After they achieved great success in the android market with the masterpiece HTC One, One mini and so on, Smartphone giants HTC are ready to take their chances on a mid range android handset with pretty good offerings known as the new HTC Desire 500. Coming with a quad-core processor and much more internal features will this 4.3 inch android junior turn out to be a success for HTC? In order to find out, lets take a quick overview of the new HTC Desire 500.
HTC has come up with a pretty good design for the new HTC Desire 500. A quality shiny interface and the stiff back panel made of quality plastic gives you a wonderful experience in handling. Under the display there are two capacitive buttons; the home and the back button. Above the screen there is a well placed 1.6 MP front facing camera. At the head of the HTC Desire there are slots for microphone, USB and the power/lock key. The right side of the phone posses the volume adjustment key and as usual the back side has an 8 MP camera with LED flash on top and the speaker grill at the bottom of the back panel. So in short HTC has done well in terms of design for the new Desire 500.
Coming to the display, although most of the recent android handsets are built in a large 5 inch screen, HTC has taken their chance in the HTC Desire 500 with a 4.3 inches capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The pixel density that rounds at around 217 ppi may not tend be high, but for a 4.3 inches screen it will prove to be good. The view angles are pretty good and the colors are very vibrant.
Memory stats & Connectivity
The HTC Desire 500 will have an internal memory of 4 GB and a RAM of 1 GB. You can increase the memory up to 64 GB using the provided memory card slot. Now coming on to the connectivity features, as usual GPRS and EDGE are present along with Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP. Access to wi-fi is also available.
Camera & Sound
As mentioned earlier, HTC has added an 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash to the Desire 500. The features of the camera include auto-focus, Geo-tagging, face & smile detection etc. A 1.6 MP front camera is also present for video calling. As for the sound, the HTC Desire 500 will have a 3.5 mm jack for headphones and Beats Audio Sound enhancement. A good loudspeaker is present that will allow you to hear clearly yet with good sound.
Software & Features
This new creation of HTC as a mid range phone offers pretty good internal features. The HTC Desire 500 is updated with Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200 chipset . A Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor along with the above mentioned 1 GB RAM enables smooth and quality performance. An Adreno 203 GPU provides playing of quality games and apps without any lagging. Other overall features include SNS integration, dropbox 25 GB storage, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, maps, photo & video editor, organizer etc.
Battery & Price
The HTC Desire 500 will have a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery that offers quite a good backup. The estimated stand-by time is about 435 hrs and the average talk-time is 12 hrs. The price range of this android handset is around 240€.
From the above details is quite clear that HTC has offered good & quality features and performance in its new HTC Desire 500. This uniquely designed phone weighs only 123 grams and is well fitted for single hand use. All the included factors are up- to- date and are fit for the price. It should be noted that HTC’s idea of creating quality handsets at optimum price will turn out to be a success with the new HTC Desire 500.