JOE takes the new HTC Desire 620 for a spin 7 years ago

JOE takes the new HTC Desire 620 for a spin

We managed to get our grubby man-sized mitts on the brand spanking new HTC Desire 620 and boy, did we give it a test spin*.

*Please don't check the search history.


One of the first things you’ll notice about the new HTC Desire 620 is its ginormous screen. To be fair, at 5” it’s what we have dubbed the Goldie Locks screen - not too big and not too small. It’s juuuuuuust right.

You won't have to fumble around just to tap the screen and your hand won't ache after holding the Desire 620 for long periods of time.


Image not to scale - obviously...


The super crisp resolution makes watching videos and looking at pictures highly enjoyable on the aforementioned 5” screen and we even caught the lad beside us on the bus home looking over our shoulder while we surfed Reddit and watched a few videos on YouTube. That definitely wouldn’t happen with the old ‘fruit phone’ we use as our everyday device. We even have trouble looking at it.

So with that in mind the Desire 620 is great for anyone that spends a lot of time aimlessly surfing the web and looking for a distraction from the mundane bus and/or Luas journey too and from work.


Size matters: Comparison of the HTC Desire 620, iPhone 5S and iPhone 4S


The sound quality from the headphones is absolutely top notch and the phone itself features class-leading BoomSound speakers, which come in handy if you’re watching a movie that deserves the volume to be played on full blast.

We watched Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on the Desire 620 while on an empty train back from Galway and it was just brilliant. You could hear everything as if you were watching it on the telly at home.


The Desire 620 features a Quad Core processor and is also 4G compatible, so you can expect super fast broadband connections (as long as your mobile provider’s service is up to scratch).


Selfie enthusiasts will love the Desire 620’s 5-megapixel front facing camera and the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera will ensure that all future photos of your cat standing its hind legs and other precious photo opportunities will come out crystal clear.


The camera settings take account of your surrounds which is actually very useful.

We took a normal snap here in the office and then changed the setting for use under florescent light. The difference is just incredible.



The HTC Desire 620 is a seriously slick looking phone that comes in a dual colour casing (ours was white and blue - check out other colours here) and if you’re a fan of Android devices then you’ll be right at home with this cool piece of kit.

If you're looking for some exclusive colours then keep in mind that Santorini White is available in the Carphone Warehouse exclusively and the Tuxedo Grey is available through Meteor.

You can get your hands on the HTC Desire 620 from the Carphone Warehouse for just €229.99 on Meteor or Eircom’s E-Mobile, which is probably the best thing about the phone.