HTC isn’t quite as aggressive as other smartphone makers in Malaysia, but it has recently launched – quietly, at that – an affordable device in our market, the Desire 628. Although it has a pretty low retail price of RM799, this device doesn’t skimp too much in the hardware department.
In terms of design, it’s not surprising to see that the Desire 628 is mostly made out of plastic. That being said, its dual-tone design does look rather sleek; it’s also great to see that the Taiwanese company’s signature BoomSound speakers are featured on this affordable device.
As far as specifications go, the Desire 628 is a mixed bag. It is packed with a decent 5-inch 720p display, an unspecified 1.3GHz octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, dual-SIM support, as well as LTE connectivity.
While these are rather respectable hardware, it is the Desire 628’s battery capacity that raised a few eyebrows: it is only a 2,200mAh cell. Of course, there are various factors that determine the overall battery life of a device, but the small battery capacity of the Desire 628 is definitely a concern.
If you’re keen to get your hands on this affordable device from HTC, it is now available for purchase at RM799 from key retailers. It can be purchased in two different colours: Cobalt White and Sunset Blue.