Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Member Name: JoelM
Advantages: Battery life, sturdy, convenient way of checking messages, storage card customisation
Disadvantages: Camera is bad quality, apps freeze, keyboard is bad, software very outdated even when released
I got this phone 2-3 years ago (around when it first came out) and have since had an upgrade to the HTC Desire C which I am very unimpressed with to say the least! But anyway back to this phone
It is a smartphone developed by the HTC corporation, released in June 2010. It's specs are:
528 MHz Qualcomm processor
Runs on the android operating system (version 2.2 cannot update past that unfortunately)
TFT LCD capactive touchscreen
5 megapixel camera
When I had got this phone it was the first touchscreen phone I had ever had and as a result of this I couldn't stop singing this phone's praises but when it gets down to it this is a very low spec low end smartphone.
The camera takes quite the while to actually take a picture and the video takes a long time to start after initiating.
Message app will freeze constantly, auto correct is terribly executed on this phone much better on any other smartphone I have used
Keyboard is terrible (but you can change the keyboard through downloads from the Play Store which is nice to be able to do
Takes around 5-10 to start up, will turn off strangely, alarm will go off when unwanted
Space is used up very quickly and hard to navigate through those menus and delete unwanted things
Charging time is alright but nothing special
For some reason it cannot play videos in high quality (not a massive complaint but it is strange and annoying especially as I use to watch YouTube videos)
Any internet browser is very slow and not even worth bothering with to be honest
Cannot play many games at all even the ones it can lag and can get very frustrating so in the end I just didn't bother to
Now this is a lot of negatives I have put out but it's not all one sided there are many positives to match these
Battery life is great
Charger is very sturdy and hasn't broken after all these years
The phone's main functions and itself still work after all this time which is great
Downloads are quick and easy
The light to show when you have a message is great as sometimes you will need to have the phone on silent and you may not know you have a message without that (annoying with my HTC Desire C when I have to keep checking if I have a message)
You can get whatever storage card you want and put it in
Putting all these together in the long term this phone is great for a phone as a phones main functions but that's around it, all the benefits that come with a 'smartphone' are very poorly executed here. Not really worth the price tag. But in my case it has been good as my HTC Desire C had been breaking constantly this is the 4th time I have sent it off for a repair and it is good I can use this as a replacement while it is off being repaired.
The HTC Europe repair service have been terrible towards me saying they cannot send me a new phone when it clearly says in the terms HTC have a 2 year warranty and if the phone is broken to and un-useable state you will be sent a replacement. Just because it isn't not turning on dosen't mean it isn't broken! Slightly off topic here but I just needed to get across my frustration at HTC Europe and as a result of this my next upgrade will not be a HTC phone.
Summary: Not worth it now this is a simple phone may as well get a non touch phone instead, stay clear!
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