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HTC Desire 500

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HTC Desire 500 details

Buy For
  • Blinkfeed UI
  • Powerful configuration
  • Great looks
  • Good connectivity options
Beware of
  • Plastic body
Verdict

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.

Mid segment HTC Smartphone

Display

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.
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HTC Desire 500 Price
  • HTC Desire 500
  • HTC Desire 500
  • HTC Desire 500
  • HTC Desire 500
  • HTC Desire 500
47%
3 / 5
132 User Reviews
This product is permanently discontinued.
Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Available
  • 4 GB + 64 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Micro
  • USB OTG Support
  • FM Radio
What makes HTC Desire 500 unique?
  • The lightest HTC phone with Quad-Core processor
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User Reviews

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OVERALL RATING

3 /5 BASED ON 248 RATING(S)
OVERALL RATING
  • 5 stars
    127
  • 4 stars
    54
  • 3 stars
    23
  • 2 stars
    17
  • 1 stars
    27
132 USER REVIEW(S)
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awesome camera (9)
awesome battery backup (6)
average battery backup (4)
bad battery backup (3)
battery heating issue (1)
awesome display (2)
awesome phone (29)
value for money (4)
amazing performance (1)
great sound (1)
heating issue (6)
awesome performance (1)
service center (1)
build quality (4)
flash (2)
camera lens (2)
screen protection (2)
features (18)
gaming (17)
beautiful (4)
removable battery (2)
slow motion video (1)
recording (1)
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05 Nov 2013 By shresthsrk On flipkart.com

well... mobile geek here..do a lot of research and have used quiet a few mobiles... so yeahhh an unbiased and honest review..n HTC here, the name is enough i believe :P :P ... and rahul....really?? bro..u wanna know why htc??? seriously?? ill give u many reasons.... namely-n1.. beats audio--heaven, people u have to experience it ( xloud is also good but this is just awesome)n2. htc blinkfeed- there aint anything like this in the market...( samsung and sony and lg still scratching their heads )n3. sense 5 UI- this is cherry on top of the cake-- its just amazing..htc beat all others just with their UI for one reason!!!nnsoo about the phone now --- DesIre 500!! an awesome phone for many reasons again--n1. processor(1.2ghz quad core(4 cores) processor, no lags, very fast and ultimate performance)( it certainly behaves like a 1.4 ghz)n2. sense UI-just awesome!!!n3.camera-8mp with led flash ( reallly fantastic with superb low light images) 1.6 mp front cam reallly good!!n4. gpu-adreno 203- not amazing , but good enough... dont require much gaming when u have this beauty ;)n5. memory-4gb internal and 64 gb expandable... this is one thing which cold have been better but with the preloaded apps like facebook,twitter and sounhound for music, i dont think its a problemn6.people keep over viewing the fact that it is a dual sim!!! appreciate it people! n7.resolution is nice, 4.3 inch touchscreen looks and feels amazing with crisp viewing anglesn8. build quality is amazing and feels really good in the handn9. in call quality and mic quality is just awesome!!! everything is crystal clearn10.battery life-9/10.... lasts a day easily... on heavy usage 16 hours on avergae( well with such specs its amazing, come on guys we dont expect it to have 10/10 like the htc pico :P )n11. wifi and internet signals are pretty good and covers long distances toon12. 720p hd recording with slow motion video option-awesome experience!!!n13. 1 gb ram-- delightful ,speedy and no lags whatsoever :) :)n14. audio quaity with beats audio-just awesome!!!n15. Htc blinkfEEd- ruling the world :P reallly amazing feature..thank u htc!!nnsoo for something as awesome as this -- 1.2 ghz quad with an amazing camera, front camera, beats audio, blinkfeed and htc sense 5 with dual sim .. i wont mind spending 2-2.5k more ... well quality comes with price mate...love u htc ...(R.I.P samsung,sony,lg(nexus roxx),xolo,micromax etc) i hope my review helps...... i strongly recommend this phone!

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htc not learning any lesson??
05 Oct 2013 By Rinomi Boitlung Fanai On flipkart.com

this i a good item until i heard about its price, i was expecting price range of 15k - 17k, because sony xperia m and galaxy core have the same specs with price range of 13k. its well known that htc tend to priced their product a tad high than other company but 20k is not what i expect, at all. if price is reduced to around 16k, i will still choose over xperia m or galaxy core, but i am not gonna buy desire 500 for 20k, not worth the price. if you are ready to shell out 21k, then consider lumia 820, xperia sp, xperia v, xperia c, galaxy grand, galaxy mega. if money is not an issue for me, than i would def buy this or wait for desrie 601 to be released, around 5k more than desire 500. ncomeon htc, when will i ever gonna get one of your smartphone?? i have been following this smartphone for a month and the pricing of the product dissapoints me. good luck though, u gonna need it,

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HTC Desire 500 User Reviews

HTC Desire 500 Specifications

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General
Launch Date September 30, 2013 (Official)
Brand HTC
Model Desire 500
Operating System Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Custom UI
HTC Sense 5 UI
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Design
Height 131.8 mm
Width 66.9 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm
Average
Thickness compared to
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9.9 mm
Average in group
8.8 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
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Weight 123 grams
Very Good
Weight compared to
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123 grams
Average in group
154 grams
Best in this group
80 grams
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Colours Black, Silver
Display
Below Average
Display compared to
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34%
Average in group
55%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
4.3 inches (10.92 cm)
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density
217 ppi
Poor
Pixel Density compared to
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217 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
801 ppi
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Display Type
TFT
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
59.63 %
Performance
Below Average
Performance compared to
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32%
Average in group
51%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8225Q
Processor
Quad core, 1.2 GHz, Cortex A5
Poor
Processor compared to
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Quad core, 1.2 GHz, Cortex A5, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200
Average in group
Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Mediatek MT6735
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.8 GHz, Kyro 385 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Kyro 385, Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon
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Graphics
Adreno 203
RAM
1 GB
Good
RAM compared to
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1 GB
Average in group
2 GB
Best in this group
8 GB
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Storage
Good
Storage compared to
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70%
Average in group
95%
Best in this group
99%
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
4 GB
Below Average
Internal Memory compared to
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4 GB
Average in group
16 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
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Expandable Memory
yes Up to 64 GB
USB OTG Support
yes
Camera
Good
Rear Camera compared to
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59%
Average in group
48%
Best in this group
99%
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 8 MP Primary Camera
Good
Main Camera compared to
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8 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
40 MP
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Sensor Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus yes
Physical Aperture F2.0
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Video Recording 1280x720 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 1.6 MP Front Camera
Poor
Front Camera compared to
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1.6 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
25 MP
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Battery
Good
Battery compared to
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62%
Average in group
68%
Best in this group
99%
Group: All Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
1800 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
TalkTime
Up to 12.10 Hours(3G) / Up to 17.80 Hours(2G)
Standby time
Up to 435 Hours(3G) / Up to 401 Hours(2G)
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network Support
3G, 2G
SIM 1
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 900 MHz
3G Speed:
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS
NFC
yes
USB Connectivity
USB Host, microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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