HTC Desire 500 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Glossy Black
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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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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.
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.
HTC Desire 500 Glossy Black
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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