HTC Desire 500
Display4.3 inch (10.9 cm), WVGA
CPU SpeedQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200, quad-core, 1.2GHz

Removable rechargeable Li-polymer battery

Capacity: 1800 mAh

Talk time:

  • Up to 12.1 hours for 3G

Standby time:

  • Up to 435 hours for 3G
Complete Specs
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HTC Desire 500
Data Streams in a Blink
Data Streams in a Blink
HTC Desire 500

HTC BlinkFeed™
Keep up on everything from breaking news, sport, social network posts and more. HTC BlinkFeed™ updates fresh content from over 1,400 content partners that provide more than 10,000 news feeds per day. Customise your very own HTC BlinkFeed™ and stay connected in the blink of an eye.
HTC Desire 500
Multi-Shot Burst Mode Catches Everything
Multi-Shot Burst Mode Catches Everything
HTC Desire 500

Rapid Shutter Camera
Capture more images and miss less moments with multi-shot burst mode camera. VideoPic setting allows you to get both videos and pictures at the same time. HTC ImageChip provides great shots even with movement and poor lighting conditions.
HTC Desire 500
Memories that Move
Memories that Move
HTC Desire 500

Automatic Video Highlights
Automatically select the highlights of an event and create a 30-second show, no additional software or editing skills required. Choose the music theme and image sequence that you want. Then release your life movie for everyone to enjoy with easy sharing feature.
HTC Desire 500
Blazing Performance Speed
Blazing Performance SpeedHTC Desire 500

Quad-Core Processor
Enjoy blazing fast browsing speeds, lifelike visual displays and gaming graphics, and amazing multi-tasking performance to stay ahead.
Sound Quality
Ease of Use
Battery Life
Look & Feel
Overall 4.2634 / 5
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    Translucent Case
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131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm
4.3 inch (10.9 cm), WVGA
CPU Speed
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200, quad-core, 1.2GHz
Platform Android

Android™ with HTC Sense™

HTC BlinkFeed™

SIM Card Type

micro SIM


Total storage: 4 GB, available capacity varies


Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 64GB additional storage (card not included)



  • 900/1800/1900 MHz

3G/ 3.5G - UMTS/ HSPA:

  • 900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Compliant with Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
Sound Enhancement
Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™
  • 8 MP camera with auto focus, LED flash
  • BSI sensor, Sensor size 1/3.2" (15.5 sq mm)
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip
  • F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
  • Front Camera: 1.6 MP with BSI sensor
  • 720p video recording
  • Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
  • Continuous shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma
  • Recording: .aac

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .mp4

Removable rechargeable Li-polymer battery

Capacity: 1800 mAh

Talk time:

  • Up to 12.1 hours for 3G

Standby time:

  • Up to 435 hours for 3G
AC Adaptor
  • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • DC output: 5 V and 1 A
  1. Available storage is less due to phone software.
  2. Network bands in regions may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile provider.
  3. Battery times (talk time, standby time and more) are subject to network and phone usage.
    A Standby time specification ("specification") is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile devices under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including but not limited to network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and mobile traffic. Comparisons of different mobile devices using such a specification can therefore only be done in a controlled laboratory environment. When using any mobile device in real life circumstances for which the mobile device is intended, the standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors mentioned above.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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