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Palm Pre

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2062 reviews of Palm Pre. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The design and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the apps and reception. The performance and reliability get mixed views.

usability, size, design, screen, portability

battery, durability, sound, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Pre is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Palm Pre

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Palm Pre from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and price are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. The reception and durability get critical opinions. Opinions are divided on the GPS navigation.

usability, portability, design, price, reliability

battery, durability, reception

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Pre 2 from HP/Palm Sim Free Unlocked Smartphone Mobile WebOS 2.0 Palm 4550-250003-00 PRE LeatherPalm Pre 2 - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - slider - touch screen, full keyboard - webOS - black

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Palm Pre

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 490 user reviews of Palm Pre from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the battery, and many are negative about the GPS navigation and reception.

usability, portability, price, design, size

reliability, sound, reception, GPS navigation

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Touchstone Charging Dock for Palm PrePalm Pre Plus Phone (Verizon Wireless)Palm Pre Plus Mobile Phone (Verizon)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: ubergizmo.com (ubergizmo.com)

Palm Pre Review: Don’t Call it an iPhone Killer

 

No, it's not. And that's not a bad thing. It's simply different. Despite having a capacitive touchscreen, snappy animations and even many of the same designers (defects from Apple's iPhone team), the Pre is a very different device.

Oct, 2009
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Expert review by: Ray Aguilera (maclife.com)

Palm Pre

 

We have a confession to make: There are a few Palm fans among us. Backin the day, you would have had to pry the grayscale Palm IIIx out ofour cold, dead, extremely well-organized hands. But Palm lost itsway--and we went back to our paper calendar for a...

Slide-out keyboard. Apps can run in the background. Sleek design

No direct Mac syncing. iTunes sync is a cat-and-mouse game with Apple. Unintuitive UI. Keyboard layout can be confusing. Keys are teeny-tiny. Pre's App Catalog is sparse

Background apps are awesome, and (apparently) some users are still married to a physical keyboard. But for most Mac users, the Palm Pre doesn't stack up, leaving the smartphone score at Apple: 3, iPhone killers: 0.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless) review: Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Palm Pre 2 ships with WebOS 2.0, which brings such improvements as better multitasking and enhanced universal search.

The Pre 2 doesn't offer a lot of hardware changes over its predecessor. The smartphone can also be sluggish.

The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.

Mar, 2011

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: 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: Palm Pre Plus (AT&T)

 

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

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Palm Pre Plus

 

Last year, Palm turned CES upside down with the Palm Pre – one of the few new smartphones to make the iPhone look dated. After a slow-but-auspicious launch over the summer, Palm returned to CES this year with a much less earth-shattering pair of...

Full QWERTY keyboard ; Sharp-looking capacitive touch screen ; Multiple apps run simultaneously ; Slick, well-polished interface ; Speedy 3G connectivity ; Quick-shooting cam produces decent images ; Optional Touchstone charger

App Catalog still lags behind competitors (but by less than before) ; WebOS feels laggy at times ; Slightly less intuitive than iPhone

Palm doesn’t have the answer to every one of our original Palm Pre gripes, but a handful of well-placed upgrades still make the revamp one of our favorite smartphones out there.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Palm Pre Plus, Pixi Plus Improve on Their Predecessors

 

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

Small, but thoughtful design tweaks make the Pre even prettier. With Verizon, the Pre Plus finally gets the network (and audience) it deserves. Big boosts in RAM and storage makes elegant webOS shine even more. Still an insane multitasking machine

Anemic battery life — especially when partaking in app orgies. Touchstone base not included with purchase. Touchscreen still not as responsive as other smartphones. Cramped keys and sub-par predictive text make typing a chore. Where are the apps?...

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: 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

Product Specifications

The Palm Pre phone gives you what you need for work life, personal life, and everything in between. You get it all—a large, vivid touchscreen along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard in an elegant design. With automatically up-to-date contacts and calendars, your favorite websites and apps, and even 3D games, it's a phone for your whole life.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headset

Battery

Standby Time (PB):350hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes/330minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch) / QWERTY keyboard/QWERTY keyboard / Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver/Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:AT&T/Sprint Nextel/Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b

Communicator Features

Operating System:Palm webOS

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.9in
Weight:4.8oz/4.9oz
Width:2.4in

Display

Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:3.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.9cm
Type:LCD display

General

Designed For (MG):Phone
Product Type:Power adapter
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers

Header

Manufacturer:Palm
Model:Charging Kit/Plus/Pre Back Cover
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Palm/Palm Pre/Palm Touchstone

Messaging & Data Services

HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

CE Product Type:Phone battery cover
Compatible Mobile Devices:Palm Pre

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Remote Control

Type: None