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HTC Desire 501 (2013) review

Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
Adreno 203
1 GB / 8 GB
4.3 inches (480 x 800 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

HTC announced the launch of the Desire 501 smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the HTC Desire 501 phone with 4.3 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Desire 501 comes with Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery. The 4.3 inches phone comes with TFT display (480 x 800 px). A thin-film transistor (TFT) is a type of field-effect transistor that is usually used in a liquid crystal display (LCD). This type of display features a thin-film transistor for each individual pixel.

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HTC Desire 501 specifications

BrandHTC
NameDesire 501
ModelD501
Release date2013

Body

The weight of HTC Desire 501 is about 4.59 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this HTC phone are average (5.06 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches).

Weight4.59 oz
Dimensions5.06 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches
Colorsblack, blue, pink, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The HTC Desire 501 comes with Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5
GPUAdreno 203

Display

The size of Desire 501 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.3 inches TFT display of HTC Desire 501 with 480 x 800 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeTFT
Screen size4.3 inches
Resolution480 x 800 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of HTC Desire 501 (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Desire 501 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera2.1 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The HTC Desire 501 doesn't support 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Desire 501 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Desire 501 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Desire 501 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2100 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This HTC phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the HTC Desire 501, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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