HTC Explorer Quick review
The market is brimming with low-priced handsets; HTC Explorer is another low priced handset trying to set its mark. Does it deliver enough to stand out or is it lost in the crowd, read the full review to find out.
HTC Explorer Description
The description of HTC Explorer includes:
- 600MHz processor
- Android 2.3 operating system
- 512MB RAM, 90MB of internal storage together with an expansion slot for external memory
- 8 mm length; 57.2 mm width as well as 12.9mm thickness
- A display of 2-inch coupled with 320 x 480 pixels display resolution
- It weighs 108g
- Price of £119.99
- HTC Explorer has a plastic front and a rubber back which gives it a nice grip.
- It has a lozenge shape which makes it comfortable for hands and pockets.
- There are four typical touch buttons for Home, Menu, Back and Search functions.
- On the edges, you will find the 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro USB port, power and volume button.
- Measuring 8 x 57.2 mm, so that, it is a little small for large hands.
- Considering the price the 3.2-inch display screen is great.
- The 320 x 480 pixels display resolution is very poor.
- Screen colours are a little dull but the clarity is good for web browsing and video viewing.
Memory & Battery
- The internal storage of 90 MB is simply insufficient.
- You will need to get a microSD card for apps and media, fortunately, the handset supports 32GB microSD card.
- Due to a 1230mAh battery, HTC Explorer cannot make it through the day, you will need to keep the charger at hand.
- The 600 MHz Cortex A5 is expected to be feeble and slow but incredibly it performs stunningly.
- The 512 MB RAM is a plus point for what the handset is worth.
- During video viewing, game playing, constant scrolling, and web browsing the performance is absolutely lag free.
- The performance is slightly slow when numerous apps are running but you can’t really blame the handset.
- There is a 3.15-megapixel camera at the back, the resulting snapshots are average. The colours are blurry.
- There is no flash so indoor pictures really suck.
- No secondary camera for video calling.
- Videos can be recorded at 420p, which is just bland.
- HTC Explorer offers 7 customizable home screens.
- At least the Android 2.3 operating system is up to date.
- HTC Explorer comes with a stock of Google apps, other than that there is not much to offer.
HTC Explorer: The Verdict
Finally, overall HTC Explorer could have been a great budget smartphone but owing to poor camera, mediocre battery, low resolution and stifling internal storage, the good qualities of this phone have been overshadowed. The design and quality felt solid and durable, and the performance is amazing, but there are some other handsets available in the market which has better specifications and lower price.
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