HTC Desire 500 Dual Sim (Passion Red, 4 GB)
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HTC Desire 500 Dual Sim (Passion Red, 4 GB)  (1 GB RAM)

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  • 1 GB RAM | 4 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 64 GB
  • 10.92 cm (4.3 inch) WVGA Display
  • 8MP Rear Camera | 1.6MP Front Camera
  • 1800 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Processor

Meet the smartphone that is more concerned about your social life than you are – the Desire 500 from the house of HTC. Always on and sensitive to your needs, the phone is one that brings together fine design packaging finer performance.

HTC BlinkFeed

Choose what you what to display on the home screen that refreshes instantly to find content for up to this very second with the HTC Blinkfeed, ensuring that you are always in the loop without even having to try. Blinkfeed grabs content from social networking sites, feeds, mail and such.

Multi-Shot Burst Mode

The smartphone comes with an 8 megapixel rapid shutter camera that allows you to capture more images with a single click, ensuring that you don’t miss even a single moment of an important occasion.

Memories that Move

The Desire also comes with the Automatic Video Highlights feature that selects highlights of an event and creates a show with a theme and a sequence without any complicated software. Easy to share, make a movie for everyone to enjoy with the Desire.

Dual SIM Holders

The phone comes with support for two GSM SIM cards that gives you more coverage and better plans as well.

Blazing Performance Speed

With a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Quad Core processor built into the body backed by 1 GB RAM, the phone adopts speed as its middle name. Switch between apps, perform more than one task and play a high-on-graphics game - all without the slightest lag.

It also comes with an internal memory of 4 GB that can be expanded up to a massive 64 GB to ensure that all your files and media have ample space.

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Model Name
  • Desire 500 Dual Sim
  • Passion Red
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Dual Sim
Sound Enhancements
  • Studio-quality Sound with Beats Audio
Display Features
Display Size
  • 10.92 cm (4.3 inch)
  • 480 x 800 Pixels
Resolution Type
  • WVGA
Os & Processor Features
Operating System
  • Android 4.1.2
Processor Type
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
Processor Core
  • Quad Core
Primary Clock Speed
  • 1.2 GHz
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage
  • 4 GB
  • 1 GB
Expandable Storage
  • 64 GB
Supported Memory Card Type
  • MicroSD
Phone Book Memory
  • Yes
Call Log Memory
  • Yes
SMS Memory
  • Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available
  • Yes
Primary Camera
  • 8MP Rear Camera
Primary Camera Features
  • Primary Camera: Auto Focus, Continuous Shoot and Video Pic, HTC Image Chip, BSI Sensor, HTC Share, Slow Motion Video Recording with Variable Speed Playback, Multi-shot Mode, Burst Mode, Rapid Fire Shutter

    Secondary Camera: BSI Sensor

Secondary Camera Available
  • Yes
Secondary Camera
  • 1.6MP Front Camera
  • LED
HD Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording Resolution
  • 720 x 1280
Connectivity Features
Network Type
  • 3G
Supported Networks
  • GSM
Internet Connectivity
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi
  • Yes
3G Speed
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • Yes
Pre-installed Browser
  • Android
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
Bluetooth Version
  • 4
  • Yes
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • No
  • Yes
Audio Jack
  • 3.5 mm
Map Support
  • Google Maps
GPS Support
  • Yes
Other Details
  • Yes
Touchscreen Type
  • Capacitive
SIM Size
  • Micro SIM
User Interface
  • HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
  • Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Other Features
  • Audio Recording, 30-second Mini Movie, Games, Multi-tasking
Important Apps
  • Social Network
GPS Type
  • A-GPS
Multimedia Features
DLNA Support
  • Yes
Audio Formats
  • MP3, WAV, MIDI
Video Formats
  • 3G2, ASP, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV 9
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity
  • 1800 mAh
Battery Type
  • Li-Polymer
  • 66.9 mm
  • 131.8 mm
  • 9.9 mm
  • 123 g
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Ratings & Reviews
268 Ratings &
81 Reviews
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reply to rahul

well... mobile geek a lot of research and have used quiet a few mobiles... so yeahhh an unbiased and honest review..
HTC here, the name is enough i believe :P :P ... and rahul....really?? bro..u wanna know why htc??? seriously?? ill give u many reasons.... namely-
1.. beats audio--heaven, people u have to experience it ( xloud is also good but this is just awesome)
2. htc blinkfeed- there aint anything like this in the market...( samsung and sony and lg still scratching their heads ...


Nov, 2013

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SATISFYING to the core! GO FOR IT!

( *Edited after actually buying the phone =D )

Tired of seeing reviews comparing HTC phones to other companies's devices solely based on the specification on its cover. HTC might not provide the greatest spec in the given price range, but the hands on user experience, that's an entirely different story!

Bought it few months back from a local retailer. Awesome phone indeed! The first thing you'd notice when you hold this phone is its weight. This has to be the LIGHTEST phone in its category....

Ashfaq Anshad

Nov, 2013

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The phone exudes 'Premium Quality' top to bottom

I saw this phone being sold in India sometime in last month and was under clear impression that HTC has gone insane with the pricing.

However when the day arrived when I had to purchase a phone for myself and had a budget of 20K only, I end up buying this one.

I purchased it outside Flipkart for 21,500. However recommend purchasing it from Fipkart since you could save more than 1K.

I walked in to a retail shop with following phones shortlisted:
1. Sony Xperia C
2. Samsung Galaxy Grand Du...

Hrushikesh Salvekar

Nov, 2013

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Overpriced! Decent phone but there are better options.

My review:

1. Camera : 8MP camera is definitely one of the better ones in this range. The camera is better than Sony phones but not sure how it fares against Samsung ones.

2. Sense UI: This phone comes with the latest Sense 5 UI that is quite a joy to use.

3. Decent build quality and a stylish design.

4. Polaris Office app : Comes with a full version of the Office Suite app which lets you view and edit Office documents. Even some flagships don't come pre-installed with such an app(...


Oct, 2013

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htc not learning any lesson??

this i a good item until i heard about its price, i was expecting price range of 15k - 17k, because sony xperia m and galaxy core have the same specs with price range of 13k. its well known that htc tend to priced their product a tad high than other company but 20k is not what i expect, at all. if price is reduced to around 16k, i will still choose over xperia m or galaxy core, but i am not gonna buy desire 500 for 20k, not worth the price. if you are ready to shell out 21k, then consider lum...

Rinomi Boitlung Fanai

Oct, 2013

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A great mobile with No updates and neglected by HTC. Heights of HTC's unprofessional style.

Been using this mobile for almost an year now and feeling cheated.

The mobile is too good as far as performance is concerned.
A breath taking camera, an above average battery life and super fast processor.

But even after releasing the mobile after mid of 2013, HTC has never taken an effort to provide a single OTA update to the handset. And now, news indicate that they are not going to bring KitKat update at all to Desire 500 when all other manufacturers are rolling 4.4 update to even their...

Jayasankar Unithiri

Oct, 2014

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worth the cost

this is a super cool fone...
it is worth for the extra bucks than a samsung, lg or sony.
i wud definitely recommend tis mobile to youngsters.
the quality of the touch is too gud probably next to apple. the build & other qualities are far better than samsung, sony or likewise phones. especially the 8MP camera is best in-class camera (next to iphone). the back cover is glossy and a bit tough to remove. so it makes no problems wen the phone is dropped down frm a certain height.
if u r ready to ...

Arun Nikesh

Certified Buyer, Coimbatore

Nov, 2013

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Nice Phone..

Its a very good phone and it never lags. I have been using it for nearly 4 months and works fine even with high end games like FIFA 14.. Good News from HTC is they are planning to give Kitkat 4.4 update for this phone by end of april.. If that comes this phone will be unbeatable..

Manosiddharthan Gandhi

Certified Buyer, Chennai

Feb, 2014

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very low internal memory. over priced - A BIG LOW PHONE

Could call this low phone with high price

- Low internal memory 4GB -> User would get around 1.9GB only
- Low GPU Adreno 203 -> it very basic graphics unit a big no for quality 3D games
- Low Resolution 800 x 480 resolution(WVGA) -> Now a days its going full HD
- Low 217 ppi -> Even tablets has more ppi than this phone. HTC kidding with us

Seems like it has Good camera and RAM. May be good Body Build


Feb, 2014

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Amazing Value For Money!

At this price, the phone is a bargain. It runs quite smooth. The screen resolution may look poor on paper but it looks perfectly fine when held in your hand- not like you'll be staring at the pixels through a microscope. The speakers are loud & clear. Decent battery life. Looks good too! (got the red one for my mom). It feels like a premium device in your hand, the build quality (especially that red metallic line) is stunning for a 20.5k phone.

Only thing is that the 8MP camera doesn't have ...


Certified Buyer, Mumbai

Dec, 2013

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