HTC Desire 500

price N/A launch Oct, 2013

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 6 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Very good build quality
  • Young, catchy design
  • Nice palm fit
  • Decent display quality
  • Android interface with HTC Sense
  • Decent camera
  • Good call quality

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Low resolution screen
  • Tends to lag a bit, when multi-tasking
  • Average loudspeaker
  • Lousy physical keys
  • Capacitive keys aren't back-lit

6 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.1
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 200
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
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • HTC BlinkFeed
  • Beats Audio
  • USB Host
  • Dropbox (25 GB storage)
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.14/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys