Desire 700 - £260
Why this smartphone is built for you
The HTC Desire 700
The HTC Desire 700 is a mid-range smartphone that runs on a version of Android KitKat that has been augmented with HTC's 'Sense' UI. It is a visually appealing and well-constructed phone that offers a rich feature list and some of the latest in smartphone technology.
This phone has a 5 inch touchscreen that displays in 220PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Desire 700 has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2.1MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 70 out of 100.
The Desire 700 has an estimated battery life of around 11 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2100mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Desire 700 comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Desire 700 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It can also connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
This phone enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The HTC Desire 700 has an FM radio and an MP3 player with sound enhanced by dual front facing speakers and HTC BoomSound. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and has HTC BlinkFeed on board to help bring together all of your updates, news and messages into one place. The Desire 700 comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
This is a competent smartphone from HTC that offers solid performance and a decent feature list. It is a strong competitor in all areas.