• 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
NameRear Camera
Megapixel8-MP
Sensor Pixel Size1.4 µm
Hardware Features
  • Flash
Software Features
  • Geo Tag
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 data shows that the Desire 500 is NOT water-resistant an has no IP-Rating rating. I.P means Ingress Protection, which is the level of protection against dust or water that could get into phones.

Is the Desire 500 Dual-SIM?

No, the Desire 500 does not have dual-SIMs as far as we know, but things could be different in Abroad. We mostly track USA data.

Is the Desire 500 4K?

No, the Desire 500 resolution of (800x480) is not considered to be 4K. 4K is usually defined as 4096×2160 (2160p) or 3840×2160 (UHD) resolution on mobiles, but there are more similar resolutions for Cinema and Televisions.

Is the Desire 500 compatible with Wireless Charging?

No, Desire 500 does not support Wireless Charging.

Does the Desire 500 work with 4G wireless?

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

Is the Desire 500 a 5G device?

No, the Desire 500 is not a 5G device.

Does the Desire 500 have a USB-C connector?

No, the Desire 500 does not have a USB C port.

HTC Desire 500 Specs & Speed Benchmarks

GFXBench T-Rex (Offscr.)

Higher is better

Battery Capacity (mAh)

Higher is better