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HTC Advantage

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and design. The screen and GPS navigation are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability and size.

responsiveness, GPS navigation, screen, design, camera

portability, value for money, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Advantage is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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HTC Advantage

 

The Windows Mobile-based Advantage offers more speed and bang for your buck than a UMPC, but is it worth three times the price of a smart phone?

Big, crisp display ; Clever magnetic keyboard ; Fast processor ; Accurate GPS navigation with local search ; Very good HSDPA data speeds

Bulky design is too big for a pocket ; Mediocre call quality ; Some system freezes

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HTC Advantage

 

Ever wish for something—say, high-end features on a smartphone—and then find that you're still not happy even when you get them? The unlocked HTC Advantage is a perfect example of that. This super-phone comes with pretty much everything you could ever...

Robust TeleNav GPS with comprehensive voice prompts. Stunning, bright screen. Includes basic document editing and robust keyboard. Built-in HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth—you name it, it's in there

Too large to be a primary mobile phone. Can make or receive calls only with headset or speakerphone. Occasional OS glitches. System performance is sluggish, even with fastest available processor. A shockingly high price

Depending on how you slice it, the HTC Advantage is either a nifty miniature laptop or a huge smartphone—and that's not exactly a good place to be. It costs too much and is way too compromised to appeal to anyone aside from the niche enthusiast.

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HTC Advantage Review

 

The Advantage X7501 is sometimes referred to as the X7500, or as the HTC Athena. It's also sold by T-Mobile Europe as the T-Mobile Ameo, and under the Dopod brand as the U1000

Expansive memory ; Large VGA screen ; Video output ; Internal GPS ; Extensive connectivity

Astronomical price tag ; Poor keyboard ; Calls only though headset or speaker

But if you are going to drop the cash for the Advantage, take this advice: wait a little while, and grab the X7510. Ditching the risks of the 8 GB Microdrive for 16 GB of flash is worth it

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HTC Advantage

 

Poised somewhere between smartphones and UMPCs, HTC's unlocked Advantage is too compromised to excel.

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HTC Advantage

 

Is it a PDA, a mini-computer or a phone? It's a bit of each. While the HTC Universal (commonly sold as the i-mate JasJar and other carrier-branded names) tried to be a phone, HTC has learned that most folks don't want to hold a handheld computer to...

Attractive and innovative design, very good VGA display, fast processor, lots of RAM, flash ROM and microdrive space. Windows Mobile 6 is powerful and has enough to offer to make this a reasonable notebook substitute if you don't need specific...

Not cheap. No option to run everything in VGA for those who have excellent eyes. Shows and holds onto fingerprints mercilessly

Repeat after me: this is not a phone. OK. Yes, it has a phone radio inside-- and a capable unlocked quad band GSM one with EDGE as well as a 3G HSDPA. But this is a handheld computer first of the "honey who shrunk the notebook" genre. For those who...

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HTC Advantage

 

If you think of the HTC Advantage purely as smartphone, you're talling one hefty bit of kit - so big in fact that it comes in two parts. Weighing in at over 359g, the device sets some sort of record for a smartphone

Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G, Smartphone with detachable typewriter keyboard, 3 megapixel camera with autofocus

Huge size, Not easy to use as a phone, Not easy to use as a camera

As a lightweight computing alternative it's an intriguing prospect, but it's perhaps too much of a departure from the form factor of a phone to be a serious contender as a smartphone

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