Mobile phones: Compare features & prices HTC Desire 500 review

The HTC Desire 500 is a good-value Android smartphone. Costing just £150 on a pay-as-you-go deal, it's less than half the price of the flagship HTC One, yet it still comes equipped with a 4.3-inch touchscreen display and an 8Mp camera. There's lots of great budget smartphones around at the moment - read on to find out if the HTC Desire 500 is one of them.
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HTC Desire 500

  • Launch date: Sep 2013
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