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HTC Pharos / HTC P3470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and battery. The responsiveness and GPS navigation also get good feedback. Many are critical about the features and connectivity. Reviews are divided on the camera.

design, GPS navigation, responsiveness, battery, usability

connectivity, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Pharos / HTC P3470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC P3470 PDA device review


Recently there appeared quite many relatively inexpensive budget PDA devices with inbuilt navigation receiver. And it is true in fact that not so many people need high efficiency and functionality, but GPS navigation solidly came into swift city (and...

HTC P3470 can be called a rather successful continuation of popular P3300 model by the same producer. Of course processor is weak, there is no Wi-Fi and display is not the best one, all this spoils the general scene a little, but stylish and elegant...

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HTC P3470


Neat,clear cut,affordable.HTC P3470 defines the term "well-rounded smartphone". The P3470 offers no HSDPA or WLAN support.However,it is compatible with the TomTom NAVIGATOR or CoPilot LIVE maps software.It has an ample 2.8" 65k-color touchscreen...

Pleasant design ; Good ergonomics ; GPS ; TouchFLO ; 128 Mb of RAM

Weak CPU ; Lack of Wi-Fi ; Mediocre camera ; High price

As we see, P3470 demonstrated good results fora PDA phone over the course of battery life tests. The results areslightly inferior to those of the competitor from Mio. On the whole,the battery charge will be enough for most users.

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Amazon review summary for HTC Pharos / HTC P3470


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HTC Pharos / HTC P3470 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

design, portability, battery, connectivity

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HTC P3470 PDA Phone with GPS - Unlocked


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HTC Hero Car Charger CC C100


A great piece of equipment and exactly what i needed.

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Ook slechte levering


hetzelfde probeem hier. een mail gekregen dta het verzonden was, eind augustes. nu nog niet binnen gekregen. Misschein handig om aangifte te doen. dit is al de tweede keer dat iemand genept is. Massa bestellers, wees op uw hoede.

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slechte levering


ik heb deze case half juni besteld en ze zeiden dat ie met 3 dagen voorradig was en ik hem met 5 dagen in huis een maand later heb ik hem nog niet!!! wel een email met product is verzonden,ook alweer twee dagen geleden. al met al dus gekocht...

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Touch Dual Charger


After my older C500 charger wouldn't charge my Dual, I opted to buy an offficia HTC one. It looks nice with it's chrome trim. Has a nice glowing blue HTC logo, and also works great.

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HTC TyTN II Car Charger


Charges phone, works in the car. What more could you ask for? Almost forgot the cool blue glow.

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HTC P3470


A well designed, affordable and compact smart phone running Windows Mobile 6 and featuring built in-GPS -- so, what's the catch? HTC's P3470 is certai...

Built-in GPS with CoPilot Live 7 software, compact design, Windows Mobile 6

Lack of 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, recessed display, no 3.5mm headphone jack

The P3470 is an interesting release, but the lack of both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity will hinder its appeal, despite the inclusion of a GPS receiver.

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HTC P3470


Even with GPS and its expected lower price-tag the P3470 will struggle without Wi-Fi or 3G data speeds.

Fluid menu navigation ; GPS with Co-Pilot 7 ; Good battery life

No 3G or HSDPA ; No Wi-Fi

Considering that the P3470 seems to be a GPS device first it would have been a smart move for HTC to have included the same windshield mounting accessories bundled with the Touch Cruise, and a car charger. Buying these separately could take the sheen...

Product Specifications

Small, stylish and practical, the HTC P3470 PDA Phone with built-in GPS technology delivers cutting edge mobile communication with a fully functional satellite navigation experience. Boasting an ultra-sensitive integrated GPS chip for up-to-the-second optimized route data, the HTC P3470 keeps you one step ahead on your journey when used with TomTom Navigator or CoPilot LIVE maps software. Built around the latest Windows Mobile 6 operating system, the HTC P3470 makes sending and receiving e-mail, keeping in contact with friends and colleagues, and managing Microsoft Office documents on the move, completely effortless. An impressive 2.8" high-resolution LCD touch-sensitive screen makes finding your way around applications simple and intuitive, while also providing a sensational Internet browsing experience. Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Network GSM/GPRS/EDGE 4-way Navigation Wheel with ENTER button TI OMAP 850, 201 MHz Processor, 256MB Memory ROM, 128MB DDR RAM, Windows Mobile 6 Professional Operating System 2.0-Megapixel color CMOS camera with mechanical macro function Ring tone supported formats - AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, WAVE, QCELP, MIDI, MPEG-4 Audio, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI 1100-mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Dimension - Length 108 mm x Width 58.3 mm x Depth 15.7 mm Weight - 122 grams with battery Not sold with a USA manufacturer's warranty


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


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


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

Data Transfer



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

General Features

Aerial Connection:Not Applicable
Approved Partner:Not Applicable
Battery Quality:Not Applicable
Bluetooth:Not Applicable
Colour Effect of Cover:Not Applicable
Colour of Cover:Not Applicable
Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Gaming Cover: No
Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operator:Sim Free
Package: No
Product Type:Smartphone
Type of Cover:Not Applicable
Type of Installation:Not Applicable
Type of Partial Cover:Not Applicable
Way of Buying:Sim Free


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