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HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the responsiveness and screen get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the reception and 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 37 user reviews of HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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HTC Tattoo Android Mobile

 

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

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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...

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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...

While the first handful of Android devices were tasked with showing the platform’s high-end potential, the HTC Tattoo – like the Huawei Pulse – now fleshes out the budget end of the market. That fits in perfectly with Google’s initial goal for Android,...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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,

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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...

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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...

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Review: HTC Tattoo review - low cost Android smartphone

 

The HTC Tattoo is one of the most affordable Android smartphones to hit the market. As the name suggests, the Tattoo features customizable covers and offers plenty of other features under its hood. Learn more about the HTC Tattoo in this review, which...

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Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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