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Description

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Brand

Brand
HTC
Smartphones by HTC

Release Date

Release date
August 2013, 6 years ago
State
Not available

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
66.9 mm 131.8 mm 9.9 mm
Weight
123 g
Aspect Ratio
5:3
Usable surface
59 %
Colors
Black
Silver
Print 3D Model

Screen

Diagonal
4.3"
Type
LCD IPS
TFT
Resolution
480 x 800 px LowRes
Density
217 ppi Medium Density
Others
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
User reviews
Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
6.0

8 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
7.4

8 opinions

Is it comfortable?
7.8

8 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
5.5

8 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8225Q
CPU
ARM CortexA5
Type
Quad-Core
Frequency
1.2 GHz
64 Bits
No
More smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8225Q processor

Graphics

GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 203

RAM

RAM
1 GB
Type
--
More smartphones with 1GB RAM memory

Antutu

Score
11.682
Overall performance better than 2% of devices

Storage

Capacity
4 GB
SD Slot
Yes, Independent SD slot
More smartphones with 4GB of internal storage

Security

Fingerprint
No

Sensors

Fingerprint
No
Accelerometer
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Proximity
Yes
Others
Notifications LED
No
Cooling system
No
User reviews
Does it have good sound?
6.8

8 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
6.9

8 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
3.5

8 opinions

Camera

Rear

Main
Resolution
8 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown Unknown
Type
CMOS BSI
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Pixel size
1.391 µm
ISO
--
Flash
LED
Optical Stabilisation
No
Slow Motion Video
No, 30 fps
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
More smartphones with LED

Selfie

Main
Resolution
1.9 Mpx
Sensor
--
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ --
Pixel size
--
ISO
--
User reviews
Quality of daytime photos
7.0

8 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
5.8

8 opinions

Quality of selfies
6.1

8 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
6.1

8 opinions

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Network compatibility

Connectivity

Bands

3G
B1 (2100), B8 (900)
2G
B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B8 (900)

SIM card

Type
Single SIM (Micro SIM)

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Wi-Fi

Standards
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Others
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.0
Profiles
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)

Navigation

Supports
A-GPS, GPS

USB

Charging
Yes
Host
Yes
Mass Storage
Yes
USB On-The-Go (OTG)
Yes

SAR

American measurement
0.496 W/Kg on head, 0.724 W/Kg on body

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

What is the SAR of HTC Desire 500?
Others
NFC
No
Audio Jack
Yes
Radio FM
Yes
Computer sync
Yes
DLNA
Yes
OTA sync
Yes
Tethering.
Yes
User reviews
Does it have good coverage for calls?
7.8

8 opinions

Quality of the GPS
5.8

8 opinions

And the WiFi?
7.6

8 opinions

Battery

Battery
Capacity
1800 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Others
  • Removable
User reviews
How long does the battery last?
  • 0%
    Two days or more
  • 25%
    More than one day
  • 25%
    One day
  • 25%
    Less than a day
  • 25%
    Less than half day

8 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
More smartphones with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system
User reviews
Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 50%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 50%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

8 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 13%
    Every two months or less
  • 25%
    Every six months
  • 25%
    Once a year
  • 38%
    Never

8 opinions

User reviews

Overall satisfaction
6.9
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
8 opinions
  • Screen6.7
  • Performance5.7
  • Camera6.3
  • Connectivity7.0
  • Battery5.3
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  • Older, relatively decent phone with few huge shortcomings.

    Older, relatively decent phone with few huge shortcomings. HTC is well known for their hate towards bigger batteries so this one is no exception. You cant see $(#(#$ on sunglith, like literally cant see anything if sun is too bright, and biggest fault of them all is 4gb storage which comes with a twist... 3,5gb of 4gb is preinstalled with crap you cant remove so you are left with 500ish mb, in 2017. I know its older phone but theres really no reason to buy this one even if you can get it super cheap because you will run out of space in a day.

    On a bright side, several years later it still works and quality of wifi/calls is good most of the time. Camera in bright conditions isnt really much worse than most newer cameras (bar flagships) but in night mode its just bad. It does have flash though, but everything filmed with flash ends up being overly yellow so if you want to take pics at night, look elsewhere.

    Positives
    • Daylight Camera
    • Wifi
    • Its durable
    • It still works after 3-4 years so theres that
    Negatives
    • Battery
    • 4gb storage infested with bloatware
    • Only 500..ish mb of real storage
    • Night Camera
    • Cant see much in sunlight
    • 5.6
    • Screen6.8
    • Performance5.0
    • Camera3.5
    • Connectivity7.7
    • Battery0.0
  • no.

    Positives
    • su camara de fotos
    Negatives
    • su bateria
    • 7.7
    • Screen7.0
    • Performance7.0
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery5.0
  • Auto
    good if you are looking for basic and simple, short memory a shame

    Negatives
    • memory
    • 8.3
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera6.0
    • Connectivity8.7
    • Battery5.0

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  • 4.6 Camera
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