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
  • 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
  • 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
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).

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