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HTC Desire 601




HTC Desire 601 Overview

HTC Desire 601The HTC Desire 601 offers great affordability whilst boasting an impressive all round feature set. Big screens and quad-core processors are not for everyone and the Desire 601 is a perfect balance for what most users need and require of a phone.

HTC BlinkFeed - Streams live updates from a variety of feeds, be it social or news direct to your home screen. Now you don’t have to hunt for what’s happening in your world, it is all just there. The latest updates from friends, photos, calendar events, music, news and more. With over 1,000 global content partners BlinkFeed can enhance your connectivity and access to information.

HTC BoomSound - Dual front speaker that use Beats Audio tuning, speaker & headphone amplifiers for a richer, louder and more immersive sound.

HTC Zoe - Made up of 4 components, Zoe Photos, Highlights, Editor and Share. When you press the shutter the Desire 601 automatically takes 20 photos and 3 seconds of video. These are combined to produce an image that literally comes to life. Simply scroll back and forth with Time Scrubbing to select the exact moment you want to remember. Once captured Zoe Highlights automatically creates instant cinematic movies of your events. Create perfect results with Zoe Editor with retouching tools, object removal and more. Finally share a collage of events through Zoe Share.

Running Google Android (4.2 Jelly Bean), you have all the smartphone features you expect so document editing, creating and replying to emails, browsing the internet, YouTube and navigating from point A to B are all part and parcel of the Desire 601. With these Android apps and services pre-installed on the phone you can easily customise and personalise your phone to your specific needs.

Featuring a vivid 4.5” qHD display, the 601 is set to offer an immersive experience; whilst showing off your photos and videos is a joy to behold on the expansive screen. Viewing YouTube content and movies is especially pleasing when coupled with the HTC BoomSound dual frontal stereo speakers as they offer a superbly crisp sound with far less distortion than your average speakers.

There is a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash and many other enhancements including Smart Flash, continuous shooting mode, 1080p recording mode, Panorama, VGA front camera and, of course, HTC Zoe.

A dual-core 1.4 GHz processor will keep things running smoothly even when multitasking. An internal memory of 8GB with the option to expand, via a microSD card slot, will ensure that you have enough space to store all of your favoured media.

On board connectivity options include 3G and 4G capability (subject to network provider), Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA and HTC Connect.

Compact, portable and cost effective, the HTC Desire 601 is a phone that has many features and performance to match at a very fair price.

Reasons to buy HTC Desire 601

  • Android 4.2
  • 4G capability
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.5 qHD display
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • HTC BoomSound, Zoe & Blinkfeed

What's in the box

  • HTC Desire 601
  • Mains charger
  • USB cable
  • Earphones
  • Documentation


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Custom SkinHTC Sense 5.5
  • Speed1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Dual CoreYes
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930-AA
  • OtherAdreno 305
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)64 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity8 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.5
  • TypeqHD capacitive
  • Resolution 540 x 960 (245 ppi pixel density)
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsLow Energy (LE), aptX, A2DP, EDR
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi Direct & Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB
  • PowerMicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm Jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels5MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherFace detection, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, HDR
Front Facing CameraYes
  • TypeVGA
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light Sensor
  • Formats.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma
  • Recording.amr
  • Formats.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording.mp4
Near Field Communication
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2,100 mAh
  • TypeLi-Po
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3GUp to 12.8 hours
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3GUp to 440 hours
Dimensions134.5 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm
Weight 130g
Warranty24 months


HTC_Desire_601_Quick_Start _Guide.pdf HTC_Desire_601_Quick_Start _Guide.pdf (753KB)
HTC_Desire_601_user_guide.pdf HTC_Desire_601_user_guide.pdf (2920KB)


Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

No – this phone has 8 GB of internal storage only

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE bands TBA. Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area

Does this phone have a removable battery?

No this phone has a unibody construction and the battery is not removable

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