HTC Desire 500

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Market Status: Available in India

Release Date: 2013-09-30

Updated on:Jul 25, 2014

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Key Features

  • Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 4.3 Inch, 480x800 px display, TFT
  • Quad core 1200 MHz processor
  • 8 MP Primary Camera, 1.6 MP Secondary
  • Dual SIM, 3G, WiFi, DLNA, NFC
  • 4 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 64 GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1800 mAh, Li-Polymer battery
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  • Blinkfeed UI
  • Powerful configuration
  • Great looks
  • Good connectivity options


  • Plastic body

Mid segment HTC Smartphone


HTC Desire 500 sports a 4.3 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 420 pixels. Though the screen lacks a certain vividness and colour vibrancy, it fits in the palm very well and is apt for performing one hand operations.

Processor and OS

This smartphone relies on a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 Quad Core processor with a 1GB RAM to enable rapid and smooth switching between simultaneous tasks. Dealing with platform dependency, this device will run on Android Jelly Bean OS.

Camera and Storage

This handset features a 8.0MP autofocus BSI rear camera and a 1.6MP front camera. The rear camera supports 720p video recording. From storage point of view, this device is packed up with a 4GB internal memory which can further be expanded upto 64GB using an external micro SD card.

Connectivity and Battery

The connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, MicroUSB, Bluetooth etc. From battery point of view, HTC Desire 500 will be backed up with a Li-Ion 1,800mAh battery.


HTC is storming the mobile market with a flood of devices. This device coming from the Desire series is brilliant in its configuration and will achieve a high degree of appreciation from the customers. Loaded with the premium end feature such as Blink Feed service and Beats Audio this device will eventually add another feather in the cap of Desire series. Be it a music lover, an application lover or a regular user, this device will surely fulfill all your expectations. Rumoured to be a mid segment smartphone, this device will certainly pull the younger customers.

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General Information

Brand HTC
Model Desire 500
SIM Slot(s)
SIM Size Micro
Touch Screen
Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
123 grams
131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm
Black, Silver
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Operating Frequency GSM 1800 / 1900 / 900 MHz | GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz


Operating System Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Special Features Voice Memo, Voice dialing, Voice commands
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor


1.2 GHz, Quad core, Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200
Adreno 203
1 GB


Internal Memory
4 GB
Expandable Memory
Yes, Up to 64 GB
USB OTG Support


Screen Size
4.3 Inch
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density
217 ppi
Display Type


Main Camera
Yes, 8 MP
Front Camera
Yes, 1.6 MP
Video Recording
HD @ 30 FPS, Recording Formats: MP4
Yes, Digital Zoom
Camera Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Image Viewer


1800 mAH, Li-Po
Talk Time
Up to 17.80 Hours(2G) / Up to 12.10 Hours(3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 401 Hours(2G) /Up to 435 Hours(3G)

Internet & Connectivity

Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbit/s; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbit/s
Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot
Yes, v4.0, A2DP
Yes, with A-GPS
USB Connectivity
Yes, USB Port, USB Host, USB On-The-Go, microUSB 2.0
More Connectivity


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Audio enhancements
Beats Audio

9 Expert Reviews for HTC Desire 500

Overall Expert Rating (3.3 Out of 5 based on 3 ratings)


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  • HTC Desire 500 review: Here To Charm
    GSMArena team
    01 Oct 2013 | gsmarena

    Desire has long been the signature of the company`s tier-2 lineup. With past offerings varying from capable midrangers all the way down to entry level, going for a smartphone bearing the Desire moniker has largely been a hit-or-miss affair. The Desire 500 is HTC`s latest attempt to ride the middle road between features and price, and it is the modern day equivalent of the HTC Desire X released late last year. The other way to look at it is as the...

    Verdict: You may not be able to tell going by the financial reports alone, but HTC has produced plenty of fine hardware in 2013. The company has consistently delivered well-built stylish smartphones with lots of character and the HTC Desire 500 is no exceptio...

  • HTC Desire 500 Review
    31 Aug 2013 | phonearena

    HTC indicated it wants to go down market with its Android phones, risking to be crowded out of the exploding mid- and entry-level segments otherwise, and phones like the Desire 500 are a good indication of its strategy. The handset sports a youthful, catchy design, with internals that are a mixed bag of midrange to low-end components, all for a decent price. Will the Desire 500 succeed in its market-expansion mission the way it is built? Read on ...

  • HTC Desire 500 review
    Andy Vandervell
    12 Feb 2014 | trustedreviews

    The HTC Desire 500 is HTC`s new mid-range phone, available for around £200 SIM-free, £180 on pre-pay and from £17 or so a month on contract. It has a 4-inch screen, a decent overall spec and a design that far exceeds what we`re used to at this price. On paper it`s a very promising phone, though like most mid-range phones it now has the formidable Nexus 5 to contend with, which - although £100 more - is a tempting alternative given it`...

    Pros: Nice, classy design, Bright and clear screen, Decent general performance,

    Cons: Camera slightly inconsistent, Battery life a little weak, Mediocre built-in speaker,

  • HTC Desire 500 review
    Anupam Saxena
    29 Oct 2013 | ndtv

    Also giving it dual-SIM capability, HTC takes on the likes of Micromax, Karbonn and Lava (and even Sony) with the Desire 500, luring price sensitive users who want to use two connections on their smartphones. Build/ DesignCutting the crowd of 5-inch plus phablets, the HTC Desire 500 is a rather compact smartphone featuring a 4.3-inch display. The phone fits easily in one's hands and pockets, and is light in weight. It's made of good quality plast...

  • HTC Desire 500 Review: In Depth
    Thomas Newton
    01 Apr 2014 | recombu

    The HTC Desire 500 is a relatively inexpensive mid-range phone aimed at the type of buyer who wants something solid, but not necessarily cutting edge.  We’re seeing many phones of a similar ilk these days, whether they’re scaled down versions of flagship models or they’re aggressively discounted higher-end phones like the Motorola Moto G.  Given that HTC already has dipped its own toe in the mid-range waters with the l...

    Pros: Great design Smart, stylish interface Beats Audio response

    Cons: Poor battery life Average camera Low internal storage

    Verdict: : We Desire to buy something else So, should you buy an HTC Desire 500? If you’re of the TL;DR persuasion and we’ve just caught you at the end of this review, you’re probably going to want to know if it’s as good as other...

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