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HTC Desire 600 dual sim comes to our office, hands-on video inside

Want some of the premium HTC One features, but you can’t afford its premium price tag? Fret not, HTC has got you covered with the Desire 600 dual sim.

The phone combines the front dual-speakers of the HTC One with the BeatsAudio software enhancement and a couple of SIM slots. Okay, it’s made of plastic, but that keeps the price down and it’s also not too bad to the touch either.

HTC Desire 600 dual sim live photos

The HTC Desire 600 dual sim is built around a 4.5″ Super LCD2 display of qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 245 ppi pixel density. Yes, we would liked a 720p resolution, too, but keeping the price down requires some corners be cut.

HTC has placed the lock/power button at the top right, next to the 3.5mm headphone jack, while, as per company tradition, the volume rocker is on the right.

A tour of the HTC Desire 600 dual sim

Yet another thing borrowed from the HTC One is the capacitive button configuration. The Desire 600 has the back and home capacitive buttons surrounding the company’s logo below the screen. Going plastic means that the Desire 600 dual sim is light, too, and the good news is it measures the very acceptable 134.8 x 67 x 9.3 mm.

As the name suggests, the phone has two SIM card slots and both cards are active at the same time – you can receive a call on one of them, even if the other is already in use. The phone has 3G with HSDPA connectivity (up to 7.2Mbps down), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC and GPS (plus GLONASS in Russia and the EU).

Right next to the SIM card slots is one for a microSD card and adjacent to them is the 1860mAh battery. In the course of our full review we’ll tell you its endurance rating, but HTC claims a 3G talk time of 11 hours.

The plastic back cover feels solid to the touch • The two SIM card slots, microSD card slot and the battery

Under the hood of the Desire 600 sits the uninspiring Snapdragon 200 chipset consisting of a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A5 CPU, an Adreno 203 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Uninspiring as the combo might sound, it manages to keep Android 4.1.2 coated with the latest Sense 5 UI run pretty decently.

Here’s our unboxing and hands-on video of the HTC Desire 600 dual sim below. It should keep your appetite wet until we finish the full review of the phone.


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