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HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 500
alaScore 91

126 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of HTC Desire 500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the battery.

screen, price, design, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 126 reviews)

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Expert review by: Daniel Schuster (

Review HTC Desire 500 Smartphone


Plastic version. The Desire 500 has a 4.3-inch display, just like

Bright display; Price; Good main camera; Viewing angle stability

High black value; Energy consumption during standby; Battery runtime; No playback of Full HD movies

The performance of the main camera is surprisingly good. A negative surprise is certainly the high energy consumption during standby.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

HTC Desire 500 Review


HTC indicated it wants to go down market with its Android phones, risking to be crowded out of the exploding mid- and entry-level segments otherwise, and phones like the Desire 500 are a good indication of its strategy. The handset sports a youthful,...

Good still photos ; Cool design ; Nice call quality

Uncomfortable physical keys ; Capacitive keys aren't backlit

The Desire 500 is a pretty good shot at the booming lower midrange market for HTC, fusing together an entry-level screen and processor, which, however, do their jobs fine, with some more upscale features like a good 8 MP camera and an eye-catching,...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (

HTC Desire 500 review


With a quad-core processor for this price, something's gotta give, right?

MicroSD support ; BlinkFeed ; Decent camera ; Quad-core

Poor internal storage ; Low res screen ; Screen doesn't sit flush ; No 4G

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Max Parker (

HTC Desire 500 review


Going to go head to head with the Motorola G, Nokia Lumia 625, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini the HTC Desire 500 boasts a quad-core processor

Bright display ; Sturdy build ; HTC Sense is inoffensive

Not cheap enough ; Horrible accent colours ; Meagre resolution

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

HTC Desire 500 pictures and hands-on: Sense 5.0 on the cheap


The HTC Desire 500 is pitched at the entry-level, bringing the latest look and feel of HTC Sense 5.0 at a more affordable price than the premium flagship HTC One , or the step-down HTC One mini . That means it brings you the likes of BlinkFeed, and HTC...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (

HTC Desire 500


A good-looking phone which can't stand up to some extremely strong competition

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

HTC Desire 500


VIDEO REVIEW: A very capable mid-range Android smartphone with a Nexus 5 shaped problem

Nice, classy design, Bright and clear screen, Decent general performance

Camera slightly inconsistent, Battery life a little weak, Mediocre built-in speaker

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: David Court (

HTC Desire 500 review


The HTC Desire is one of the best looking smartphones available right now. Measuring it at 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm, it's about the perfect size in terms of fitting your hand and weighing just 123g it's not a brick either.

The HTC Desire 500 is a great-looking device, with tons of unique software and solid mid-range smartphone specs on board. It's hard to find any real weaknesses with the phone, including its reasonable £199 price tag. To sum up, it's simply a very good...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (

HTC Desire 500 review: HTC's phone has an attractive body and it's affordable


Attractive design; Affordable price; Decent screen; Easy to use interface.

Only 4GB of internal storage; Volume keys are hard to find by feel alone; Screen resolution could be higher.

The HTC Desire 500 looks cool, has a decent lineup of specs and at only £199 SIM-free, won't force you to empty your bank account to buy it. If you're after a decent all-round phone that stands out from the other budget Android blowers, it's a good...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (

HTC Desire 500 Review: In Depth


The HTC Desire 500 is a relatively inexpensive mid-range phone aimed at the type of buyer who wants something solid, but not necessarily cutting edge.

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8225Q


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card:No / Yes
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8225Q