Summary: I approached this device with high hopes and HTC did not disappoint. All the way from the physical design of the phone right down to the notifications and customization features and everything in between, HTC gave this phone their all and it really shows. The Freestyle is beautiful, well-equipped, useful, and sets a new standard for featurephones. If you don't want a smartphone but you don't want to settle for an "okay" phone, then the Freestyle is for you.
Pros: Sense UI; excellent build quality; responsive capacitive touchscreen; best virtual keyboard on a featurephone.
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Pros: This touchscreen phone looks and acts like a smartphone with web accessibility, a music player and an advanced camera.
Cons: The HTC Freestyle phone turns itself off occasionally and has a buggy text-messaging application.
Summary: One of the new HTC smartphone uses Brew MP ( Brew Mobile Platform ) is HTC Freestyle. Make-up and completeness of its features was recorded not far different from previous HTC phones, HTC Smart. HTC Freestyle adopting capacitive touch screen, with 3.2-inch diagonal screen. Roomy enough to expose all menus Freestyle, and the browser displays the page when roaming cyberspace.
Conclusion: Overall, we like the HTC Freestyle except for two points…the poorly designed battery door, and the continual “hiss” heard while on calls. The second of these we consider the more serious, and a deal-breaker for some, as it becomes annoying for any calls lasting more than a few minutes.
Pros: Highly customizable HTC Sense interface, Device feels solid overall, Plenty of pre-loaded apps
Cons: Constant “hiss” heard in every call, Poorly designed battery door, Lacks Wi-Fi