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HTC Desire 610 Available Through AT&T Starting July 25

This morning, AT&T announced availability for the Desire 610 from HTC, its mid-range phone for the budget-minded among us. The device will go live on AT&T’s network starting July 25, priced at $199 with zero annual commitment. Customers can also pick up the Desire 610 on a Next plan for $8.34 a month. 

The device features a 4.7″ qHD display, Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 8MP rear-facing camera, front-facing speakers, 4G LTE connectivity, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD support, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 2040mAh battery, and HTC’s Sense skin running atop Android.

Overall, it’s a good sounding phone for the $199 price, perfect for anyone who doesn’t need all of the latest and greatest specs in their pocket. The Desire 610 should be a little workhorse, capable of handling any task you can throw at it. Personally, I rather like the design, and it would be nice to see AT&T make the phone available in a multitude of colors, kind of like the iPhone 5c.

Interested in the Desire 610?

Via: AT&T
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  • Elliot Kotis

    I desire this more than the m8….

  • John Jade Jane Jake

    The 4.7-inch qHD display looks terrible. Let’s hope it really brings BoomSound, or else it’s Boo.

  • johny cash

    how is this better than Samsung Galaxy S3 (especially with CM11) ?

  • paul_cus

    Looks like a cross between the One and the First.

  • M S

    Too bad this isn’t on vzw!

  • tylerc23

    Why don’t they release the E8 in the US for all carriers? Some people may pick it up if it’s basically the M8 but at a cheaper price and don’t mind the plastic rather than metal

  • jer85008

    Need an unlocked version for TMo.

  • Alex Boro

    Moto g looks like a better choice

  • Cesar

    Looks like the industry is starting to take the Moto route as far as making budget phones right. Good on ya, HTC.

  • SJ

    Either way, Better than the Moto G? MAYBE… At least HTC has a contender now.

  • acejavelin

    $199? Not bad, except it is a carrier phone… The qHD doesn’t bother me, I just hope there is an unlocked version for the same price, otherwise with the AT&T bloatware there would be only about a gig of storage remaining, but a unlocked version with Sense over pure Android with no bloat would be great, a lot of people love Sense and this could give the Moto G a run for it’s money. The more devices in this price range the better, competition could make this price range much better.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    A phone we’d have killed for 2 years ago

  • n11

    Pretty nice actually! Looks like a lumia from the back, but keeps a simple one design on the front. Specs fit the modestly nice price. I can see this as selling a good number of units.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    qHD baby!!! Back from the dead!

  • dreadnatty08

    Everything looks better than the Moto G except Dat screen. So close, HTC.

  • Wow, i was truly thinking about purchasing this until I read about the processor and 8gb storage.
    Looks like they are trying to go head to head with the iphone similar to how motorola did with the motox.
    But in my opinion, cut corners in the wrong areas.

    • n11

      And then you read the price of $199 and meant to have said “Oooooh for that price that’s not bad”.

      • False. I only interpret new phone deals as whether or not I want them.
        Price doesn’t really matter. It can be $99, still wouldn’t factor into if I would get this phone or not.

        • n11

          So going by your first comment, you jump to the conclusion of wanting to purchase every phone that’s announced, and once a certain spec comes up that you don’t like you say “nope not getting it”?
          I never said “oooh for that price I have to get it”, I said that its a pretty decent deal at that price, one that I think a lot of people are gonna jump on. Remember, you’re not the world.

          • For some reason, you feel its necessary to break apart my reasoning.
            I think you are forgetting the whole opinion thing.
            No, i’m not the world. Thanks for that.

          • hc792

            So you’re saying you lack rationality. Got it.

          • You do know rationality is pretty much the same thing as an opinion right?
            And that’s exactly what I am stating. It isn’t rational for ME to get this phone based on the specs.
            I don’t care who you are or what you wan’t, I’m only speaking for me.
            Don’t get bent out of shape. People have opinions and they might not match up with yours.

          • hc792

            I’m not getting bent out of shape. I realize its your opinion. I just happen to think it’s dumb.

          • It’s dumb for not wanting a phone? The phone in my hand is better than this.
            Downgrade my phone at a price? That, is dumb.

          • n11

            You’re opinion is that you don’t want the phone, fine.
            Your rationale is that because the thing has a slower CPU and 8GB of space its suddenly a bad deal for you (opinion), or for anyone to get at that price point (assumption).
            Like I said you are not the world, the world demands phones of every kind, including this cheaper one than your supposedly rich hands can afford.

          • I don’t think this is a bad deal, actually might recommend it to a friend.
            I just came here to say how I felt about it. Kinda assumed that’s how the comments section worked.
            In reality I say how I feel and people try to tear me apart.
            (for example, take jabs like calling me rich, dumb, or irrational.)

    • CaptainHowdy13

      It has an SD slot

      • I know, still want the stock more than 8. This creates a hassle.

  • ROR1997

    The back reminds me a lot of the iPhone 5c, but the HTC colors are much nicer.

    • El Big CHRIS

      I thought the same. But youre right they do look nicer. Too bad the One M8/M7 didnt come out with all colors at once on all carriers.

      • ROR1997

        HTC does colors the best in my opinion. That Red m8 is awesome, the blue m7 looked amazing in person as well.

  • Tony Byatt

    So close HTC…

    If this is the exact same as the international version then the screen is 4.7-inch, 960×540…pitiful…


    • PoisonApple31

      Same resolution as that Droid Bionic from almost 3 years ago.

  • ROR1997

    I like the navy front. Looks awesome.

  • LosttsoL

    HTC. We give good bezel.

  • d-rock

    Digging it! This might be my son’s next phone.

    • ROR1997

      How old is your son

      • d-rock

        10….He has an HTC Vivid right now

        • ROR1997

          Not a bad phone at all for a 10 year old. I didn’t get a smartphone until I was 12

          • d-rock

            He’s had the vivid for a couple years now…he’s a good kid and doesn’t act nearly as spoiled as he is lol.

          • ROR1997

            Its cool that he has nice things tho. I’m very fortunate to have parents who also want the best for me.

  • Josue

    qHD Display?? its that correct?

    • PoisonApple31

      Yes, it is.

    • Curtis Black

      small q, so its 540 x 960.