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HTC Explorer / HTC Pico

alaTest has collected and analyzed 672 reviews of HTC Explorer / HTC Pico. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the performance and portability. The price and size also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the apps and sound, and the reception and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, size, price, portability, performance

battery, camera, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Explorer / HTC Pico is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Explorer / HTC Pico

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of HTC Explorer / HTC Pico from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The performance and price also get good views. There are some critical opinions about the reliability and sound.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

sound, reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Explorer / HTC Pico

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of HTC Explorer / HTC Pico 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. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The performance and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, performance, price, battery

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Explorer review: The start of a journey

 

Ever since the Aria, HTC have had a petite Android on offer and the HTC Explorer is the latest in the line. With an affordable price tag, the plucky little smartphone will appeal to people looking for a compact set or users who are just about getting...

Light and compact ; Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support ; 3.2" 256K-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480) ; 600MHz Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A chipset, Cortex A5 CPU, 512MB RAM, Adreno...

Slow CPU ; Modest retail package ; Fixed-focus camera ; No Document viewer ; No secondary video call camera

When the HTC Explorer was announced our first thought was "Nothing we haven't seen. Next one please" but we admit we were wrong. The 600MHz processor did much better than expected - the chipset is much better than what the Wildfire S had.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

HTC Explorer Android Smartphone Review

 

Over the past few years HTC have become one of the major players in the smartphone market. Whether it is Android or Windows Phone the user is interested in HTC have a handset, or many, that suit the needs of most consumers. The review model we got came...

Looking first at the Explorer’s screen, we have a display that gives us low resolution image when compared to more expensive phones but it is an upgrade over the original Wildfire. The screen is a petite 3.2 inches, which coupled with a resolution of...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : theunwired (theunwired.net)

PHOTOVIEW: HTC Explorer Android 2.3 Smartphone

 

Announced back in late September , the HTC Explorer follows HTC's tradition of affordable entry-level Android smartphones. Running on Android 2.3.5 / Gingerbread and featuring HTC Sense 3.5, the Explorer is powered by the brand new Qualcomm MSM7225A...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Arne Hess (theunwired.net)

HTC Explorer Android 2.3 Smartphone

 

Announced back in late September, the HTC Explorer follows HTC's tradition of affordable entry-level Android smartphones. Running on Android 2.3.5/Gingerbread and featuring HTC Sense 3.5, the Explorer is powered by the brand new Qualcomm MSM7225A...

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Explorer

 

If you haven't quite got the dough for one of HTC's pricier high-end Android handset, then the more affordable Explorer might be up your street.

Sense user interface, Bright screen, Low price tag, Good performance for the price

Small screen hampers the web browsing experience slightly, No headphones supplied, Small amount of onboard storage

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Explorer

 

Android is a mobile OS that clearly appeals to geeks. And its appeal to those who like flexible, powerful phones that have a great selection of games and apps is clear too. But where does that leave the person on the street? The normal Joe, the man or...

Cheap, small, clear calls, great for occasional users, good battery life

Screen is a little too small, screen looks bad with moving content

This might not be a phone for power-Android users, but it's a likable enough handset for most use.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

HTC Explorer review

 

Budget Android smartphone that looks good - apart from the touchscreen

Fluid user interface ; Sturdy construction ; Strong web browser ; Responsive display

Low quality 3.15MP camera ; Small, grainy screen ; Occasional lag ; No boxed headphones

Buying guide20 best mobile phones in the world today Update: a year on from launch, the Explorer is still a very popular phone. We've re-reviewed the updated software with a comparison to today's hottest phones - can it still stack up?

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

HTC Explorer Review - Tech2

 

HTC's first foray into mid-budget Android phones was with the Wildfire, which drew mixed reactions and didn't really hit the mark.

The HTC Explorer is priced at Rs.10,498, and at this price it competes with the likes of the Motorola Fire XT and the LG Optimus One . The XT was an absolute dud but the Optimus One is still going strong more than a year after its launch. However, with...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

HTC Explorer Review

 

HTC's debut entry into mid-budget Android phones, which happened with the Wildfire drew mixed reactions and didn't really hit the mark. Thereafter, they launched the Wildfire S, but the phone seemed like a minor update and it was priced a bit high,...

The HTC Explorer is priced at Rs.10,498, and at this price it competes with the likes of the Motorola Fire XT and the LG Optimus One. The XT was an absolute dud but the Optimus One is still going strong more than a year after its launch. However, with...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Buzz Moody (cnet.com.au)

HTC Explorer

 

It's comfy in the hand and handles the basics well. The HTC Explorer certainly has a unique appeal.

Cool pebble-like design ; Lightweight ; Improved Sense UI experience

No LED flash ; Not enough CPU power for high-end games

It doesn't look as classy as the Wildfire S, but it sure has its own unique appeal.

May, 2012

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