HTC Desire 510 is a dirt-cheap way to get 4G LTE data
Super fast 4G data has previously been a feature only found on the most expensive likes of phone.
But prices have dropped significantly and you can now find 4G ready phones with budget price tags attached.
The HTC Desire 510 is just such a phone.
To look out, there's no escaping its budget price.
It's chunky, plastic, and not exactly the most beautiful phone around.
It's functional though and feels fairly well put together.
Like many of HTC's phones you'll find a front-facing speaker above the display which kicks out a decent sound.
The 4.7 inch display has an 8 by 4 by 480 pixel resolution which is the lowest I would expect to see on any phone regardless of price.
It's far from crystal clear but it's sharp enough for Twitter and Facebook and is reasonably bright as well.
It's running on Android 4.4 Kitkat software with the same HTC sense interface slapped over it that you'll find on pricier HTC phones.
It's a clean simple to use Android skin with HTC's Linkfeed news aggregator off to the left of the homescreen.
Linkfeed pulls together news articles and social media updates rather like the Flipboard app.
It's quite cool but you can get rid of it if you're not keen.
It's powered by a 1.3 gigahertz quad core processor which provides enough juice for basic tasks and a spot of light gaming.
The back of the phone is home to a 5 megapixel camera which really isn't good for anything more than absolute.
You certainly shouldn't buy this phone if photography is a priority.
HTC has equipped the 510 with a 2,200 milliampere hour battery, which put up a decent fight in my tests.
If you're fairly careful you shouldn't struggle too much to get a full day of use from it.
Sure, the Desire 510 doesn't have luxurious looks, or a crystal-clear screen, or a [UNKNOWN] charge processor, but it does handle the basics well, it's equipped for 4G data speed, and it's dirt cheap.
If you're after an affordable entry into 4G, the Desire 510 is definitely worth checking out.
I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET and this is the HTC Desire 510.
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