No nonsense, budget Android smartphone, the HTC Desire 200, made official

HTC Desire 200HTC has made a new phone official, but it’s not quite up there with the HTC One in terms of super high specs, and is instead a new entrant into the basic, low-cost smartphone market. The phone is the Desire 200, and its features suggest it could be the phone leaked as the HTC G2 back in February.

So, what’s it all about? The Desire 200 is about as simple as you want to get with a smartphone. The screen measures 3.5-inches and has a 480 x 320 pixel resolution, and is powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor, with a clock speed of 1GHz. There’s 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage memory, plus a microSD card slot which can bump up the storage by 32GB.

HTC Desire 200 RearOn the rear of the 11.9mm thick chassis, there is a 5-megapixel camera which can also record VGA quality video, but does not possess a flash unit. HTC has added a selection of filters to apply to your photos, plus a one-touch share option too. At 100 grams, the Desire 200 is pleasingly lightweight, and also comes with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Beats Audio enhancements, and a 1230mAh battery.

Google Android is listed as the phone’s operating system, but HTC hasn’t stated which version is installed, however since it appears to use the HTC Sense 4+ user interface, we should expect either Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. As far as connectivity goes, it supports various 2G and 3G bands, including HSPA data speeds.

In the official pictures, the Desire 200 looks sleek and stylish, just as you’d expect an HTC phone to be, which should help it win a few fans when it goes on sale. Exactly when this will be, how much it will cost, and where it will be sold is unknown, but we’ll update here as soon as HTC, or a local network, confirms the final details.

Mobile

Google may charge up to $40 per Android device for app suite following EU ruling

Google announced that it will be charging Android device manufacturers in Europe a licensing fee to use its apps and services. The announcement is part of an effort to comply with new European Commission regulations.
Deals

The best iPhone deals for October 2018

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the absolute best iPhone deals available for September 2018.
Mobile

Need a quick battery boost? Try one of our favorite portable chargers

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers.
Mobile

Here are our favorite wireless phone chargers for Android devices and iPhones

We checked out the best wireless phone chargers to make tangles and uncooperative ports a thing of the past. Whether you have an iPhone or Android, find out which wireless charging pads are worth buying, and how their features compare.
Mobile

Which Verizon plan is best for you? We check out family, individual, and prepaid

Verizon offers lots of plans for individuals, your family, and folks who want prepaid service. Here is everything you need to know about Verizon's plans, from data packages and smartphones to Big Red's prepaid plans.
Mobile

Which new iPhone is the best? iPhone XS vs. iPhone XS Max vs. iPhone XR

Apple has three new iPhone models to choose from this year, making the choice a little harder than usual. What's the difference between the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR, and which is best?
Photography

Camera shootout! Testing the latest Pixel, iPhone, and Galaxy Note in real life

Which takes the best photos, the Pixel 3 XL, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy Note 9, or Pixel 2 XL? We put the cameras on all these top-notch phones through their paces to see which performs best in the real world, from low light to portrait mode…
Mobile

Need a do-over? Here's how to factory reset an iPhone, from XS on down

Resetting an iPhone can alleviate all sorts of software woes, and wipe away personal data should you sell your device or give it to someone else. Here's how to factory reset an iPhone from within iOS or iTunes.
Product Review

Huawei’s monster Mate 20 X makes the Galaxy Note 9 look small

The Huawei Mate 20 X has a 7.2-inch screen, but is surprisingly manageable to hold, yet still a little too big to carry around. Huawei’s pushing the phone’s ability as a mobile gaming handheld, challenging the Nintendo Switch.
Mobile

How to sell your old Google Pixel or Pixel 2 for the most money

So, it's time for a expensive new smartphone, and you'd like to partially fund the purchase by selling your old Google Pixel. Find all the information you need to get as much money as possible for your Pixel or Pixel 2 here in our guide.
Mobile

The OnePlus 6T is coming a day earlier, event moved to October 29

According to a recent report, the launch of the OnePlus 6T could be different from any other OnePlus launch in history. How? It could have the backing of a major U.S. carrier. Here's everything we know about the OnePlus 6T.
Mobile

Sprint now lets you add Hulu's Live TV service to your unlimited plan

Sprint recently introduced three new data plans to its roster -- Unlimited Basic , Unlimited Plus, and Unlimited Premium. Here, we break down your options to help you decide which one is best for you and your family.
Mobile

Sams's Club offers $100 gift cards for iPhone XR pre-orders

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally taken the wraps off of the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now that the phones are out, you might be wondering how you can get them for yourself.
Mobile

It’s about time! A USB-C magnetic charger for the Apple Watch has finally arrived

While most of the buzz surrounding Apple has been about the iPhone XR, the company also introduced a new Apple Watch accessory. Starting October 24, a USB-C magnetic charger will be available for purchase.