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HTC Explorer / HTC Pico

alaTest has collected and analyzed 581 reviews of HTC Explorer / HTC Pico. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the performance and portability are generally positive. The size and price are also appreciated, whereas the apps and reception get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and sound.

usability, price, size, portability, performance

battery, camera, sound, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Explorer / HTC Pico is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Explorer / HTC Pico

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of HTC Explorer / HTC Pico from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability and sound.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

sound, reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Explorer Sim Free SmartphoneHTC Explorer Sim Free Smartphone

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Explorer / HTC Pico

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of HTC Explorer / HTC Pico from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, performance, price, battery

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Explorer A310E Unlocked Android GSM Smartphone - International Model - BlackHTC Explorer A310E Unlocked Android GSM Smartphone - International Model - Black

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

HTC Explorer review

 

Budget Android smartphone that looks good - apart from the touchscreen

Fluid user interface ; Sturdy construction ; Strong web browser ; Responsive display

Low quality 3.15MP camera ; Small, grainy screen ; Occasional lag ; No boxed headphones

Buying guide20 best mobile phones in the world today Update: a year on from launch, the Explorer is still a very popular phone. We've re-reviewed the updated software with a comparison to today's hottest phones - can it still stack up?

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Explorer - Pocket-lint

 

A great little phone that will appeal to exactly the people it should; occasional users who want a smartphone for a smattering of surfing and email, but

Cheap, small, clear calls, great for occasional users, good battery life

Screen is a little too small, screen looks bad with moving content

This might not be a phone for power-Android users, but it's a likable enough handset for most use.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Explorer

 

If you haven't quite got the dough for one of HTC's pricier high-end Android handset, then the more affordable Explorer might be up your street.

Sense user interface, Bright screen, Low price tag, Good performance for the price

Small screen hampers the web browsing experience slightly, No headphones supplied, Small amount of onboard storage

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Explorer review

 

A pleasingly chunky smartphone, but it's not the best value budget model we've seen

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

HTC Explorer Review: In Depth

 

The HTC Explorer is a very affordable touchscreen phone that does the basics well enough but with an added dash of the usual HTC style and flair. There are a glut of inexpensive Android phones on the…

Easy to use ; Easy to customise ; Nice price

Camera isn’t the best ; No flash ; Maybe too small for some

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

On the whole, before turning on the device, we were relatively impressed with the HTC Explorer. We liked the simple design, and the rubber backplate had a sense of quality about it. But it’s when you start to delve a little deeper when the problems...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

HTC Explorer review

 

What Mobile is dedicated to bringing you the latest news and in-depth reviews in the world of mobile devices, everything from phones to tablets as well as apps and games. HTC, like Samsung, has made a name for itself by producing high-tech Android...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

HTC Explorer

 

The HTC Explorer is a small entry level phone. It has a 3.2-inch screen, a 600MHz processor, 3-megapixel camera and 512MB of internal memory. The HTC Explorer does not pack its own pair of earphones, but a 3.5mm slot up top lets you use your own. Wi-Fi...

The HTC Explorer is decent entry level phone that offers little in the way of standout features. Despite this it’s still a worthwhile purchase for those simply looking for a phone they use to stay in contact, but love the idea of being able to hit up...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

HTC Explorer Review

 

WOW, here we are at the end of another review. Hard to believe really as the time really has flown by. Overall my time with the HTC Explorer has been quite a pleasant one although I wasn't blown away by the sheer quality of the phone. I was however...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

HTC Explorer review

 

The latest addition to HTC's bulging pockets stuffedwith Android smartphones isn't aimed at aficionados orriders at the high-tech gates of mobile internet dawn. The HTCExplorer is designed for the newcomer to the world of "connectedeverything", who's...

Android on a budget, sturdy case, good battery life

Modest spec, camera quite poor

It's not really an object of desire, but as a solidly built andwell equipped introduction to smartphones, the HTC Explorer couldend up on an awful lot of shopping lists this year, and rightfullyso.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):445 / 460 / 485
Standby time (3G):445
Talk time (2G):7.6 / 7.66 / 7.667 / 7.67
Talk time (3G):7.5 / 7.55

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call:No / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

3D recording: No
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:No / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
Second Camera:No / Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, SDAP, SPP / AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 Gingerbread
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 Gingerbread
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:512 / 90
Internal RAM:512
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.29 / 1.3
Height :10.3
Weight:108
Width:5.2 / 5.72 / 5.9