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HTC Arrive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of HTC Arrive. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and portability.

performance, usability, design, durability, screen

camera, portability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Arrive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (engadget.com)

HTC Arrive review

 

Though it was teased late last year -- on the same day that HTC announced its very first Windows Phone 7 devices, in fact -- the company's

Typical HTC build, design ; Superb keyboard ; Solid battery life

Mediocre display ; Windows Phone 7 still behind competition ; Not a global phone

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

HTC Arrive Review

 

The HTC Arrive is definitely one of the best Windows Phone 7 devices yet. While the $199 price is a little steep, this phone stacks up well against the Samsung Focus for AT&T. The Focus has a better AMOLED display and a lighter design, but the Arrive...

Fast and responsive performance, Good keyboard, Excellent speakers, High-end design, Solid call quality

Bulky and heavy, No 4G data, Slow camera

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

HTC Arrive (Sprint) review:

 

First known as the HTC 7 Pro at its New York unveiling , the HTC Arrive is Sprint's inaugural foray into the brave new world of Windows Phone 7. And the Arrive also represents two other minor "firsts": it's the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 phone in the...

The HTC Arrive features a durable design with a responsive QWERTY keyboard and a tilting screen. It's the first Windows Phone 7 device to ship with Microsoft's cut-and-paste feature.

The HTC Arrive's heavy and bulky body will weigh some people down, and it requires some pressure to slide open the keyboard. Its camera could be better, and we were hoping for 4G WiMax support.

The HTC Arrive, Sprint's first Windows 7 phone, is a solid effort that largely delivers, although it will disappoint those looking for a 4G smartphone.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

HTC Arrive

 

Windows Phone 7 adds another to its ranks with its first CDMA offering, the HTC Arrive on Sprint. The Arrive (Price TBA with a new two-year contract) is not the best looking phone out there, but its dazzling screen will draw quite a few eyes.

Zippy interface ; Comfortable in your hand

Copy and paste is a hassle ; Keyboard keys could be bigger

A decent Windows Phone 7 offering for Sprint customers, but its 4G Android counterpart might be more enticing.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

HTC Arrive (Sprint)

 

Sprint's first Windows Phone, the HTC Arrive is a well-built smartphone, but it can't access Sprint's speedy 4G network.

Well built with an excellent physical keyboard. Smooth OS with great games.

No 4G. Many screens don't work in landscape mode. So-so camera. Some audio won't play over Bluetooth headsets.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC Arrive Review

 

Windows Phone 7 launched last fall, but without CDMA support a vast majority of users in the US have yet to be exposed to the complete overhaul of Windows Mobile. This drought has come to the end with the launch of the HTC Arrive for Sprint. Though...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

HTC Arrive – Big display

 

This cellphone was first known as HTC 7 Pro when I first saw it at the New York unveiling and this handset is the first foray of Sprint in to the world of Windows Phone 7. Apart from that, it is the first Windows Phone 7 on CDMA networks and also the...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: ConnectReviews (connectreviews.com)

HTC Arrive (Sprint) Review

 

The Arrive is a good phone, but is somewhat hampered by the beta nature of Windows Phone 7. Similarly, not everything is perfect about the hardware, as it's a bit thick and the buttons aren't the most well designed of any phone we've ever seen. If you...

Solid feel to the device, Brilliant, vivid 3.6-inch screen, Slide out keyboard for heavy typing, Good social network integration

A bit thick at .61 inches, Buttons feel oddly sized and a bit strangely placed, Windows Phone 7 feels like it hasn’t been finely tuned yet, Single rear-facing mediocre camera

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jen Edwards (brighthand)

HTC Arrive Review

 

The HTC Arrive will be Sprint's first device running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, plus it will have a QWERTY keyboard and a slide-and-tilt screen. It's not going to be released until Sunday, but Jen Edwards brings us her first impressions of it now.

Comfortable size ; Excellent display ; Responsive performance ; Very good voice quality

Keyboard may not be right for some ; Disappointing camera ; Hit or miss navigation experience

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Aaron Baker (phonedog.com)

HTC Arrive Review by Aaron | PhoneDog

 

During CTIA's fall meeting in San Francisco last year, I enjoyed some early hands-on time with the HTC 7 Pro. With a full physical QWERTY keyboard, fast Snapdragon processor, and new mobile operating system, it sounded like a great...

Physical QWERTY keyboard is fantastic; battery life is decent; Windows Phone 7 offers an easy-to-use interface for those new to smartphones

Despite being a 3G device, Sprint still charges the $10 “Premium Data” surcharge; angled screen and 3.6-inch size may be a turnoff for some; Windows Phone 7 isn't optimized for a physical keyboard yet

The HTC Arrive is the best 3G smartphone on Sprint right now, but the small screen size and slow data speeds may push users to the carrier's 4G Android options.

Mar, 2011