HTC’s Desire phones have never been the most thrilling. Sure, the low- to mid-range devices fill a purpose for those that can’t afford (or don’t want) the latest and greatest smartphone, but… it’s difficult to get excited about them. Perhaps with this in mind, the Taiwanese manufacturer has spiced up the range with three new devices inspired by “streetwear fashion.”
As you’ll no doubt have noticed, the new Desires — named the 530, 630 and 825 — are peppered with a “micro splash effect” popularised by various sportswear companies over the years. The result has divided the Engadget news team — Nick Summers says “he’s down” with the black-and-gold colorway, which he describes as “like a sunset starry sky.” The white version probably gets the closest to HTC’s design brief here, successfully evoking the now-slightly tired fashion trend with aplomb. Whether that’s a good thing, though, is a matter of taste.