The HTC Desire C delivers Android Ice Cream Sandwich to the budget end of the smart phone spectrum, but this sugary goodness can't compensate for under-powered hardware. Even at this affordable price, there are more powerful and capable budget blowers up for grabs.
It may be underpowered and lack cutting-edge features, but the Gratia's brilliant, customised interface works wonderfully with Android 2.2 to create an appealing, mid-range smart phone that's perfect for casual users.
HTC's S740, while nowhere near as revolutionary as its precursor the S710, is a good update of that original concept. It may not win many new fans for the form factor, but what it sets out to do, it does well
HTC has made another great Windows Mobile smart phone with the HD Mini, the smaller follow-up to the huge HTC HD2. The Mini packs a capacitive touchscreen, heaps of fantastic features and HTC's shiny Sense user interface into a pint-sized handset. But it's slow at times and even Microsoft has pretty much given up on Windows Mobile
The HTC Smart does a good job of hiding the fact that it's a budget phone, thanks to a glossy, simple user interface. We'd like even more social-networking options, but the widgets and Web browser are better than the offerings of many competitors
This is a beautifully designed Windows Mobile smart phone with some rather nifty menus, although they don't work across the entire phone. If you want to receive emails with style then this is worth checking out from HTC or operators such as Orange and T-Mobile. But if you don't like using a stylus then get yourself a phone with a full Qwerty keypad instead
It may be an update of the existing Sensation rather than a brand-new phone, but that doesn't alter the fact that the Sensation XE is one of the very best Android phones we've yet seen from HTC. Its Beats Audio tech, top-notch bundled earphones and powerful dual-core processor make it a worthy challenger to the Samsung Galaxy S2.
The powerful HTC Tattoo has the edge over other budget handsets. It only falls down because of its unresponsive and small touchscreen, which won't work without some pressure
This is an interesting phone from an established company who usually steers clear of mass market handsets. We liked the slim form factor and ability to synchronise the phone with PCs, but the interface is slow and at times can be very frustrating
Battery life is the Achilles' heel of the HTC One S, hampering an otherwise sleek and solidly performing smartphone, and making it one for light users only.
The Aria is a good phone, but is expensive compared with other Android smartphones. We love its aesthetic and the quality of its construction, but the lower resolution 3.2-inch screen lacks the punch of HTC's AMOLED models.
Good performance stands out for the P3600i, a PDA-style handset that's too hefty to win any beauty pageants. Great connectivity and a decent camera make this a great option for the traveling business person who wants to travel light.
The Titan 4G lives up to its name in many respects, and offers the same clean, fast Windows Phone experience we've become accustomed to. It's also held back by the same Windows woes.
The Sensation XE delivers as many other HTC handsets have this year, and is made cooler by its Beats Audio colours and the great headphones bundled with the handset.
While there are some professions fitting in nicely with the P3470, taxi and truck drivers perhaps, the lack of 3G and Wi-Fi is bound to hold this phone back in Australia.
Moving away from sleek iPhone lookalikes, the 2nd-gen Touch Cruise should find its market with road warriors who want the best of smartphones and GPS nav systems in one device.
The JASJAM offers a familiar i-mate smartphone experience with the added bonus of Next G connectivity.