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Cingular 8525

Cingular 8525
alaScore 79

30 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Cingular 8525. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the connectivity and design are overall positive. The performance and reliability also get good feedback.

reliability, performance, design, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Cingular 8525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cingular 8525

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Cingular 8525 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cingular 8525 PDA PhoneCingular 8525 PDA Phone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Cingular 8525 Review

 

The 8525 is Cingular's version of the HTC Hermes. One thing to note is the lack of front facing camera on the Cingular version

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Cingular Cingular 8525 PDA Phone

 

If checking e-mail or surfing the Web is sluggish on your aging cell phone, the Cingular 8525--the first PDA phone that's compatible with Cingular's fledgling high-speed HSDPA network--might be the answer to your prayers. For the most part, the 8525...

Delivers broadband data speeds ; 2-megapixel camera works well

Poor talk-time battery life ; Bulky design

The very fast data access offered by this PDA phone is undermined by poor battery life and a bulky design.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Russ Fisher (laptopmag.com)

Cingular 8525

 

Cingular's first HSDPA-enabled smart phone brings true mobile broadband and a host of high-end features to the palm of your hand.

Good data speeds with HSDPA • Broad keyboard • Useful new scroll wheel • Wi-Fi and stereo Bluetooth supported • Sharp 2-MP camera

HSDPA network still being rolled out • Push-to-talk feature not yet supported

Nov, 2006

Mobile Tech Review - Editors Choice

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Cingular 8525 and HTC TyTN - Windows Mobile PDA Phone and Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

Mess with a good thing, go ahead. The Cingular 8125 which we praised highly in our February 2006 review, was loved not just by us but by our readers. That review has been one of our most popular in 2006 and the 8125 has sold incredibly well. In the US,...

An excellent device for power users who need to do email, view and edit Word and Excel documents, view PowerPoint presentations and PDFs on the go and surf the web. Not just a business device, the Cingular 8525 and TyTN are great multimedia playmates...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: AdamaDBrown (brighthand)

Cingular 8525 Review

 

The Cingular 8525 is a Pocket PC phone with a built-in keyboard, Wi-Fi b/g, and 3G cellular-wireless networking. Adama D. Brown brings us this review.

Wireless broadband, Extensive connectivity options, Solid design, Exceptional RF performance

microSD slot, Combination USB/audio jack

While it would have been nice to see some slightly flashier upgrades for the price, such as more memory, or an improved screen, the 8525 delivers in two critical areas--wireless performance and speed.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: AdamaDBrown (brighthand.com)

Cingular 8525 Review

 

The 8525 drops the more conventional matte silver color and texture used on the earlier 8125 for a darker hematite grey. Classier in my opinion than the 8125, and also much sleeker. The 8525 looks every bit like the $400+ device that it is

Wireless broadband ; Extensive connectivity options ; Solid design ; Exceptional RF performance

microSD slot ; Combination USB/audio jack

But for others, it's a distinct step up from its predecessor. Though not without fault, the 8525 is a model of what makes a good data device: solid performance, exhaustive wireless options, and a reliable design

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Joe Moran (pdastreet.com)

PDAStreet: Hardware Reviews: Review: Cingular 8525 - A Notebook Replacement

 

A recent smartphone offering from Cingular is a case in point. The 8525 (previously known as the HTC Hermes) is the follow-up to the earlier Cingular 8125. The blocky 8525 measures 4.43 x 2.28 x.86 inches and weighs in at 6.2 ounces, which makes it...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Joe Moran (smartphonetoday.com)

Review: Cingular 8525 - A Notebook Replacement

 

A recent smartphone offering from Cingular is a case in point. The 8525 (previously known as the HTC Hermes) is the follow-up to the earlier Cingular 8125. The blocky 8525 measures 4.43 x 2.28 x.86 inches and weighs in at 6.2 ounces, which makes it...

The Cingular 8525 goes for $399 (with 2 year agreement and after $50 mail-in rebate)

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: PatrickJ (justanothermobilemonday.com)

Cingular 8525 Review – As Good As Expected

 

The 8525 – Cingular's version of the much-heralded HTC Hermes – has been as good, or better, than expected – a very impressive device for power users and business users.

If you're just looking for a powerful and top-class Pocket PC phone device with 3G and the whole nine yards on specs, then this is also a great choice.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (pocketpccentral.net)

Cingular 8525 Review - A Pocket PC Central Hands On Review

 

When I reviewed the Cingular 8125 in early 2006, I liked the device well enough, but couldn't recommend it to anyone as more than a wireless data device; the 8125 was just too bulky and awkward to be used as an everyday phone. I wished the 8125 were...

The specification list of the Cingular 8525 is extensive. It is powered by a 400MHz Samsung ARM-based mobile CPU, has 128MB of flash memory (storage) and 64MB of system memory, built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi (the first Pocket PC device to feature this...

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