HTC Desire 630
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HTC Desire 630 might seem overpriced since it does not offer 1080p display and a fingerprint scanner, which almost all its competitors do. Even though intelligently crafted for compactness and smart usage, it is far from thrilling. A below average battery and outdated specifications will further discourage buyers; however, unlike many other phones, this phone surprises with performance that’s better in use than on paper. It should not be purchased for its cameras, and unfortunately, high quality audio is not what satisfies anyone’s definition of a smartphone. It can be a decent purchase only for gamers since it comes with a 720p display.
With a micro splash textured finishing over the handset, BoomSound and DolbySound, and dual camera, HTC Desire 630 can be a delight to use. It has a polycarbonate body that comes with a lanyard strap to offer you a personalised look. Comfortable in the hand and easy to grip, this phone creates an immediate impact. The phone is as much an experiment in design – with a standout button – as it is in sound technology, with clear and detailed sound.
The phone has a fairly easy-to-use camera app, laden with the latest features. The camera is accessible without unlocking the screen. The 5 MP selfie camera (besides the 13MP main camera) brings with it the Auto and Voice Selfie. With HTC Desire 630, there is no need to bring the volume down. It offers 24 bit High Resolution audio for music that can enrich the senses, in addition to excellent sound quality for gaming and videos.
With the power of Sense Home, you can organize your apps depending upon professional or everyday use. You can even enjoy 4G LTE connectivity for an extra edge to your smart lifestyle!
This phone surprises by its compact built churned out of high quality plastic. The gold splatters give it a distinct look which position it a level higher than other phones in the price-range. Its ergonomic design constitutes 8.3 mm thick body of 140 gm with rounded edges and 5″ display.
The SIM slots are on the left while the power button is on the top. The arrangement of buttons is neat and symmetrical and operating it is smooth, especially with its compactness and ease of access. However, a fingerprint sensor is definitely missed.
The 5.00-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels offers a crisp and clear display. However, since the display is not HD and many phones in the similar price-range are offering 1080p display, one is left with some serious questions. The brightness is low but the colour quality balances it out to some extent. Lack of screen protection is also a cause of worry.
The phone is based on Sense 7.0 and Android Marshmallow 6.0. The interface is easy on the phone hardware and smooth to use. Opening, closing, and using apps is quick and using BlinkFeed is comfortable. The phone lags a bit, but only on heavy usage. Despite this, the phone is enjoyable to use in all its functions.
It is the outdated Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that remains the major concern with the phone. In the overall optimization with the cloud and software, it is the processor that upsets. It is a sign of worry when a phone lags with everyday apps like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc. when even the cheaper phones are offering way better performance. Multitasking can be seriously problematic, but browsing one app at a time should not be a matter of bother.
The phone could have done better if it was optimized better for gaming. High quality 3D games are not recommended on this phone. This is most probably because of its old processor since display and software are generally good for fast processing.
The HTC Desire 630 rear 13MP camera saves the phone from being a failure in terms of technology. The colour balance is great and photo quality is good if captured in proper light. Trying photography is low light would not be recommended. The shutter speed, and camera app in the first place, could have been smoother to operate and faster to respond. The front camera gives photos a warm tone which would not be liked by everyone.
Another cause of concern that keeps the phone out of being a tough competitor is its battery. The 2200mAh battery does not offer more than quarter of a day of screen time. The phone begins to exhaust too soon during live streaming, or while watching movies or gaming. This is no major concern for regular users, however, but for anyone seeking to operate the phone beyond bare minimum functionality, there is frustration in store.
There are things that are unacceptable at this price. Poor battery life, average performance and not a great camera. Much better options available in market at same price with balanced specifications. Absence of 1080p display and fingerprint scanner would make the phone tougher to choose but its compactness of design and attractive looks might still induce second thoughts in some buyers.