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HTC Desire 500

Don’t miss a thing with an always-on home screen that updates automatically, a sensitive camera with rapid shutter speed, and dual SIM holders for additional mobility. Powered by a quad-core processor for fast browsing speeds.
Overall rating:
4.125 / 5
4.1
 / 
5
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20 out of 2387%of customers recommend
Customer reviews for HTC Desire 500
Review 1 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A good phone for daily use

PostedApril 9, 2014
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Frequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Never
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Sometimes
Daily
I had two HTC phones before this, and I think that this is the best HTC phone I ever had. It has a very good processor, an amazing camera, a good display, and a perfect sound quality with headphones. The only flaw is that it has a bad battery life, but mainly it's a good phone for daily use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 2 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Very Impressive

PostedApril 4, 2014
From:Slovakia
Age: 17 or under
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Frequently
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Texting
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Talking
Never
Frequently
Daily
Gaming
Never
Daily
Daily
This phone is very good for its price. The looks of this phone are amazing, but the battery is not that good though. And also when you play a game for like hour straight it will heat up. But the price and the processor are very good.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 3 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Good Phone With Bad Battery Life, Heating issues and yet to UPDATE SOFTWARE.

PostedApril 3, 2014
From:Pune, Maharashtra, India
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Look and Feel 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Frequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Daily
Daily
HTC Desire 500. phone have good quality camera.. have ease of access to all its functions.. Phone is based on Android version 4.1.2... after 5 months of launching HTC have failed to provide the software updation.. Playing games in this mobile have a problem with battery back up... if you play game for 10-15 mins battery goes down by more than 10%( depend upon the game e.g. If you Play candy crush saga in 5 mins battery goes down by more than 10%). And another issue is its heating.. if u use phone for more than 10-15 minutes phone gets heated... i have compared my Phone with HTC's other Phones and other company's phone it gets more heated up.... if you want listen songs at full Volume on your headset its performance is poor.... So before taking this phone think twice..
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 4 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Very poor battery

PostedMarch 22, 2014
From:Baranya, Magyarország
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Battery Life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Look and Feel 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Daily
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Never
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Frequently
Daily
This phone is great, but the battery is useless. If I play 10 minutes any kind of game, the battery drops down 10 percent. I have to charge it everyday. Or some very hard optimization is missing. Hope the next update will fix this.
How is this:
Desire 500(quad core cpu): 1800 mah battery.
Desire 501 (dual core cpu): 2100 mah battery.
Why is NFC service running, there is no NFC in the phone?
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 5 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very Impressed

PostedMarch 3, 2014
From:Galway, Ireland
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Frequently
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Quick story - had an iPhone, iPhone was stolen, real twilight kind of stuff. Anyway as it wasn't insured I wasn't entitled to a replacement. I really didn't want to spend 500e+ on a phone so I bought a Sony Xperia J.... This lasted a week, slow, poorly made, poor camera, good user interface but just not up to scratch and for 200e I expected a lot more. So for the last few months Ive gone from phone to phone finding issue with all of them. Basically up until purchasing this HTC Desire 500. The phone cost me 219e PAYG but with an 8mp camera and quad core processor I was surprised not to part with more. With 4GB memory declared but only 1GB available I hastily invested in an 8GB SD card but perhaps more vital was the enveloping case with soft screen protector as the Desire 500 does not come with a scratch resistant screen, these extras totalling in 35e and bringing the cost of the Desire 500 up to 255e make it one of the best phones I have ever had.
The quad core processor makes every task seem effortless, with no lag and crisp command to fruition. The blink feed is brilliant and also gives the feel of a very upmarket/expensive phone. I often forget just how thin the phone is as it is usually in its case but it really is one of the thinnest phones I have ever held. At first I felt the Beats by Dre. feature was a bit of a gimmick but then realised the real power of this was for when earphones were connected and not just playing through the speaker. All in all you will be glad to have spent your hard earned money on a brilliant phone.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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onMarch 18, 2014
Hello People,
I have been using Desire 500 for more than 3 months and I am very dissatisfied with it's connectivity to the LED TVs. I tried to connect the Desire 500 to the LED and it couldn't recognized the SD card contents and it's internal memory as well. I contacted the HTC support team and they are advising me to buy HTC media link, which is a supporting hardware for using this feature.
My other friends are using smartphones from Samsung, Sony, Micromax, Spice etc but they haven't faced this kind of problem.
So, if you are planning to buy this phone and want to use it with your LED TV, then please STOP and think for any other good smart phone.
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Review 6 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good phone for it's price

PostedFebruary 25, 2014
From:Bulgaria
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Never
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Never
Daily
Camera - The camera is not excellent, but it's still with good quality. Video - same. For me it's enough, I personally don't need more. It does my work.
Sound Quality - Beats audio is excellent, the sound is loud and it's quality is very good. On headphones - simply amazing.
Ease of Use - The HTC Sense 5.0 UI is simply to use and it's fast. I haven't got any problems. I'm using the phone for about 4 months by now.
Battery Life - Well, here is the biggest minus for this phone. If you're a heavy usage smartphone user, this phone is NOT for you, mainly because of the battery. If you like playing games, watching movies, listening to music, surfing the web all day, the battery will go down for less than 12 hours.
Look and feel - I personally like it, it's shiny and good looking. Also the button spots are convenient.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 7 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Best Phone For General Use.

PostedFebruary 12, 2014
From:Gujarat, India
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Frequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Frequently
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Sometimes
Daily
I switched to htc desire 500 from samsung galaxy note, And I found the User Interface of the Phone Hundred times better than the Samsung Stock ROM.
If you dont have high graphic use like Playing Games for a Long time and Watching Movies at 1080p than this phone is not for you.
But if you do not do the above given task and just use phone for general use like surfing, music, whatsapp etc than you should absolutely go for it.
The look, design and Built Quality of Hardware is non-comparable to any phone, Its just Awesome.
Medium Range, General Purpose user should absolutely go for it...
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 8 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Awesome looking phone ... with poor build quality again

PostedJanuary 15, 2014
From:Bulgaria
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Frequently
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Pros: awesome design from HTC again (that's why I'm diehard HTC fan), awesome device at this price point (you can't expect more for this money), excellent performance and features.
Cons: squeeky back cover right out from the box....and it gets worse, dead pixels again right out of the box ,this happens for third time on my last three HTC phones, I'm starting to think that you're using the cheapest displays on the market, and how much does it cost to make back cover that is tight,fits well and doesn't make squeeky noises every time you touch the phone ? Please HTC you can raise a little the prices of your devices but IMPROVE your quality, it's a shame phone with that looks to have this kind of build quality!
Yes, I recommend this product.
-1point
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Review 9 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

excellent phone

PostedDecember 13, 2013
From:Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I enjoyed using this phone. My earlier phone was Nokia Lumia which
was good by itself but then I saw this sleek phone and purchased
it. The features and looks are quite cool. Five stars to this phone.
The Only thing that I found was that the player does not have a Graphic
Equaliser which is quite disappointing.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 10 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I love it

PostedDecember 1, 2013
Age: 17 or under
Gender: Female
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Frequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Frequently
Daily
Texting
Never
Frequently
Daily
Talking
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Gaming
Never
Frequently
Daily
Everyone in my class wants An iphone and it's considered the only 'cool' phone to have. I ha a blackberry which comparitively was cheap and i couldnt afford an iphone because they are so expensive so i settled for this instead thinking that htc's were considered good at the start of the year. The other alternitive was a samsung but that brand is considered lame too.
Now i have the HTC desire 500, im in love. It's slim, pretty and the browsing speed is incredible. I love the camera as well and you can get loads of apps. I would highly reccomend it despite the fact that in 2 days i've had to charge it about 6 times (i think thats because im on it a lot as its new!) :) xx
Yes, I recommend this product.
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onMarch 7, 2014
I plan to buy HTC 500 is it updatable to KitKat or not
Can you suggest is it good to buy or if any
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Review 11 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Cheap Phone!!!

PostedNovember 26, 2013
From:Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Daily
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Frequently
Daily
I have just got this phone on new contract and IT IS AMAZING!!
Smart, unique phone that is ideal for any person wanting to use an easy phone.
Neat, fast camera with excellent picture quality, with video quality good as well.
Fast keyboard for texting and i like the people app where you can see all your favourites and scroll across to other options.
Icons are good and smart.
Love this phone....i would compare this to the Iphone!!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 12 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A fresh start

PostedNovember 21, 2013
From:Sibiu, Romania
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Frequently
Daily
Gaming
Never
Frequently
Daily
I have the opportunity to test out this beautiful smartphone and would like to share here as well my opinion. The design is slick and classy at the same time. It has a large enough screen with beautiful streaming for both video and photo experience. The processor makes a difference which I noticed by running apps for office use and entertainment. For me the camera quality is more than enough, battery life is sufficient and all of this at a good price. Even tough the resolution is well built it could use some work done in it's interface. But overall it really made me rethink and consider buying this device over my current smartphone. Thanks for your time reading and I do recommend testing this phone.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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onDecember 20, 2013
Si is the phone get heated or something like that.? While using it please i am so confused but i really like it so any help about the battery, apps
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Review 13 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Unable to download anything from different App like WhatsApp

PostedNovember 8, 2013
From:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Screen 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Battery Life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Look and Feel 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Frequently
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Frequently
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Frequently
Daily
The phone released with lots of bug i think, first it didnt show any images in the BlinkFeed ( what they were recommending to sell this Phone) and unable to download anything ( like voice msg or picture) from different Apps like "WhatsApp" i tried the same thing in differ phone also (diffenet Desire 500 HTC). Pls before launch any phone take look at it closely and in different angle.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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onNovember 23, 2013
me too not able to download app from play store.
even by whatsup app doesnt work.
pls help me in this matter.
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Review 14 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Good Design with poor features

PostedNovember 3, 2013
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Battery Life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Look and Feel 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Frequently
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Daily
Daily
The device does not have a Compass, which became a basic feature in all Smart phones, do not know why they did not add it.
The home screen enforces you to add some applications , News, feeds, and if you did not choose, it will remain as a free blue box, not good.
its max volume is not very loud.
The Device is good, but those 3 things are not good.
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onDecember 17, 2013
I bought htc desire 500.
This phone Autometically switch off and switch on and mobile getting too much heat ......
battery life is too short when we play game about 30 min than battery life is 80% gone.............
I hate this piece......all time i search a plug to charge battery.....
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Review 15 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A true beast!

PostedOctober 27, 2013
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Daily
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Frequently
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Daily
Daily
One of the finest phones you can come across at this price range!Simply wow!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 16 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent smartphone for an excellent price

PostedOctober 27, 2013
From:Barcelona, Spain
Age: 17 or under
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Look and Feel 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Daily
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Before this phone I owned an iPhone 3G, nice phone, but an oldie. I started looking for great phones with a nice quality/pricing ratio, and I looked to this phone, and saw that it had a quad-core and 1gb ram, the only thing that I needed. The camera of this phone is excellent, 8MP that are nicely used. After 2 weeks of use, i'm in love with this, and I really recommend it to anyone that wants a nice phone. Of course it cannot be compared to HTC One, LG G2 or other higher caliber phones, but this is a really nice medium-high phone.
I don't recommend it if you are only going to play games, if you want to play games buy yourself a PS Vita or a PSP, but this isn't really a good phone for games like Real Racing, FIFA or GTA Vice City, those games are really laggy on here, but for other simple games you can run them extra fluidly, even the PSOne app thingy runs really fluidly.
The earphones are really great, but only at full volume, and the speaker is in a position that can be covered with your hand with ease, thing that complicates the use of the speaker, but I don't use usually the speakers, because you never use them in public, and they're really powerful -you can hear them perfectly from a distance of +20m at least at my house.
The battery is nice, but I recommend not to have it always connected, because if you do, the battery can lose life quickly.
The screen is perfect, i've seen a lot of chapters of series (Breaking Bad ahaha) and some youtube videos and you can watch them in HQ, running fluidly.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 17 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

awesome phone!!

PostedOctober 22, 2013
From:United Arab Emirates
Age: 17 or under
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Frequently
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Daily
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When i was upgrading phones, i was going to get a samsung but then my father saw this phone and called me over .
he told me to buy this phone and i do not regret it one bit!!
the camera is excellent , it is really fast and the best thing is, is that its affordable
well done htc
Yes, I recommend this product.
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onNovember 7, 2013
Hi.. I'm from Bangalor.
I bought HTC Desire 500 1month back.
It looks very good and soo light wight and soo slim.
It had very good Specifications .
Buttttttttttt
1) It's automatically switched off and restarted, it is very bad DRAWBACK.
2) And if i play game like subway_surface for long 30mins, the half of the battery will going down very fastly and it's getting very very very heat.
Think before buy this model.
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onNovember 5, 2013
can be store/install app and games in micro sd card onthis phone or not reply
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onOctober 23, 2013
How much do it cost
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Review 18 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great start

PostedOctober 15, 2013
From:Jeddah Saudi Arabia
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Screen 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Daily
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Frequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Texting
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Talking
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Gaming
Never
Frequently
Daily
Saw this at a competitive price and thought it was worth it due to HTC's image and it has paid off! The quality of the device itself is excellent and the great look of Sense 5 and Blinkfeed is actually useful rather than gimmicky. Camera is good for an HTC device, screen looks more detailed than it's resolution suggests, sound quality is great (microphone and speakerphone), the battery life is average perhaps but can be managed keeping it charged before leaving the house etc. All in all it's a nice package for the price, can't go wrong with it if you want a good looking, well built and productive phone with a bit of flair.
Yes, I recommend this product.
+15points
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Review 19 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Slick phone

PostedOctober 10, 2013
From:Bulgaria
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Expert
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Screen 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Battery Life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Look and Feel 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Frequently
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Daily
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Daily
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Infrequently
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Frequently
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Never
Daily
I moved from Nokia E71 to HTC Desire 500. Overall it's great phone, however I miss some of the Nokia's E71 business features and ease of use. Adding tasks, events, adjusting event time, setting up alarms takes too much time compared to my old nokia. These need to be real quick and take less than 10 sec. to setup.
Yet, this is an affordable solution, great in performance and overall feel.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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onDecember 19, 2013
how is the display quality???
and is android upgradable to higher one???
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Review 20 for HTC Desire 500
Overall 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I recommend htc

PostedOctober 4, 2013
From:Egypt
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Smartphone Experience: Intermediate
Camera 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Screen 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Battery Life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Look and Feel 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Taking Photos
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Taking Videos
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Watching Videos
Never
Sometimes
Daily
Listening to Music
Never
Frequently
Daily
Social Sharing
Never
Daily
Daily
Email, Calendar, & Contacts
Never
Daily
Daily
Texting
Never
Daily
Daily
Talking
Never
Daily
Daily
Gaming
Never
Daily
Daily
Changed from Samsung to htc
i really wanted to buy the htc One Mini so badly but it is late to be released in my country,
i am using the white blue D500 at 1st it felt bigger than what i desired because i am not a fan of large cellphones but sooner i started to feel how elegant it is, very light and handy, i am really satisfied with this piece of art,
its amazing phone both "quality and performance" with a true competitive price for this specs and i am really enjoying the BlinkFeed it is kinda cool
the only thing i am unease about that the on/off button is at left and the volume is at right its more like a left handed use as i lower the voice unintentionally sometimes.. but i am starting to get used of it.
i recommend this phone 5 stars from me!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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