I was very excited to get my hands on the HTC Desire 510, i was truly in suspense to pull it out of the box. The phone has a good display although it is only a 800 by 480 display. Or something very close to that. As i began to use the phone I started to really appreciate the smooth effects that the quad core processor provided me. everything was great, the hardware is absolutely lovely. The build quality is so great it makes me want to hold it all day. Just when i thought i had the bets phone on the market, i turn it around and noticed a missing piece that is equipped with every new smartphone. A......FLASH. but its okay, i can live without a flash, its okay. its okay right? That is, IF the camera is of good quality, so that led me to venture towards the camera application. This was the moment of my life were i began to rethink my whole existence. November 26th 2014 I Robert Turner pressed down on the camera button to reveal what i can honestly say is without a doubt the WORST DAMN CAMERA I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. YOU HAVE NO IDEA. LIKE WHAT IN THE SAM HELL DID THEY PUT IN THE BACK OF THAT POOR HTC DESIRE. As i began to bring my shaking (of anger ofcourse) I managed to flip to the front camera in a desperate hope of a decent picture. Buutttttttt guess what dude. I found myself looking at what LOOKED like my face, but more of a wax paper filter that someone had accidentally dropped in fresh dog shit. So at this point I had nothing left to do but set down this wasted piece of resources, and just walked away, shaking my head.
Yeah,this phone is quite attractive but only 208pix is not good for high graphics gamer (over 1 or 1.5 GB ) in my opinion, even u can hav problem running high quality videos.Accept This its best phone at this coast after Moto G (2nd Generation).See Price Below :
USA = $160
UK = £140
rick, 26 Nov 2014does it have a lit message indicator?I bought my phone 11/26/14, and I want to know the answer also.
This phone is going back tomorrow. Got it today. Picture quality is horrible and no flash? ??? Come on.
Could someone tell me why my htc doesn't have a mobile network sharing option? It says to go to that to setup hotspot but the problem is I don't have the mobile network sharing option.
I found a way to REMOVE some of the BS apps that at first appeared to me permanent eaters of my storage on the phone. Go into Manage Apps and tick down the list until you get to an app you want to remove. Select it and hit uninstall updates. You will then see a prompt asking if you want to replace app with the factory version. Click okay and the app will uninstall. Also, to make sure it's dead, click disable and unclick the blue box. Let me know if this helps anyone.
It's very, very fast! Unfortunately, it's very fast at accosting you with bloated crap. I've tried quite hard to minimise the spurious alerts and services running. Do people actually LIKE this HTC Dot View thing? No, I don't want to sign up to the HTC backup service; what is this, the Columbia Record Club? And yet, it's apparently impossible to truly stop these things, even if you disable them manually.
Or, ideally, remove them. When nearly 90% of your internal storage isn't available for you to use, I think there's cause for serious concern. No, really, turn off automatic updates because you're going to run out of room. I freed up something like 400MB just by rolling back to factory versions on things I don't care about, but 8GB should really be CAVERNOUS for my needs; this is a device that desperately needs root just so a basic pecking order can be established.
The bezel is a bit thick, so it may give you trouble even if your hands are on the larger side. I certainly didn't expect that those couple millimetres on either side would be so significant. Coupled with the lack of HTC's signature "chin", my grip on the handset doesn't feel very sure. But the biggest disappointment is surely the screen.
This isn't an IPS display. This isn't SuperLCD either. AMOLED? Nope. My 2007 Dell TN panels have better viewing angles than this and the colour temperature is QUITE cold. To top it off, there's no oleophobic coating, so using it at all results in skin oils everywhere.
I thought I was getting a steal of a deal at $80 with $35 credit on my account (so basically $45), but now I feel like I overpaid a bit.
So...is it just me or there's no equalizer in the phone? As an audiophile, it's very sad :'(
-_-, 05 Nov 2014The apps put on it takes up too much space so it barely lets you download anythingYes. I agree 100%. Every time I want to download an app I have to uninstall the updates to one or more of the preloaded apps that I don't use in the first place, because I can't just do away with them entirely.
I just got one of these with Boost Mobile, and I'm pretty happy with it so far except for the fact that even though I put a brand new 16gig SD card in it it keeps telling me I have insufficient space every time I try to download an app... Because there are so many apps I can't uninstall, for example, it came with Facebook preloaded and it takes up at least 50mb and I don't even use Facebook anymore yet I can't get rid of it... I'm also not happy with the fact that there's no flash on the camera which means no flashlight... I just found that out today when I went to use my flashlight app and saw it only lights up the front screen...
I can't find out what is consuming airtime on my device. Any help would be appreciated. Rgds.
nikonmick, 19 Oct 2014Great phone.Period. To the naysayers who complain about the poor camera, buy the more expen... moreI paid $179 AUD and I am extremely pleased. For a real cheap smart phone it's awesome. Why people are complaining is beyond me. You want a flash or any other premium stuff then buy a more expensive phone. This phone is incredible for the price you pay. Its speed is really good. Apps download very quick. My average download speedis 41mbps and upload 18mbps.
From the HTC web site: "Approximately 0.9 GB storage available for user content." Seriously???
Krisy, 06 Nov 2014Its a nice phone but the fact that it doesn't have a flash is disappointing and no hotspot. I ... moreKrisy...you will find the hotspot in Settings > More > Mobile Network Sharing. It's the first item that comes up on the screen. It works pretty well.
I think if this phone does not have basics like LED flash and it also has lower resolution screen, but what HTC has cleverly done is that they have made up this by giving a first in the segment 64 processor. And that is a good thing considering its price and I dont think U can expect any more considering its price tag.