HTC Desire 555 Phone Review

If you manage to have a decent phone to get the basic job done, then HTC Desire 555 is a perfect choice. It won’t break your bank account, costing only $119.99 for a sophisticated Android phone in entry-level class. This phone pops out to the bundle of Cricket Network, so you can only pick it up from Cricket.

One thing makes HTC Desire 555 different is the availability of BoomSound, a built-in audio technology by the HTC. It is not owned by every HTC devices, but Desire 555 does it. To figure out what this phone can do, check this out!

Key Specs

HTC Desire 555 key specifications:

  • 5 inches (720 x 1280 pixels) TFT LCD Display
  • 1.1 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 with Adreno 304 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage (MicroSD slot up to 2 TB)
  • Runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 8 MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 146.8 x 70.9 x 8.4 mm; Weight: 140 grams
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB 2.0
  • Li-Ion 2200 mAh removable battery

Design

HTC Desire 555 is well and simply built. The partial textured material on the back side combining with 5.78 x 2.79 x 0.33 inches dimension provide good grip and is not slippery on single hand operation. The form factor also seems sturdy compared to the other budget phones. However, this phone only comes in one color option, it’s dark grey. On the front side of the phone, you can find a 5-inch screen, front-facing camera, stereo speakers, and HTC shinning logo. On the back side, there are a rear camera, flashlight, and Cricket logo.

Display

HTC Desire 555 uses 5 inch TFT HD display. No special technology is embedded in this screen. But, scrolling through HTC Desire 555 is also satisfying since the screen provides vibrant color and high clarity, even if only adopting high definition resolution (720 x 1280 pixel). The screen and resolution that smaller than the cell phone these days help HTC Desire 555 to be more efficient in energy consumption.

Software

HTC Desire 555 runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. There’s no certainty if the phone will be counted on the list of the phone received Android 8.0 update. You can customize the wallpaper, icon, and home screen with HTC themes. Personalizing the appearance you want to see on your screen is pretty easy. You can also utilize HTC BlinkFeed to easily access and update the information you need to know at a simple swap.

Camera

What do you expect from imaging system of $100 smartphone? HTC Desire 555 features 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 4x digital zoom. The process of capturing image is not all that bad, but very quick and easy. While the significant enhancement is available for the 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Taking a selfie has never been easier with timer, auto selfie, and voice command. The photo editor helps you enhancing the photo as well.

Performance

HTC Desire 555 is a decent phone for modest usage like messaging, light gaming, social media, phone calls, and other simple operation. A 1.1 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM doesn’t give a speedy performance but completely fits your daily use. The built-in memory is only 16 GB, but expandable up to 2 TB via microSD slot. Even if the performance is not that good, the audio quality is exactly the opposite. The BoomSound technology provides superb audio quality when a wired headset is turned on.

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Connectivity

For a budget phone, the connectivity belonging to HTC Desire 555 is quite complete. This phone is compatible with 4G LTE and HD voice technology. Calling people has never been clearer and less noise than before. However, to experience HD voice, both of the callers should communicate over Cricket’s 4G network. Other connections you can find are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB, mobile hotspot, and wi-fi manager.

Battery

Not much technology is adopted by HTC Desire 555. The screen is only 5 inch with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and the processor is quad-core. It is supposed to be less energy consumption but 2200 mAh battery make HTC Desire 555 dies way too fast. You need to fully charge it twice a day in order keep it on with you. You need to wait a little longer when charging since the fast charging system is absence.

Wrap-up

If you’re looking for an easy phone to handle light mobile activities, but have limited budget, HTC Desire 555 is recommended. The phone runs the latest Android system with the customizable user interface and is powered by quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB internal storage.

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