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HTC Desire 510 offers affordable 4G (hands-on)If you desperately want 4G, the Desire 510 won't break the bank. CNET's Rich Trenholm finds out if it's worth the cost.
[MUSIC] It's always 5:10 somewhere, so let's raise a glass to the new HTC Desire 510. I'm Rich Trenholm with CNET, and this is HTC's most affordable 4G phone. Now, 4G is great for a fast internet connection to surf the web, watch videos, and connect to apps super-quick, and now it doesn't have to break the bank, as 4G phones get cheaper. But, does the 510 make compromises in order to bring you that extra data speed? Well, it certainly looks more than respectable with a smooth, sleek, rubberized back that has a nice grippy feel. As well as being 4G, the 510 boasts a decent-enough quad-core processor. And it runs the latest version of android with a bunch of bells and whistles added by HTC. Where you do see a compromise though is in the screen. The resolution is 854 by 480 pixels, which isn't even close to high definition. Even if you don't mind watching movies and games on your phone in less then hd. The lack of detail means that icons and webpages fell big a clunky. The notifications bar at the top for example, quickly starts to feel clustered with big chunky icons. That means, if you want to use 4G to stream eye-popping video and games, then you may need to keep saving your pennies for a 4G phone with a better screen. I'm Rich Trenholm with CNET, and this is the HTC Desire 510. [MUSIC]