HTC launched another midrange android smartphone namely Desire 500 in India which is priced @ 20,500/-. It is available is Black, Blue and Red shades.
DESIGN, BUILD QUALITY & DISPLAY
The design of this phone is very good. It has scratch resistant glass on front and a good quality plastic on the back and feels very good in hands. It is slim at 9.9mm and weighs 123gms. It has 4.3 inch WVGA display of resolution 480 x 800 with 217 ppi. The viewing angles and sunlight legibility of the display is above descent. It runs on HTC's Sense 5.0 User Interface. The display supports 4 multi-touch points and the brightness of the screen is good.
STORAGE, MULTIMEDIA & CONNECTIVITYS
It has 4GB of internal storage which is further expandable upto 32GB. The device features dedicated multimedia apps such as Zoe camera app stores all your images and has built video player as well as music player which stores and plays respectively which are very good. FM radio comes pre-installed too. Connectivities like 2G, 3G, Wifi b/g/n, Wifi hotsopt, USB OTG as well as Bluetooth 4.0 But lacks NFC.
CAMERA & VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES
It has a 8MP rear camera with autofocus and Led flash which features Simultaneous image and video recording, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Image stabilization, HDR etc. The camera clarity is pretty good overall. Daytime the images are very good and has fine details respectively but in the night is where the noise starts to become more visible and to get better details at night HDR mode images with bit of steady hands helps to produce slightly better images. It does HD 720p@30fps video recording with video stabilization and stereo sound but lacks HDR having bit-rate of 10-12 mbps and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is pretty good overall. Daytime the video clarity is very good and has fine details respectively but at night video clarity is pretty descent could have been better. It also has a 1.6MP front camera for selfe's and clarity is pretty descent.
SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, PERFORMANCE & BENCHMARKS
It runs Android (OS) 4.2.2 Jellybean out of the box. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8225Q) processor running a quad core at 1.2 GHZ with 1 GB RAM and Adreno 203 GPU. The performance is adequate which provides number of graphic intensive games and multitasking run quite well and there is no lag at most of the cases.
QUADRANT : 3960.
ANTUTU : 12146.
NENAMARK 2 : 45 fps.
BATTERY LIFE PERFORMANCE
It has a removable 1800 mah battery. The battery life is good which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 6:45H.
VIDEO WATCHING: upto 8H.
TALKTIME : upto 14H(2G) / upto 12H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 440 H(2G) / upto 420 H(3G).
*Very good build quality.
*Good display and viewing angle.
*Pretty good camera and video recording clarity
*Good battery life.
*Performance could have been better.
*No dedicated camera key.
OVERALL PRODUCT RATING° : 7.5/10.
°overall product rating refers to all the aspects including the price, performance, overall quality, features, etc., based on individual product.