HTC Desire 520 Specs & Price

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The Desire 520 is a budget offering that HTC introduced to the market for the budget-conscious buyers who also desire decent features. The HTC Desire 520 smartphone is driven by a quad-core processor, while also offering awesome Android 5.1 (Lollipop) experience and blazing fast LTE connectivity.

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HTC Desire 520


Display and Camera

Sporting a 4.5-inch diagonal display, HTC Desire 520 offers somewhat ample screen estate for a budget smartphone. The touchscreen has FWVGA resolution of 480 x 854 pixels – not bad for a device like this one.

Surprisingly, it packs similar camera configuration as the equally new but slightly more expensive HTC Desire 626s. HTC Desire 520 has an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and BSI on the rear and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Hardware and Software

HTC Desire 520 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, which represents awesome value for money. The chip delivers processing speeds of up to 1.1 GHz, with support provided 1 GB of RAM.

An Adreno 304 GPU is in charge of graphics. This smartphone offers you a very pocket-friendly means of enjoying rich features of the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop software, which is the operating system of choice here. The OS is overlaid with HTC Sense UI.

Other Specs and Features

Inbuilt storage on HTC Desire 520 is a generous 8 GB, which will be enough for the storage needs of many users. If you are the type that loves to store tons of files on your device, you will be able to add more storage memory via the provided microSD card slot.

The phone comes with a powerful 2000mAh battery that should enable you use it for long hours, particularly because of the manageable size of the screen.

HTC Desire 520 support LTE connectivity to let you benefit from impressive mobile browsing speeds. Connectivity options also include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi b/g/n (2.4 GHz).

Pricing and availability

HTC Desire 520 is not available in Nigeria, has gone on sale in the United States. When available, you can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in Nigeria. HTC Desire 520 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N23,000 to N35,000, depending on your location in the country.

HTC Desire 520 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Desire 520:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop), HTC Sense 7 UI
  • Processor: 1.1GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 210)
  • GPU: Adreno 304
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: Steel Gray
  • Dimension:
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count:


  • Display: 4.5-inch Touch Display, 480 x 854 pixels (218ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 720p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21.1Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • 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:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • 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: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2000 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time:
  • Talktime:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC Desire 520 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019
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