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HTC Desire 530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 reviews of HTC Desire 530. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The portability and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and battery. The reception and sound get mixed comments.

usability, screen, portability, size, price

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire 530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Hill (

HTC Desire 530 review


A cheap phone which fails to cash in

Low price ; Solid build ; Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Drab display ; Slow performance ; Limited storage

The HTC Desire 530 is a sluggish, entry-level Android phone that simply cuts too many corners to be worth considering.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

HTC Desire 530


2015 wasn't a great year for HTC phones. While the company's flagship HTC One A9 smartphone looked great, it was overpriced and offered middle-of-the-road hardware. Then the company disappointed everyone by not unveiling the HTC One M10 at MWC.

Mar, 2016

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HTC Desire 530 review


They call this smartphone the captain of cut corners

Neat-looking dotty back ; 16GB storage ; Decent-enough screen

Feels slow ; Mediocre cameras ; Non-stereo speakers ; Disappointing stamina for its size

A phone that cheaps-out too often and ends up being little fun to use

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

HTC Desire 530 budget smartphone review


HTC didn't launch a new flagship smartphone at MWC 2016, but the company did introduce the HTC Desire 530, it's latest budget smartphone. The budget smartphone market is much fiercer now than it once was, so does the Desire 530 have what it takes? Read...

Aside from the interesting design, there's nothing particularly outstanding going on with this entry-level smartphone. We’re actually pretty disappointed with the spec, as the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and GPU used are featured in smartphones 2-3...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

HTC Desire 530 review: HTC’s Moto G rival falls flat


The HTC Desire 530 aims for cheap and cheerful, but only really hits one of those targets

The HTC Desire 530 is a disappointment. It looks the part, and the screen is pretty decent for a £120 handset, but things fall apart as soon as you use the thing for any length of time. It’s laggy, sluggish and has a distinctly average camera.

Apr, 2016

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HTC Desire 530 review

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HTC invites you to 'make a splash' with its HTC 530, which has an unusual paint-splattered design on the casing. We put it to the test to find out whether there are any standout features on this mobile phone, aside from its looks. The results reveal...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Leigh Geary (

HTC Desire 530 – Review


We don't know the exact price as yet, but this is a fairly admirable entry / mid-level handset.

Funky design, lightweight and well put together this. It grabs and holds the phone signal well and the screen – although perhaps not up to higher-spec competitors – is better than most low-end devices. The lack of an LED notification light and the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (

HTC Desire 530 Smartphone Review


Everyone's Desire? HTC offers a new smartphone in the 200-Euro (~$222) category. The Desire 530 aims to impress buyers with a unique design, decent cameras and unusually good sound among other things. Our test reveals whether the smartphone can fulfill...

micro-SD card can be used as system storage ; latest Android Marshmallow ; accurate touchscreen ; reliable GPS module ; LTE support ; good call quality via earpiece ; good sound via headset jack ; decent battery life ; smooth to use Android user interface

total performance below average ; relatively big casing ; primary camera quality middling ; quiet microphone in hands-free mode ; WiFi only in 2.4 GHz band ; no Miracast, MHL or USB OTG support ; no notification LED ; non-removable battery ; screen's...

Whether HTC's attempt at making a unique design statement with the Desire 530 has been successful is probably a matter of taste. Regardless of that, the casing pleases with its decent build and good hardware buttons. However, it hardly conveys a...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

HTC Desire 530 now available at T-Mobile


HTC Desire 530 smartphone available in the US : The recently launched HTC Desire 530 is now available in the US. The Android smartphone is currently being sold by the manufacturer itself and through T-Mobile. The smartphone lets you stand out with a...

T-Mobile currently sells the Desire 530 for $159.99. In addition the carrier offers various subscriptions, like 24-months contract for $6.67 a month and a free phone. Soon the phone will also be available through Verizon. New device purchase requires a...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

HTC One X9, HTC Desire 530, Desire 630, Desire 825: HTC at MWC 2016


One flagship and three mid-range smartphones. That's what HTC brought to the MWC 2016 table and here are our first impressions of the devices.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2200
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):9
Continuous audio playback time:84
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (3G):696 / 700
Talk time (3G):13.9 / 14

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Graphite, Grey / Grey / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:1.5


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,1700,1900,2500 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 (Marshmallow)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.1
Processor Model:210 / MSM 8909


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 6.0 / 6.0 (Marshmallow)


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:1.5
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.7 / 146.9
Width:7.09 / 70.9