HTC Desire 600 dual sim review: One in two

One in two

GSMArena team, 19 August 2013.

Display

The HTC Desire 600 dual sim is built around a 4.5" Super LCD2 display of qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels). The pixel density clocks in at 245 ppi, which is ok for a midranger.

HTC Desire 600 Dual Sim
The 4.5" Super LCD2 display of the HTC Desire 600 dual sim

Of course, the midrange is already home to some 720p-resolution smartphones out there, but the Desire 600 dual sim has to live with its resolution due to the entry-level GPU that's inside.

Display test 50% brightness 100% brightness
Black, cd/m2 White, cd/m2 Contrast ratio Black, cd/m2 White, cd/m2 Contrast ratio
HTC Desire 600 dual sim 0.18 200 1106 0.46 532 1161
Huawei Ascend P6 0.14 136 986 0.62 670 1080
Sony Xperia ZL - - - 0.44 575 1294
Sony Xperia Z - - - 0.70 492 705
Huawei Ascend Mate 0.23 222 982 0.67 711 1053
HTC One 0.13 205 1580 0.42 647 1541
HTC Butterfly 0.14 173 1200 0.45 501 1104
Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4 0 201 0 404
Oppo Find 5 0.17 176 1123 0.51 565 1107
Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II 0 215 0 402
LG Optimus G Pro - - - 0.41 611 1489
Nokia Lumia 920 - - - 0.48 513 1065
LG Optimus G 0.14 197 1445 0.33 417 1438
Nexus 4 0.22 314 1447 0.45 608 1341
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III 0 174 0 330
Apple iPhone 5 0.13 200 1490 0.48 640 1320

Putting the resolution aside, the Desire 600 dual sim display has great viewing angles and reasonably good colors too.

Indeed, colors are a tad washed out and not as saturated as the ones on the HTC One mini, for instance, but on their own, they look just fine. The white balance on the Desire 600 mini is a bit too cold (bluish) to our taste, while the contrast isn't anything to write home about either.

Sunlight contrast ratio

  • Nokia 808 PureView
    4.698
  • Apple iPhone 5
    3.997
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    3.419
  • Nokia Lumia 925
    3.402
  • Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4
    3.352
  • Samsung Omnia W
    3.301
  • Samsung Galaxy S
    3.155
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
    3.127
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom
    3.118
  • Nokia N9
    3.069
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    2.970
  • HTC One S
    2.901
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    2.832
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
    2.801
  • Huawei Ascend P1
    2.655
  • Sony Xperia ZR
    2.672
  • Nokia Lumia 900
    2.562
  • Nokia Lumia 720
    2.512
  • HTC One
    2.504
  • Sony Xperia Z
    2.462
  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini
    2.422
  • Motorola RAZR i
    2.366
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    2.307
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    2.269
  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim
    2.262
  • HTC One X
    2.158
  • Nokia N8
    2.144
  • Oppo Find 5
    2.088
  • BlackBerry Z10
    2.051
  • Apple iPhone 4
    2.016
  • HTC One mini
    2.003
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
    1.955
  • Samsung Galaxy Camera
    1.938
  • HTC Butterfly
    1.873
  • Huawei Ascend P6
    1.865
  • Sony Xperia V
    1.792
  • Sony Xperia U
    1.758
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    1.691
  • HTC One V
    1.685
  • BlackBerry Q5
    1.682
  • LG Optimus Vu
    1.680
  • LG Optimus GJ
    1.666
  • HTC Desire V
    1.646
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    1.552
  • LG Optimus 3D
    1.542
  • Nokia Asha 302
    1.537
  • Nokia Lumia 610
    1.432
  • Gigabyte GSmart G1355
    1.361
  • HTC Desire C
    1.300
  • Nokia Asha 501
    1.270
  • LG Optimus L7
    1.269
  • LG Optimus L9
    1.227
  • Meizu MX
    1.221
  • Sony Xperia E dual
    1.203
  • Samsung Galaxy Pocket
    1.180
  • Sony Xperia tipo
    1.166
  • Samsung Galaxy mini 2
    1.114

You can find all about our display testing routines here.

Battery performance

As for battery life, HTC estimates the Desire 600 dual sim will be good for up to 577 hours of 3G stand-by time and 11h hours of 3G talk.

In our battery test, the Desire 600 dual sim managed to achieve a cumulative endurance rating of the respectable 53 hours. For the full battery test breakdown, check out our blog.

Reader comments

  • ganesh

very bad experience with this phone , worst phone : Too Much Slow -- with 3 application only heat too much not able to receive call because it is hanged same time - flashed it 4 times from htc no solution still no update -- very disappo...

  • Muveen

I m using HTC desire 600 but I don't know how to use vedio calling.there is no option of Vedio calling. Pls suggest me

  • arun

really UN feeling in this HTC desire 600 I don't no what is the stupid system I am by this phone more then two month UN till now never use because this phone not working SIM 1&sim2 what the mean