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HTC RE Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 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 really like the price and portability. The image quality and size also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, size, image quality, portability, price

viewfinder, zoom

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( 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 Reviewers really like the image quality. The size is also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the portability.

usability, size, image quality


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

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: ( 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 People really like the design. The price also gets good feedback. Views are divided on the portability. There are some critical comments about the battery and size.

usability, price, design

image quality, viewfinder, size, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: HTC RE 16.0MP Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange)HTC RE 16.0MP Waterproof Digital Camera (Orange)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (

HTC Re review


An innovative new camera - but do we really need it?

Ergonomic ; Fun to use

Too expensive ; Doesn't yield great snaps

The HTC Re is a device I want to like. I want to laud innovation, and this little camera is certainly that. But can HTC start a new product category?

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (



No, this isn't a tech-head's asthma inhaler – the RE is HTC's first standalone camera and was introduced with the HTC Desire EYE selfie phone last year.

Small enough to carry in your pocket ; Wide-angle lens takes in a lot ; Water-resistant and hardy ; Really easy to use

Image and video quality not good enough ; Some connection and app issues

Despite the fact that our phones take better pictures, we keep finding ourselves using the RE to take quick snaps instead. If HTC can improve the image and video quality in a sequel then it could be a real winner.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (

HTC RE hands-on review


HTC's first non-smartphone in years is a cuddlier, more family-friendly take on action cameras

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: HTC RE mobile action camera


HTC, maker of Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, recently decided to make a camera and they called it RE.

I just don't know how this product will resonate with consumers who may be satisfied by what they already have with their smartphones. Let's face it, the 'Ultrapixel' cameras on the HTC One M8 and M7 aren't spectacular, how will you convince consumers...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Matthew Sparkes (

HTC Re camera review


It won't beat a smartphone on quality and it's another thing to carry, but the Re is a communal camera for your social circle at parties, concerts and days at the beach - a way to capture photos that may otherwise be missed, says Matthew Sparkes

The Re may not seem immediately useful, but it’s fun to take it places and share it with people. When it comes back it’ll have all sorts of unexpected pictures on it. They may not be sensationally high-quality, but they’ll have charm.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Spencer Hart (

HTC RE camera review: A camera revolution


The unusual HTC RE offers a unique and very respectable experience.

Image quality ; Speed ; Connectivity

No flash ; Mono microphone

Initially, we were skeptical about the need for such a device. At around £160, it's an expensive gadget considering your phone is capable of taking similar-quality images. But after using it, the RE makes complete sense. Its ability to instantly take a...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Pete Pachal (

HTC Re camera is bold, but forgets that image is everything [REVIEW]


The HTC Re camera wants to put us "back in the moment" while taking pictures, but its buggy software and so-so image quality don't justify the convenience.

Ultra-compact design ; No distracting viewscreen ; Perfect for time-lapse videos

Buggy connection software ; Mediocre picture quality

The cute and compact HTC Re camera has a noble goal in putting us 'back in the moment' while taking pictures, but its buggy software and unremarkable image quality don't justify the convenience.

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: 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

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:0.82 / 82


Built-in Display: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 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

Colour 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

Height :9.77