Single-tone smartphone colors are just so … bleh, right? And while some manufacturers may be content churning out bland, solid-colored slabs year after year, HTC hasn’t been afraid to try out clashing and complementarity colors, helping to make its handsets really stand out. This year at MWC the manufacturer is showing off a trio of colorful phones that, as HTC puts it, “bridge the gap between fashion and consumer electronics,” introducing us to the Desire 530, Desire 630, and the Desire 825.
Maybe the most interesting part about the look of these phones is the “micro splash” effect decorating their polycarbonate exteriors, with a series of spray nozzles color each of these Desire handsets with a pattern that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Depending on the model we’re talking about different color options are available – and if you’re just not feeling the speckled look, the Desire 530 has some solid-color variants.
What makes these guys tick? Well, the Desire 530 and Desire 630 are variations on some similar hardware: both use 5-inch 720p LCDs. The 630 is powered by a Snapdragon 400, while the 530 gets the lower-end Snapdragon 210.
We also see differences when it comes to RAM and cameras: the 630 gets 2GB and a 13MP/5MP pair, while the 530 goes with 1.5GB and an 8MP/5MP arrangement. Each has 16GB storage (with the option for microSD expansion), as well as 2200mAh batteries.
As for the Desire 825, screen size grows to 5.5 inches, but resolution stays put at 720p. We’ve also got the same Snapdragon 400 SoC as on the 630, as well as 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Those 13MP and 5MP cameras make a return, too. Thankfully, the larger size supports a larger battery, and the 825 goes with a 2700mAh component.
Sales of all three models will start next month, though HTC hasn’t said precisely when (nor what it intends to charge for each). Depending on where you pick yours up, you even might score a pair of Hi-Res Audio certified earbuds with the 630 or 825.