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HTC Desire 500

Specifications

HTC Desire 500Notebook: HTC Desire 500 (Desire Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 203
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 800x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.123kg
Price: 279 euro
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Average Score: 78.91% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 67%, features: 63%, display: 81% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the HTC Desire 500

85% Review HTC Desire 500 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Plastic version. The Desire 500 has a 4.3-inch display, just like the HTC One Mini. However, both devices could not be more different. The mainstream device has a quad-core SoC, expandable storage, a plastic case and is also significantly cheaper than the One Mini. An interesting alternative to HTC's metal smartphone?
80% HTC Desire 500
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The recently launched Moto G has created a new pricing structure with quality and full featured handsets available for around a third the price of the competition. In the past I have often asked to review HTC devices as they looked smart and had little extra bits of quality. My name never seemed to come to the top of the list, with this unit however I was offered it I did not even have to ask.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% HTC Desire 500 review: a great mid-range smartphone with impressive specs and performance
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC Desire 500 is a great-looking device, with tons of unique software and solid mid-range smartphone specs on board. It's hard to find any real weaknesses with the phone, including its reasonable £199 price tag. To sum up, it's simply a very good mid-range Android smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% HTC Desire 500 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The HTC Desire 500 is a solid, affordable phone. It offers businesses a £199 quad-core Android experience and boasts a reasonably decent rear camera. But being released just weeks before the cheaper and higher-specced Motorola Moto G – which runs using a more recent version of Android, has a better screen and even more powerful Snapdragon 600 processor – the Desire 500's long-term appeal is questionable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HTC Desire 500 review
Source: T3 English
Who's going to buy the HTC Desire 500? Well, we're not entirely sure. If you love the software on the HTC One, but don't have wide enough pockets then it could be for you. But, if you're solely focused on price, the Motorola Moto G is a clean Android and cheaper, while for around £80 more you can get a Nexus 5 with an amazing spec sheet and 4 times the internal storage, plus LTE.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HTC Desire 500 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HTC Desire 500 is a very good phone that's perfect for light, relatively undemanding users who don't want to put up with the very cheapest phones around. But enthusiasts looking for a good deal are better off looking at the Nexus 5, which offers a lot more for not that much more money.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

93% HTC Desire 500
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% emissions: 90%
87% HTC Desire 500
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
78% HTC Desire 500
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% HTC Desire 500
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 78%
87% HTC Desire 500
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87% mobility: 89%
HTC Desire 500
Source: Android User - Heft 12/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
279-Euro-Smartphone mit BlinkFeed und Zoe
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: appealing functions; good camera; low price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2013

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 203: Entry level GPU with support for OpenGL ES 2.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


200 8225Q: Quad-Core Cortex-A5 entry level SoC» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.3":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.123 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


HTC: A Taiwanese manufacturer known for smartphones, which sells tablet computers as well in a global market.


78.91%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-10-15)