HTC Desire 601 is a medium budget smartphone, but with specifications close to the high-end range of phones. Instead, Desire 300 addresses the needs of those without great financial resources, putting at stake a configuration with dual-core CPU and 5MP camera.
Compared to its predecessor Desire 600, the new HTC Desire 601 is slightly thicker and comes with dual-SIM support. But in its case of 9.88 mm thickness we find a 2100mAh battery and 400 Snapdragon chipset with dual-core CPU at 1.4GHz, helped by 1GB RAM.
8MP camera installed in the Desire 600 gave place to the one of 5MP, which receives part of the functions encountered in model HTC One: Sequence shot, Always Smile, Object Removal and VideoPic. Paradoxically camera with BSI sensor 1/4 inch f/2.0 aperture lens to get pictures of higher resolution than can provide the top of the range HTC One, but the quality is probably lower. Function supports 1080p shooting and recording in slow motion. Videos results can then be played back at variable speeds, adjusted by the video player interface.
On the connectivity side, Desire 601 raises to LTE and HSPA+ support (42Mbps).
Above the 4.5 inch screen with 480×800 pixels resolution we find a VGA front camera, and on the side of the housing we have a microSD card slot that can appeal to supplement the internal memory.
Desire 300 keeps its resolution at 480×800 pixels, but is content with a screen of 4.3 inches. The configuration is based on Snapdragon S4 chipset, the version with the 1GHz dual-core processor. Unfortunately the RAM was halved to 512MB and internal storage space measures only 1.2GB, so adding a microSD card is almost a necessity.
With smaller screen and less thirsty power chipset, Desire 300 can be satisfied with a 1650mAh battery, hidden behind a removable cover.
HTC Desire 300 and HTC Desire 601 can be found in stores from October 2013. Unfortunately sales prices were not disclosed.