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HTC Desire 501

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HTC Desire 501 details

Buy For
  • Good Camera
  • 3G support
  • Ample External storage
  • Good connectivity
Beware of
  • No DLNA

HTC Desire 501 is a snazzy smartphone from HTC which comes in dashing colors and splendid design. It has a powerful configuration along with good connectivity options. This mid-range HTC Desire is a perfect phone for the consumers if they are looking for advanced features in affordable price.

Snazzy smartphone to meet all your needs

Display, OS and Processor

HTC Desires 501 is a 4.3 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display smartphone with 480x800 pixels display resolution. It comes in three distinct colors namely pink, white and black. It weighs around 130g and measure 128.5x66.9x9.8mm. It operates on Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS and is powered by 1.15GHz Dual Core processor with 1GB RAM.

Camera and Storage

This HTC phone boasts with 8MP rear auto focus camera with LED flash, 3264x2448 pixels resolution and BSI sensor and also a 2.1MP front-facing camera with 1600x1200 pixels resolution. Both the cameras have smile detection, face detection and geotagging in common. The device has a built-in storage memory of 8GB. The microSD slot of the phone can hold up to 32GB data via microSD card. 

Connectivity and Battery

In favor of being connected with other devices the smartphone has Bluetooth, WiFi, USB port, 3G etc. It also comes with DLNA which lets you wirelessly connect the device with your living room gadgets. Battery is 2100mAh Li-ion for long usage of the phone.
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4 / 5
103 User Reviews
This product is permanently discontinued.
Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Available
  • 8 GB + 32 GB Expandable
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value for money (2)
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hanging issue (4)
poor performance (1)
heating issue (7)
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service center (1)
build quality (1)
flash (5)
low light (1)
camera lens (2)
reading (1)
features (13)
gaming (18)
recording (1)
face detection (1)
panorama (4)
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HTC Desire 501 Review and Research
22 Jan 2014 By Amit Sinha On

Hi , I personally believe this is a great phone in the given price tag.., however der r ppl around who alleges issues with Screen and stuff and some went to an extent claiming it was recalled by HTC.nnThe following are the email communication took place directly with HTC in this regard and hopefully could be of use to many here. I always appreciate genuine reviews as its a biggest tool a User uses before making purchases.nnFrom HTC ( Email Communication)nnDear Amit Sinha,nnThank you for contacting HTC support.nnAs per your email, we understand that you want answers for the questions mentioned below:n1. HTC Desire 501 will get Kitkat update?n2. Whether radio is available on this phone?n3. Warranty if purchased online?n4. Whether product was recalled because of display issue?nnWe value the importance of your concern.nnFor Kitkat update, we would like to inform you that as of now, we are not able to commit on the 4.4 Kitkat update for HTC Desire 501 as we are yet to receive an official confirmation for the same. When the update for HTC Desire 501 will be released you will get the notification on your phone, once it is connected to the Internet.nnWe would appreciate, if you would visit our website XXX regularly as we would also update the details for any latest updates for the handsets.nnYou can also check the latest updates for HTC handset on our facebook page: XXXnnFurther, we would like to inform you that radio is available for this phone. HTC provides 12months warranty starting from the date of purchase for handsets manufactured for India even though purchased from online store but it should be manufactured for India. If the phone is manufactured for other country there is limited support and you need to pay charges to get the handset repaired.nnNote: We recommend our customers to purchase the handset from the retailer.nnWith regards to your last query, we would like to inform you that there is no such issue with display and product was not recalled by HTC.nnWe value your time and patience.nnThank you for using HTC Customer Service.nnPlease help us improve by taking a quick survey on your experience using HTC Customer Service.nnGet StartednnThank you very much for your time.nnSincerely,nnPoojannHTCnnnDate : 13/02/2014- I received a call today from HTC and spoke with their Technical department who confirmed today that this phone has AGPS along with Glonass.nnFurthermore, they also informed they would be updating the Status as presently available on HTC website from Coming soon to "Available".

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25 Apr 2014 By DINESH NS On

Hi I am DINESH NS form Chennai , Tamil NadunI have ordered this phone last week got it in my hands after 3 days. Awesome delivery by Flipcart. The seller is phone leo worst packing as just it was packed on an box and the mobile box is rolled inside the bubble wrap. An cover with thermacol will be better as the product is shipped from long distance. Pleas improve it guysnnAbout the product.nThe look is Awesome and HTC sense 4+ is great as it can be updated ( i have updated) . The processor is damn fast running 4 -5 applications on a same time with no lags. The internal memory is 16 GB is which user can avail 12.3 GB !!! :) :).... The camera is nice as 8MP with autofous and low light capturing is so great. In this price range form an big brand is grt.. The front camera is 2.1 Megapixel was face dedution on it .. I have done an skype call its grt.. The clarity is same as HP Laptop HD webcam.nnbeats Audio :) :) nWow...its like in cinema hall when beats audio is on. grt grt.....guys sure it was awesome to the core. nnbattery :nThe charging takes an long time nearly 2-3 hrs fa full charge. But it long lasts..!!nI was having 95% of charge on mrng 9 am. I have used WIFI , heared songs , Snapped 40 - 50 snaps with full flash use 3G , whatsapp , BBM , Wechat . At ngt 11pm there was still 25 % of charge ...grtt ... HTC u have done awesome.nnThis was my review for HTC .nI have reduced one star for packaging.

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HTC Desire 501 Specifications

Brand HTC
Model Desire 501
Operating System Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Height 128.5 mm Compare Size
Width 66.7 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm
Weight 130 grams
Colours Black, Pink, White
Screen Size
4.3 inches (10.92 cm)
Screen Resolution
480 x 600 pixels
Pixel Density
179 ppi
Display Type
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
67.89 %
Dual core, 1.2 GHz
Adreno 203
1 GB
Internal Memory
8 GB
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 32 GB
Main Camera
Resolution 8 MP Primary Camera
Autofocus yes
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Shooting Modes High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Face detection, Smile detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording
Front Camera
Resolution 2.1 MP Front Camera
2100 mAh
Type Li-ion
Network & Connectivity
Network Support
3G, 2G
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
3G Speed:
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
yes v4.0
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Other Sensors Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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