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HTC Desire 510


HTC Desire 510
HTC Desire 510 (Desire Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 4 x 1.2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
4.70 inch 16:9, 854 x 480 pixel, Capacitive touchscreen, LCD, 16 million colors, FWVGA, glossy: yes
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 
, 3.76 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), Sensors: Acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, GPS, GLONASS, DLNA
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM quadband (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS triband (850/900/2100 MHz), LTE triband (800/1800/2600 MHz), UMTS with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbit/s
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.99 x 139.9 x 69.8 ( = 0.39 x 5.51 x 2.75 in)
8 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 2100 mAh, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 17 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 646 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Webcam: Main camera 4 MP (2560 x 1440 pixels), webcam 0.3 MP (640 x 480 pixels)
Additional features
Speakers: Single speaker on the back, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, Keyboard Light: no, Micro-USB cable, headphones, modular power adapter, quickstart guide, HTC BlinkFeed, 24 Months Warranty
158 g ( = 5.57 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 25 g ( = 0.88 oz / 0.06 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 71.14% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 57%, features: 58%, display: 78% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the HTC Desire 510

81% HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Up to date, yet inexpensive. The 4.7-inch HTC Smartphone Desire 510 sells for only 200 Euros (~$250) but supports the faster LTE standard despite its low price. We've subjected the Android phone, which is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm quad-core SoC, to our battery of tests.
60% Review: HTC Desire 510
Source: Gadgetguy English
There is no doubt that HTC’s Desire 510 offers up value, with a fast 4G connection at a budget price, but at what cost? The screen on this handset is truly a shocker, and makes using the phone not so much of a joy or even a mediocre experience, but more something you’ll want to put away the first glance you get.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 50% workmanship: 70%
HTC Desire 510 review: Inbetweener
Source: GSM Arena English
The HTC Desire 510 is the kind of phone that's likely to be in high demand for a good while. Perhaps not the device itself, which will soon start dealing with growing competition, but the very concept of an affordable phone with the fastest network data will make more and more sense as 4G networks extend to even the emerging markets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2014
60% HTC offers speedy 4G connectivity in a budget handset
Source: Techradar English
If you just want a phone for taking advantage of the new, super fast 4G network at a low price, then you'll be quite happy with the HTC Desire 510. However, if you want your smartphone to be more than just a portal to the internet, and to watch high definition media and take superb photos, then you'll want to look elsewhere – and probably consider spending a bit more money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
65% HTC Desire 510 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
There are two things we outright don't like about the HTC Desire 510, and these happen to be its camera and display. The display is borderline unusable under direct sunlight, and the image looks washed out. A fixed-focus 5MP camera is very unimpressive in 2014, but its quality is absolutely disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
HTC Desire 510 hands-on review: HTC's new budget 4G phone rivals Moto G
Source: Tech Advisor English
It's a shame about the screen and the cameras on the HTC Desire 510, because aside from that it's a strong contender in the budget smartphone market. We're looking forward to putting the Desire 510 through some speed test to see how it compares with rivals, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014
60% HTC Desire 510
Source: Recombu English
The HTC Desire 510 is the latest phone to offer 4G for cheap, but with some slick LTE rivals like the EE Kestrel and the Motorola Moto G 4G to contend with, the Desire has a lot to prove. We quite like the Desire's design, although it isn't as handy for one-handed use as the Moto and the Kestrel, and the screen and camera are ultimately a little disappointing. Still, some slick performance and excellent battery life make it a handy portable pal, if you're not too bothered about watching video on the move.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

HTC Desire 510
Source: e-media - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
89% HTC Desire 510
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
83% HTC Desire 510
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 86%


Model: The HTC Desire 510 is designed as a smartphone that doesn't break the bank. Despite its low price, the HTC Desire 510 has a few features which makes it stands out, for example 4G LTE and being the first Android phone to ship with a 64 bit processor. The design looks similar to some of the higher end HTC models; all plastic with a single matte finish. However, when held in hand, it feels heavy and thick. This is not surprising since it weighs a rather chunky 158 g and measures 10 mm in thickness.

It comes with a 4.7 inch screen with a resolution of 840 x 480 pixels, which is as low as it gets on smartphones these days. While the brightness is good, the display appears rather fuzzy. The HTC Desire 510 stands out by being one of the first budget phone to support the faster 4G LTE network in addition to the usual 3G. The Desire 510 is also notable for switching to a quad core Snapdragon 64 bit processor, although the speed upgrades are not significant. While it comes with 4 GB internal storage, only 0.84 GB is available for use, which makes an external MicroSD card absolutely necessary.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

0.158 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile phones and other electronic products. In 2012, HTC stopped producing tablets under their own name. In 2012-2013, they faced heavy sales declines. Since then, the company is medium-sized in the smartphone sector. There are numerous reviews on HTC Smartphones (as of 2016).

71.14%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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