HTC Desire 516 is a dual SIM phone and features a five inch screen with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with Adreno 305 GPU.

HTC Desire 516 comes with an internal memory of 1 GB and supports and expandable memory up to 32 GB via microSD card. The device however runs on outdated Android 4.2 OS. The phone is adorned with a decent 5 MP rear camera.

The connectivity features of the phone include GPRS, WLAN, EDGE and Bluetooth. The phone is backed with Li-Po 1950 mAh battery.

The phone has round edges with a glossy removal back cover.  It weighs around 160 grams and is 9.7 mm thick.

The phone is available in black and white colour variant.