Expert Review of HTC Desire VC
HTC Desire VC is an Android smartphone that is fully loaded with high tech features that will give you immense satisfaction. The device is very smartly designed and is loaded with lots of amazing and latest applications that will fill your appetite. The latest Android version brings more than 2,00,000 applications that you can download from the Android market. It is blessed with Beats Audio that enhances the music quality of the device. Another attracting part of this droid is that it is an active dual SIM phone, which means that both the SIM cards will remain active all the time and you will get call on both of them without switching from on SIM card to another. And all these features are bundled very smartly with the most intuitive HTC Sense user interface of version 4.0 that makes it the most desirable phone in its category. With the dual SIM functionality you can very easily maintain a very smart difference between your personal and professional life. The Ice Cream Sandwich operating system brings lots of new changes not only in the features but also in the interface. Above all it has a premium body built that is capable of performing all kind of functions. The pleasing 4 inches wide QVGA display is easy on your eyes. It has a sure grip finish that is both unique and durable in design.
HTC Desire VC holds a dimension of 119.5mm x 62.3mm x 9.5mm and has a weight of 119 grams that is very light to carry for long duration. It has touch sensitive controls that responds even to the slightest of touch. In terms of specs, this device is very similar to its sibling, HTC One V, but it is running on updated version of operating system. The outer body seems to be made of plastic, however it does not look cheap and feels rather sturdy. There is a rubberized texture on the back panel, which allows for a comfortable grip. Most part of the front is taken by the 4 inches wide touch screen and at the bottom you will find three capacitive standard Android buttons for Back, Home and Recent. The right panel houses the volume rocker keys whereas the right side houses the microUSB port that can also be used as a charging port. The back panel features a 5 megapixels camera with LED flash and the speaker along with the Beats Audio branding. The bottom hosts a microphone while you will find the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack on the top. The headphone also acts as an antenna for the FM radio connectivity that supports RDS feature. Though it is a dual SIM phone but you will not find the SIM card slots to be hot swappable, which can be one of the major drawbacks of this droid. It has 1 GHz processor to handle the smooth working of the device.
User Interface and UI functionality
HTC Desire VC has a 4 inches wide QVGA display that has a capacitive touch screen and provides a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The 16 million colors coact with each other to give as many color combinations as possible to make the screen looks rejuvenated, sharp, vibrant, rich and brilliant. The pixel density of 233 pixels per inch adds more spice to it. Viewing angles are also good and so is visibility under the sun. The screen of HTC Desire VC is reflective. This smartphone is running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system of version 4.0.4 and on top of this platform, HTC Desire VC has HTC Sense user interface of version 4.0 that makes the phone super responsive and very advanced in terms of technology. The latest and updated version operating system offers features, such as Task Switcher or the Resizable Widgets, which come in pretty handy and will enhance your usability experience. There are five customizable home screen panes to show applications' shortcuts and widgets. You can even view personalized shortcuts on the lock screen of this droid.
The keyboard is quite comfortable to use in both landscape and portrait modes and is very responsive. In terms of pre-loaded applications, HTC Desire VC packs in friend Stream, 7digital, flashlight, car, Polaris Office, Teeter, HTC Hub, Wi-Fi Hotspot, SoundHound, and TuneIn Radio. 7digital is a Music application that acts both as a player and MP3 music store where one can listen and buy music online. Teeter is an interesting puzzle game in which the objective is to get the ball from the start of a maze to the target hole. The HTC Car application automatically gets launched whenever you connect your HTC Desire VC to HTC Car Kit and then it acts like an in-dash unit.
Talking about the HTC Sense v.4.0 user interface, you will get many unique and advanced features in your phone that makes your droid stand out of the crowd. This amazing user interface allows you to resize the widgets and the provided home screen panes are customizable so you can add or remove widgets, shortcuts and icons of various applications to make your usability easier. The new UI brings a very unique face unlock feature that uses the face of the users to unlock the phone. The lockscreen too is very advanced and comes with four shortcuts and a ring at the bottom, which also can be used to unlock the screen by simply dragging the ring towards the center.
HTC Desire VC is blessed with multimedia features where the audio and the video players have truly done a commendable job. To add more fun this handset comes with a support to FM radio with RDS feature that automatically detects the name of the radio station to which you are tuned into. The audio player supports .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, and .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) audio formats for playback of a music file so that you do not have to convert the desired file into a compatible format. For recording it supports .amr format. The video player, on the other hand, supports .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), and .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) video formats for the playback of a video file whereas for recording it supports .mp4 format. Then there is 7Digital application that will add more fun to your entertainment and will make every part of your body sway on the flow of music that is falling in your ears.
Pictures and Video quality
Giving fierce competition to most of the smartphones in the market, HTC Desire VC comes with a 5MP camera which captures images in 2592 x 1944 pixels. The Camera also features geo-tagging, auto-focus and LED flash which also supports WVGA video recording. The videos are recorded in mp4 format and supports playback in various formats like gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP MP3). The phone, although has no secondary camera.
HTC Desire VC provides support to Internet through GPRS, 3G with Rev.A speed or 3.1 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, and DLNA via WLAN. It has pre-installed HTML and Adobe Flash Lite browsers that give amazing browsing speed and can open more than one web page at a time and you can easily toggle between the pages with ease. To share your content with the other compatible devices you can use Bluetooth of v3.0 with A2DP and to sync your data with your laptop and PC you can go for microUSB port or version 2.0.
Internal and External Memory
HTC Desire VC holds an internal storage space of 4GB with 512 MB space for RAM. This internal storage capacity is sufficient to run and hold heavy system applications with ease. This memory also stores your phone book entries, call records, SIS applications and messages. You can also extend the external memory of the device up to 32GB using a microSD card in the memory card slot, which unfortunately is not hot swappable.
Applications and Gaming
HTC Desire VC is fully loaded with lots and lots of applications that are useful in daily routine and you can also have fun and enjoyment with these applications. There are more than 2,00,000 applications available at the Android market from where you can download the applications and games of your choice. All the applications related to social networking sites are there in the phone are are based on the updated version.
HTC Desire X is blessed with a very powerful standard Li-Ion 1,650 mAh battery that delivers a talk time of up to 20 hours on 2G network and up to 10 hours on 3G network, which is really very high when compared to the other smartphones available in the market. This battery also provides a standby time of up to 833 hours for 2G network and 750 hours for 3G network. You can also play multimedia files for hours and can run heavy applications without having any battery drainage problem. You can do net surfing also for long time and that too without eating much of the battery.
HTC Desire VC offers connectivity to both GSM and CDMA networks at a bandwidth of 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for SIM 1 that supports GSM network and 800 / 1900 MHz for SIM 2 that supports CDMA network.
HTC Desire VC, like the better of the smartphone lot, has the 5MP camera which captures images in 2592х1944 pixels and has LED flash and auto focus, keeping it in sync with the current times. The phone runs on the Android Ice-Cream Sandwich OS which is widely used in most of the latest smartphones these days. The CPU which powers the HTC Desire VC is the 1 GHz Cortex-A5 and it uses the Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon chipset. Being a dual SIM phone, the Desire VC supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900 for SIM 1 and CDMA 800/1900 for SIM 2 in the 2G network and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO in the 3G network. The HTC Sense UI v4.0 allows the smooth functioning of the smartphone.
With the above mentioned features, the Desire VC falls in competition with Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC One X, HTC One V, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation XL, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPhone 5, Sony Xperia Sola, Sony Xperia P, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation XL, Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 and many more.