HTC Desire XC is one of the rarest dual sim smartphones with GSM + CDMA feature. The device is decently configured with a front camera missing. A good deal for its price.
The new HTC Desire XC sports a 4 inch WVGA Super LCD display, especially engineered not to hurt user’s eyes along with 1GHz dual-core processor along with 768 MB RAM to enhance its speed. It is supported by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a special layer of Sense 4.0 powered by HTC itself.
The device sports a rear camera of 5MP but no front camera. Desire XC flaunts an inbuilt storage of 4GB expandable upto 32GB via microSD card.
For better connectivity HTC powered the device by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, GPS and 3G. To make the device running whole day, the device has been provided Li-ion 1650 mAH battery.
The special feature of the device is dual sim capability compatible with a GSM and a CDMA connection.
1. Sale starts on 30th April
For the available phones for CDMA, there is no competition for this phone. I bought this for my wife from Amazon.in for 18K.nnSome really good things about it are:n1. Smart (est?) phone on CDMAn2. Great screen qualityn3. Duel SIMn4. Audio is amazingn5. Looks very goodn6. So far its working very fastn7. Very lightweightnnHere are what I think downsides:n1. 18K is not justified. 12-13 would have been a steal. 15 would have given me some peace of mindn2. No 3G on GSM. Have to rely on Reliance EVDO.n3. Battery life is poor. I installed Juice Defender yesterday. Waiting to see if it makes a difference.n4. Since it's new in the market, no covers are available yet. I had to settle for a bumper. Same with scratch guards.n5. Headphones are very ordinary. For the sound that it can create, the in box headphones are letdown. I am using my spare ear buds from Apple, which are great and are compatible as heat set as well.nnOverall, 3 stars for being a smart phone on CDMA. 2 stars are deducted for price and things mentioned above.
Hi..I am one of the first purchased before it come to the regular market and online as I knew XC supersedes VC. Very good phone with excellent features and all works well but GSM receiver is not as sensitive as regular GSM phones so the signal coverage is poor especially if you are staying ground floor. They may be concentrating on CDMA as the first preference and the second band receiver may be not that sensitive so most time GSM unavailable. Also CDMA system requires only less Transmitter power (20 times less) so the GSM Tx may not be so powerful - Good if you are concerned about the radiation Level hazard as most other makers produce Phones for India with illegal transmission level to compete the market and Norms are not met. Good buy for CDMA users and the best available in CDMA.
|Operating System||Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Custom UI||HTC Sense|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+CDMA|
|Network||4G: Not Available, 3G: Not Available, 2G: Available|
|Screen Size||4 inches (10.16 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Pixel Density||233 ppi|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Screen to Body Ratio||61.17 %|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8625|
|Processor||Dual core, 1 GHz|
|Internal Memory||4 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 32 GB|
|Resolution||5 MP Primary Camera|
|Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Image Resolution||2592 x 1944 Pixels|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom|
|TalkTime||Up to 6 Hours(2G)|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Mini, SIM2: Mini|
CDMA 1900 / 800 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|USB Connectivity||microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
5 inches vs 4 inches
Higher primary camera resolution:
8 MP vs 5 MP
Higher battery capacity:
1850 mAH vs 1650 mAH