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HTC Desire 530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of HTC Desire 530. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and sound. The size and design also get good feedback, but the screen and performance get critical views. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, design, size, sound, battery

performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 79 reviews)

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Expert review by: Edwin (

HTC Desire 530 set to hit the US


HTC is a name that many of us are familiar with, especially where their range of smartphones are concerned. The Taiwanese company has churned out its fair share of winners in the past, although in recent times, they have not exactly been bouncing off...

The HTC Desire 530 is all set to roll out in the US, where it will be specially customized to arrive with a uniquely created micro splash effect on the polycarbonate shell, ensuring that every single handset that is sold to the masses will not only be...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (

HTC Desire 530 review


The HTC Desire 530 would make an excellent entry-level Android phone. Unfortunately, it's been priced at around £150 sim free, which is far too expensive for a phone of this type. If the price drops, it will become a good choice, thanks to its nice...

The HTC Desire 530 is a good entry-level phone that has been over-optimistically priced by HTC. Selling at £150 off-contract, it's severely over-priced at the time of launch. That's a shame, because the phone is nicely-styled, and has a great mix of...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (

HTC Desire 530 hands on


HTC's latest additions brings a splash of color and customization to their popular desire lineup. Check out our hands on of the Desire 530 here at MWC 2016!

More MWC Coverage here!

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Simon Hill (

HTC Desire 530 review


A cheap phone which fails to cash in

Low price ; Solid build ; Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Drab display ; Slow performance ; Limited storage

The HTC Desire 530 is a sluggish, entry-level Android phone that simply cuts too many corners to be worth considering.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (

HTC Desire 530


2015 wasn't a great year for HTC phones. While the company's flagship HTC One A9 smartphone looked great, it was overpriced and offered middle-of-the-road hardware. Then the company disappointed everyone by not unveiling the HTC One M10 at MWC.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

HTC Desire 530 review


They call this smartphone the captain of cut corners

Neat-looking dotty back ; 16GB storage ; Decent-enough screen

Feels slow ; Mediocre cameras ; Non-stereo speakers ; Disappointing stamina for its size

A phone that cheaps-out too often and ends up being little fun to use

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

HTC Desire 530 budget smartphone review


HTC didn't launch a new flagship smartphone at MWC 2016, but the company did introduce the HTC Desire 530, it's latest budget smartphone. The budget smartphone market is much fiercer now than it once was, so does the Desire 530 have what it takes? Read...

Aside from the interesting design, there's nothing particularly outstanding going on with this entry-level smartphone. We’re actually pretty disappointed with the spec, as the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and GPU used are featured in smartphones 2-3...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (

HTC Desire 530 review - a dotty disappointment


Beautifully designed with a great, customisable UI, but the Desire 530 is very slow and its camera is pretty poor

There's also Sense Home, which automatically rejigs the apps on your main home screen depending on whether you're at home, work or on the move. By learning which apps you use most often in which locations, the aim is to make sure all your favourite...

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (

HTC Desire 530 now available at T-Mobile


HTC Desire 530 smartphone available in the US : The recently launched HTC Desire 530 is now available in the US. The Android smartphone is currently being sold by the manufacturer itself and through T-Mobile. The smartphone lets you stand out with a...

T-Mobile currently sells the Desire 530 for $159.99. In addition the carrier offers various subscriptions, like 24-months contract for $6.67 a month and a free phone. Soon the phone will also be available through Verizon. New device purchase requires a...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Alan Martin (

HTC Desire 530 review: HTC’s Moto G rival falls flat


The HTC Desire 530 aims for cheap and cheerful, but only really hits one of those targets

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


Curved Design: No


E-mail: Yes




2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes