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HTC Desire 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 reviews of HTC Desire 500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Desire 500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HTC Desire 500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the performance and price. There are some critical reviews about the usability and portability, and there are mixed reviews on the reliability and battery.

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

HTC Desire 500


VIDEO REVIEW: A very capable mid-range Android smartphone with a Nexus 5 shaped problem

Nice, classy design, Bright and clear screen, Decent general performance

Camera slightly inconsistent, Battery life a little weak, Mediocre built-in speaker

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC Desire 500 pictures and hands-on: Sense 5.0 on the cheap - Pocket-lint


The HTC Desire 500 is pitched at the entry-level, bringing the latest look and feel of HTC Sense 5.0 at a more affordable price than the premium flagship

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Thomas Thorn (

HTC Desire 500 review


With a quad-core processor for this price, something's gotta give, right?

MicroSD support ; BlinkFeed ; Decent camera ; Quad-core

Poor internal storage ; Low res screen ; Screen doesn't sit flush ; No 4G

Worth a look if you're after a phone that you can fill with music and use to take the odd snap, but it falters heavily if you plan to watch a lot of movies or install any apps on the very limited storage. The Galaxy S3 Mini is better.

Nov, 2013

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HTC Desire 500


A good-looking phone which can't stand up to some extremely strong competition

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (

HTC Desire 500 Review: In Depth


The HTC Desire 500 is a relatively inexpensive mid-range phone aimed at the type of buyer who wants something solid, but not necessarily cutting edge. ...

Beats Audio response

Low internal storage

So, should you buy an HTC Desire 500?

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : David Court (

HTC Desire 500 review


The HTC Desire is one of the best looking smartphones available right now. Measuring it at 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm, it's about the perfect size in terms of fitting your hand and weighing just 123g it's not a brick either.

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...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

HTC Desire 500 review


The Desire 500 has a similar front-end to the HTC One (M8) and a good camera, but battery life and performance are both poor

The camera is one of many things we like about the HTC Desire 500. It has a great display, it's slim, light and good-looking, and we like the Sense skin. However, it's pricey compared to the Moto G, its battery life is poor and performance is sluggish.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : paul_smart (

HTC Desire 500


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.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

HTC Desire 500 review


An affordable quad-core Android phone let down by poor timing

Affordable, quad-core processor, solid design, better than average battery life

Older Android version, screen could be better, not as good value as the Moto G

The Desire 500 is powered by a Lithium-ion 1,800mAh battery that HTC claims can last for around 13 hours of 3G use. The phone easily lived up to this claim with regular use. Taking the phone off charge in the morning and using it throughout the day,...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

HTC Desire 500 review


HTC's One series is the place for the Taiwanese company's latesttechnology, but its midrange Desire handsets benefit from thetrickle-down effect, for a fraction of the price. The Desire 500has a great look, but does its spec really justify the price?...

Distinctive good looks, Sense UI, good camera

Screen could be sharper, processor on the sluggish side, only4GB memory on board

The HTC Desire 500 is a decent midrange phone with a good look,but the so-so screen and processor are starting to look a bitbehind the curve for the price, with the likes of the Moto Goffering more for less.

Dec, 2013