Desire 310 - £120
Why this smartphone is built for you
The HTC Desire 310
The HTC Desire 310 is an entry-level smartphone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with HTC 'Sense' UI. It is a well-made smartphone that offers the opportunity to own a 'big name' brand at a reasonable price. It is an updated version of 2013's Desire 300 that adds more power, a better video camera and has a slightly larger screen.
This phone has a 4.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 218PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Desire 310 has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.3GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 72 out of 100.
The Desire 310 has an estimated battery life of around 11 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Desire 310 comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Desire 310 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and 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.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the HTC Desire 310 Dual) that 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 Desire 310 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and HTC's Blinkfeed application is on board to pool your updates, messages and news together onto a single screen. The Desire 310 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.
The Desire 310 offers good build quality, a decent array of features and the opportunity to own a big name brand for under £150. This, coupled with its smart design makes the Desire 310 an attractive device in this price range.