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HTC Smart F3188

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the responsiveness. Many are critical about the features and apps.

value for money, usability, camera, screen, design

GPS navigation, connectivity, apps, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Smart F3188 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 244 reviews)

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HTC Smart Mobile Phone

 

HTC's Smart is not the smartest smart phone out there.

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HTC Smart review: First grader

 

Being a veteran in the smartphone market is huge advantage when you decide to come up with something new. After so many Windows Mobile and Android devices, HTC surprised us with a completely different product – HTC Smart. It's a semi-smartphone...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps ; Brew Mobile software platform with HTC Sense UI and social networking integration ; 2.8" resistive touchscreen of QVGA resolution ; 300 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM ; 3.15 megapixel...

No Wi-Fi connectivity ; QVGA resolution doesn't do Sense UI graphics justice ; Screen has poor sunlight legibility ; No video-call camera ; No voice dialing ; Camera lacks auto focus, records QVGA@15fps video only ; Only few applications preinstalled...

Throwing another mobile OS on the market is hardly the right move since the smartphone arena is already over-crowded. But it seems HTC Smart is HTC's way of making a feature phone. The Linux-based Brew Mobile platform used for the HTC Smart hardly...

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HTC Smart Review

 

With a wealth of high-end smartphones on the market, and eye-catching alternatives such as the fourth-generation iPhone HD and WiMAX-toting HTC EVO 4G just around the corner, it's easy to forget that the real sales movement happens down at the more...

Our concern is that HTC Smart owners would soon tire of the limitations of Brew MP and wish they’d picked an entry-level Android device instead, perhaps even HTC’s own Wildfire. Yes, that would mean a little more initial outlay (or a slightly higher...

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HTC Smart Review

 

There are some phones which are not that easy to categorize, and the HTC Smart is just one of them. Aiming to attract attention with the new Brew mobile platform and solid build quality, it is HTC's first foray into the feature phone universe ...

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HTC Smart - HardwareZone.com

 

Looking for an entry-level HTC smartphone? Aptly named the HTC Smart, the mobile device runs on a simple, easy-to-use Brew Mobile Platform OS that's coupled with the popular HTC Sense UI, on a 2.8?inch TFT?LCD touch?sensitive screen with QVGA resolution.

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HTC Smart

 

The operating environment on the HTC Smart is called "HTC Sense", and it is built on top of the new Qualcomm BREW MP operating system. BREW is more common in US devices than European ones, but has featured on INQ handsets like the INQ1.

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HTC Smart mobile phone

 

Smartphones are all the rage in the mobile phone market, but a touchscreen interface doesn't make a regular mobile phone a smartphone. HTC's Smart is ...

Compact and well built, HTC Sense UI, Brew OS is straightforward and user friendly, good battery life

Screen hard to see in sunlight and not as responsive as alternatives, no extensive customisation options, no third-party-app store, poor on-screen keyboard

The HTC Smart does what it promises, providing an inexpensive phone for the masses with some smart features, like Facebook and Twitter integration, and a user-friendly interface. However the lack of an app store and its poor on-screen keyboard limit...

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HTC Smart

 

The definitive HTC Smart review

Good battery life; Cheap for a new handset; Stylish design; Compact form factor

Low resolution, resistive touch-screen; No Wi-Fi; No Exchange support; Poor browser; Slow data performance; No GPS or map application; No app store for adding functionality; Terrible shutter lag on camera; Low quality video recording

Another major departure from the recent trend of HTC phones is the use of Qualcomm's Brew mobile platform. In a world stuffed full of cutting edge mobile platforms like Android, WebOS and iPhone OS, can Brew offer enough to make even a budget handset...

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HTC Smart review

 

The HTC Smart has landed with O2 as an exclusive handset in the UK. At the press launch at Mobile World Congress, we were on hand to witness all those involved extol its virtues as an affordable smartphone. But does it fulfil this remit? Does the Smart...

Design, build, Sense looks great, affordable

Keyboard experience isn't great, closed system, low res, low power

As a package it offers a neat range of features unique at this price point, but the touch response makes it difficult for us to fully stand behind

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HTC Smart

 

HTC tries its hand at a small budget multitouch smartphone courtesy of the Brew operating system.

Good operating system ; Good battery life

Resistive touchscreen ; Disappointing display

Contrary to what you might expect considering its price, the Smart has a decent complement of physical features with a proper headphone jack on the top edge, a 3.15-megapixel camera with an LED flash (though sadly no autofocus) on the back and a...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Brew MP
Operator:O2 / Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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