The latest member to the Desire family is the Desire 200, a phone that’s definitively low-end. It has a mixed design that resembles some of HTC’s older models but also takes subtle cues from the One line-up. The final product isn’t too bad-looking, though, so we can overlook the blended styles.

The specs are extremely low-end; the phone has a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 display, 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 512MB RAM, 5-megapixel camera, 4GB storage and a microSD card slot. While it is admittedly lackluster in specs, HTC says it will come with a pair of high-quality Beats in-ear earbuds, which is a nice touch. A 1,230mAh battery keeps the device juiced up, and the phone supports 7.2Mbps HSPA. Per usual, HTC has their Sense overlay on the phone and a special feature called “Intelligent Display” that will resize text for better viewing, zoom in and dial a phone number with a single step, store articles for offline viewing and more.

There’s no doubt in our minds that the HTC Desire 200 is intended for a very entry-level market. But with a price of $165 in Taiwan, it looks like it should be well received in that market. If anybody has thoughts on the Desire 200, let us know in the comments!

Via: Engadget
Source: HTC

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Adonis K.

    320 x 480 in 2013, are they fucking kidding?

    • CTown

      I guess it’s retro now and retro is always in!

    • mattcoz

      What part of “entry-level” don’t you understand?

  • alexanderharri3

    Even at low end….there comes a point when you might as well just use symbian/pre-smartphone OS with smart features. The Android experience is just too compromised…

  • renyo

    Any news on the battery life? If it can last a good 12-14 hrs with regular use, then I don’t mind one… Could use a bigger phone/tablet for other stuff…

  • Nik

    RIP OFF. If you want entry level android just get the Pantech Burst (LTE 4 in AMOLED) for $114 on ebay new, LG L9 (4.5 IPS screen) off of HSN for $179 when on sale with case and car charger plus cash back websites make it even cheaper. Also if it comes back on sale the Galaxy S2 for $200 from HSN with car charger and case plus cash back and HSN also offers 2 year warranty for $25,

  • donger

    Good device for younger kids.

  • Nathan D.

    Awesome device for the budget crowd, if not beginners