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HTC Desire 501 (2013) review

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HTC Desire 501 / D501

The HTC Desire 501 (D501) smartphone released in 2013. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Desire 501 runs on Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery. It features a 4.3 inches TFT display with 480 x 800 px resolution. A thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD display is a variant of a liquid-crystal display (LCD).

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HTC Desire 501 (D501) specifications

Brand
HTC
Name
Desire 501
Type
D501
Launch
2013

Body

Weight
130 g
Dimensions
128.5 x 66.7 x 9.8 mm
Colors
black
blue
pink
white
SIM type
Micro SIM

System

The HTC Desire 501 runs on Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but the Desire 501's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
CPU
Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5
GPU
Adreno 203

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 4.3 inches TFT capacitive touch screen with 480 x 800 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
TFT
Size
4.3 inches
Resolution
480 x 800 px
Multitouch
yes

Memory

The smartphone's memory (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a microSD card.

RAM
1 GB
Internal storage
8 GB
External storage
microSD

Camera

The camera of the HTC Desire 501 is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Front camera
2.1 MP
Rear camera
8 MP
3264 x 2448 px
autofocus
Flash
LED

Connectivity

This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. The Desire 501 comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality for transferring content with other NFC-enabled devices. This HTC smartphone has FM radio receiver.

GSM
900 / 1800 / 1900
Network
2G / 3G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
yes
FM radio
yes
USB
microUSB 2.0
Audio
3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. This is a low maintenance battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random.

Type
Li-Ion 2100 mAh

Features

The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display.

Sensors
accelerometer
compass
light
proximity

Links

Official site
http://www.htc.com/

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