HTC Desire 500 

priceN/A

launchOct, 2013

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Design

  • Very good build quality
  • Young, catchy design
  • Nice palm fit
  • Capacitive keys aren't back-lit

Display

  • Decent display quality
  • Low resolution screen

Software

  • Android interface with HTC Sense

Performance

  • Tends to lag a bit, when multi-tasking

Camera

  • Decent camera

Audio

  • Good call quality
  • Average loudspeaker

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  • Lousy physical keys

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HTC Desire 500 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.1No updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.3 inches
Screen Resolution480x800 pixels (~ 217 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 PlayRanked #96 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 203
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory4 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1800 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)435 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)12.10 hrs
Dimensions
Weight123 gm
Thickness9.9 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • 1/3.2'' Sensor Size
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • BSI Sensor
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip
  • F2.0 Aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Smart Flash (Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject)
  • Continuous Shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
Secondary Camera1.6 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
DLNAYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • HTC BlinkFeed
  • Beats Audio
  • USB Host
  • Dropbox (25 GB storage)

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