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HTC Cavalier / HTC S630 / Dopod C730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and responsiveness. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the camera. Many are negative about the apps and GPS navigation.

design, portability, screen, responsiveness, usability

battery, value for money, GPS navigation, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Cavalier / HTC S630 / Dopod C730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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HTC S630 Cavalier with WM6 Standard

 

Click here to check out the great selection at Negri Electronics! INTRODUCTION The HTC S630 Cavalier is largely considered to be the successor to the

400 MHz processor feels fast ; Significant number of bands, including HSDPA ; Dynamic light meter

Battery door does not sit flush ; Key mapping incorrect for some applications ; Sharp case edges noticeable in pocket, hand ; No GPS

This is an impressive piece of hardware. The lightening fast processor and high speed network access will mow through just about anything you can throw at it. The issues regarding the erroneous key mapping is unfortunate, almost an oversight. I...

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HTC S630

 

Every day I carry my mobile phone, my day planner, my two-way pager and my diary around with me as tools to help me get things done. Over the years, the diary and day planner were melded together into my PDA then my mobile phone joined in but the most...

The HTC S630 is a logical successor to the HTC S620 or T-Mobile DASH. It's not a perfect successor though; the drop in radio performance and general quality is a disappointment.

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Dopod C730

 

Dopod's C730 has some great and highly enticing technology hiding under its slim hood. A pity then, that it's such a poor smartphone to actually use.

Windows Mobile 6 ; HSDPA ; 802.11g

Small buttons bad for dialling ; Keyboard Windows Mobile doesn't work that well ; Twitchy scroll controls ; No secondary camera

Ultimately, the C730 is something of a case study in how to take great and interesting technology and then make it irrelevant through poor interface design.

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Dopod C730

 

Windows Mobile 6, HSDPA, 802.11g

Small buttons bad for dialling, Keyboard Windows Mobile doesn't work that well, Twitchy scroll controls, No secondary camera

Dopod's C730 has some great and highly enticing technology hiding under its slim hood. A pity then, that it's such a poor smartphone to actually use.

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HTC Cavalier S630 (unlocked)

 

This phone is a great upgrade to my Dash/S620/Excalibur. I was over the fact that the Dash was so slow. The camera starts almost instantly compared to around 10 sec for the Dash. This phone also accepts 4GB microSD cards as opposed to the 2GB limit on...

3G, Faster Processor, Better camera, Streaming Media (youtube), microSDHC

Speaker is not as loud as the Dash/S620/Excalibur

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HTC Cavalier S630 (unlocked)

 

I used to be a proud owner of an HTC Excalibur s620. It worked perfectly and smoothly, without a single bug or problem. Sadly, I smashed it and had to buy a new phone. I decided to go for the HTC Cavalier s630, a supposedly newer, better version of the...

Has G3, more memory, better camera

No support in US, full of bugs

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HTC Cavalier S630 (unlocked)

 

I am using a Softbank version of HTC cavalier, the X02HT. This unit has very flexible OS version, Japanese-English language changeable without flashing. Screen is improved compared with my hermes and o2 atom life before. Light and easy to carry....

good screen, unique design, WM6 OS, fast processor, light

lack of flexibility for home screen setting

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HTC Cavalier S630 (unlocked)

 

Heard and read a lot of good things about the Dash so I got this phone unlocked about 2 weeks ago to replace an old MPx 220. It has a 400MHz processor so Windows Mobile 6 enjoys the speed. Mobile Office is excellent. Being able to use AT&Ts 3G is great...

VERY FAST! , Wi-Fi, Windows Mobile 6

Speakerphone not very loud

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HTC Cavalier S630 (unlocked)

 

I like this phone quite a bit. It's got push email, 2MP camera, WiFi and a sleek, light compact design. The device feels good in your hand, both to type on and to use as a phone. They keys are a small, but I've become used to them. I am using the push...

Design, 2mp camera, micro SD, WiFi, push email, audio player

3G only good on AT&T, no spell check, 3rd party app issues, small keys

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Dopod C730

 

I have a C &30. Your review is very accurate.

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Product Specifications

HTC designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature-rich products. The company produces powerful solutions that continually push the boundaries to provide true mobility and freedom for its users.

Battery

Capacity:1050mAh
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.4in
Weight:4.2oz
Width:2.5in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:HTC
Model:S630
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HTC

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.9Megapixel
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