Disclosure: The HTC Desire 510 was provided to facilitate
this review. All opinions are my own and are honest.

My last phone review was for the HTC One M8, which I loved.  I’m back with another review of an HTC device, the HTC Desire510.
Key Features of the HTC Desire 510

  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon® 400
    Processor
  • 3G/4G/Enhanced LTE compatible to take full advantage of all
    three bands of Sprint LTE to deliver our fastest data speeds ever and improved
    in-building coverage
  • 4.7-inch TFT display for an outstanding visual experience
  • HTC Blinkfeed® aggregates the
    consumers’ chosen news feeds into a user-friendly experience on their home
    screens
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing
    cameras for high-quality photos you’ll be proud to share
  • HD Voice for crystal clear call quality with reduced
    background noise while calling another Sprint HD Voice-enabled phone Sprint
    network upgraded areas

I received the HTC Desire 510 in all white.  At a quick glance it looks similar to an
iPhone, especially with the large 4.7” touchscreen display; however, that’s
where the comparison ends.  At 5.6 oz. in
weight, the HTC Desire is heavier, and a lot more bulky than my current device,
and the HTC One M8 I previously reviewed.

The HTC Desire 510 is an affordable android device running 4.4
KitKat software. The volume
buttons are on the right edge, while the power button is positioned on the top
left corner of the phone, which can be a pain if your hands are on the smaller
side. The back cover comes off to reveal a microSD card slot and removable
2,100mAh battery. Yup, you can pack a spare battery if you need a back up while on-the-go, but
thankfully, the battery life on the HTC Desire 510 is pretty good.
Although the HTC Desire 510 has the large display, the
quality of the images on the screen pales in comparison to the images seen on
the HTC One M8, and on my iPhone 6.  The
viewing angle is too narrow, and even from dead on, everything looks
washed out and grainy. The maximum brightness is average, which makes the
highly reflective screen even more of an issue outdoors.  You know, that’s a problem for us moms, since
we’re always out and about snapping photos.
Speaking of photos, the camera isn’t too impressive either.  Call me naïve to believe that the camera on
the HTC Desire 510 would be comparable to the camera found on the HTC One M8,
only to find out that it wasn’t.  Both
the front and rear facing cameras took photos of poor quality.  They are grainy and unfocused.  The camera also does not have a flash
feature.
Another area where the HTC Desire 510 disappoints is with
storage – it’s only 1GB.  After taking a couple of
photos, and shooting videos, and even downloading a few songs and apps, the HTC
Desire 510 cried ‘low memory.’  Of
course, that may be remedied with an SD memory card, but I didn’t have one at
the time of review.
Overall, the quality of the HTC Desire 510 was a let down
compared to the HTC One M8.  It lacks
quality in display, photos and video.  It
also misses the mark when it comes to the devices memory.  The HTC Desire 510 isn’t as sleek of a device
as I’d like in that it is heavy and bulky. 
Unless you only need the device for the purpose of making phone calls
and/or texting, this may or may not be the device for you.

The HTC Desire 510 currently retails for $99.99 at Boost Mobile
or Boostmobile.com with free shipping (pricing excludes taxes).

I’ve teamed up with Boost Mobile to giveaway the ZTE WarpSync ($149.99).

Entering is easy, but, you must be a US resident and 18
years or older (or have parents permission).  Leave a comment on this post, and complete the
contest widget below.

ZTE Warp Sync Giveaway

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  • Stefanie gladden

    I would love this because it looks like an amazing phone and I love the big screen!

  • Ellen B

    I would like a new phone and the features are amazing

  • Kimberly

    I want to win this because the phone I have has a camera but it doesn’t work.

  • maureen

    I love this review!

  • Melissa teears

    I would love to win because I’m in need of a new phone and looking for a cheaper plan.

  • Darby

    It looks very sturdy

  • bkkihega

    I think it would be a great phone for my oldest son!

  • I’d love to win this phone because it has some awesome features, like its processor and 8mp camera!

  • This would be great to bring my dad into the 21st century!

  • I would love to win this so I can take vivid pictures, watch videos, and have a long lasting battery when on the go.

  • dana cerrito

    I need a upgrade and no contract

  • Britnee

    I’d love to try it out despite the set backs for you.

  • Tabathia

    Because my daughter needs a month to month plan and a new phone update

  • Love how slender my phone is! This looks nice in design though!

  • steve weber

    I’d love this because my last phone recently broke.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I want to win because I need a new phone and this would be perfect!

  • Sweet… great review. I had an HTC years ago and did enjoy it… it was my first touch screen… lol

  • Kelynnma

    I love Boost because of their plans, and I’m also really liking the screen size!!

  • MommieKnowsfresh

    Great review, I’m still team iPhone though, lol

  • THat’s the primary reason I’ve stuck with iPhones, is that they’re pretty sleek and easy to slip into the pocket.

    • The only time I thought about switching from my iPhone was when I had the HTC One M8.

  • This phone seems great… would be a great phone for my 10 year old.

    • You 10 year old doesn’t have a phone? Wait, does he NEED a phone?

  • bianca roman

    i would love to win it because i haven’t had a HTC phone since i had my EVO years ago!!! it’s the only android phone i like.

    • Thank you for entering. The HTC phone isn’t up for giveaway.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Too bad you didn’t like it. I didn’t like it too based from the photos and features you mentioned

  • Justina

    The low storage would piss me off.

    • We have kids, and we love taking pictures of them, so of course I wasn’t happy about that.

  • Val

    This was a great review! I will have to see is my carrier has it.

  • Bulky phones drive me insane!!

  • I am so technology-challenged!!

  • I must be old because I kinda like the bulky phones…they’re so much easier to find. Then again I have a Note. HA!

    • Really, Brittany? Why? LOL seriously. Ahh the note… I could not get with that.

  • Anastasia

    Fab giveaway! I’m all about techy gadgets.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Too bad about the camera. A good pic is the way to my heart.

  • tannawings

    I would like to win because we dont have a smartpphone. This would solve that problem and their plans are reasonable.

  • cool phone! Looks really similar to my iphone

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Great review! I don’t know much about HTC and it’s good to learn about other brands.

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I want to win this for my husband! I know he would love this.

  • Too bad it’s a let down.

  • I like my iPhone, but my parents use an old flip phone, so I’d love to win this for them.

  • I guess I’m an iPhone fanatic. The only phone that swayed me, because I had the opportunity to use it was the HTC one M8. this phone doesn’t do it for me.

  • Heather ツ

    I think I’m one of the last people on the planet that doesn’t have a smart phone lol. My phone doesn’t even have a camera on it O.O

    (Heather G)

  • Thank you for the honest review! Sounds like imaging and display need improvement, not to mention the overall design.

    • You’re welcome. Honesty is the best policy. Us bloggers cannot function with a phone with poor image quality.

  • wildnmild4u

    I’d like this because I need to upgrade and Boost has great plans,

  • Because love the service and screen size to allow me to more comfort to see when viewing.

  • This was a good overview! I don’t like bulky phones either :/

    • Thank you, Eugenia. Yeah, and just imagine if I were to use a case with it? Bulk city!