HTC Desire 526 Specs



The HTC Desire 526 sports a 4.7-inch qHD display, 1.1-GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 8-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel selfie unit on the front.


  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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Size: 4.7 inches
Resolution: 960 x 540 pixels, 234 PPI
Technology: S-LCD
Screen-to-body: 62.07 %
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909
Processor: Quad-core, 1100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
GPU: Adreno 304
RAM: 1.5GB
Internal storage: 8GB, available to use: 3.6 GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 200 GB
OS: Android (5.1 Lollipop), HTC Sense UI
Device type: Smartphone


Capacity: 2000 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable


Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Flash: LED
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD)
Features: Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 2 MP
Video capture: 1280x720 (HD)
Dimensions: 5.51 x 2.76 x 0.39 inches (140 x 70 x 9.9 mm)
Weight: 5.5 oz (156.0 g)
Materials: Back: Plastic
Keys: Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key


4G (FDD): Bands 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 13(700 c)
3G: Bands 5(850), 2(1900)
Data Speed: LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM
HD Voice: Yes


Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.1
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Hearing aid compatible: M4, T4
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Jun 29, 2015
FCC ID value: NM80PM3100
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.93 W/kg
Body: 0.48 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.03 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.50 W/kg


Jul 15, 2015
Officially announced: Yes
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Rating breakdown (out of 10)
Nice phone
Phone owned for more than a year

Great phone mostly used on hotspot until Verizon locked it up because i never would buy their plans. Now its basically useless..except for any games I had downloaded before shut out. I am unable to even go to settings so i cannot even Bluetooth pictures that are much nicer quality then my other phone. Sucks.

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Perfect value
Phone owned for less than 3 months

Got this phone new and unlocked on eBay for $70. With every penny. Hasn't crashed on me once, runs smoothly, screen is actually pleasant to look at, it doesn't look quite as cheap as it really is, camera is adequate for instagram and facebook, and expandable storage is a huge plus!

All in all, the only issue worth mentioning is that it only comes with 8 GB of onboard storage, which fills up really quick, even if you only put apps on it, with no media content.

Other notable gripes, if you are a heavy user, you should buy an extra battery, however. Its not impossible to get through a full day, especially is you use the extreme power saver mode, but on heavy use days you will need to recharge.

If the battery lasted a little longer, and if it came with more built-in storage, then it would be a 10/10 phone for sure! I feel as if HTC purposely made these two flaws so that you felt compelled to buy a more expensive device, as these two changes would not cost the company too much more money per phone to build.

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