HTC Desire 500
Good main camera.
Viewing angle stability.
Good still photos.
Nice call quality.
High black value.
Energy consumption during standby.
No playback of Full HD movies.
Uncomfortable physical keys.
Capacitive keys aren't backlit.
By The Inquirer on January 14, 2014
FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS technology companies have been working to bring smartphones to the masses, releasing a steady stream of semi-affordable handsets. But these affordable smartphones have generally featured poor internal components and offered...60
By Wired UK on December 24, 2013
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 bit behind the curve for the price, with the likes of the Moto G offering more for less. Specifications Software ...70
By Expert Reviews on December 13, 2013
A good-looking phone which can’t stand up to some extremely strong...60
By PC Advisor on December 06, 2013
The HTC Desire 500 is an excellent option if you're in the market for a mid-range smartphone . It looks great, has excellent specs and a very reasonable price tag. Read our HTC Desire 500 review to find out if it is it the best mid-range smartphone...80
By 3G UK on December 05, 2013
the HTC Desire 500 is a great entry into the crowded mid-range smartphone market - with HTC Sense and Blinkfeed being its most significant unique selling points. HTC Desire 500 is currently available to buy from Amazon and the Carphone Warehouse. ...80
By V3.co.uk on December 03, 2013
Had it been released six months ago, the HTC Desire 500 would have been the best affordable Android handset available, offering quad-core performance while costing a rock-bottom £199. However, with the arrival of the even higher-specced and cheaper...60
By CoolSmartphone on December 02, 2013
It’s got many of the HTC One features, but it’s much cheaper. Currently you can pick one up unlocked for less than £200, so does the HTC Desire 500 perform?SpecsWeight – 123gDimensions – 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mmDisplay –...-
By TechRadar on November 28, 2013
Now to the bit that you've all been waiting for, our final verdict on how the HTC Desire 500 performed throughout our tests. The fact is, there is an awful lot resting on HTC's lower powered handsets, as the HTC One didn't propel the...70
By T3 on November 25, 2013
The HTC Desire 500 is a good phone, but we feel it's a few years too late and easily outdone by other similarly priced devices on the market. If you have to have Blinkfeed head this way, but for everything else, keep on moving.60
By Know Your Mobile on November 22, 2013
Overall I'm quite disappointed by the HTC Desire 500. It looks and feels like a great little phone, but it's impossible to view it in isolation and on the current market there are choices which present better value for money at (and in fact...60