It grabs and holds the phone signal well and the screen â although perhaps not up to higher-spec competitors â is better than most low-end devices. The lack of an LED notification light and the one-speaker sound output was a bit of a let down.
HTC's Desire 530 adds a splash of color to the rather broad mass of affordable Android devices. However, the smartphone barely offers any technical highlights. Buyers will therefore probably opt for the handset for design reasons and the modern Android user interface.
For the HTC Desire 530, there are a couple conditions that you must meet for me to recommend this phone. 1)You're looking to spend under $200 on a phone.
2)You want a phone with HTC's Sense UI. If you only meet one of the above conditions, there is a better alternative for you.
The HTC Desire 530 is a disappointment. It looks the part, and the screen is pretty decent for the priced handset, but things fall apart as soon as you use the thing for any length of time. It's laggy, sluggish and has a distinctly average camera.
From a distance the HTC Desire 530 looks like a cheaper alternative to the Moto G. However, it is underpowered. Whether it's down to the Sense UI or the Snapdragon 210 just not having enough power to do Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow justice, the Desire 530 ends up being a trial to use at times.
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