HTC Desire 501: Hands On [Images]

HTC launched a slew  of devices in the past two months. The HTC Desire 501 happens to to be the most aptly priced of those. We recently got our hands on a review device and have spent some time with it. So, here are some HTC Desire 501 hands on images and the itty bitty opinions we have formed about the handset in the short duration that we have spent with it.


Frankly speaking, this device has a very erudite feel to it and some people might even consider  it slightly feminine. The phone looks pretty cool, it has check design on the back which might feel inspired from an old woollen overcoats. The device is not too thin and nor too thick. It has a 4.3-inch screen, same as its predecessors and it has bulging glass screen just like its predecessors. We device is easy to handle and the screen is awesomely smooth.


The back is actually the most noticeable feature of the smartphone, besides the rear camera at which has a silver metallic circle around it. The device is pretty cool and has a youthful vibe to it. The plastic part of the back is good, but the metallic the glass sides to it are bound to get scratchy soon.



Coming to the screen, it is pretty smooth and when you switch the brightness to full, it is like a vision unfolding. There is a volume rocker on the right and a power button the top, both metallic.

At the bottom of the screen, there are three capacitive buttons for home, back and recent apps, which is the usual HTC deal. Here are some other pics of the handset:





HTC Desire 501 specs:

  • 4.3 inch display
  • 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.15 GHz dual core NovaThor U8520 processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 8 MP primary camera
  • 2.1 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 2100 mAh battery

In totality, while there were no fireworks, it works fine. We will have more coverage on the HTC Desire 501 soon with our first impressions of the handset and a full review coming soon. Keep tuning in!