Summary: The HTC Smart is a tempting option for anyone looking for a phone on Pay As You Go, and the opportunity for plenty of Facebook snacking on the go. But the lack of any instant messaging and extra apps will frustrate those same folks, as may the on-screen keyboard for anyone with big hands.
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. What we like If the HTC Smart was drinking in a bar, we'd be throwing it coy looks and trying to get it to buy us a drink - in short, it's cute. We like the design, especially in cheery cherry-red.
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. Qualcomm's Brew MP, on the other hand, seems a bit rough around the edges, although HTC's Sense UI on top of it brings a great deal of familiarity to the interface.
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: Being a smart phone is not just about including serious features, the entertainment and fun quotient must also be present. The prominent multimedia features of HTC Smart are camera, music player, video playback, etc. The camera of the mobile phone is a 3.15 mega pixel snapper, and it provides resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. The major highlights of the camera include LED flash and auto focus. There is no secondary camera in the handset.
The budget-focussed HTC Smart borrows many design cues from the Android operating system, but has basic features and lacks a third-party application store
Good Gear Guide.au
10 October 2010
Summary: The HTC Smart does what it promises, providing an inexpensive phone for the masses with some smart features, like Facebook and Twitter integration, and a user-friendly interface. However the lack of an app store and its poor on-screen keyboard limit its appeal.
Pros: Compact and well built, HTC Sense UI, Brew OS is straightforward and user friendly, good battery life
Cons: Screen hard to see in sunlight and not as responsive as alternatives, no extensive customisation options, no third-party-app store, poor on-screen keyboard
Excerpt: The HTC Smart has landed with O2 as an exclusive handset in the UK. At the press launch at Mobile World Congress, we were on hand to witness all those involved extol its virtues as an affordable smartphone. But does it fulfil this remit? Does the Smart offer you an affordable way to grab a slice of the action that HTC offer on their high-end handsets?
Pros: Design, build, Sense looks great, affordable
Excerpt: Avec son interface simple et brillante HTC Sense, le HTC trompe son monde en offrant nombre de raffinements proposés habituellement sur des téléphones haut de gamme. Avec une configuration axée sur un processeur de 300 MHz épaulé par 256 Mo de RAM, ne vous attendez pas à des miracles, cependant ce HTC Smart reste assez réactif.
Pros: Peu couteux, interface tactile sympa, téléchargement rapide en HSDPA, mises à jour instantanées par les widgets, bon marché, bonne qualité en appel.
Cons: Ecran résistif peu sensible et résolution faible, configuration light, absence de connexion W-iFi, agencement etrange des touches, incapacité à partager des vidéos.