HTC Desire 500 finally being released – Price Tag and Specs Review


HTC has finally launched its latest mid-range Smartphone, the Desire 500 for Rs. 21,490 in India. The Smartphone is well-built, has no squeaky or slippery parts, and fingerprints are barely noticeable on its shiny surface, at least with the white model. The company unveiled the HTC Desire 500 in Taiwan back in July.

The HTC Desire 500 is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The phone measures 131.8×66.9×9.9mm and weighs 123 grams. It features a 4.3-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display.

There is 4GB inbuilt storage that can be further expandable up to 64GB with the help of microSD card. An 8-megapixel rear camera can be found at the back accompanied by an LED flash and a 1.6-megapixel front camera. The device can record videos at 720p and also features Beats Audio.

The Desire 500 comes with a 1,800mAh battery that the company claims will deliver up to 17.8 hours of talk time and 401 hours of standby time.

The HTC Desire 500 runs on Android 4.2 with Sense 5.0 on top, bringing such features like BlinkFeed. However, the HTC Desire 500 does not include BoomSound, a part of HTC One series, though it does feature the dual front speakers on the front panel.

The HTC Desire 500 fits nicely in the palm thanks to its curvy back side and its touchscreen can be operated single-handedly without much effort. The volume keys on the right are a bit better in the feedback aspect.