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HTC Explorer / Pico
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HTC Explorer / Pico

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Overall 8

HTC Explorer Review: In Depth

16 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The HTC Explorer represents great value for money. It’s very easy to get to grips with and the layout is easily customisable. Overall performance is very smooth for a phone of this price and will more than satisfy those after an inexpensive pay-as-you-go phone.
  • Pros: Easy to use, Easy to customise, Nice price
  • Cons: Camera isn’t the best, No flash, Maybe too small for some
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Expert Review

Mobile Tech Addicts
2 March 2012
  • Conclusion: I honestly believe that this phone has been aimed at the younger population because of its size, price point and actually the way it feels to use every day is an obvious indication for me that Smartphone junkies like me could never own a phone such as this one, but beginners or kids wanting a change...
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HTC Explorer Android Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven

25 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Browsing the inbox for news today I came across this review of the HTC Explorer over at HardwareHeaven and thought I’d share it with you. The gang over there only gives it a 7 out of 10 score, so that’s not great but not too bad overall.
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HTC Explorer review: The start of a journey

GSM Arena
14 December 2011
  • Conclusion: When the HTC Explorer was announced our first thought was "Nothing we haven't seen. Next one please" but we admit we were wrong. The 600MHz processor did much better than expected - the chipset is much better than what the Wildfire S had.
  • Pros: Light and compact, Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 3.2" 256K-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480), 600MHz Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A chipset, Cortex A5 CPU, 512MB RAM, Adreno 200 GPU, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sen...
  • Cons: Slow CPU, Modest retail package, Fixed-focus camera, No Document viewer, No secondary video call camera
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PHOTOVIEW: HTC Explorer Android 2.3 Smartphone

27 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Announced back in late September , the HTC Explorer follows HTC's tradition of affordable entry-level Android smartphones. Running on Android 2.3.5 / Gingerbread and featuring HTC Sense 3.5, the Explorer is powered by the brand new Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon S1 ARM Cortex A5 45nm CPU at 600 MHz;...
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Expert Review

26 September 2013
  • Summary: The HTC Explorer is so named not because it's a phone for Bear Grylls-style adventurers, but because it's for people exploring the world of smart phones for the first time. It's the cheapest smart phone in the HTC range, sitting below the Wildfire S, and it's been purposefully designed to be easy to...
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Overall 6

HTC Explorer review

TechRadar UK
18 July 2012
  • Summary: Budget Android smartphone that looks good - apart from the touchscreen
  • Pros: Fluid user interface, Sturdy construction, Strong web browser, Responsive display, A strong, sturdy construction acts as a solid base for this entry-level handset. The rubberised rear, although sure to split opinion, proves a wise move on HTC's part that not only offers reassurance in the hand an...
  • Cons: Low quality 3.15MP camera, Small, grainy screen, Occasional lag, No boxed headphones, Far from the perfect all round package, the handset's 3.2-inch display leaves a lot to be desired, with the cramped confines further diminishing the digital keyboard that will quickly become any HTC Explorer use...
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Overall 4
Design 8
Features 4
Performance 4
Battery performance 4

Expert Review

21 May 2012
  • Conclusion: On the whole, before turning on the device, we were relatively impressed with the HTC Explorer. We liked the simple design, and the rubber backplate had a sense of quality about it. But it’s when you start to delve a little deeper when the problems really start to surface.
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Overall 7

HTC Explorer review

21 May 2012
  • Conclusion: It's not really an object of desire, but as a solidly built and well equipped introduction to smartphones, the HTC Explorer could end up on an awful lot of shopping lists this year, and rightfully so.
  • Pros: Android on a budget, sturdy case, good battery life
  • Cons: Modest spec, camera quite poor
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Overall 5

HTC Explorer review

Know Your Mobile
18 May 2012
  • Summary: A pretty decent low-end Android smartphone with smooth performance
  • Pros: Small,solid build quality,smooth interface performance,feature-packed camera,Uncluttered by pre-loaded apps
  • Cons: Dull design,fuzzy screen,poor camera capture quality,
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