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HTC Desire 500 User Reviews

8.3 Based on 7 Reviews

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Call quality8.7/10
Build quality8.4/10
Text input8.3/10
Everyday usage8.6/10
UI speed8.6/10


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posted on 22 Jun 2014, 16:20 (Posts: 0; Member since: 22 Jun 2014)


Good phone for average user

liman has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Very beautiful phone with good camera and music output.Everything works as it should.My only problem is heating when playing games or browsing sites with a lot of flash content (after 20 mins),so its definitively not a phone for gamers.Battery is decent and i love the blink feed,if only it had more local content.

Build quality 9/10 Glossy plastic make it stick to hand.Can use it with one hand.
Reception 9/10 Great looks and blink feed.
Call quality 10/10 Very clear,good mic in fabric earpiece too.
Internet 7/10 Heats up when browsing sites with flash content.Could be fixed with new software ?
Multimedia 9/10 Video good. Audio good,but it could have more sound tempering options. +for beats audio.
Camera 10/10 Excelent.
UI speed 9/10 Fast enough.
Everyday usage 9/10 Simple.
Text input 10/10 Works well.
Display 10/10 Very good for TFT.
Battery 8/10 Could be better.


  • Design
  • Camera
  • Display
  • Music output
  • Blink feed


  • Heating

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posted on 08 May 2014, 09:07 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Excellent smartphone for getting things done easily and quickly

krumins has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Don't waste Your money on super fancy stuff You will not use. Desire 500 has everithing an average user could want. It is honest and simple enough not to drive You mad in everiday use and the quad core processor makses sure no time is wasted during it. Buy a flip-up case just for a good measure to save the glass and incease handling, because without it the phone is just too slippery (hence the beauty of design).

Build quality 9/10 Should have had that sturdy gorrilla stuff, but as if You care anyway... Most of You should know that the only way to avoid smashing the screen of a smartphone is not having fingers made out of jelly and lard... (no glass will help it's mostly marketing and lies)
Reception 10/10 it receives where most don't . 8 feet thick concrete walls wouldn't stop it and that is a sign of good device.
Call quality 10/10 It's cristal. even after a 2 hour conversation it just manages to maintain quality (tested and proved several times).
Internet 8/10 one thing that is not so great about this device if you are planning on not wasting money on 3G connection. When browsing and doing minor things it's more that enough, but forget about high capacity downloads.
Multimedia 10/10 easy to manage, easy to use and understand.
Camera 10/10 Just nothing wrong with it. 8 MPix is Just ideal for a phone. More would be a waste, but 5 allready shows a noticable lack of detail. It is as good as iphone 4s, but much better that BB 9900 for about half the price.
UI speed 10/10 Aboslutely Instantanious if not stuffed with all sort of third party rubbish apps and junk YOU JUST DON'T NEED!
Everyday usage 10/10 Easy, confortable
Text input 9/10 Best thing- it is possible to operate with one hand for quick phonebook search and other simple tasks which is properly cool stuff for basic every day comfort seekers.
Display 10/10 display does what it's supposed to. It is clear, bright enough and good sunlight visibility. Thank God it is not messed up with that super glary Amoled rubbish.
Battery 9/10 3-4 days with average usage (not exessive gaming rape and without 3g), couse it just is not needed. What else can you wish for on a smartphone?


  • extremely user friendly interface (intuitive)
  • fabulous easy to use camera
  • perfect for quick day to day basic tasks
  • Sexy design
  • clever removable back cover that will not break all the clamps after a couple of openings.


  • in a cold moist climat touch screen get's a but picky.
  • glass could be made of a better quality

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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 06:53 (Posts: 0; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


Dont buy this mobile

srinivask has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

my mobile is getting heating very quickly like 5 to 10 mins while gaming even which use less graphics . Mobile heated up where we keep our mobile near to ear while picking calls, that means the basic purpose of mobile is failing. i got replacement after many visits and calls to htc service center, even the new mobile having the same problem. I thick it is failure design. I recommend not to buy this mobile.

Build quality 6/10
Reception 3/10
Call quality 6/10
Internet 6/10
Multimedia 5/10
Camera 6/10
UI speed 5/10
Everyday usage 6/10
Text input 5/10
Display 5/10
Battery 5/10


  • camera
  • display


  • heating while playing games
  • heating while watching videos

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posted on 06 Dec 2013, 23:45 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Everything you need whenever you need it!

iNasser has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Okay, I have to admit that this phone is much better than the iPhone, has lots of features, really powerful with a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon, I mean it couldn't be any better than this, also the price is really fascinating and it's fairly new.

Build quality 10/10 Very thin, easy to carry, not that big.
Reception 10/10 Pretty excellent lock screens as well as the home widgets and HTC customized gadgets
Call quality 9/10 It's awesome and pretty useful.
Internet 10/10 The internet is VERY fast and the browser is FASCINATING, as well as the 4G.
Multimedia 9/10 It's good stuff. :)
Camera 10/10 One of the best cameras I had, very awesome captures for every moment, and for #selfies. With it's HD cam it's really gorgeous
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10 Very modifiable, very useful and productive.
Text input 9/10 It could
Display 9/10 Could be somewhat better.
Battery 8/10 I guess that's the only downside.


  • Camera (front & main)
  • Display.
  • HTC BlinkFeed.
  • Fast processor and lots of RAM.
  • Lots of crazy Android features.
  • Build quality and easy carriage.


  • Battery life.
  • Lack of settings.

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posted on 06 Dec 2013, 08:20 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Good phone

nenadly has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Very bad battery idk if its only mine or it's all 500 models battery last 4-5h, fine cover, nice last work touch, Superb camera, gameing is good UI is awesome very elegant low price everything you need.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 6/10


  • camera
  • quad core


  • battery

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posted on 05 Dec 2013, 15:21 (Posts: 0; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


htc desire 500

Momen has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This review after 1 month of daily use . ...This mobile phone is very good .... the battery is good the camera big screen good display and the internet ...... the price i see it is fair enough.......anyone want to ask about the phine could email me ( dragon_heart253@yahoo.com ).

Build quality 8/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 7/10
Display 7/10
Battery 8/10


  • camera
  • internet
  • everyday usage
  • big screen
  • display


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posted on 01 Oct 2013, 21:39 (Posts: 43; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


Pretty decent for a mid range smartphone

edelxander has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

its a pretty decent phone indeed. love the curvy design. the display was not disappointing at all. how ever there should be more option button..for example you cannot show the battery percentage on the top corner. the blink feed was excellent as well.

Build quality 8/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 8/10
Display 8/10
Battery 7/10


  • fm radio
  • quad core processor


  • low pixel density

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