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HTC RE Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 426 reviews of HTC RE Camera. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder, while views are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the HTC RE Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC RE Camera


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HTC RE Camera from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. Many are less positive about the portability.

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

This summary is based on the products: HTC RE Camera Action Camera-1080 pixelsHTC RE Camera Action Camera-1080 pixels

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HTC RE Camera


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of HTC RE Camera from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good feedback. Opinions are divided on the portability. Many are critical about the battery and size.

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61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

HTC Re camera review: Ready to roll


Reactions to the first news of HTC venturing into action cameras may have ranged from a few raised eyebrows to "GoPro or go home" chants but the Re camera isn't one to get easily upset. Cool-looking and friendly, the little gadget is the exact opposite...

16MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, f/2.8 aperture scratch-resistant lens ; 146° ultra wide angle capture ; 1080p@30fps and 720p@120fps video capture ; Configurable timelapse capture and slow-mo footage ; IP57 rating for dust and water resistance ; Standard °"...

No 60fps option ; No UHD video capture ; Plastic tripod socket potentially less durable than metal ; HTC Re app suffers the occasional lag

Imagine a phone with a detachable camera that will let you mount the lens on a helmet, with the phone safe in your backpack or, better yet, at home. Imagine a regular phone with a water-proof camera. For all we care, someone at HTC may have been...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (

HTC RE Camera review: a fun personal shooter with room to grow


The RE is a fun personal camera that's easy to use for travel, concerts, the beach and other events. But its camera is merely average for $200, and you'll be forced to choose between the convenience of the RE and the image quality of your current...

Fun to use, inspires creativity ; Small, lightweight form factor ; Great for using one-handed ; Waterproof ; Can use it without your phone around

Camera quality is okay, but not better than most flagships ; A little pricey ; No HDR, flash, viewfinder or manual controls ; iOS app offers subpar user experience ; So-so battery life ; Wide-angle shots can look odd

The RE isn't the only personal camera on the market, but it's the handiest to use. For $100 you can get the Polaroid Cube, a small cube-like device with a 6MP camera, 1080p video capture and magnets for attaching to metal objects. However, it's not...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Les Shu (

HTC RE review


HTC's funky Re breaks away from boxy GoPro wannabes with a periscope-shaped design, but doesn't do enough differently to justify its $200 price.

Despite our initial qualms, the Re turned out to be fun to use, and if you don’t expect too much out of it (like moviemaking chops), it does the job. Photo quality is good, and video is OK, but it stands out from the crowd with its unique and effective...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Antonio Villas-Boas (



The HTC Re is an innovative small camcorder that's simple and easy to use, but it falls short in video quality.

Quick and easy to use. Intriguing, innovative design and functionality. Good app.

Poor video quality. Not as waterproof as similarly priced competitor.

Conclusion The HTC Re's disappointing video quality prevents me from recommending it as a primary video recording device. If you find that you often miss memorable moments because reaching for your smartphone and loading its camera is too slow, the HTC...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

The instant-on HTC Re delivers distraction-free video and photo capture (review)


Getting people to put down their phones and pick up a camera isn't easy, but HTC is betting the Re is the little shooter that might do the trick.

The HTC Re is a small, simple point-and-shoot video camera that's ready to shoot when you pick it up. It's waterproof to 1 meter without a housing, and its built-in wireless and the Re app let you see what you're shooting as well as view and download...

There is noticeable shutter lag. Its video and photo quality aren't significantly better than a smartphone and audio quality is poor. Its battery isn't user replaceable or removable. Its shape is great for holding, but the body is a bit slippery.

The HTC Re's features might not be as unusual as its design, but it's still a solid little camera that's easier and faster to shoot with than your average smartphone.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

HTC Re Review: Designed For Humans


When HTC launched the Re Camera, it was an agreeable surprise from the phone company. Re is a small companion camera that is designed to be waterproof (IP57 standard) and used by either holding it,...

The HTC Re camera is extremely cute and friendly. Its design is “human” and that makes it very agreeable to hold and to use in your hand – which is not the case with pretty much all other “action cams”. After spending some time with it, I wouldn’t even...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

HTC Re Review


So you've seen this little pipe of a camera from HTC called the Re, but you don't know what to make of it. It's a new idea. It's a new execution. It's not something your everyday average citizen is going to recognize. But that's a good thing. The HTC...

Should you buy the Re? If you’re not satisfied with the abilities of the Polaroid Cube , then yes. They essentially do the same thing, right this moment. There’s no app for the Cube – it’s all self-contained – but they’re both made to be relatively...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Victor H. (

HTC RE Camera Review


The HTC Re Camera is a strange creation unlike anything else we've seen: it's not an action cam like a GoPro, and it's also very far away from a traditional camera…

Snapping pictures with it is extremely quick and a lot of fun ; You can get some fun new perspective to your shots (overhead, and down-to-the-ground) ; Comfortable grip ; Very inconspicuous (shutter sound can be controlled)

Image quality in low-light is sub-par ; Video recording quality lacks sharpness ; Forget about using it in low-light or for sports (shutter speeds too slow by default, no way to manually adjust them) ; Battery does not last long ; Audio recording...

The HTC Re Camera is a strange little shooter that has a fun and appealing style. However, it also has a steep price tag of $200, nearly double the price of rival action cams like the Polaroid Cube ($100), and the GoPro Hero ($130).

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (

HTC RE Review


Sleek, simple design ; Water-resistant ; One-touch photo taking ; Built-in Wi-Fi

No 60-fps video ; Slow shutter causes blurry photos ; Expensive for features

A curious combination of a smartphone camera and a GoPro, the HTC RE takes pictures and movies without interfering with the moment.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Derek Kessler (

HTC RE Camera review


HTC's little handheld camera … thing HTC's dabbled in non-smartphone electronics before, primarily speakers, but the HTC RE Camera is without a doubt one of the weirdest and most beyond HTC's comfort zone. This is the HTC that famously put just a...

For HTC's first big foray out of their touchscreen-driven comfort zone, the HTC Re is a decent effort. It's quirky, looks fun, and is honestly kind of fun to use. It's comfortable to hold, easy to control, and the companion apps significantly boost its...

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:0.82 / 82
Battery performance:820


Built-in display: No


Color of product:Blue / Grey / Orange / Red / White

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:16


Wi-Fi: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB

Still Image

Photo mode: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)

Technical Details

Color of product:Blue / Grey / Orange / Red / White


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions