HTC Desire 530 preview – the company’s latest mid-ranger

Following the official announcement of Desire 530 at the end of February, the device is now available to order in almost every country. You’ll find current information on price and purchase options on Amazon:

Quad-core processor and neat design

99HAHW03200 (1)The quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 clocked at 1.1Ghz under the hood aims to deliver some power. Aided by the Adreno 304 and 1.5GB RAM, the device should facilitate a smooth user experience. Desire 530 comes with 16GB of internal storage, which should be enough for your apps and games. You’ve also got the micro SD slot, for a total of up to 200GB of memory expansion – the device is bound to able to store all your music, photos, etc.

The design remains true to the Desire line, but this time around it includes a new sprinkled rear panel, which is a breath of fresh air, considering the multitude of strikingly similar (and frankly, kind of boring) devices flooding the market today. Sweet! The phone also boasts a thin 0.32 inch (8.3 mm) body and a weight of 4.9oz (140 grams) – a size intended to secure seamless one-handed operation.

5’’ HD display and 8MP camera

1458908305Something that has become a standard for the mid-range segment – a 5’’ Super LCD display at 720p HD that delivers rich and accurate colors.

On the back of the phone we also find an 8MP camera with an f/2.4. aperture and LED flash. You are provided with a variety of shooting modes intended to make your photos more attractive. A 5MP shooter located on the front of the device should be more than enough for your selfies.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a 2200 mAh battery

Desire 530 comes with the latest and greatest OS by Google, right out of the box – Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Once again, we also find HTC’s Sense UI, which, as per tradition, presents a bunch of useful features and some familiar preinstalled apps.

The device is powered by a 2200 mAh battery, and even though the battery life isn’t specified, the power-saving hardware should give us some reasonable results.

Specs Sheet

OSAndroid v6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 (4-core, 1.10GHz, Cortex-A7)
GPUAdreno 304
Display5-inch Super LCD capacitive HD panel, 1280 x 720 pixels
ConnectivityBluetooth v4.1, A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, A-GPS
Camera8-megapixel with autofocus, LED flash, 5MP front camera
  • Nano-SIM card slot
  • MicroSD memory card slot (up to 200GB)
  • microUSB v2.0 port
  • integrated speaker
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Geo-Tagging, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
Battery 2200 mAh
Dimensions70.9 x 146.9 x 8.3 mm
Weight140 grams

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