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HTC Desire 500 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the HTC Desire 500 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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HTC Desire 500 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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HTC Desire 500 is a 2013 smartphone. It measures 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm and weighs 123 g. It has a TFT display measuring 4.3" inches. The resolution is 480 x 800 and 217 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 1.6 MP. The main camera is Single with 8 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU with 4 GB, 1 GB RAM memory. The battery is 1800 mAh.

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HTC Desire 500 specs

General specs

Brand and model HTC Desire 500
Release date 2013, August
Dimensions 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm (5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 in)
Weight 123 g (4.34 oz)
Colors Black, Silver
Battery 1800 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 435 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 12 h 6 min (3G)
Approximate price180 EUR

Screen

Technology TFT
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 4.3" inc
Screen area 52.6 cm2
Screen format 5:3 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio59.7%
Screen resolution 480 x 800 px
PPI /points per inch/ 217 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 8 MP, Single
Camera specs
-8 MP, 1/3.2'', 1.4µm, AF
Functions LED flash
Video 720p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 1.6 MP, Single
Specifications 1.6 MP

Performance

Operating system OS Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean); Sense UI 5
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 Play
Processor CPU
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 203
External memory microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score11102 (Rank 1807 of 2084)
GeekBench 4 Single Core238 (Rank 972 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core675 (Rank 940 of 984)

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Micro-SIM)Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 7.2/5.76 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, DLNA
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
USB microUSB 2.0, USB Host
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.50 W/kg (head)     0.72 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Beats Audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the HTC Desire 500 was around 180 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2013, August.
The weight of the HTC Desire 500 is 123 g.
The screen size of the HTC Desire 500 is 4.3" inches.
The size of the HTC Desire 500 is 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.