Unlocked HTC Desire 530 now available in the US

Unlocked HTC Desire 530 now available in the US
Starting this week, HTC is directly selling the Desire 530 in the US, offering it unlocked to anyone in need of a new and affordable Android smartphone. The device costs $179, and you can get it from HTC's website (check out the source link at the end of this article). At the moment, only the Sprinkle White variant of the phone is available.

First announced back in February at MWC 2016, the HTC Desire 530 has been available in other parts of the world for several months. The handset has an interesting design (including a colorful "micro splash" finish), but it's certainly not a powerful device - though that's not its purpose anyway. Sporting a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, the Desire 530 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, further offering 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2200 mAh battery. Other features include an 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense UI.

Earlier this month, the Desire 530 was released by T-Mobile, which is currently selling it for $6.67 per month for 24 months, or $159.99 outright. Verizon Wireless is also getting ready to launch the HTC Desire, but it's not clear exactly when this is going to happen.

source: HTC

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Desire 530
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. Fona13A unregistered

Looks-wise, I think the design has grown on me. Still conflicted though. Great looks, not-easily-removable battery...

2. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There is NOT dual front speakers, there is an earpiece at top and a Speaker/Microphone at the bottom. Boomsound is ONLY a profile for headphones using the headphone jack. I know, I bought one yesterday to demo it.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

SD210? its still a waste even if they use SD410 for this device.. (I kinda like the design) should use SD616 and 2GB of RAM since its already 2016

5. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I agree with you. I think the SD 210 is for bellow US$70 chinese phone. I'm really upset with HTC for doing this. I know this is supposed to be a low-end device. But HTC ruining their name by using SD 210. For US$170 device in 2016 they really should thinking using at least SD 430 or SD 617.

6. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

It is definitely underpowered but this device is for one who wants Sense on a budget, and Sense users know its importance...

7. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

The porblem is not underpower? The problem is the price/value ratio is bad. HTC have an awfull year because they think that their brand can justify such a lousy price/value.

4. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

$179 the $50 Blu r1 is better than this crap

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