HTC Desire 500 Specifications and Features

HTC Desire 500 has a beautiful design with a spacious 4.3” TFT capacitive touchscreen on its front. It’s thin and has round corners that make it more comfortable to hold. With a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi pixel density), the screen looks pretty bright and clear. It has good visibility and viewing angles. The touchscreen is quite responsive so it will ease you to navigate through menus. It feels better with the support of Multitouch feature. Other features like HTC Sense UI 5.0, Accelerometer, and Proximity sensor are included to support the display.

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The phone runs on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. A powerful quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 processor works together with Adreno 203 GPU and 1 GB of RAM to power the phone. There is no complaint about the phone’s performance. Everything works well with decent speed. 4 GB of internal storage is available to accommodate your data and multimedia files. If you feel it’s too limited, you can use external memory card (by up to 64 GB) to expand the storage capacity. The connectivity features consist of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot; DLNA; microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, USB Host; and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP. The Desire 500 also offers optional dual SIM card support that allows you to use two different cards simultaneously.

An 8 MP is attached on the back of the phone. It is equipped with some features like autofocus, LED flash, 1/3.2” sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR mode, panorama mode, and built-in camera filter effects. The camera is also capable of recording video up to 720p@30fps. On the front panel, you can find a secondary 1.6 MP camera that can be used for video calling. Other included features: Digital compass; Email; Push Email; HTML5; Stereo FM radio with RDS; GPS with A-GPS support; SNS integration; Dropbox (25 GB storage); Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Beats Audio sound enhancement; DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player; MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player; Google Search; Maps; Gmail; YouTube; Calendar; Google Talk; Organizer; Document viewer; Photo viewer/editor; Voice memo; Voice dial; Voice commands; Predictive text input; and more.

Dimensions: 131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm, 87.3 cc (5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 in)
Weight: 123 g (4.34 oz)

Factory Data Reset HTC Desire 500 Procedure

The following procedure will be removed from the phone when you do a factory reset:

  • Your Google Account.
  • All accounts you’ve added in Settings > Accounts & sync and the data
    associated with these accounts.
  • Personal data that you’ve created or synced to the phone such as your profile,
    contacts, messages, email, calendar events, and more.
  • System and application data and settings.
  • Downloaded apps.

Files such as your music, photos, videos, and documents will also be deleted if you
select the Erase all data option. Be sure to back up any data and files you want to keep before you do a factory reset.

Performing a factory reset from settings:

  1. Go to Settings, and then tap Backup & reset.
  2. Tap Reset phone.
  3. If you also want to delete media and other data on HTC One max, select Erase all data.
  4. To delete media and other data on your storage card, tap Erase SD card.
  5. Tap OK.


  1. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then press and hold the
    POWER button.
  2. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release
    the POWER and VOLUME DOWN buttons. 
  3. Press VOLUME DOWN to select FACTORY RESET, and then press the POWER button.