Excerpt: The slinky little Brew-running HTC Smart will be out soon on O2 and could be the low-cost high-ish-spec handset that you've been dreaming of for all these years, succeeding where the myriad Android-toting mid-range handsets have been falling short.
Summary: Si están buscando un móvil que no sea demasiado pretensioso y que cumpla con el mínimo indispensable, el HTC Smart es la opción ideal para ustedes. Sin embargo, es un equipo que se queda corto en ciertos aspectos básicos y nos hace pensar varias veces si vale la pena comprarlo.
Summary: When you think of a “smartphone,” you’re probably thinking of some sort of advanced device running one of the traditional smartphone operating systems – Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android, Symbian, or webOS. HTC, on the other hand, is redefining what it means to be a smartphone.
Cons: 3MP camera, microSD card slot for external storage, low cost, HTC is known as a high quality manufacturer of smart phones, will include a variation of HTC’s Sense UI, good features for a dumb phone – full HTML browser, support for basic Internet services such as Twitter, beautiful / quality aesth...
Summary: The model has no problems in terms of signal reception quality (no matter how you hold it in your hands :). The volume of the speakerphone is average, but it is enough for the majority of cases.
Conclusion: The sturdy design of the HTC Smart probably has something to do with the fact that it's become a company trademark to grace its phones with high-quality and enduring materials. Indeed, the HTC Smart exudes that premium feel so typical of HTC's products.
Pros: Solid design, Good battery life, Familiar HTC Sense UI
Cons: No easy way to get third party applications, Poor camera, Price is not entry level
Conclusion: HTC Smart is the HTC’s first experiment of going beyond the Android and Windows Mobile realms. In fact it’s their closest attempt to producing a basic feature phone. Similar to other HTC handsets, the HTC Smart has got top-notch build quality.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, Brew Mobile software platform with HTC Sense UI and social networking integration, 2.8" resistive touchscreen of QVGA resolution, 300 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM, 3.15 megapixel fixed-focus camera with LED flash, Standard miniUSB ...
Cons: No Wi-Fi connectivity, QVGA resolution doesn’t do Sense UI graphics justice, Screen has poor sunlight legibility, No video-call camera, No voice dialing, Camera lacks auto focus, records QVGA@15fps video only, Only few applications preinstalled and no access to app repository for native BREW apps...
HTC Smart - the 3.2MP touchscreen wonder at Rs. 9,500
27 May 2010
Summary: A compact resistive touchscreen candy-bar phone, the HTC Smart at Rs. 9,500 is the company’s most inexpensive touch device, meant to cater to a niche audience that is looking for a smartphone’s features at an affordable price, with a touch interface.
Conclusion: Since starting the review a few days ago O2 announced the price of the HTC Smart for both contract and PAYG customers. PAYG customers can get the Smart for just £100 which strikes me as a real bargain and I think HTC/O2 are going to see this handset sell in great volumes.
Summary: Smartphones are more affordable than before, but while they remain more expensive than a plain mobile phone, the overall lower prices mean that smartphones targeted at the entry-level segment are getting squeezed into a rapidly shrinking niche as manufacturers struggle to strike a balance between...