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HTC Desire 550 (2017) review

Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
Adreno 304
2 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

HTC announced the launch of the Desire 550 smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the HTC Desire 550 phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Desire 550 comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery.

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HTC Desire 550 specifications

BrandHTC
NameDesire 550
ModelD550
Release date2017

Body

The weight of HTC Desire 550 is about 4.48 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this HTC phone are average (5.78 x 2.79 x 0.33 inches).

Weight4.48 oz
Dimensions5.78 x 2.79 x 0.33 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The HTC Desire 550 comes with Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 304

Display

The size of Desire 550 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches Super LCD display of HTC Desire 550 with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper LCD
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of HTC Desire 550 (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Desire 550 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 camera3 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The HTC Desire 550 supports 2G, 3G and 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 550 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 550 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2200 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 550 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2200 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, 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 550, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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