HTC Desire 500

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HTC Desire 500
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Key Specs
  • Display 4.30-inch (480x800)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon200
  • Front Camera 1.6MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 4GB
  • Battery Capacity 1800mAh
  • OS Android 4.1
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJuly 2013

HTC Desire 500 Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Decent build quality
  • Dual-SIM support with dual-standby
  • Bad
  • Low-resolution screen
  • Underwhelming performance

The HTC Desire 500 is the Taiwanese handset giant's attempt to address the lower mid-range smartphone segment. The phone tries to pack in some major features of its elder siblings, the HTC Desire 600 and the HTC One, in a budget friendly compact plastic shell and relatively inferior hardware specifications.

HTC Desire 500 Summary

HTC Desire 500 smartphone was launched in July 2013. The phone comes with a 4.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels.

HTC Desire 500 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon200 processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The HTC Desire 500 runs Android 4.1 and is powered by a 1,800mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC Desire 500 on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.6-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

The HTC Desire 500 runs Sense 5 based on Android 4.1 and packs 4GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The HTC Desire 500 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the HTC Desire 500 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

The HTC Desire 500 measures 131.80 x 66.90 x 9.90mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 123.00 grams.

As of 25th June 2019, HTC Desire 500 price in India starts at Rs. 19,000.

HTC Desire 500 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
HTC Desire 500 (Glacier Blue, 1GB RAM, 4GB) 19,000

HTC Desire 500 price in India starts from ₹ 19,000. The lowest price of HTC Desire 500 is ₹ 19,000 at Amazon.

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HTC Desire 500 Full Specifications

General
Brand HTC
Model Desire 500
Release date July 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 131.80 x 66.90 x 9.90
Weight (g) 123.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1800
Removable battery Yes
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480x800 pixels
Hardware
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon200
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 4GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 1.6-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.1
Skin Sense 5
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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HTC Desire 500 User Review and Ratings

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  • Htc desire 500
    Diksha Kaul (Sep 28, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    testing review
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  • nice phone
    Mayank Bhardwaj (May 16, 2014) on Amazon
    Good looking device, very good camera and sound quality, HTC sense makes it more responsive with touch, little disappointed while surfing internet.
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  • No autoanswering feature in bluetooth mode
    SHIBAJYOTI G. (Jul 5, 2014) on Amazon
    I am using this phone for the last 3 months.Its slim, compact and look wise good.issues are ;1. Phone doesnt have auto answering feature in bluetooth mode. so even you use bluetooth you will have to press a button in the phone to transfer the call to your bluetooth device. Yoy cant use it if you are a surgeon or during driving.2. Maximum Phone volume is so low that you cant hear the ringtone from next room when you are home.
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  • A great mobile with No updates and neglected by HTC. Heights of HTC's unprofessional style.
    Jayasankar Unithiri (Oct 23, 2014) on Amazon
    Been using this mobile for almost an year now and feeling cheated.The mobile is too good as far as performance is concerned.A breath taking camera, an above average battery life and super fast processor.But even after releasing the mobile after mid of 2013, HTC has never taken an effort to provide a single OTA update to the handset. Still stuck with its 4.1 update. And now, news indicate that they are not going to bring KitKat update at all to Desire 500 when all other manufacturers are rolling 4.4 update to even their 2012 handsets.So I would definitely advice you not to buy if you really want to have a good up-to-date android experience.
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