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HTC Pharos / HTC P3470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of HTC Pharos / HTC P3470. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the GPS navigation and usability. The size and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the screen. Many are critical about the reception and connectivity.

design, portability, size, usability, GPS navigation

connectivity, reception

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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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 People are impressed by the size and performance. The portability and usability also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the price, while opinions are divided on the reliability.

design, usability, portability, performance, size


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

This summary is based on the products: HTC P3470 PDA Phone with GPS - UnlockedHTC P3470 Car Charger CC C100

May, 2015

Expert review by: (

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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

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.


Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

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.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

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...

May, 2008

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: Nick Ross (

HTC P3470


If you're not bothered about 3G and want a fully-featured WM6 device it makes a bargain choice, though you can save even more cash with Palm's Centro.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Nick Ross (

HTC P3470


If you're not bothered about 3G and want a fully-featured WM6 device it makes a bargain choice, though you can save even more cash with Palm's Centro.

The processor speed has doubled to 400MHz making everything a bit zippier although the low-powered P800W’s battery lasted longer. The P3470 is also a touch longer but provides great functionality with WM6 Professional (instead of WM5) and HTC's...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Rohan Naravane (

HTC P3470 PDA Phone


An elegant-looking business phone that navigates too

Elegant design, big screen, good HTC UI enhancements, completely operational without stylus, GPS

No Wi-Fi, sluggish interface at times, low transfer speeds, no 3G

May, 2008

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

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

While there are some professions fitting in nicely with the P3470, taxi and truck drivers perhaps, the lack of 3G and Wi-Fi is bound to hold this phone back in Australia.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Gears (

HTC P3470


As is usual with our reviews, we've got a video overview to give you a look around the phone. I've got to apologise in advance for sounding a little tired in this video, it was filmed around a week after our baby was born, so I'd only had around 2...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Matt (

HTC P3470 review


The 10 second review: Device: HTC P3470 Cost: SIM free: ?304.95 Available from: eXpansys Summary: Small, stylish and practical. Clean design with some very nice features but doesn?t overwhelm too much. Lack of 3G and WiFi will be a...

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Mar, 2008

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
Processor Brand:Texas Instruments
Processor Number:OMAP850


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 Connectivity: No
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 / Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Operator:Sim Free / Vodafone
Package: No
Product Type:Smartphone
Type of Cover:Not Applicable
Type of Installation:Not Applicable
Type of Partial Cover:Not Applicable
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free


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