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Pharos Traveler GPS 117 / 127

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Pharos Traveler GPS 117 / 127. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the performance and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pharos Traveler GPS 117 / 127 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Pharos Traveler GPS 117 / 127 from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design also gets good reviews, but the performance and durability get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

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33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pharos Traveler 127 Unlocked Phone with gps navigation, Wi-Fi, Windows Mobile 6.1, 2 MP Camera, Media Player, and MicroSD Slot--U.S. Version with FullPharos Traveler 127 Unlocked Phone with GPS, Wi-Fi, Windows Mobile 6.1, 2 MP Camera, Media Player, and MicroSD Slot--U.S. Version with Full WarrantyPharos Traveler 117 3G Unlocked Phone with GPS, Turn-by-Turn Voice Guidance, Free Live Traffic, Gas Prices, Movie Times, WVGA Display, Wi-Fi, Stereo B

Feb, 2016

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Pharos Traveler 127 (Unlocked)


Pharos' Traveler 127 has great GPS features, but is bogged down by a confusing and sluggish user interface.

Solid GPS capabilities ; Responsive, crisp touch screen

No Windows Mobile overlay ; Handset's build feels cheap

With so many GPS-enabled phones on the market, it is difficult to say whether it is worth dropping $530 on the Pharos Traveler 127. In its favor: The Pharos' Smart Navigator software is good and fairly accurate. But its interface is confusing and the...

Jan, 2009

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Pharos Traveler GPS 127 Cell Phone Review


The smartphone space has become really competitive, especially in the past year, and it's packed with a wide variety of great devices. However, as far as GPS-enabled smartphones go, Pharos ...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: wubayou (

Pharos Traveler GPS 127 Smartphone


The GPS feature on many smartphones these days sometimes stands as a case in point for the disadvantages of a multi-functional device. Is it worth paying a premium on a gadget that does a variety of things, but none of them very well? The Pharos...

Enter into the picture the Pharos Traveler GPS 127. The Traveler 127 was developed to provide smartphone users with GPS capability already enabled on the phone, without the need for a subscription or cellular service. The navigation software comes...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The Traveler 117 is a GPS smartphone with 2.8" flush touch-screen VGA display. The Smartphone features the very latest 3.5G communications capability based on a tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA and a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE class 12 cellular modems. It offers industry-leading 7.2Mb/s download and 2Mb/s upload speeds enabling fast Web browsing, email and other Internet services. There are two on-board cameras, a 2 MP digital camera for recording pictures and video, and a 0.3 MP camera for video conferencing. The unit comes with Pharos' proprietary Smart Navigator software and server-based travel information and navigation service. Additionally, the device is pre-loaded with Microsoft Live Search, providing free information about traffic, gas prices, movie times and weather.


Talk Time (PB):450minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard / Touch sensitive screen/Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)/18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2.5in/2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm/7.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Manufacturer:Pharos Science & Applications
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pharos Traveler GPS

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel