This is the HTC Desire 200 smartphone that is presented as an interesting alternative for those who want to jump into the world of smart mobile phone without spending a fortune in the process. Your sheet is fairly basic, it only holds a 3.5-inch Multitouch screen and a camera to 5-MP that nevertheless allow us to obtain high quality results. The company is betting heavily on the architecture and functions of their cameras as well as sound systems. The HTC Desire 200 system also features Audio Beats more than improving the audio and video playback.

You may find some minor flaws in the data sheet, especially if you look at the processor, which has a single core with 512-MB of RAM. These basic characteristics are compensated by the base price.

Technical Specifications of HTC Desire 200

General Network 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps 900/2100 MHz
SIM Micro-Sim
Status Announced at June 2013, Exp. Release at Q3 2013
Body Weight 100-g (3.53 oz)
Dimensions 107.7 x 60.8 x 11.9 mm (4.24 x 2.39 x 0.47 in)
Display Size 3.5-inch, 320 x 480 pixels (~165ppi pixel density)
Type Capacitive Touchscreen, Multitouch
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV Ringtones
Loudspeaker  Yes
Jack 3.5mm Yes, Beats Audio Sound enhancement
Memory Internal 4-GB, 512-MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32-GB
Data WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, MicroUSB v2.0
Others GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Infrared port
Camera Primary 5-MP, 2592×1944 pixels
Secondary No
Video Yes, VGA
Battery Model Li-Ion 1230-mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 821h (2G) / Up to 693h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 20 min (3G)
Features OS Android OS
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Colors White, Black
Browser HTML5
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Radio Yes, TBD Radio
Multimedia Playing music, video and photos, Music player
Supported formats: MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, SNS Integration
Others Document viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Photo viewer/editor, Predictive text input, Organizer, Voice memo/dial

Design and Display:

The HTC Desire 200 is a simple phone line in terms of its design, since it follows the trail of the previously presented HTC Desire by the firm but with different equipment. It is much more compact than the big smartphones today so that it becomes an ideal device to carry in your pocket comfortably and at all enjoy it everywhere without bothering us. Its dimensions are: 107.7 x 60.8 x 11.9 mm and its weight reach 100 grams. It will be presented as usual in HTC, very discreet in two colors: the white and the black.

The display is a key element. The front surface of the device has 3.5-inches diagonal screen, a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and a 165dpi. In the top it has a basic speaker. At the bottom, the three basic touch buttons to access the menu, rewind or search quick and agile. The second speaker is located in the rear, a feature that will be useful for those who want to listen to loud music in a room or on the terrace of your home with friends.


The HTC Desire 200 sensor has a 5-MP that will allow us to take pictures of 2592 x 1944 pixels. It has an aperture of 2.8F and 34mm lens plus video recording capabilities at a pretty fair VGA quality. The camera is perfectly able to recognize when someone is smiling to automatically take the snapshot without losing a second, just before you have pressed the button. As if this were not enough, you can also add digital effects and filters to images, and easily share them through your favorite social networks i.e. Facebook, Twitter etc.

Logically, it also has a built in second chamber, located in the front, with 2.1-MP sensor and objective wide angle of 88°, through that you can serve to make video calls to your friends and family.

Memory and Power:

The HTC Desire 200 has an internal memory large enough for a smartphone. According to its data sheet, the user can host your files i.e. songs, pictures, videos, applications, on a total of 4-GB but always have the possibility to expand with microSD memory cards up to 32-GB. It has a fairly discrete RAM but enough for a basic range of 512-MB.

This capability is combined with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 mononuclear processor running at a clock frequency of 1-GHz. It’s able to withstand normal operation for a user begins to enter the world of the smart mobile phone. It means that you can use its functions normally and make the most of the new applications you want to install.

Operating System and Applications:

The company HTC has indicated that the HTC Desire 200 will equip with the Android operating system but still has not specified the version. Most likely we are expecting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but it will have to wait to know the exact issue. In any case, we know that the platform will come dressed with the classic HTC Sense interface that usually HTC installed on its devices to customize them with various functions. In any case, HTC Desire 200 is a good smartphone with Android OS and will be installed key applications like Google services. We refer to Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar and basic Google tools ecosystem. You also have direct access to Google Play, the app store’s company. Mountain View makes available to the users of Android. There you will find more than 600,000 proposals between free and paid.


The HTC Desire 200 is planted as a smartphone perfectly equipped for connectivity. It works over GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 900/2100, which means that users can connect without any problems to the 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps) networks and Wi-Fi 802.11 a / ??b / g / n, a feature that will allow access to any wireless network to operate at your jobs, at home or in other areas to save a good peak data rate. It has the Bluetooth 4.0 technology support and GPS with aGPS, allowing you to enjoy your smartphone browser like a dedicated GPS for the car or make hiking through Google Maps.

In the field of physical connections, we cannot fail to mention the audio output of 3.5-mm headphone jack, useful for listening to music in silence or to connect a small speaker, MicroUSB 2.0 input, necessary to transfer and synchronize content in the computer and finally, a slot for microSD cards that will help you to expand the internal memory of smartphone.

Music, Video, Photos and Multimedia:

The company HTC usually bet heavily on the multimedia section and specifically by the sound characteristic. First, we have to indicate that this HTC Desire 200 features compatibility with most commonly used formats. It supports the following formats: ACC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA, AMR, 3GP, 3GP2, MP4, WMV, AVI and MP4 which means that you will play audio, image and video files without any problems. It provides support for JAVA and Adobe Flash Player 10.3, languages and essential programs for reproduction, depending on games, applications and web pages.

It must review the alliance between HTC and Beats Audio. The company has worked with engineers consciousness of Beats to get the audio output is optimal and perfect. The headphones also equipped with Beats Audio so that listening to music with this phone will become a remarkable experience.


The HTC Desire 200 carries a removable, rechargeable battery with the capacity of 1230-mAh. As tested by HTC, the device will be able to offer a battery life of 7.4 hours with WCDMA and 10.9 hours with GSM in conversation and 821 hours with WCDMA or 693 hours with GSM at rest. The performance of the smartphone always depends on many external factors such as network status, functions that have active or your use of the terminal. In that case, even if the battery has a quite discreet capacity, the device should be able to withstand a full day of heavy use.

HTC Desire 200 Hands on Review


The HTC Desire 200 is a basic phone, specially designed to meet the needs of users looking to enter the world of mobile intelligent. Interestingly, it has a Multitouch screen with the network support of 3G and Wi-Fi. It has extra features for connectivity but we will navigate easily between pages, manage email or enjoy our favorite social networks. We miss more equipped processor and a RAM that came to the standard of 1-GB. The camera meets the minimum and the audio system looks like one of its most valued as the collaboration of HTC with Beats Audio. If the HTC Desire 200 is finally a good price in the market, it will be reasonable and consistent with the needs of users who want to make the high leap to mobile.