Summary: Needed a replacement for my Samsung and wanted a bit of an upgrade from my Solstice. Did a bunch of research and decided the Explorer was my best option under $150. Phone came sooner than expected, charger was European with an adapter. Thank goodness we're all using a universal plug now. The phone is setup for India using English language, Weather updates were set to Bangalore,Mumbai,etc. Wasn't too hard to change all that and get it configured for my liking.
Summary: I use a Sprint HTC EVO 4G while in the USA, but needed a small, cheap GSM Android phone to roam with internationally. I tried several, but this one was by far the best. The screen is small, but very bright, responsive and plenty big enough to use. It is fast (unlike some others), and seems to have plenty of memory. It runs all the apps I need perfectly well. The multi-touch screen is very responsive. This is a well thought out, low budget offering by HTC.
Summary: Love the phone. Fantatic responses. However, you must be careful when talking with the phone against the ear as the slightest touch will make the call drop. Beautiful colours and resolution. On the negative side not happy with the battery. The battery barely last through the day. It is very very disappointing. Also, for a sophisticated phone such as this, NO handsfree set was supplied. This is a shame, as phones that are much cheaper comes with a handsfree bundled.
Summary: I got my new phone about a month ago, didn't rush in to review the item until a decent amount of time had passed. The price is very accomodating I will start by saying that, I like small phones, and I like smart phones, couldn't put it any other way. The reason I approached this device was because I wanted to move up from my Samsung Galaxy Mini.
Summary: This little phone is a marvel. It has most of the bells and whistles much more expensive phones have but for fraction of their price. Also, it has the latest Sense 3.5 layered over Android 2.3.5. User interface is therefore first class. You will learn how to use it in no time. There's a lot of applications built in: web browser, navigation, social networking, Google search, address book with deep integration with all your contacts across various media, audio and video...
Excerpt: Such a nice phone. Perfectly fits in hand. Couple of cool sensors. If u are looking for budget Android phone. No doubt this is an ultimate choice. Using it from 3 months didn't find any defect.
Pros: very well built, Nice Touch input, cheap in price
Cons: All htc have the same problem Battery battery battery
Summary: The price was very reasonable for an unlocked android smartphone. Phone worked right out of the box... even had a decent charge! I've used the phone with pay-as-you-go sim cards in the US and abroad. Phone has everything one could need in a smartphone, including hotspot capability! Fast shipping... good packaging from the seller. The way to go is a unlocked smartphone such as this one.
Summary: First, one star is gone due to the seller eXpansys, Inc. who shipped me European model charger, and threw in an adapter to work in US system. Lame. If one has to get grey market units to sell them cheap here, this is not cool. It works, but now the charger is effectively two times larger since the adapter is a part of it.
Summary: I bought this phone on a whim with minimal research. I was umming and aaagghing about getting an iphone but kept balking at the cost especially as I had an ipod already which I use constantly for listening to podcasts, wi-fi at home and the office, and reading books. So what did I need in a phone I finally asked myself? Phone, email and internet. Occasionally a camera and the option of reading a book if I am without my ipod.