HTC Desire 530 Review

September 30, 2019

In this HTC desire 530 review we note that the phone is cheap, good looking and has features which are common in other Desire devices. It has a white shell that looks to have splashes of orange and grey paint. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor with 1.5 GB of memory and 16 GB of internal storage; this is proving that the Desire 530 is slow.

The 720p screen, 8 MP camera, 5 inch screen and 2,200mAh battery are some of the basic features seen with the HTC Desire 530 smartphone.


The HTC Desire 530 review shows that this device is a nice sizeable worth carrying along. It is made of moulded plastic that curves round to fit the 5-inch display. It has big bezels round the display with an HTC logo displayed at the bottom. It has a lanyard slot which is basically bits of shoelace that allow you connect the phone to your wrist. This is to attract the youth as part of accessorizing the phone. It also offers an array of snap cases as a way of customising the phone.

The Desire 530 has a micro USB port positioned at the bottom edge as well as the standard 3.5 mm audio jack at the top. It has speaker grills both at the top and bottom and a camera lens at the top-left front. It has the volume button controls at the top right side of the phone as well as the bright orange power button. It weighs about 140 g and is 8.3 mm thick.


The HTC 530 Desire review features a 5 inch super LCD display that has a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. It has 1080p display but it is not the 294ppi. It is dull in nature even with full brightness and its viewing angles don’t look well. The whites quickly become distorted and take on various hues including yellow, grey and blue depending on how you have positioned it. This however has been dealt with the arrival of Moto G, EE Harrier and Honor 5X.


When we look at the reviews of HTC Desire 530, we note that it uses the latest Google Android Marshmallow operating system. This is the best mobile operating system with a number of great features like a robust set of application, user friendly material Design and decent portfolio of battery-saving services. It features Blinkfeed news aggregator window which keeps the user up to date with daily news. It also features the Sense’s Theme Store that lets you customise the phone to your preference.

The Desire 530 runs using the Snapdragon 210 CPU and 1.5 GB of RAM. This is a low-end chip designed for cheaper phones. It makes the phone very slow. It also has a 296 single-core and 987 multi-core score.


Camera is an important feature on a phone these days and is what determines the sale of a phone. With HTC Desire 530 reviewed, it has a slightly disappointing camera feature. It has an 8 megapixel camera with physical aperture of f/2.4 lens. The photos are sharp and have enough color balance when taken on an ordinary regular light. When we compare the images with those of Moto G, they are seemingly disappointing. It has a slow shutter speed which makes shooting poor.


The HTC Desire 530 features famed boom sound speaker but doesn’t have the dual speakers experienced on other expensive HTC gadgets. It has a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Battery life

The HTC Desire 530 features a 2,200mAh battery which is a powerful battery to take you through a normal day as it is powering a 720p screen display. The battery can handle web browsing, messaging and calling without draining drastically. It however doesn’t perform well when it comes to gaming.

Special features

The Desire 530 features a micro USB port as part of special features.


The HTC Desire 530 could be a good smartphone a few years back as it is cheap with a bunch of reasonable features like a powerful battery. However, with the introduction of better smartphones with modern technology like the Moto G, EE Harrier and BQ Aquaris X5 which are affordable, this phone can’t find its way on the market.