Summary: WOW, here we are at the end of another review. Hard to believe really as the time really has flown by. Overall my time with the HTC Explorer has been quite a pleasant one although I wasn’t blown away by the sheer quality of the phone.
Excerpt: The Explorer is a fairly diddy device. It feels almost square in the hand and is a petite 102.8mm (about 4.05″) by 57.2mm (2.25″). The screen is 3.2″ but the resolution is only 320×480. I say “only” because I’m a techy geek at heart.
Conclusion: This might not be a phone for power-Android users, but it's a likable enough handset for most use. It will certainly appeal to those who want a phone that can do more than their old Nokia thing that they haven't upgraded for years, and it should do so without scaring anyone making the switch.
Pros: Cheap, small, clear calls, great for occasional users, good battery life
Cons: Screen is a little too small, screen looks bad with moving content
Excerpt: HTC seems to be selling the Explorer as a phone for people new to smartphones. But from the time we've spent with it, people who have owned other Android handsets - or even iPhones - before might be quite keen to get their hands on one of these. For a start, it's tiny.
Excerpt: Equipped with the latest version of the Sense 3.5 UI , you can expect a pretty good response from this phone. The lightest touch will produce results, but with a slight amount of lag. However, it is acceptable for a budget Android.
Pros: Intuitive interface; Cute looks; Reasonably affordable; Nice battery life.
Cons: Icons are a bit small; No Gorilla Glass; Screen attracts fingerprints; Weak loudspeaker; Could have done with a faster CPU; Inbuilt file manager missing.
Summary: The HTC Explorer is priced at Rs.10,498, and at this price it competes with the likes of the Motorola Fire XT and the LG Optimus One . The XT was an absolute dud but the Optimus One is still going strong more than a year after its launch.
Summary: Taiwanesiska HTC har hittills hållit sig borta från trenden med riktigt billiga Androider. Med nya Explorer tar de sig ett steg ned på prisstegen utan att för den skull konkurrera på riktigt med lågpriskungen Huawei.