HTC Desire 501 Specs & Price

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Last year it was the Desire 500 midranger. And this year, taking the legacy forward for the Desire series is the new addition of HTC Desire 501. This phone supports a dual SIM capability and the specifications are similar to the 500. The major difference is the completely revamped design. HTC Desire 501 looks pretty and sporty with a glossy finish. It also sports a bigger battery and more built-in storage than its predecessor.

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HTC Desire 501


Hardware & Software

HTC Desire 501 supports a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 Screen of acceptable quality with 480 by 800 pixels resolution with good viewing angles and a bright display that offers decent outdoor view. If runs Android 4.1 on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage.

HTC Desire 501 features an 8 megapixels camera on the back with auto focus and LED flash along with 2.1 MP front camera. With 2100mH battery, HTC Desire 501 sure does offer a decent battery life. Due to the glossy finish of the back, the phone can be slippery sometimes if the conditions are humid. That is one thing a good cover can take care of.

Pricing and availability

HTC Desire 501 is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing or availability for Nigeria. When available, HTC Desire Price in Nigeria is expected to range between N49,000 to N57,000, depending on your location.

HTC Desire 501 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Desire 501:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Sense 4
  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Processor (NovaThor U8500)
  • GPU: Mali 400
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Pink, Black
  • Dimension: 128.5 x 66.7 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 4.3-inch Super LCD2 Display, 480 x 800 pixels (217ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash, 720p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 2.1MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 64GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 14.4mbps
  • HSPA+: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: Yes (in some countries)
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2600 mAh Li-Po Battery
  • Standby Time:
  • Talktime:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC Desire 501 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2019
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