Wednesday, 7 August 2013




Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! Is it possible that HTC has gotten a handset dead on, bang to rights?


4.3 inch, WVGA display screen resolution 800 x 480
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, quad-core, 1.2GHz
Android with HTC Sense
HTC BlinkFeed
Dual SIM (applicable markets)
4 GB internal memory
1 GB of RAM
microSD card slot up to 64GB
Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor
8 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI sensor
1.6 MP front facing camera with BSI sensor and HTC share
1800 mAh battery

HTC is obviously aiming at the mid-market and I think the Desire 500, price depending, could work very well. The 8MP camera could be a good selling point for those that love to regularly update their social networks with pictures and videos. It’s good that there’s a microSD card slot (that should have come with the One). However, the 1800 mAh battery does not seem up to much and if it is anything like the One X it is going to be a disaster; social networking, using the camera, games and multimedia applications just drain the battery.

The 800x480 screen is a bit lame and it seems like a model from yesteryear. Hmmmm... The 1.2GHz quad-core CPU could be just about good enough to handle social media apps... Would it have been better to have featured a 2GHz dual-core instead or is the speed just about the same? I don’t claim to possess a great technical knowledge. For example, I think the Motorola RAZRi that features a single 2GHz CPU from Intel works surprisingly well whereas the 1.5GHz quad-core CPU in the HTC One X can be remarkably sluggish at times.

If the price is right I would gladly upgrade my HTC Desire which is practically useless for not being able to hold any apps! We'll see...

What do you reckon?   

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