What’s the difference? HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One

by Jerry D on May 25, 2013

Let’s analyse the merits of the dual SIM HTC Desire 600 and the top-of-the-line HTC One… Does the 4.5-inch display on the Desire 600, beat the One’s 4.7-inch screen? How much storage capacity is there in each of these smartphones? Will you be happy with the One’s 4.0MP camera? Find out which phone is the best below.

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HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

HTC Desire 600 VS HTC One
Display 4.5-inch Super LCD2 4.7-inch Super LCD3
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
(244.667 PPI)
1080 x 1920 pixels
(468.723 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Software Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 8GB internal, no expansion slot 32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording 4.0 Megapixels with Ultrapixel image sensor, autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.6MP Yes, 2.1MP
4G No LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/ac/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 67.0 x 134.8 x 9.3mm 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3mm
Weight 130g 143g
Talktime 11.0 hours TBC
Standby 539 hours TBC
Extras Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, stereo speakers, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio

 

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One fight plays out…

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Connectivity

The innards of the Desire 600 come packed with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. No 4G though. As for the One, HTC has built it with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and 802.11a/ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi as standard. There’s also 4G connectivity where available.
— The One wins (0-1)

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Size/Weight

Time for a little size vs size comparison. The Desire 600 and the One are 134.8 x 67.0 x 9.3mm and 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm respectively. Overall the Desire 600 is the slimmer phone. Put the two phones on the scales and the HTC Desire 600 weighs 130g, while the One is 143g. Check out the graph below for a handy visual comparison…
— The Desire 600 wins (1-1)

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HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Camera/Video

The Desire 600′s camera boasts an 8.0 Megapixel resolution. Frills include autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video recording. The highest resolution it supports is 3264 x 2448 pixels. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 1.6 Megapixels.

The One seems to boast a poorer specification on paper, specifically a 4.0 Megapixel camera. But look closer and you’ll find that its camera features an Ultrapixel image sensor, not to mention an array of features that includes: autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. Another 2.1 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The One wins (1-2)

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Display

Display size is key and the Desire 600 features a 4.5-inch (540 x 960) touch-sensitive Super LCD2 screen. When it comes down to pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is 244.667.

XXXX pointy arrow The HTC Desire 600 features a 4.5-inch Super LCD2 display with a quoted resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 244.667.

The One’s touch-sensitive Super LCD3 screen is only slightly bigger at 4.7 inches. However, it’s a far better screen and the pixel density of 468.723 here doesn’t just beat the 244.667 rating given to the Desire 600, it crushes it.
— The One wins (1-3)

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Processor

Speed is crucial and so the One uses a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, rated at 1.7GHz. The Desire 600′s core is a lower-spec 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 chip.
— The One wins (1-4)

Half-time: HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One

Five rounds gone, five still to go. At this stage, the One enjoys a healthy 3 point lead. Of course, this deficit can be overturned. But is the Desire 600 good enough to fight back?

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.1.2 vs. Android 4.1.2 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (2-5)

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. Which means… The One maintains its half-time advantage. The One certainly isn’t going to lose this fight.
— The two phones share the points (3-6)

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Storage

As for storage… With only one option, the HTC Desire 600 has 8GB of internal storage. Unlike the Desire 600, the HTC One comes with multiple storage options, offering either 32 or 64GB. Here, the 64GB option in the highest model One trumps the 8GB capacity of the Desire 600. Unfortunately, the Desire 600 lacks an expansion slot so 8GB is all the storage on offer. Similarly, the 32 or 64GB storage on the One can’t be extended either. Like the Desire 600, there’s no memory card slot here.
— The One wins (3-7)

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Desire 600 and the One share the points (4-8)

HTC Desire 600 vs. HTC One – Extras

Finally, the Desire 600 also includes Dual SIM, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, and Beats Audio. In comparison, the One is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, stereo speakers, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio.
— The One wins (4-9)

BPF Verdict: The HTC One wins! (4-9)

The HTC One wins this match-up. It beats the HTC Desire 600, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 3 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Yes
The best size/weight: No
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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