Summary: So, should you buy an HTC Desire 500? If you’re of the TL;DR persuasion and we’ve just caught you at the end of this review, you’re probably going to want to know if it’s as good as other phones in the same price range.
Pros: Great design, Smart, stylish interface, Beats Audio response
Summary: For its price, the Desire 500 generally makes a good case for itself. It delivers fast performance, takes good pictures, gives you the option of having two SIM cards on the phone and it makes listening to music a whole new experience.
Pros: Nice design, practical size, fast processor, Dual SIM feature, high audio quality all for an affordable price.
Summary: HTC's struggled in the last year, yet its flagship phones have never been better. The same is true of its mid-range phones like the HTC Desire 500, which is handsome, crammed with apps and comes packing (relatively) up to date software.
Conclusion: You may not be able to tell going by the financial reports alone, but HTC has produced plenty of fine hardware in 2013. The company has consistently delivered well-built stylish smartphones with lots of character and the HTC Desire 500 is no exception.
Pros: Quad-band 2G and dual-band 3G support, 4.3" 480 x 800 pixel TFT capacitive touchscreen with 217ppi, Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0, Qualcomm MSM 8225Q Snapdragon 200: quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A5, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 203 GPU, 8 MP autofocus camera with 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel s...
Cons: WVGA screen resolution, Not the most powerful of chipsets, Disappointing stills and video, no Full HD video recording, No active noise cancellation for voicecalls, Poor video codec support out of the box, Limited inbuilt storage, only 1GB available to the user
Conclusion: The HTC Desire 500 is in all honesty, quite a good phone. It’s designed for people who want to experience their first smartphone, but don’t want to splurge on the latest devices, while at the same time buying something mediocre.
Conclusion: The HTC Desire 500 is a solid, affordable phone. It offers buyers a £199 quad-core Android experience and boasts a reasonably decent rear camera. But since it was released just weeks before the cheaper and higher specified Motorola Moto G that has a more recent version of Android, a better screen...
Pros: Affordable, quad-core processor, solid design, better than average battery life.
Cons: Older Android version, screen could be better, not as good value as the Moto G., Nothing.
Summary: HTC Desire 500 is a 4.3 inch Android Jelly Bean smartphone powered by quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM for excellent performance. It is available for Rs.18625 in India. HTC Desire 500 Design
Pros: Good processing power, Good battery support, Affordable, High end dual cameras
Conclusion: The HTC Desire 500 is a decent midrange phone with a good look, but the so-so screen and processor are starting to look a bit behind the curve for the price, with the likes of the Moto G offering more for less.
Pros: Distinctive good looks, Sense UI, good camera
Cons: Screen could be sharper, processor on the sluggish side, only 4GB memory on board