HTC has started focusing on the budget segment of the smartphone market, as recently they have started launching a range of affordable smartphones. Adding to the budget segment of the smartphone, HTC added its Desire 320 smartphone on January 2015. So, let’s see what this smartphone has to offer to its users.
About the external dimensions of the phone, it has physical dimensions as 5.20x2.67x0.41 inches, which makes it a decent sized smartphone. The phone weighs 145 gm, which is not that heavy for a smartphone. The phone has approximately 62.4% screen-to-body ratio, which again is not that amazing. Regarding the colour variants of the phone, it comes in two colour variant i.e. Meridian Gray and White. The phone has a broad aesthetic appeal and captures the user’s attention easily. About the display of this phone, the HTC Desire 320 features a 4.5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display that provides a screen resolution of 480x854 pixels that roughly translates to merely 218 pixels-per-inch pixel density. The display of the phone has high-definition graphics and lifelike images for a visual feast. However, due to the low pixel density, images and text appear rather jagged. Hence the overall display looks dull.
The phone is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor which appears to work decently but somehow fails to deliver a power packed performance. The general performance of the phone is smooth; however, things go out of hand when the phone’s memory is encumbered with several heavy apps. The smartphone offers 8GB of internal memory, which could be expanded up to 32GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone runs on Android OS, version 4.4.2 (KitKat) with the support of with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC Apps. It has 1GB of RAM which is very less than what other smartphone offers at the same price tag. The phone offers single-SIM functionality and does not supports 4G/LTE networks.
The phone features a 5MP primary camera that is supported by a LED flashlight, and the front shooter is provided with a 0.3MP camera. The images captured by the phone are decent but lack details. The front shooter is only good for video chatting as the images captured by it are barely workable. Having a camera flash allows you to take photos in low light. You can shoot high quality 1080p videos at 30fps. About multimedia, the phone features a stereo loudspeaker, 3.5mm audio jack. The phone also features MP4/XviD /H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Photo/video editor and a Document viewer.
The battery provided in the smartphone works averagely, as it has a 2100mAh removable rechargeable Li-polymer battery. The phone promises talk time up to 12 hours for 3G networks and Standby time up to 690 hours. The smartphone provides connectivity functions, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.1 with A2DP, A-GPS, FM Radio and microUSB version 2.0. The phone features one sensor i.e. accelerometer sensor.