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HTC seems to have position their HTC Desire 310 as a mid-range phone with a $220 price tag, but it screams prepaid or entry-level and is a rather mixed bag of tricks.  While it is solidly made, it is a cookie-cutter looking device with rounded corners and a full 11.25mm thick (.44-inches) and weighs in at 140 grams (4.94 ounce).  It is easy to hold and the matted plastic back is nice as it repels most fingerprints.

It uses a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels with a 218 pixel-per-inch (PPI) destiny.  The display is a weak point with bluish whites and grays – the colors are just off overall and it is very difficult to see outdoors unless there is an impending thunder shower on its way.  Speaking of weak spots, there is a 5MP fixed-focus, no Flash main camera and a VGA front-facing camera (FFC) for a passable Selfie for Social Media and the speakerphone sounds okay, however, when making a phone call (a basic necessity) it is hard hearing the caller’s voice and the Desire 310’s mouthpiece just does not do a good job of transmitting the caller’s voice.

The Dual-SIM HTC Desire 310 uses a MediaTek MT6582M quad-core processor clocked at 1.3MGz with 512MB of RAM and only 4GB of internal storage, although you can add a microSD card for an additional 32GB of storage.  It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a half-baked Sense 5 running on top – it is like looking at half-pure Android and half-pure Sense 5.  This is all powered by a 2100mAh battery that should actually get you through a day or day and a half, depending on your usage…2G or 3G – no LTE here.

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HTC Desire 310 Editor’s Rating:

The HTC Desire 310 is just a little too overpriced for only 3G, the poor display and camera…with devices like the Motorola Moto G out there offering a much better value, the Desire 310 may have a rough go of it.  HTC claims it is a mid-range smartphone, but the it just does not add up – the processor does a fine job, even with gaming, and the Dual-SIM is nice, but the poor display, poor camera and poor calling sound just does not make this a first choice in 3G smartphones.

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3.5 out of 5 Stars

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