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HP Pre 3

HP Pre 3
alaScore 80

67 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of HP Pre 3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The portability also gets good comments. There are mixed comments on the screen and usability, and there are some critical comments about the price.

portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HP Pre 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP Pre 3 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pre 3 Sim Free AZERTY 8GBHP Pre 3 Sim Free AZERTY 8GB

Jun, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of HP Pre 3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the portability. There are some critical opinions about the screen. Opinions are divided on the usability.



97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Palm Pre 3 16GB Black Unlocked QWERTY Keyboard Smart PhoneHP Palm Pre 3 16GB Black Unlocked QWERTY Keyboard Smart Phone

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mat Smith (

HP Pre 3 Review


"The HP Pre 3 is a high-powered smartphone that has both a touchscreen and backlit, slide-out keyboard."

The Pre 3 also has a hefty 1.4Ghz processor, and whilst it’s not going go toe-to-toe with dual-core monsters, it's a suitably high-powered processor. It looks set to arrive in two different models; 8GB and 16GB.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

HP Pre 3 webOS smartphone


Review So it's come to this. After a potentially brand-saving buyout by HP and the launch of a well-received – at least critically, if not commercially – operating system with webOS, Palm is finally on the way out.

Alas, despite price cut rumours, hunting down an HP Pre 3 beyond Carphone Warehouse may well be a problem, if experience is anything to go by. The review sample came through Clove Technology [5] – a distributor that, in all the uncertainty, eventually...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

HP Pre 3 webOS smartphone


HP is attempting to become the latest significant player in the ever popular smartphone category by launching the Pre 3; a smartphone running Palm's w...

3.6in capacitive touchscreen, webOS, slide-out keyboard

No confirmed Australian release, no expendable memory

HP's first webOS smartphone, the Pre 3, builds on the foundation of Palm's original Pre devices, but ups the ante with a bigger screen and a faster processor.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Darren Murph (

Pre 3


This is a review of a phone that was never actually released to the public on AT&T. Despite the unfortunateness of the prior statement, we felt obligated to run this device through the wringer as a final farewell to Palm, the Pre line and webOS on...

Stunning display ; webOS is beautiful to use ; Extraordinarily rare

Difficult to find ; Not on sale to the public ; webOS is dead

The Pre 3 is living proof that Palm had it in 'em, but with webOS all but dead, it's left to be an amazing collectible.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

HP Pre 3


HP's first attempt at a WebOS smartphone may look like an old phone with a new badge, but its powerful processor will be the difference.

We're still waiting to hear from HP about whether the Pre 3 will make its way down under. Technically speaking, the Pre 3's 900/2100MHz HSUPA network capabilities make it compatible with most of Australia's 3G networks. Plus, the familiarity we have...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1230
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call management

Call waiting: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Slider


Display diagonal:9.09
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY


Internal RAM:0.5


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:802.1x RADIUS, WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:MSM 8655


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:8

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.1
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