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Palm Pre 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews of Palm Pre 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and design. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the price and size are mixed. Some have doubts about the sound and battery.

usability, performance, portability, design, camera

durability, screen, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Pre 2 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 Palm Pre 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Palm Pre 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Palm Pre 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Palm Pre 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 16GB Palm Pre 2 CDMA Smartphone for Verizon with QWERTY Keyboard, WebOS, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS(Black)HP 16GB Palm Pre 2 CDMA Smartphone for Verizon with QWERTY Keyboard, WebOS, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS(Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (t3.com)

Palm Pre 2 review

 

Palm's next gen Pre 2 feels more like a stopgap than revolutionary successor

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

Palm Pre 2 review

 

It doesn't look much different to what's come before, so is the Pre 2 more than just Pre Plus Plus?

One of the best OS concepts around ; Build quality ; Generally quite snappy ; Decent camera ; Good keyboard

Feels like minor update ; No improvement to screen ; Some bugginess ; Battery life ; Not subsidised

The Palm Pre 2's history starts, unsurprisingly, with the original Palm Pre. When it launched, many had high hopes for it to be the device that rivalled the iPhone for slickness and ease of use.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Paul Lamkin (pocket-lint.com)

Palm Pre 2

 

The Palm Pre 2 is the first Palm branded handset to come to market since HP's high-profile takeover of the company earlier this year. But, unlike the big fanfare that was created when the original Pre launched in June 2009, the Pre 2 sneaked in through...

webOS 2.0 brings with it some nice new features and there are better multitasking capabilities due to the 1GHz CPU

Build quality isn't great, and it's basically a rehash of the Palm Pre Plus

The Palm Pre 2 is a decent little smartphone which sticks to the trusted formula of previous models and adds some nice touches. However, it is hard to forge a new opinion on what is basically a re-hashed version of what we've seen before.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Palm Pre 2

 

The best Pre yet, but is this touchscreen slider phone worth investing in?

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.co.uk)

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless) review

 

Announced back in October 2010 , the Palm Pre 2 is finally available from Verizon Wireless for $149.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. On the one hand, it's wonderful to have another WebOS product on the market, especially with...

The Palm Pre 2 ships with WebOS 2.0, which brings such improvements as better multitasking and enhanced universal search.

The Pre 2 doesn't offer a lot of hardware changes over its predecessor. The smartphone can also be sluggish.

The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Palm Pre 2

 

The 3.1in, 320x480 pixel screen isn't an ideal size or resolution for web browsing, which is best enjoyed in landscape orientation. Adobe Flash 10.1 is supported, but embedded video playback stuttered terribly, even over Wi-Fi, and was unwatchable at...

The Plus’s woefully substandard 3MP snapper has been hiked to 5MP, but it's still alarmingly bereft of settings and modes. The LED flash is a hit-and-miss affair: it only shoots VGA video and, although the fixed focus optics take surprisingly sharp...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Palm Pre 2 review

 

After a false start from Palm, is the Pre 2 the iPhone killer we were always promised?

A brilliantly integrated, user-friendly OS is let down by average hardware design and fledgling App Catalog

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (recombu.com)

Palm Pre 2

 

The Palm Pre 2 offers a 1Ghz processor, 5-megapixel camera, glass screen and a 'sleeker, streamlined design' with a slide-out Qwerty for when the touchscreen just won't do

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Palm Pre 2 review -

 

An innovative UI, speedy processor, pinpoint accurate A-GPS and both an excellently responsive touch-screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard

The lack of apps including some core omissions (no native Twitter client) may deter some from swapping their Android and iPhone devices

Jun, 2011

SILVER AWARD

Expert review by: Keith Andrew (pocketgamer.co.uk)

Palm Pre 2

 

The philosopher's phone

With webOS 2.0 as its strong point, the Palm Pre 2 is packed full of neat touches and rivals iOS in terms of sheer sophistication, but a sparse app store leaves it trailing when it comes to games

Apr, 2011
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