HTC Desire 500
  • HTC Desire 500
  • HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 500 Price
16,356 - 19,000
HTC Desire 500 launched in the Indian market on 2014-10-15 and is available to purchase..
Key Features
  • Display Size 4.3 Inches
  • Rear Camera 8 MP - 9.9 MP
  • Processor 1.2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad Core
  • 4 GB
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  • Overview
  • Variant List
  • Expert Reviews
  • User Reviews
  • Specification

HTC Desire 500 - Variant List

HTC Desire 500 Dual Passion Red

HTC Desire 500 Dual Passion Red

Best Price 16,356 View Details
HTC Desire 500 Dual Blue

HTC Desire 500 Dual Blue

Best Price 19,000 View Details

HTC Desire 500 - Price Disclaimer

  • All prices mentioned above is in Indian Rupee.
  • The latest price of HTC Desire 500 was obtained on 22 Jan 2020.
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

HTC Desire 500 - Expert Reviews


HTC is a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets, which initially used Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system and has recently diverted its focus towards Android OS and Windows Phone OS. HTC Desire 500 is one of their Android based mid-ranged smartphones which is yet to see the light of the day. The looks are quite similar to that of One S with the replacement of the plastic body with a metal one. It features 4.3 inches display with WVGA technology that gives a larger viewing angle and thus enables you to read text or watch videos comfortably. The alerts and notifications can be intimated by using the vibration mode or the MP3 ringtones. The dimensions of 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm and a weight of just 123g make it very light in handling and can be easily fitted in any pocket. To enhance your audio experience it is provided with sound enhancement technology and an audio jack so that you can connect your earphones to the phone as well. It is well packed with features for global and local connectivity and at no level, you can miss staying connected with your friends and family.

You can also enjoy an excellent picture quality with its 8-megapixel of rear camera and with its 1.6megapixel front-facing camera, you can go for a clear video calling. A fair amount of files can be stored with its 4GB of internal memory and if in case your data exceeds this limit, you can easily expand it using the microSD card provided. An optimum RAM size ensures a faster data processing speed. This phone will be available in three shades: Black, White with Red accents, and White with Green accents.

Operating system and UI

This phone features 4.3inches TFT capacitive touch screen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The WVGA technology implemented provides a larger viewing angle, thus making your reading text or watching videos quite comfortable. This screen is basically a live streaming home screen that provides you with instant refreshes to keep you informed about the updates. So, you don't miss a thing with this always-on home screen. The user interface is very attractive and the keys to the various functions are provided at the bottom of the screen while the rest of the display is occupied by the news feeds you have opted for like breaking news, local news, social network posts etc. Just look at your screen from time to time and you are updated with the latest changes in just a few seconds

Other Features

The audio formats supported by its music player are .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mp3, .wav, .wma and the audio recording is done in .aac format. The file types supported by its video player are .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi and the video recording is done in .mp4 format. To better your audio experience, it features both a built-in loudspeaker and a 3.5mm audio jack. It does carry the Beats Audio sound enhancement feature but, at the same time, lacks the Boom Sound speakers that are generally found on recent HTC phones.


You can click life-like pictures with its 8-megapixel rear camera that features BSI sensor, sensor size of 1/3.2inches, dedicated HTC ImageChip, F2.0 aperture, and 28mm lens. The rapid-fire shutter speed captures the images faster. Some of the functions provided by this camera are LED Flash, auto focus and five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject. You can also go for 720p video recording with this camera. Some recording functions available are continuous shooting, VideoPic, and slow motion video recording with variable speed playback. The front 1.6MP camera with BSI sensor, allows you to do a clear video recording. The gallery also provides options like video highlights and HTC Share.


For internet connectivity, it is provided with features like 3G, Bluetooth v4.0 with aptX enabled, and Wi-Fi, being compatible with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n. With all these features, you can easily stay connected to your social circle or family anytime and anywhere.


1GB of RAM ensures a faster data processing speed and promises a lag-free data streaming. With its 4GB of internal memory, a good amount of files can be stored. If this figure seems a little disappointing, you can make use of the expansion card slot that supports micro SD card, which can expand the storage capacity up to 64GB.

Other Features

Some preloaded applications and features are ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, document viewer, HTML5 enabled browser, A-GPS support etc. The HTC BlinkFeed provides you with everything like the breaking news, social network posts, and more than 10,000 news feeds per day. The dual SIM holders allow you to use one phone for both personal and business purposes. The Automatic Video Highlights selects the highlights of an event and creates a 30-second mini-video for you. You just need to pick the theme music and the image sequence, and the mini-video gets ready for you to share in your circle.


Working on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense, it renders 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1800mAh removable, rechargeable, Li-Polymer battery that provides a talk time up to 12.1hours for WCDMA, up to 17.8hours for GSM, and a stand by time up to 435hours for WCDMA and up to 401hours for GSM.


For global and local connectivity, it is provided with features like Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, 2G, and DLNA that allows you to wirelessly stream your media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer.

Other Features

HTC is a significant rival in the smartphone market and has been able to capture the attention of a huge number of buyers. Some top rivals of this product are Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, BlackBerry Q5, Sony Xperia S, Nokia Lumia 820, and Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos.

Other Features

Powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor, this phone was recently announced in Taiwan and is expected to be launched through Taiwan Mobile on August 1. A blazing performance by its processor, an excellent camera, and a powerful battery make it a great choice at this price point.

Other Features

* 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM ensure a faster, a better and a full usability of the product.

* Stunning pictures can be clicked with its 8-megapixel rear camera and the rapid fire shutter speed allows you to click the images faster. If you are a dedicated     shutterbug, this feature is certainly going to appeal you.

* A powerful battery of 1800mAh keeps it alive for all day long and is best suited for those who are involved in some travelling job.

* Features like live streaming home screen, dual SIM holders, multi-shot burst mode camera and DLNA act as a bonus at this price point.

HTC Desire 500 User Reviews

Very Good , Based on 901 ratings
5 479 
4 206 
3 68 
2 59 
1 89 
SATISFYING to the core! GO FOR IT!
by Ashfaq Anshad on 2013-11-02

( *Edited after actually buying the phone =D )

Tired of seeing reviews comparing HTC phones to other companies's devices solely based on the specification on its cover. HTC might not provide

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reply to rahul
by shresthsrk on 2013-11-05

well... mobile geek a lot of research and have used quiet a few mobiles... so yeahhh an unbiased and honest review..
HTC here, the name is enough i believe :P :P ... and

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The phone exudes 'Premium Quality' top to bottom
by Hrushikesh Salvekar on 2013-11-10

I saw this phone being sold in India sometime in last month and was under clear impression that HTC has gone insane with the pricing.

However when the day arrived when I had to purchase a

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HTC Desire 500
by Praveen Jain on 2014-08-17

I have very bad experience of HTC Desire 500 it not worth buying , its started giving problem in charging just after the 7 months of use and its very slow even after 1GB RAM . My colleague also facing

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Overpriced! Decent phone but there are better options.
by Manoj on 2013-10-11

My review:

1. Camera : 8MP camera is definitely one of the better ones in this range. The camera is better than Sony phones but not sure how it fares against Samsung ones.

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htc not learning any lesson??
by Rinomi Boitlung Fanai on 2013-10-05

this i a good item until i heard about its price, i was expecting price range of 15k - 17k, because sony xperia m and galaxy core have the same specs with price range of 13k. its well known that htc

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A great mobile with No updates and neglected by HTC. Heights of HTC's unprofessional style.
by Jayasankar Unithiri on 2014-10-23

Been using this mobile for almost an year now and feeling cheated.

The mobile is too good as far as performance is concerned.
A breath taking camera, an above average battery life and

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worth the cost
by Arun Nikesh on 2013-11-22

this is a super cool fone...
it is worth for the extra bucks than a samsung, lg or sony.
i wud definitely recommend tis mobile to youngsters.
the quality of the touch is too gud probably

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too much costly
by Biswal Jitendra on 2013-10-17

i am a very big fan of htc, but its amount as compare to the specification disappoints me and also the market price of other products with same specification or better have lower price than

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over priced
by Elkan Palkar on 2013-10-14

Desire 500 is overpriced phone. phone has plastic body even the processor is slow even though it is quad core. Display glass has no protection ( no Gorilla corning glass). At this price tag much

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HTC Desire 500 - Specifications

Other Features
  • SIM Size Dual Sim
  • SIM Option Dual Sim, GSM + GSM
  • Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
  • Business Features Push Mail
  • In The Box Handset,Data Cable,Battery,Charger,User Manual
  • Important Apps Social Network
  • Warranty 1 Year
  • Additional Features Audio Recording, 30-second Mini Movie, Games, Multi-tasking
General Features
  • Brand HTC
  • Handset Color Passion Red
  • Model Name htc desire 500 dual 5060
  • Network Type Yes, GSM + GSM
  • Back Cover No
  • Rear Camera 8 MP - 9.9 MP
  • Front Camera Yes, 1.6 MP
  • Flash LED
  • Video Yes, 720 x 1280
  • Camera Features Primary Camera: Auto Focus, Continuous Shoot and Video Pic, HTC Image Chip, BSI Sensor, HTC Share, Slow Motion Video Recording with Variable Speed Playback, Multi-shot Mode, Burst Mode, Rapid Fire Shutter Secondary Camera: BSI Sensor
  • Internal Memory 4 GB
  • Extendable Memory microSD, upto 64 GB
  • RAM 1 GB
  • Processor 1.2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad Core
  • Chipset Qualcomm
  • User Interface HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
  • Operating Frequency GSM - 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
  • Java No
  • Browser Android
Data & Internet
  • 3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • EDGE Yes
  • GPRS Yes
  • Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth Yes, v4
  • NFC No
  • GPS A-GPS, with Google Maps
  • USB Yes
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail
  • Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, MIDI
  • Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, WMV 9, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, ASP, HD
  • Radio No
  • Games Yes
  • Alert Types MP3
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • Audio Jack 3.5 mm
  • Sound Features Studio-quality Sound with Beats Audio
  • Battery Type Li-Polymer, 1800 mAh
  • Talk Time 12 hrs (3G)
  • Max Stand-by Time 435 hrs (3G)
  • Display Size 4.3 Inches
  • Display Type WVGA
  • Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
  • Horizontal Pixel 800
  • Vertical Pixel 480
  • Form Factor Bar
  • Dimensions 66.9x131.8x9.9 mm
  • Weight 123 g
  • Input Method Touch Screen

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