Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Good budget smartfone
Member Name: pinky_pink
Date: 16/07/12, updated on 16/07/12 (5 review reads)
Advantages: cheap, stylish, good range of apps
Disadvantages: moisture pad, slow, sometimes unresponsive, bad battery life
I brought this phone over a year ago and it cost me £130, I wanted a cheaper alternative to the iphone, with its sleek, stylish and simple looks along with the lightweight finish its a good all round phone. Good graphics, quick internet access, with it running on goodle android system you have the availability to downloads apps from the google play app store, which is all a bonus, however you do get what you pay for.
When it was first switched on it took well over five minutes to be able to the use the phone, however since then it only takes about two minutes from being off to being on. The battery life is not good, but then again i think all these new phones have rubbish battery life, it does however last longer if you turn off the internet and any other apps and use it as an ''old skool'' mobile phone.
There is a good range of apps to download, most of the new popular apps are not supported and it does not support adobe flash.
Saveing numbers, calling and texting are all quick and easy to use, and it tells you when a message isnt sent and it retrys for you which is a bonus.
I started having problems with my phone, it became slow, i had a line of unmatched colour appear down my screen, it wouldnt accept my sd card and it sometimes wouldnt vibrate, I took it to my provider to be fixed where i found out to great discust there is a small piece of paper in the back of the phone that is usually white, however if water comes into contact with the phone it turns red and HTC will NOT fix your phone if this happens, now a drop in the toilet i can understand but I was told by my provider that atmospheric moisture can turn it red, this can be anything from a humid day to standing out in the rain on the phone, best to put it in a plastic bag on these ocassions.
however all in all a good standard budget smartfone.
Summary: all in all a good standard budget smartfone
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