Smartphones are great, they are basically a mini-computer in your pocket packed full of features to make your work and personal life easier. The larger the display, even better. You get more space to read your emails, browse the internet, play games or simply immerse yourself in your collection of photos and video. In simple terms, you get to do more on that big, beautiful screen.
Take for instance the HTC Desire 700, a dual SIM handset from the Taiwanese phone maker. You get more volume, camera tools, and home screen capabilities than any other
Desire series phone. Its dual SIM capability enables two active phone lines at the same time. Thus you can use a personal and business number and optimise your data plan with two accounts. You can even take calls and texts from one account while using the other, no card swapping required. Here’s my take on the general feel and impressions on this Desire phone and how it stacks up against the competition.
A major highlight of this Rs 27,490-a-piece device is its large home screen with eye-pleasing clarity. Seriously, you have got to see it to believe it. The HTC Desire 700 gives you a great 540 x 960 display (220 ppi pixel density) spread over 5-inches, adorned with Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and Sense 5.5, so it’s totally up to date. There’s plenty of space for gaming, movies or browsing. In real use, the display is excellent, delivering authentic colours and great viewing angles. Your videos, photos and online browsing will actually come to life with stunning clarity.
HTC devices have always stood out in the market place with their excellent design and build quality, and I am glad to see the company raising the bar yet again with the Desire 700. Out of the box, you can make out that the Desire 700 is a nicely designed device and it feels solid in the hand.
It’s a big handset too, measuring 145.5 x 72 x 10.3 mm and weighing 149g. To be honest, if you are fond of wearing tight jeans, you’ll be somewhat embarrassed to keep the Desire 700 in your pocket; you get a lump in your front pocket and it can get quite discomforting at times. Also, the phone might be too big for some to handle, especially those how are looking to use it