Summary: Como decía al inicio, mucho ha llovido desde aquel 2010 en el que HTC seguía en la cresta de los terminales con Android y presentaba su primer HTC Desire. Ahora la compañía taiwanesa se enfrenta a grandes retos y el HTC Desire 500 debería ser una prueba inequívoca de que están preparados para...
Pros: Muy buena relación calidad/precio, Diseño, Luminosidad de la pantalla
Cons: Muy poca memoria interna, Autonomía comedida
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.
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.
Conclusion: 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
Cons: Poor battery life, Average camera, Low internal storage
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.
Summary: Plastic version. The Desire 500 has a 4.3-inch display, just like the HTC One Mini. However, both devices could not be more different. The mainstream device has a quad-core SoC, expandable storage, a plastic case and is also significantly cheaper than the One Mini.
Pros: Bright display, Price, Good main camera, Viewing angle stability, The display has a high luminance, you can use the smartphone outdoors without problems. The viewing angle stability is also excellent.
Cons: High black value, Energy consumption during standby, Battery runtime, No playback of Full HD movies, The battery runtimes could be better and the performance of the SoC is disappointing, the quad-core cannot even handle Full HD videos.
Summary: The basics HTC's had a tough 2013. Despite releasing easily one of the best smartphonesof the year in the mighty metal One, it's largely been ignored, thanks to Samsung and Apple's enormous marketing campaigns.
Pros: Samsung may know how to sell clumps of plastic by the million, but we'll say this: HTC really knows how to make a pretty phone. The HTC Desire 500 may not be made of metal, but it's a beautifully crafted bit of kit nonetheless, 9.9mm thick, light, rigid and easy on the eye. Our test model came in...
Cons: Though HTC's ported some of the One's features over, you can't expect everything. There’s no UltraPixel super sensitive camera, for instance, or handy Zoe burst shooting mode. Those we can live without. More bothersome is the screen - an 800 x 480 LCD panel that looks out of date compared to riva...