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HTC Advantage

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of HTC Advantage. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The GPS navigation and durability also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the camera, and there are some negative comments about the size and usability.

screen, durability, GPS navigation, sound, design

portability, performance, price, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Advantage is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

HTC Advantage review

 

The biggest smartphone ever seen?

Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G ; Smartphone with detachable typewriter keyboard ; 3 megapixel camera with autofocus

Huge size ; Not easy to use as a phone ; Not easy to use as a camera

As a lightweight computing alternative it's an intriguing prospect, but it's perhaps too much of a departure from the form factor of a phone to be a serious contender as a smartphone

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Advantage X7501 review

 

The HTC Advantage X7501 is a hybrid mobile phone and PDA device whose great display doesn't make up for an awkward phone and poor keyboard.

All things considered, the HTC Advantage X7501 is a full-featured PDA with an awkward phone and a poorly designed keyboard. Sure, you get a choice of wireless carriers to use and no obligation to a contract, but this also means that you don't get the...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

HTC Advantage X7501 PDA phone

 

A full-featured PDA with an awkward phone and a poorly designed keyboard. At around £550, the HTC Advantage X7501 costs more than many other PDA phones - indeed, as much as some basic notebook PCs, and more than some basic desktops with a monitor....

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (techworld.com)

HTC Advantage X7501 smartphone/PDA

 

The HTC Advantage X7501 is a hybrid mobile phone and PDA device whose great display doesn't make up for an awkward phone and poor keyboard.

All things considered, the HTC Advantage X7501 is a full-featured PDA with an awkward phone and a poorly designed keyboard. Sure, you get a choice of wireless carriers to use and no obligation to a contract, but this also means that you don't get the...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (totalmobilemag.com)

HTC Advantage

 

If you think of the HTC Advantage purely as smartphone, you're talling one hefty bit of kit - so big in fact that it comes in two parts. Weighing in at over 359g, the device sets some sort of record for a smartphone

Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G, Smartphone with detachable typewriter keyboard, 3 megapixel camera with autofocus

Huge size, Not easy to use as a phone, Not easy to use as a camera

As a lightweight computing alternative it's an intriguing prospect, but it's perhaps too much of a departure from the form factor of a phone to be a serious contender as a smartphone

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (pcworld.com)

HTC HTC Advantage X7501

 

The HTC Advantage X7501 is a smart phone trapped inside a tiny laptop's body. It has the inner workings of a handset-with features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, and Windows Mobile 6--and the shell of an Ultra-Mobile PC, similar to that of OQO's Model 02. In...

Plenty of included software ; Innovative design

Keyboard is hard to use ; Phone component doesn't always work well

A great display doesn't make up for an awkward phone and poor keyboard.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

HTC Advantage

 

Poised somewhere between smartphones and UMPCs, HTC's unlocked Advantage is too compromised to excel.

Robust TeleNav GPS with comprehensive voice prompts. Stunning, bright screen. Includes basic document editing and robust keyboard. Built-in HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth—you name it, it's in there.

Too large to be a primary mobile phone. Can make or receive calls only with headset or speakerphone. Occasional OS glitches. System performance is sluggish, even with fastest available processor. A shockingly high price.

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: HTC Advantage X7501

 

On paper, the pocket-slate HTC Advantage literally has everything: A big, five-inch screen, integrated Wi-Fi and 3G radios, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, 3-megapixel camera, and a...

A true convergence device that can take on almost any mobile app. LED camera flash. 8GB Microdrive and miniSD slot included. Clever keyboard attachment, which also works to magnetically cover the screen. 12 long hours of talk time (for what it’s...

Slow camera produces average quality shots. No WPA for Wi-Fi limits surfing options. Low-res screen. Makes the iPhone look like a bargain. Integrated GPS costs per month

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

HTC Advantage

 

The Windows Mobile-based Advantage offers more speed and bang for your buck than a UMPC, but is it worth three times the price of a smart phone?

Big, crisp display ; Clever magnetic keyboard ; Fast processor ; Accurate GPS navigation with local search ; Very good HSDPA data speeds

Bulky design is too big for a pocket ; Mediocre call quality ; Some system freezes

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Xavier Lanier (gottabemobile.com)

HTC Advantage Review: Fast and Free Screen Replacement for HTC One M8

 

The new HTC Advantage program is a great enhancement to the new HTC One M8 that offers a free screen replacement, 50GB of free Google Drive storage and a promise of quick Android updates. I've already had the misfortune of cracking my HTC One M8's...

While HTC Advantage isn’t as good as AppleCare+ when it comes to protecting the HTC One M8 from hazards, its $0 price point sure makes it attractive.

Apr, 2014
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