Design and Specifications
The HTC Desire 500 is a stylish new Android phone from HTC. The phone has a gorgeous white back with red or blue colored logo. On the front side, the phone has a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 resolution. The phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC processor accompanied by 1 GB of RAM and Adreno 205 GPU for an impressive graphic performance. The device runs on Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The phone has a proximity sensor, accelerometer and G-sensor for a better calibration. The phone has dual-SIM functionality.
Camera and Multimedia
The device sports an 8-Megapixel camera with LED flash that take pictures at 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution. The camera can record 720p HD video and it also offers basic focusing features and filters. The phone also features a 1.6 MP front shooter that is good enough for video calling and close-up shots.
The device does not feature BoomSound but it is powered by Beats Audio. The phone supports all the basic audio and video formats such as MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264 and WMV. The phone has a wide speaker at the back that gives an impressive sound experience.
Connectivity and Features
The HTC Desire 500 has all the basic connectivity features such as Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) for the fastest Internet connectivity and it also supports 2G, 3G, EDGE and GPRS. The phone has Bluetooth v4.0 that lets you transfer files across the devices. The phone can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot too that comes very handy if you wish to share your mobile data across the other compatible devices. The phone has microUSB for charging and PC connectivity. The phone has HTC's Sense 5 UI that comes with many easy, fun and productive features. The phone has Blinkfeed feature that gathers all you social related news at one place.
Battery and Storage
The phone has 1800 mAh battery that provides an impressive battery life and a wonderful standby time. The phone has 4 GB of internal storage capacity and it also has a microSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 32 GB.