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HTC Desire 500 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Glossy Black

3.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Up-to-the-minute in a glance. Live streaming home screen with instant refreshes to keep you informed.
  • Multi-shot burst mode camera. Rapid fire shutter speed captures images faster.
  • 30-second mini movie. Automatically compile the highlights of an event and choose the music theme that you want.
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1 x 13.2 cm ; 122 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 99HWS021-00
  • ASIN: B00EZHM90I
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Sept. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,182 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The HTC Desire 500

Don't miss a thing with an always-on home screen that updates automatically and a sensitive camera with rapid shutter speed. Powered by a quad-core processor for fast browsing speeds.

Key Features

Up-to-the-minute in a glance. Live streaming home screen with instant refreshes to keep you informed.

Multi-shot burst mode camera. Rapid fire shutter speed captures images faster.

30-second mini movie. Automatically compile the highlights of an event and choose the music theme that you want.

Data Streams in a Blink - HTC BlinkFeed

Keep up on everything from breaking news, sport, social network posts and more. HTC BlinkFeed updates fresh content from over 1,400 content partners that provide more than 10,000 news feeds per day. Customise your very own HTC BlinkFeed and stay connected in the blink of an eye.

Multi-Shot Burst Mode Catches Everything - Rapid Shutter Camera

Capture more images and miss less moments with multi-shot burst mode camera. VideoPic setting allows you to get both videos and pictures at the same time. HTC ImageChip provides great shots even with movement and poor lighting conditions.

Memories that Move - Automatic Video Highlights

Automatically select the highlights of an event and create a 30-second show, no additional software or editing skills required. Choose the music theme and image sequence that you want. Then release your life movie for everyone to enjoy with easy sharing feature.

Blazing Performance Speed - Quad-Core Processor

Enjoy blazing fast browsing speeds, lifelike visual displays and gaming graphics, and amazing multi-tasking performance to stay ahead.

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HTC Desire 500 Glossy Black


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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I have been using the device for about 2 weeks, and I am satisfied so far.
Even though it is made of plastic, it does not feel cheap or low quality.
It is fast enough for everyday use, and the transition between screens, tabs, etc is smooth. Having said that, I am not using very demanding programs such as 3D games, etc.
Memory is expandable and the battery is replaceable, which is always good in my opionion. Battery life is decent, and there is also an eco-mode. It easily lasts for 2 days with moderate use.
There are only a few things I do not like: The on/off button is inconveniently placed and it does not protrude enough, making it hard to operate. The bottom row icons on the main screen cannot be customised. So I am stuck with an icon for the default browser which I never use.
Also, there is a pre-set "what's happening today" type tab that cannot be removed, which is quite annoying. However, it IS possible to set another tab as main/default. Last, - and a minor issue -, the selected wallpaper is not visible in the background when browsing the apps grid. There is a black background instead, which reminds me of older operating systems.
Overall, it is a good phone, offering excellent value for money.
Users who have previously owned Samsung Galaxy S or Note series devices or more premium HTC/LG phones may be underwhelmed by the experience, as the phone lacks the power and customisation possibilities of these phones. However, it is hard to find such a good smartphone at this price range. Most of the alternatives seem quite inferior.
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Very good phone and value for money. Although the plastic cover makes it look cheap but the screen is awsome. Very fast phone and can do so much with it!!
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This would be a great phone if........only if had more memory!!!

The 4Gb quickly transformed into nothing as you really only have 1Gb to use for apps....if anyone knows how to solve this mystery...it would change my life!
Even with a 32gb SD card... it just wont allow me to download any more apps... I miss my Iphone!
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Don't get me wrong, this is a brilliant budget phone. It does everything the average user would need it to. The trouble begins when you damage it. I'm assured that all HTC phones, no matter how expensive, are very hard to repair, unless you're prepared to return them to HTC for a very expensive job. Most local companies won't even touch them. I had my screen replaced and the camera that was basically just glued in has now broken. They are so poorly manufactured and seem to be held together with tape and glue. Do yourself a favour and buy a Samsung. Never again!
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After one week the front camera died and they agreed to repair it free of charge, fine.
Then after three months the phone wouldn't turn on. They charged me to repair this.
Started using it again recently after it's repair and it's broken after the second day.
Go to charge the phone and just the charging symbol remains on the screen and it never charges up.

Do not buy this phone, spend your money on another one.
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