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The HTC Desire 610 is now available from AT&T, marking the first time in years that the Desire brand has appeared on carrier store shelves in the US. The phone is very affordable, going for just $199.99 without an annual contract. With one, it's only 99 cents.

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We've detailed the HTC Desire 610 before, so I'll keep this brief. The low-end phone comes with a 4.7-inch screen sporting a 960 by 540 resolution. On the inside, there's a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage (expandable via a MicroSD card). There's an 8MP camera on the bac, along with a typical 1.3MP one on the front. All of this is powered by a non-removable 2040mAh battery.

None of these specs will blow the roof off, but priced at $200, purchasing the Desire 610 isn't a bad way to buy a phone that looks like it cost more than it does.

HTC Desire 610 from AT&T

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • challenge_accepted

    $200 is a great price for this. I'm bummed T-mobile doesn't get any good deals on phones since they got rid of subsidies.

    • Aooga

      Lumia 635 at the MS store is $129.

      • challenge_accepted

        I have no interest in another windows phone. Tried it once and thought it was a terrible experience (no apps, shitty hardware)

        • Aooga

          Meh...opinions. I find it pretty amazing that MS got their OS to run as smooth as iOS on such poor hardware. If I were to use the Lumia 930 or something, I probably would be more impressed. Again..opinions.

      • Dalvik

        I'd buy if for my parents.
        For me nope, no decent emulator on WP. Android all the way.

  • Arthur

    Motorola is still king for budget Android devices. For $20 more, the Moto G LTE version has this beat. AFAIK this isn't an LTE equipped phone, has a qHD display, a tad larger in hand (potential negative), is running Sense UI (another potential negative and getting slower Android updates). If you really want an unlocked phone, the Moto G is still your best bet in this price range.

    • jonathan3579

      This phone is LTE capable. Also, aside from the screen resolution... The Moto G is a strong competitor. It is by no means a better value because they're pretty much equal.

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  • rcht148

    The screen resolution in the post is wrong. The Correct resolution:

    Display size (inches)

    4.7" FWVGA (480x854)

  • G

    With unlocking now made legal, can I buy this from AT&T and have it SIM unlocked? That will be awesome as it will result in an unlocked LTE phone cheaper than the Moto G...

    • tintin.92

      It may be legal, but I'm not sure if at&t will be extremely eager to help you get onto another network...

  • mikehute

    I love HTC and hate exclusives. Fortunately, this overpriced, low specced piece of sh-t does not tempt me. It doesn't challenge the Moto G, either.

  • Ann Lazebna