HTC Desire 310 is smartphone to be released by HTC this month. This time HTC has decided to come up with budget smartphone and is essential for HTC to retain the market and its users. HTC and Apple have adapted same strategy like providing minimal hardware configurations for smartphone with price all time high. HTC now realized that to retain market it should provide more features in lesser price and so it came out with HTC Desire 310 which will be placed in budget market segment with good powerful processor. Let’s review the phone and see which improvement is made by HTC to match the current market competition.
Design and Display:
HTC is always known for its innovative body design for smartphone and this time HTC has made some good adjustment with body to match up the flagship in budget segment. Body is made of plastic and is very handy as well, as the body is plastic you will find phone little slippery. Front of the phone looks decent with screen in middle and above the screen falls with earpiece, camera and sensors. Below the screen has primitive three capacitive buttons. Body of the phone look decent with round corners and has clean and smooth side of the phone. Back of the phone has 5MP camera with no flash and no Beats audio logo but has HTC logo placed in middle. Sides of the phone are built with volume and power button and upper side of the phone has 3.5mm audio jack while on below of the phone has micro USB slot and microphone pinhole.
Display of the phone has used TFT technology which will give you exact details like super LCD. As the phone falls in budget segment HTC has made huge adjustment in display. TFT display does not produce exact detail display like super LCD so you will miss the crispness of the display in HTC 310. Screen size is of 4.5-inch display with 480×854 pixels resolution with 218 ppi density which is very poor for HTC phones. Thanks to the HTC sense 5.1 UI which enhances the display feature on this phone. Blink feed UI of HTC is well known for its smooth tile icons and touch interface and you will be able to experience both in your HTC 310. All the budget phones are out now with HD display but HTC’s new flagship has not reached with qHD resolution. Display is not up to the mark in HTC 310.
Hardware and performance:
Latest trend found in all the upcoming smartphones is they are stuffed with not less than Quad-core processor in it. HTC too has powered its phone with 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM on Media Tek MT6582M chipset. HTC has made use of Media Tek chipset to cut down the price of the phone. HTC 310 has enough hardware resource to handle Android 4.2 Jelly bean on it and help you with efficient and smooth multitasking and multiprocessing experience on it. You are provided with large screen of 4.5-inches, gaming on this phone will be just superb and if you are heavy browser then switching between the browsers will not be an issue on this phone. HTC 310 Media Tek MT6582M chipset also has Mali 400 GPU which will help the phone to process all the graphic related instruction provoked by user. Gaming on your phone will be processed easily. Download HD games for your phone and experience advanced gaming efficiently. Phone is given with enough space inbuilt which is sufficient to install the apps of your like and save all the data and stuff on your phone. If provided 4GB is not sufficient for you then you can expand the memory up to 32GB with the help of microSD card.
HTC One was innovative handset from HTC which came up with Ultra pixel feature on it. World was stunned with this innovative invention from HTC on smartphone. HTC has not provided any innovation for its budget smartphone Desire 310 and it comprises of 5MP camera which captures images at 2592×1944 pixels resolution and can shoot video at full HD resolution which is 1080p so now shoot every occasion with your HTC 310 to make your memories live forever. Camera has no flash feature which will be an issue to capture images or take video at low light or at night. Day light imaging is very good and comes out with bright and vibrant colors.
HTC Desire 310 comes with battery strength of 2000 mAh which is average battery for a smartphone which consist of quad-core processor and huge display. HTC has made some adjustment to match this battery power of the phone but surprisingly they have not. HTC Desire 310 will only last 10 hours talk time which is good but not the best. If you like gaming and you are fond of watching movies then this 2000 mAh battery will not deliver you the best result. It is quite obvious that you will buy this HTC Desire 310 for work, play and entertainment only but this phone will not serve you the best result with such kind of power offered in it.
HTC made a good move with the launch of the mid-range mobile phone in the market but HTC fails to deliver all round improvement in hardware configurations. HTC came up with huge display of 4.5-inch but technology used by HTC is now history. Making use of TFT screen with 218ppi will put this phone in below average grade and HTC made use of Media Tek chipset for its flagship which is not meant to be on HTC phone, instead HTC would have made use of Snapdragon 400 processor. Internal storage of the phone is just 4GB but the mid-range segment phone is out with 8GB inbuilt storage and further expandable with the help of memory card. Camera is just 5MP and that too without flash which is a major drawback, all phones comes with flash compulsory but HTC didn’t find that compulsion. At last we come to battery which is very disappointing as phone is perfect for average user but for heavy user it will disappoint.