The market is filled with phones from giant companies, seeking to add new technologies to the device. Such models are not suitable for those who are not ready to spend on “extra” performance, which is not useful at all. Some companies take this into account and offer other solutions with a low price. Cheap (but not always) smartphones in 2022 are especially famous for HTC.
What smartphone lines HTC has coming out in 2022
If you’re surprised that a company that was flickering on store shelves back in 2008 is still around, that’s fine. HTC has fallen on hard times lately. Solid losses and last place in the rankings. As of 2018, it changed its policy, and it’s still sticking to it today.
In 2022, most of its resources are concentrated on creating the Desire series of smartphones. Models from the rest of the line that were not cancelled in 2018-2019 continue to be produced. Among them, the main focus is on the Wildfire and U phones.
Smartphone models for 2022
The models in the top are arranged in order of their price (except for the last one). It was said above that the company is famous for cheap smartphones, but it also has novelties, the price and characteristics of which are in no way inferior to the benchmark modern gadget. They are in the strong minority, but also made it to our top.
HTC Wildfire E Lite.
Small, lightweight, economical in relation to the battery, but constantly hanging option. This is understandable, because inside there is a budget MediaTek Helio A20 processor and 2GB of RAM. The rear camera is 8MP, and the front 5MP. But the device supports 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. The screen diagonal is 5.45 inches, and the appearance of the body is rounded and is comfortable in the hand.
Bottom line, the HTC Wildfire E Lite is great for work, communication and the Internet, but no more. When the company decided to release a new phone with specs from 2014, it emphasized runtime and connectivity beforehand.
- modern communication protocols;
- Long battery life;
- presence of a fingerprint scanner.
- Low performance – 30597 AnTuTu score;
- weak sensors and camera;
- not optimized OS.
Price on Yandex.Market: from 6720 rubles.
All parameters are higher, but there is one “but” – the system is not “taught” to use resources at 100%. Equipped with 64 GB of ROM and 4 GB of internal memory, which is very impressive. The camera resolution is 16 MP, but in fact the quality of the photo leaves much to be desired. But they increased the charge, now the phone holds it for two days. It can be noted the size of the screen at 6.22 inches, which easily fits in a pocket.
In the end, the hardware is far superior to the lite-version, but the OS and firmware can freeze and let you down. It costs 1.5 times more, but it’s worth it.
- operating time;
- The good thing about this phone is that it has a very good connection to the port, so it will give you a good price for it.
- Unoptimized firmware;
- overrated camera;
- low color rendering.
Price on Yandex.Market: from 6720 rubles.
HTC Wildfire E3.
The third attempt has found the desired success. The same 4 GB of RAM remained, but the firmware bugs were corrected, and now the system “flies”. The screen has grown to 6.5 inches and the pixel density has increased to 264 ppi. The company has put up with the inability to work with 16 MP and reduced them to 13. Otherwise there are no important changes, except that the ROM is now 128 GB.
The device costs almost 2 times more than the first model, but we recommend to choose this model from the series. This way you will save yourself from the inevitable disappointment.
- optimized firmware;
- large screen;
- a lot of memory;
- holds a charge for a long time – 3950 mAh;
- type-C connector.
- Weak camera;
- The lack of NFC.
Price on Yandex.Marketer: from 11480 rubles.
HTC Desire 20 Pro.
We close the topic of budget phones and move on to the middle class. An excellent choice for any purpose, including running powerful games. The performance and capabilities of the gadget have significantly expanded, because now it is equipped with an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor in conjunction with six gigabytes of RAM. The internal memory, by the way, is 128 gigabytes.
Finally there is an NFC-module, which allows you to pay with your phone and installed on it the application bank. There are now four cameras on the back: the main, wide-angle, macro and auxiliary cameras. Even the front camera is now better than the main ones in previous versions. The resolution of the front camera is 25 MP.
The design of the phone is a separate topic. It has been changed as much as possible. The working area of the display now takes up more of the total diagonal. All four cameras on the back are placed vertically in a row. The front camera is no longer in the center, but in the upper right corner. The plastic case is easily comfortable in the hand and does not slip. Even the corners have been fixed. They are now more rounded.
The smartphone has won the hearts of gamers, not to mention ordinary users who have enough Instagram. The nicest thing about the build is the complete price/quality match.
- average CPU performance – 175315;
- good camera;
- holds a charge for a long time (5000 mAh);
- big screen;
- a lot of RAM and ROM.
- Older version of Android 10;
- Poor personalization.
Price on Yandex.Market: 26490 rubles.
HTC U20 5G.
Yes, HTC has mastered the new 5G communication technology, and this phone was the first from the company that now supports it. Moreover, this is not the only advantage of this model. The screen diagonal has increased again, now it is 6.8 inches. And the working area now occupies 84% of the total size. The angles, by the way, are the same as in the HTC Desire 20 Pro.
The specifications are not much different from the previous model. Under the cover there is 6 or 8 GB RAM (depending on the assembly) in conjunction with the Snapdragon 765G 5G processor. Now even the most demanding games will run on “ultra”. The pixel density rose to 387 ppi, which means that no sharp images on the screen, only a clear and smooth picture.
An interesting feature is the close similarity of the resolutions of the front (32 MP) and main camera (48 MP). Among modern phones this is a rarity. The main camera is still in the upper right corner, which allows you to take more natural pictures.
- high CPU performance – 318491 points;
- nice design;
- deep color reproduction;
- large display;
- a high-capacity battery – 5000 mAh;
- Old version of Android (Android 10);
Price on e-catalogue: from 38 980 to 40 780 p.
HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G
The phone is positioned as a flagship from the company, however, this is not quite the case. The model has a nice subtle design, rounded edges and a 6.7-inch diagonal. The color depth is slightly worse than the HTC U20 5G. In terms of performance, the two models are identical, yet the Desire 21 Pro is cheaper. And the front camera is a bit weaker, its resolution is 16 MP.
As a result, we have a phone that loses slightly to the U20 5G model, but it is considered more profitable for the budget. The flagship is out of the question. But there is 5G, which is rare for this company.
- powerful processor – 318491 performance points;
- camera in the center;
- large screen;
- high power capacity.
- weak color reproduction;
- type-c 1.0 instead of 2.0.
Official price: from 31,740.82 rubles.
Which phone is better to choose
Budget is your main advisor. Nevertheless, it is not recommended to choose the cheapest option. Progress is going on, even powerful for today models already in six months do not pull new games, what to say about budget variants.
If you want to take a budget option, it is recommended to look at the HTC Wildfire E3. The model is cheap, but designed after the mistakes of the past, from which the company learned a lesson.Related Posts: