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HTC S743

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of HTC S743. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 reviews. Comments are divided on the GPS navigation, and there are some less positive comments about the usability and performance.

portability, design

price, performance, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC S743 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HTC S743 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

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

This summary is based on the products: HTC S743 Rose Unlocked Phone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, Windows Mobile 6.1, MicroSD Slot, Media Player, and Video Capture/Playback--U.S. Version with WaHTC S743 Rose Unlocked Phone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, Windows Mobile 6.1, MicroSD Slot, Media Player, and Video Capture/Playback--U.S. Version with Wa

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (



A chic alternative to the more mundane BlackBerry Curve, the HTC S740 ($550, unlocked, as of 4/9/2009) holds appeal for those who prefer a physical keyboard to a touchscreen. This slim, eye-catching smartphone has a clean interface and a spacious...

Excellent full QWERTY keyboard Slim design

Mediocre camera Unreliable call quality

The HTC S740 has everything you could want in a messaging and e-mail powerhouse: A fantastic keyboard, a slick operating system, and slim design. If you can tolerate mediocre call quality, the HTC S740 (or S743, when it debuts), is an excellent buy

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (

HTC S743 Phone Review


Excellent full QWERTY keyboard ; Slim design

Mediocre camera ; Unreliable call quality

The HTC S740 has one of the best hardware keyboards we've seen, but is held back by uneven call quality.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

HTC S743 (unlocked) review:


While everyone might be waiting for HTC to release its next Google Android phone, the smartphone manufacturer is plugging on with its commitment to Windows Mobile devices, and the latest model to come to market is the HTC S743. First announced at CES...

The HTC S743 packs in a full QWERTY keyboard while keeping a slim design. The Windows Mobile smartphone also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and U.S. 3G support.

The S743 is expensive. Call quality and GPS performance could be better. The microSD expansion slot is located in an inconvenient place.

The HTC S743 packs a full-featured smartphone into a compact design, but the unlocked handset isn't cheap, which will make it a hard sell when compared with the competition.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Just Awesome


If you want a non touch screen that's made very well, looks just unique and cool as heck, and one that not very many other people will probably have like all the droid crazed people then get it, it can do everything you need and more plus you get a...

Where to start ; This phone is for those who don't quite get the touch screen craze or just have bad luck with them or those who like more ergonomically made phones ; This cell gives you everything you need plus things you don't with a construction...

Only a few cons which to me are not that big of a deal but might be to others ; SD card is behind the sims card but if you get a big enough SD and don't always have to plug it into your comp for what ever is no big deal ; GPS is off some. On mine,...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

HTC S743 Black 3G Unlocked GSM Smart Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard


Cool design and a slide keyboard. If you are a person on the go, get it. Easy config on the e mails. The best bonis is the WiFi. If you have a place with WiFi internet is super fast.

Great phone. Has all the fetures you need plus more. Takes great pictures and videos. Win Mobile 6.1, Qualcomm MSM7225, 528MHz. Fast responce in the controls. Very fast transfers of files and data from usb or bluetooth. Supports from 1Gb to 32Gb SDHC...

Expencive, no touchscreen

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: rushe (

Excellent all-in-one phone


I switched from an Nokia N96 to this phone after the Nokia S60 interface proved to be too inconvenient and glitchy. Windows Mobile 6.1 support is far superior and has a lot of free applications that are easy to install and use. Overall a solid and...

Fast, responsive interface and controls ; Very convenient to use software and applications ; Sleek design ; Included headphones are very nice quality, comparable to my BOSE earphones ; Excellent smartphone for those such as myself who prefer not to...

Lack of 3.5mm headphone jack, requires proprietary adapater which is not included ; Can't multitask music while streaming internet for browsing or AIM/MSN messenging ; microSD slot is hidden underneath the SIM card slot so it can be very inconvenient...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1000
Standby time (2G):260
Talk time (2G):6

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.290


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Slider


Display diagonal:6.1
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: No


Keyboard layout:QWERTY


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9


FM radio: No


GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Monophonic


Operating system installed:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:6.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:0.528


Operating system installed:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:6.1


Internal Memory:256


Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.6
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