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HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 398 reviews of HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. The battery and screen get mixed opinions, and some have doubts about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the camera and battery.

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Tattoo Android SIM-Free Mobile Phone - Silver HTC Tattoo Android SIM-Free Mobile Phone - Silver HTC Tattoo Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

HTC Tattoo Android Mobile


The HTC Tattoo is a versatile Android handset that's affordable and feature rich.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

HTC Tattoo review: Your phone, your ink


The HTC Tattoo wants to redefine smart in smartphone. This affordable little thing was among the first droids to go mass-market. But run-of-the-mill specs don't mean a boring personality. The HTC Tattoo wears its heart on the sleeve and a shirt...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps ; Heavily customizable: exchangeable covers ; Android OS v1.6 (Sense UI), upgradeable to 2.1 Eclair ; 2.8" resistive touchscreen of QVGA resolution ; Qualcomm MSM 7225 528 MHz CPU, 256 MB RAM,...

QVGA resolution doesn't do Android/ Sense UI graphics justice ; No video-call camera ; Camera lacks auto focus, flash and has a rather basic UI ; CIF@15fps video recording (352 x 288 pixels) is below par ; No voice dialing ; No DivX or XviD video...

The Android Market is a huge part of the deal with every droid phone. The HTC Tattoo has two: a beauty shop and a food store to go to. Back at launch, the QVGA screen resolution wouldn't let the Tattoo make the best of the Android Market. Things should...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

HTC Tattoo Android smartphone review


Taking the software enhancements from your flagship Android smartphone and injecting it into the runt of the range might throw up warning signs for some, but that's exactly what HTC have done with the Tattoo . It may be smaller, pack fewer megapixels...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

HTC Tattoo (unlocked)


As many of you probably know, there are many cool cell phones and smartphones launched for the European and Asian markets that never make their ways Stateside. However, sometimes we get lucky and get a sample device to check out, and this time around,...

The HTC Tattoo is compact, but still offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The Android 1.6 device is enhanced by HTC Sense.

It has a small, low-resolution screen. The smartphone also doesn't support North American 3G bands.

The HTC Tattoo is a fair entry-level Android device with a cool customization feature, but there are better options for the North American market.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

HTC Tattoo Review


The HTC Tattoo – the latest Android-based addition to the product catalogue of HTC and the first one ever equipped with a 2.8-inch display. Considered an affordable option for people on a tight budget, you can see the manufacturer has made several...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

HTC Tattoo Smartphone Review


We look at HTC's slightly lower cost Android device that is targeted towards the younger audience.

Priced at AED 1,599 (US$435) or 1,699 with the Tattoo voucher, the HTC Tattoo is a bit expensive for its target market- the younger consumer. HTC does a good job by providing Wi-Fi and GPS as cellular data can be expensive for the younger crowd but the...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Nerd Einstien (

HTC Tattoo Review


HTC has been on a massive production spree of Android based phones since last year and since January 2010, HTC has introduced nearly 10 new models,

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Ricky (

HTC Tattoo review – Stylish Android device, not better than Hero


HTC is making a try to redefine the smartphones with its new Android device – Tattoo. We think that it is one of the best smartphone in Android devices. According to the company, it is upgradeable to Android 2.1 OS. HTC Tattoo features revamped Sense...

Stereo FM with RDS, smart dialing; 3.2-megapixel camera; revamped HTC Sense user interface; quad-band GSM/EDGE/GPRS support

No Adobe Flash support for Web browser; small size and low-resolution screen limiting the benefits of Sense UI and video playback; no voice dialing

HTC Tattoo is a stylish phone that will attract youngsters and business users, but suffers with low resolution display and resistive touch-screen. It also does not feature pinch-to-zoom, ambient light sensor and multi-touch. If you need a smartphone...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Bright Hub (

HTC Tattoo Review


This HTC Tattoo review reveals that this device is smaller but similar to the HTC EVO 4G. The HTC Tattoo is an accessible Android device that won't break the bank. The HTC EVO 4G always seems to be out of stock, but the HTC Tattoo is the next best...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Steve O'Hear (

Review: HTC Tattoo (vs HTC Hero) – Android's mass-market future?


What I've come to realise in the few weeks that I've had the device on loan is that the HTC Tattoo, while not especially exciting in itself, points to Android's mass-market future, and why rival platforms, along with the plethora of dumb-phone OSes,...

If you can afford a HTC Hero then you’re probably better off buying one instead. But if you can afford a Hero then you’re probably not the Tattoo’s target user either. And that’s the point. The Tattoo’s pricing puts it into the mid to low end...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7225


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:352 x 288 (CIF) / Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Windows Media Player / Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 1.6 Donut
Operator:Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes