HTC has been the hot favourite in the smart phone market, especially when it comes to Android. HTC latest foray into this budget range is the HTC Explorer which is a 600 MHz processor phone with the power of Android 2.3 which gets nice support from 512 MB RAM. Targeted to entry level customers in the smart phone world, this android based smart phone is a bunch of powerful interior and glitzy exterior.
Let us have a look what this phone has to offer to the wide range of HTC lovers. Let us see whether this phone has the capabilities like its predecessors to rise from the ashes.
Design & Style
With the capacitive touch display along with the four touch buttons, the device offers 3.2 inches display at the resolution of 320 X 480 pixels. The user friendly HTC sense UI provides brilliant support to the smooth interaction and accessing of application straight from the home screen.
The phone is impressive with plastic body and rubber like texture along with metallic plate. The device supports the features like accelerometer and proximity sensor. However in spite of being impressive, somewhere you will see the reflection of HTC sensation.
The HTC Explorer is an Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread based smart phone with the capabilities of HTC Sense 3.5 UI which powers the device to greet the 3.2 inches display with the power of imagination. The new Sense UI is quick and it is pretty easy to handle, one can quickly access messages, contacts and even camera features on the tip.
The interface is so simple, that you can drag the shortcut even when phone is lock and can reach to the particular application. If you wish to unlock the device in the traditional way, simple drag the circle up and you will be greeted on the home screen. The device offers, 7 fabulous customizable home screens on which you can place your favourite icons and widgets.
The device offers fairly decent and basic multimedia capabilities like watching videos, music, internet browsing and all. The good thing is that, the device is competent to even run flashy websites and multimedia content. However rendering is quite slow and many apps even crash on several occasions when it comes to multitasking.
In terms of support to multimedia formats, the device supports large array of video and audio formats. In terms of picture capturing capabilities, the device offers 3.15 MP auto focus camera but that is without flash, which means the device is not competent to capture in dark.
However it offers additional features like geo tagging, auto enhances and variety of shooting modes.
HTC Explorer has the inbuilt memory of 90 MB which is quite less however users are free to extend the memory up to 32 GB using microSD or microSHDC card.
Connectivity and Features
Device offers support to the connectivity features like GPRS, WiFi, 3G and EDGE to access the web. For other wireless or wired connectivity, Bluetooth and micro USD port is there in the device to support easy transfer of music, videos, images and other files.
Being a budget smart phone from HTC, the device offers all the basic capabilities which user might need in the daily activity. With clear call out and call in, better battery support, 600 MHz CPU, Adreno 200 GPU and other capabilities, the device stands as an average smart phone living up to its technical specifications.
Touch quality remains high from HTC compared to LG and Samsung smartphones and HTC Sense UI makes it a cherry on the cake experience for the device user.
It is definitely best in the segment of mid budget but if you are looking for bigger screen and processor then shell out come extra bucks and go for Samsung Galaxy Ace.