HTC Desire 510

Midrange 4.7" Android smartphone

HTC Desire 510 review, ratings and latest UK deals and offers


The HTC Desire 510 has been marketed as an Android smartphone that says you don't need to spend hundreds of pounds to gain top-end features. The problem is, if you relate HD screens with top end features then the HTC fails, and by some distance.

Our rating
75

HTC Desire 510 White by HTC on Sketchfab


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HTC Desire 510

  1. £19.99 a month
  2. 1000 minutes
  3. UNLIMITED texts
  4. 1GB data
  5. £9.99 handset
  6. 4G handset


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HTC Desire 510

£199.99


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Main features

  1. 4.7 inch touchscreen
  2. 5 megapixel camera
  3. 4G handset
  4. 64 bit processor
  5. Android v4.4.2 KitKat


Read our full HTC Desire 510 review here
by Mike Leader

The HTC Desire 510 is a new midrange phone which you can immediately see features the same looks as the flagship HTC One M8.

This design in fact now appears to have become the signature design of the Taiwanese company, and this is marketed as a phone that proves you don't need to spend a lot of money to get premium features.

Low priced 4G handset

HTC have made a lot of the fact that it sports a 64-bit processor, but we're more interested in the day-to-day features you will use. One of the most important aspects is that it is a 4G handset.

The Desire 510 sits at the lower end of the broad midrange class, and any hint of premium disappears once you look beyond the initial design of the phone.

The all plastic casing certainly doesn't look premium but it's comfortable enough to hold and at a slightly heavier than average 158 grams, feels solid and sturdy enough.

Average 4.7 inch screen

However things go downhill from there. The 4.7 inch screen might be the same size as the iPhone 6 but that's where any similarities end.

It has a pixel density of just 208 pixels per inch which isn't bad, but could be better. On a 3.5 to 4 inch screen you might get away with it but not so much on a screen this size. On a sub-£100 handset it would be acceptable but above that we demand a little better these days.

Decent 5MP camera but no flash

The other big downer is the phone has no flash. A LED flash for your camera is virtually a given these days on anything above budget level.

Beyond that the spec isn't bad but isn't anything special either. The camera itself sits at 5 megapixels, but again this is something you can find on several budget handsets such as the Nokia Lumia 530 which costs half the price, while the Sony Xperia E3 also includes a flash, although it has a slightly smaller 4.5 inch screen.

Decent feature set

Elsewhere you get Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA to play your music and movies through a smart TV, NFC, stereo Bluetooth and GPS for satellite navigation. You also get Full HD video recording and a front facing camera for your selfies.

The back cover is removable which means you get a replaceable battery and a microSD card slot which accepts memory cards right up to 128GB to accompany the inbuilt 8GB memory space.

The power under the hood is a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor which ensures the phone will perform perfectly smoothly and is complimented with 1GB of RAM. This 4G handset runs the latest version of Android, v4.4.2 KitKat.

Our summary

This is an easy one. The screen is the deal breaker here. That aside it's not a bad phone by any stretch and good battery life is it's other strong point, but the screen is just too low budget to recommend the HTC Desire 510 above anything else.

Our recommendation for around the same money would be the Motorola MOTO G which has a slightly smaller but considerably better screen, and either the aforementioned Sony Xperia E3, or the very credible Windows Phone alternative, Nokia Lumia 630 which has very similar specs to the HTC.


HTC Desire 510 UK Price Comparison

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£13 a month
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UNLIMITED texts
100 MB data
£19.99 handset
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300 minutes
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300 MB data
£9.99 handset
3G
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500 minutes
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500 MB data
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UNLIMITED texts
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£14.99 a month
500 minutes
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500 MB data
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£19.99 a month
1000 minutes
UNLIMITED texts
1GB data
£9.99 handset
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1000 minutes
UNLIMITED texts
2GB data
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£27.99 a month
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4GB data
FREE handset
Double Speed 4G

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  1. FREE insured UK mainland postage
  2. Just £13 worldwide shipping (outside UK)
  3. FREE O2 Prepay sim included
  4. NO monthly contract
  5. Full 1 year warranty

IMPORTANT: Customers outside the UK MAINLAND MUST select the "worldwide" option from the drop-down list.

HTC Desire 510

£199.99


In stock now

Choose shipping option:

Payments handled securely by Paypal. Credit/debit cards welcome.