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Palm Pre Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews of Palm Pre Plus. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and apps get critical views.

performance, usability, price, size, portability

battery, reliability, sound, apps, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Pre Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Palm Pre Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Palm Pre Plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The usability and price also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on the battery. Many are less positive about the apps and sound.

performance, price, usability, durability, screen

reliability, sound, apps

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Pre Plus Phone (Verizon Wireless)Palm Pre Plus Phone (Verizon Wireless)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Meghan McDonough (laptopmag.com)

Palm Pre Plus (AT&T) Review - A Review of the Palm Pre Plus (AT&T)

 

Elegant, easy-to-use interface, Better keyboard than predecessor, Double the memory and RAM of original Pre

Sluggish performance, Relatively short battery life, Occasionally runs hot, Lacks on-screen keyboard

May, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Palm Pre Plus (AT&T)

 

The Palm Pre Plus appears on AT&T a year after Sprint's Palm Pre went on sale. It's still a fine smartphone, but not quite cutting edge.

User-friendly OS. Excellent Web browser. Good call quality.

More expensive and less powerful than Verizon's version. No voice dialing. Fewer apps than iPhone.

Multimedia and Conclusions The Pre is hurting from the death of its old iTunes syncing function, which Palm decided to give up on. The best syncing option now is the free doubleTwist (Free, ) program, which transcodes files for the Pre well. Once you...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Palm Pre Plus (AT&T)

 

The Palm Pre Plus ($150 with a two-year contract from AT&T; price as of May 13, 2010) is really more of an update of the original Pre on Sprint than a completely new product. Even so, the subtle hardware tweaks combined with AT&T's network make it an...

WebOS 1.4 delivers useful enhancements ; Video capture works well

No mobile hotspot

The Palm Pre Plus has some quirks--the cramped keyboard and slow software in particular--but it makes a good iPhone alternative on AT&T.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Palm Pre Plus (AT&T) review:

 

Editors' Note: Portions of the Design and Features sections were taken from our review of the Verizon Palm Pre Plus, since the phones share a number of similarities.

The Palm Pre Plus brings the magic of WebOS to AT&T, including true multitasking and great contact management. The smartphone also ships with an inductive back cover for Touchstone charging and features an improved QWERTY keyboard over the original...

The AT&T Palm Pre Plus doesn't support the Palm Mobile Hotspot app. Battery life still isn't that great.

With the great capabilities of WebOS, the Palm Pre Plus is one of AT&T's better touch-screen smartphones, but its price tag may be off-putting for many.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Palm Palm Pre Plus vs. Palm Pixi Plus

 

Palm Pre Plus. Palm Pixi Plus. We dive deep into these phones to see the strengths and weaknesses of each.

So small it’ll fit nearly any pocket. New Wi-Fi and hotspot features add bite. Comes with Touchstone-ready and rugged skins. Pinch-zoomers rejoice: It sports multitouch

So small it’ll cramp nearly any thumb. Mobile hotspot feature eats up waaaay too much juice. 2-megapixel camera is no longer acceptable. Switching skins is harder than peeling grapes

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Palm Pre Plus Review

 

The Palm Pre Plus doesn't really feel like a proper sequel, and its name reflects that reality. However, this smart phone is still among the best in Verizon Wireless' stable. For $149, you get a responsive multitouch display as well as an intuitive...

Elegant, easy-to-use interface, Better keyboard than predecessor, Works as mobile hotspot, Fun 3D games, Double the memory and RAM of Pre

Somewhat sluggish performance, Relatively short battery life, Occasionally runs hot, Lacks on-screen keyboard

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Palm Pre Plus gives Verizon Wireless customers a warmer, fuzzier smartphone choice.

Palm's webOS is really user-friendly. Works as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Snappy performance.

Muddy voice quality. No voice dialing. Fewer apps than most other platforms. ; Watch the Palm Pre Plus!

Conclusion With two Droids, two Palms, and all the Blackberrys they can eat, Verizon subscribers can't whine about their smartphone choices any more. The Palm Pre doesn't "kill" the Motorola Droid. It presents a cuddlier alternate reality, where color...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Palm Pre Plus

 

The Palm Pre Plus ($150 with a two-year contract from Verizon; price as of 1/20/10) is really more of an update of the original Pre on Sprint than a completely new product. Even so, the subtle hardware tweaks combined with Verizon's speedy network...

16 GB of internal memory ; 3G Mobile Hotspot works well

WebOS can be slow ; Keyboard still needs improvement

With expanded memory and new software capabilities, the Pre Plus is definitely an improvement over its predecessor, but it still has some quirks.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless) review: Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)

 

Editors' note, March 2, 2011: We have adjusted the ratings since the original publish date to reflect new products that have entered the market.

The Palm Pre Plus offers double the storage capacity and double the RAM of the Palm Pre. The smartphone also ships with an inductive back cover for Touchstone charging and features an improved QWERTY keyboard.

Speakerphone volume is too soft. We'd like to see a landscape keyboard and camera editing options. No support for V Cast Music or Video. The phone can run a bit hot.

The Palm Pre Plus earns its place as the top WebOS device, improving on the Pre with a better design and performance, and upgraded features. Verizon customers looking for a versatile smartphone to balance their personal and work lives will be...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

Palm Pre Plus (and Pixi Plus) review

 

It's been about a year since Palm pulled itself back from the brink of imminent destruction with the announcement of webOS and the Palm Pre, and even less

More memory and storage space than the Pre ; Verizon's network is rock-solid ; Mobile Hotspot add utility

Lackluster software selection ; Performance is sometimes sluggish ; Hardware feels dated

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:ARM
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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 + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

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

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Slider
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Palm WebOS
Operating System Version:Palm WebOS
Operator:O2
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack

Messaging

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

Processor

Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8
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