I have had this phone for about 6 months and already the battery doesn't last, it freezes up all the time and will not let me mount it too my laptop. This is my second HTC is 12 months and they have both ended up breaking. I don't mistreat them either. I've spent $100's on these phones, I don't recommend you do the same!
flyonthewall, 21 Nov 2015Everyone keeps saying it needs a flash. If you want a camera buy one. This is phone. It is ... moreThis so true and so funny, and as a matter of fact, I never use my phone to take pictures, I use my camera. The only feature I use in these phones besides making and receiving calls is the Whatsapp messenger, since it's the best for free communication worldwide.
I think that the phone itself works pretty well, however, I am very disappointed that there is no way to use a flashlight on this device. I am very disappointed with the lack of the flashlight feature
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2015For all those complains realize what this phone is:
THIS IS A CHEAP SMART PHONE
Get over the... more"there's no way to remove this as by law emergency numbers need to be readily accessible from a locked handset."
It is a bad design.
i hat the dang thing the mesurments on the screen size was to big the screen poped out
Piece of crap' Worked fine for about 3 months,started to screw up. Memory problems, screen, display temp difference, finally won't turn on, stuck on home screen. Am completely PISSED OFF the Manufacturer should have Beta tested more, not just a couple of weeks, Beta tested for a year.Was in touch with HTC. They don't give a rats ass. They got their money for the piece of crap.Am sending Piece of Crap back to HTC.Repair or Lawyers.
Anonymous, 27 Nov 2015The screen, and the glass is just... Cheap. If there's any change in temperatute or by any cha... moreThis is the EXACT problem I have and its horrible. I've talked to HTC about it, and they were no help. I live in FL, and we have bipolar weather. Getting in to my car from humid, hot weather to a cold ac makes my screen go insane for 20 minutes. Getting out of my car same thing. It's a horrible phone and I wish I never bought it
The screen, and the glass is just... Cheap. If there's any change in temperatute or by any chance the tips of your fingers get wet, when you try to type something, desire will behave like artificial intelligence on... All drugs. It starts typing letters without pressing it etc....
Francine, 16 Nov 2015I had to purchase a phone quick on emergency bases I wish i never purchased this phone. It is ... moreThere is a way around the storage issue, you have to root, then get link2sd and then using SUPERSU and creating a 2nd partition using a partition tool you can gain CHANGE THIS PHONE INTO A FRAXIN AWESOME DEVICE.
If you need help, you can email me, Etherealdeviant@gmail.com
flyonthewall, 21 Nov 2015Everyone keeps saying it needs a flash. If you want a camera buy one. This is phone. It is ... moreI have i question why is it that you bought a smart phone? It seems that you could make calls and veiw them on just a standard button cell phone.in stead of getting one with everything included
Had phone for 8 weeks and phone gave up I brought it back to the shop to get repaired and a few months later it started chipping my friend has the same phone and hers started peeling off the cover .i barely dropped my phone and it left a deep crack and I couldn't use that corner.Getting another phone and it won't be HTC Desire 510.
Everyone keeps saying it needs a flash. If you want a camera buy one. This is phone. It is meant to make phone calls and receive phone calls. I have only had my Desire 510 for just over a week and I have no issues at all. However, I bought a phone not a camera. Would you buy a camera and complain it would not make a phone call? Think about what you are buying not what you want it to be.
RedHead, 11 Nov 2015Looks can be deceiving. Can't stand that it has no flash and no hotspot.No hotspot and cant find the clipboard
I've had my HTC Desire 510 for 6 months already and can find little fault with it.
* The pre-installed HTC bloatware is an obvious nuisance unless you are willing to "root" your phone, but that could be risky.
* No flash on the camera but that's fine for me. I use the camera to take snaps of things I want to buy, documents or advertisements in shop windows, and other things I need to retain for reference. My focus is on information transference, not photography for its own sake. If you are interested in professional photography - high res photos with flash and extended zoom, use a dedicated digital camera instead of a phone. There was seldom any situation where I needed high res, zoom, or flash. It is of course helpful to do your homework and research the type of phone which best suits your purposes before making a purchase.
* The HTC Desire is excellent once you get it "trained" properly with regard to voice-to-text, the "OK Google" thing, and many other useful features.
* I have noticed this phone is sensitive without a case. Even while screen-locked it does strange things like going into airplane mode, or disabling wifi or mobile data. As of now, I am shopping around for a decent case that is designed for Tradesmen, i.e a case that has a rotatable belt clip, where all phone functions can be performed without removing it from the case. Just found one today in ebay (originally designed for iPhone) and checking if it matches my phone's dimensions.
The truth is, a mobile phone cannot yet replace a computer and is not intended to do so. As a multi-tasker, I sometimes get frustrated by certain limitations, especially in relation to RAM on my phone (1GB only), but I often carry around a "hotted up" netbook in my briefcase when I am away from home/office and anticipate the need for high-powered data processing and multi-tasking. In my view, an upgraded netbook is still superior to any tablet I've seen, because it is still a "computer", it is highly customizable in terms of software (I run Linux Mint 13 xfce) and has hardware advantages - more usb ports, replaceable battery, removable SSD, VGA output, etc. My Asus netbook has been with me since I purchased it in 2009 while I was living in Hong Kong. Thanks to the RAM upgrade, the SSD, and the Linux OS, it can fairly be described as a SPEED MACHINE. Not bad for a 7 year old computer that still leaves modern mobile phones and tablets dead in the water.
In summary, I have found that the HTC Desire can perform almost all the useful functions of the latest iPhone, at a fraction of the price. We only need to treat it with respect, to understand it's limitations and particular idiosyncrasies, and find work-arounds to any problem that arises. There is no perfect phone, just as there is no perfect human being. Living with a mobile phone is a bit like living with people in this respect. We only need to be flexible, patient, and creative. Here endeth the lesson for today.
I had to purchase a phone quick on emergency bases I wish i never purchased this phone. It is a piece of garbage. i can't install anything on this phone. 4gig SD storage space so i upgraded to a 64gig and still i get insufficient space even when trying to save pictures on my SD card. No flash to the camera rotates by itself. PLEASE TAKE MY ADVICE DON'T PURCHASE THIS PHONE UNLESS YOU JUST DON'T MIND WASTING MONEY. Eventually i will have to buy a much better phone.
The Desire 510 seems to be a good phone - it is just not usable because of poor design choices. It is crippled by lack of memory - cannot add apps, or even in some cases cannot update the apps already installed. The one I got has only 4GB, not 8. Several useless HTC apps that can't be removed take up much of the too-small memory. It works nicely as a phone, web browser and GPS if that's all you need.