• 4.3" (800x480) TFT LCD
  • 1GB
    MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 Play SoC
    4GB Storage
  • 8-MP Rear: 1 Camera
  • 1800 mAh

The HTC Desire 500 phone has a 4.3-inch (800x480) TFT LCD screen, a 8MP main camera and a 1.6MP selfie camera. The battery capacity is 1800 mAh and the main processor is a MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 Play with 1 GB of RAM.

Specifications Highlights
ProductDesire 500 (2013)
Display4.3" 800x480 TFT LCD
Rear Camera(s)
  • 8-MP (Primary)
Selfie Camera(s)
  • 1.6-MP
Computing
  • MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 Play SoC
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Storage
  • MicroSD (64GB max.)
Battery1800 mAh
DesignIP Rating, 123g (4.3oz), 131.8x66.9x9.9 mm (5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches)
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Display
TypeTFT LCD
Diagonal (inches)4.3"
Display/Body Ratio59.7%
Resolution800x480
Sharpness (PPI)217 PPI
Features
  • Multitouch
Color Depth24 bit (16,777,216 Colors)
Primary Camera
Megapixel8-MP
Sensor Pixel Size1.4 µm
Sensor SizeSmall
Hardware Features
  • Flash
Video Resolutions
  • 720p/30fps
Battery
Battery TypeLi-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAh)1800 mAh
Talk Time12 hours
Computing
Processor BrandQualcomm
Processor NameMSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 Play
Processor # Cores4
Main Processor Frequency (GHz)1.2 GHz
RAM Options1GB
Internal Storage Options4GB
Memory Card TypeMicroSD
Mem. Card Max. Size64GB
Operating System + VersionAndroid 4.1.2
Communications
Modem Features
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
WiFi Speed
  • b
  • g
  • n
WiFi Features
  • Hotspot
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Features
  • A2DP
Connector TypeMicro USB
Connector Features
  • USB OTG
SAR US Head0.5 W/Kg
SAR US Body0.72 W/Kg
Sim Card 0
NameSIM0
SIM TypeMicro SIM
Multimedia
Multimedia Features
  • DLNA
Audio Alerts
  • VIBRATION
  • MP3
  • WAV
Audio Features
  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm Port
  • Phone Noise Cancellation
  • FM Radio
Audio Formats
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • FLAC
Video Formats
  • MP4
  • DIVX
  • XVID
  • WMV
  • H.264
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Proximity

Desire 500 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the HTC Desire 500 waterproof?

No. Our information indicates that the Desire 500 is NOT water-tight an has no IP-Rating certification. Ingress Protection, or I.P, is a certification that shows if water or dust can penetrate devices.

Is the Desire 500 Dual-SIM?

No, the Desire 500 does not have dual-SIMs as far as we know, but it may be different in Asia. We mainly track USA data.

Is the Desire 500 4K?

No, the Desire 500 800x480 display resolution is not 4K. 4K is often defined as 4096×2160 (2160p) or 3840×2160 (UHD) resolution on mobiles, but it has more variations for Cinema and Televisions.

Is the Desire 500 compatible with Wireless Charging?

No, the Desire 500 is not compatible with Wireless Charging.

Does the Desire 500 work with 4G networks?

No, the Desire 500 is not a 4G handset.

Is the Desire 500 a 5G device?

No, the Desire 500 does not work on 5G networks.

Is the Desire 500 USB-C?

No, the Desire 500 is not a USB-C smartphone.

If the battery of the Desire 500 removable?

No, the Desire 500 does not have a removable battery.

HTC Desire 500 Specs & Speed Benchmarks

GFXBench T-Rex (Offscr.)

Higher is better

Battery Capacity (mAh)

Higher is better