We first officially saw the Desire 610 at Mobile World Congress in Berlin, Spain back in February. A low-end update to the Desire lineup, HTC didn’t aim to wow the masses, but rather offer a pretty, capable device for a fair price.
Joe published our review of the Desire 816 – the 610’s bigger, higher-end sibling – and felt moderately pleased with the phone. Point being, we have high expectations for the 610, and with a growing number of compelling low-end handsets, this particular handset has its work cut out for it. Devices like the Moto G, Moto E, and even the One mini 2 have seriously raised the bar for entry-level and budget smartphones.
Can the Desire 610 sway us away from Motorola’s extremely affordable smartphones? Or has Motorola cornered the market? We can’t say for sure just yet, so stick around for the full review. In the meantime, watch us tear into the box in this Desire 610 unboxing and hardware tour!