HTC has this traditional problem of overpricing its phones. Sometimes I wonder if the company even understands its target market before deciding prices. Yes, there are lots of factors behind the price of any phone such as logistics and distribution chain but dropping overpriced phones in markets with seemingly bizarre value for money will surely end up increasing the losses. That’s exactly what HTC doesn’t seem to understand.
Desire 620G comes powered by a MediaTek MT6592 SoC which has 1.7GHz octa-core processor and a meager 1GB RAM. Display is good at 5 inch with HD (720p) resolution. It’s got a rear 8MP AF snapper and a 5MP on front with 1080p video support. Connectivity is taken care by dual SIM support with 3G/2G+2G configuration. How much would you pay for this spec sheet? I, for one, wouldn’t pay a penny more than $160 (INR 10K). But HTC’s asking price is whopping $250 (INR 16K).
Correction guy has a message for HTC. Homer Simpson couldn’t appear for a facepalm today.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note with better configuration costs mere $143 (INR 9K). If you want a more reputable brand, you can pick-up Moto G (2nd gen) for little above $200 (INR 13K). And soon to go on sale, Micromax Yureka will destabilize literally everyone with a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and full Cyanogen support at just $143. This kicks HTC’s offering straight out of the competition. Knocked out.
So unless you’re a hardcore fanboy of HTC, there’s no reason to buy this phone.