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HTC Smart

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews of HTC Smart. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and camera. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. The sound and reliability get less positive comments, and there are some mixed views about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Smart is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Smart

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of HTC Smart from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and durability. The design and usability also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews about the performance.

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23% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Smart BlackHTC Smart Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (techradar.com)

HTC Smart review

 

The HTC Smart certainly looks the business, but is that beauty only skin deep?

Good battery life ; Cheap for a new handset ; Stylish design ; Compact form factor

Low resolution, resistive touch-screen ; No Wi-Fi ; No Exchange support ; Poor browser ; Slow data performance ; No GPS or map application ; No app store for adding functionality ; Terrible shutter lag on camera ; Low quality video recording

"Quietly Brilliant" – that's HTC's latest marketing slogan. And although we're not generally won over by such rhetoric, in this particular case, it rings pretty true.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Smart - Pocket-lint

 

As a package it offers a neat range of features unique at this price point, but the touch response makes it difficult for us to fully stand behind

Design, build, Sense looks great, affordable

Keyboard experience isn't great, closed system, low res, low power

The HTC Smart is designed to give smartphone features at a price that all can afford. We'd have liked to see Wi-Fi or GPS, but understand that you can't pack everything into a phone aimed at the cheaper end of the market.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Smart

 

HTC tries its hand at a small budget multitouch smartphone courtesy of the Brew operating system.

Good operating system, Good battery life

Resistive touchscreen, Disappointing display

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti, PCWorld.idg.com.au (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Smart review

 

Smartphones are all the rage in the mobile phone market, but a touchscreen interface doesn't make a regular mobile phone a smartphone. HTC's Smart is just a standard mobile, even though its name seems to suggest otherwise. The HTC Smart borrows many...

The HTC Smart does what it promises, providing an inexpensive phone for the masses with some smart features, like Facebook and Twitter integration, and a user-friendly interface. However the lack of an app store and its poor on-screen keyboard limit...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

HTC Smart Review

 

The slinky little Brew-running HTC Smart will be out soon on O2 and could be the low-cost high-ish-spec handset that you've been dreaming of for all these years, succeeding where the myriad Android-toting…

May, 2010

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

LG Cookie Fresh (GS290) Review

 

Here we are again at the end of my review and overall I have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of such a cheap to buy handset, yes the phone has it's negative things but it also has a lot going for itself but I wouldn't purchase it for...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Morris (whatmobile.net)

HTC Smart review

 

When HTC phoned and asked us to pop round for a Brew, we didn't realise this is what they had in mind...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

HTC - Smart

 

The HTC Smart is something of an anomaly in the smartphone market. It doesn't run one of the well known operating systems, and it isn't all that smart. It looks a little quirky on the hardware ...

What HTC has done with the Smart is to produce a quite clever handset that is relatively low cost. It has a middle-of-the-road set of specifications but good looks, and that might be enough for those on a limited budget. But don't expect fully fledged...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

HTC Smart review

 

A poor man's smartphone, at a mid-range price. Lacks too much to compete with even the cheapest Android handset.

But there’s ultimately no getting past the fact that the Smart is very much smartphone lite. The lack of apps, contact and calendar synchronisation, maps and GPS means it lags way behind the likes of even the cheapest Android handsets. And O2’s pricing...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

HTC Smart

 

A poor man’s smartphone, at a mid-range price. Lacks too much to compete with even the cheapest Android handset

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: No
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:110 / 1100
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):450
Standby time (3G):600
Talk time (2G):6 / 7.5
Talk time (3G):6.1

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Pink
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.11
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:256

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G bands supported:2100
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, wcdma / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Interface:USB 2.0
Music player: Yes
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900
Playable formats:.aac/.amr/.qcp/.mid/.m4a/.mp3/.wma/.wav
Processor frequency:300
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1100
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):450
Standby time (3G):600
Talk time (2G):7.5
Talk time (3G):6.2

Processor

Processor frequency:0.3

Storage

Internal Memory:256

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.28 / 5.5
Height :1.28 / 10.4
Weight:108
Width:10.4 / 5.5