In terms of design, the HTC Desire 500 is all packed into a 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9mm plastic chassis, leading to 123g weight, and a rather discreet outline in your pocket. HTC Desire 500 is comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz quad-core processor backed up with a 1GB RAM. While the Desire 500 boasts a 4.3-inch screen, it is unfortunately only 480×800, meaning a rather low 217 ppi.
This is all packed into a 131.8×66.9×9.9mm plastic chassis,leading to a low 123g weight, and a rather inconspicuous footprint in your pocket. The HTC Desire 500 is ideal then, if you like wearing skinny jeans. It is also packed with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n as well as NFC, GPS and 3G. Unfortunately it has no 4G.
Right behind the screen is an 1800mAh battery which is removable. The micro SD slot, supporting up to 64GB and micro SIM port are also hidden in behind the wrap around the case. The desire has different models such as the white and red model, the white and blue model and an all-black version.
The camera in the Desire 500 doesn’t come packing the same ultra- pixel technology that we have seen adorning the entire one range; instead the HTC Desire 500 comes with an 8MP sensor, as well as a 1.6MP snapper on the front. Thankfully, there is a LED flash on the rear as well.
It also comes with two soft keys in the buttons which are sat well placed right below the screen. For the physical keys, the power/lock button is placed in the upper left corner and the volume keys are sat on the right hand side integrated in the red band. It also comes with the obligatory 3.5 mm headphone port at the top right corner and the micro USB in the center of the base. It comes with a 4.3 inch screen meaning that it sits very nicely in the hand.
HTC Desire 500 comes with 4.1.2 jelly bean android version which is an old model compared to the 4.4 KitKat android version.The HTC Desire 500 is a phone that will garner a second look when put on a wall of a mobile phone shop