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Qtek 8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Qtek 8500. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reception and connectivity. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the battery.

design, portability, performance, connectivity, reception


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Qtek 8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : staff (

Qtek 8500 review


A bright and cheerful phone for the quieter user

Good call signal and stylish to look at

Struggles with the operating system ; Somewhat lacking in features such as email

A phone that doesn't offer much beyond style and ease of use

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Qtek 8500 Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone


Looking for an alternative to the RAZR V3 that has masses of features? The Qtek 8500 could be the answer.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : admin (

QTEK 8500 Review


Out of all the colours we could have been given for a review version we ended up with the Pink version - which is not our favourite colour - but ...

The QTEK 8500 is a stylish phone (even in Pink) that would be useful as a spare or for a PAYG sim. Its a pity that the unit is let down by poor battery life and limited memory.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Matt (

Qtek 8500 review


The photos themselves are stored in JPG format, the videos being MP4. The camera mode is also automatically suspended if not used, to save on battery life

It’s a great phone, and a great prize. While it has its problems – the usb connector being a MASSIVE inconvenience, it look good, lasts days without charge, and feels expensive, and well built. I’m really quite surprised that the device isn't more...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : theunwired (

REVIEW: Qtek 8500 Windows Mobile Smartphone aka HTC Star Trek - Part I


Lightweight and ultra slim, the recently announced Qtek 8500 (aka HTC Star Trek or as it is called now "STRTrk") offers a comprehensive range of entertainment and office functions and incorporates a high quality camera that allow you to take full...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Softpedia (

Qtek 8500 Review


HTC has launched earlier this year the new Qtek 8500 smartphone, aka the HTC StrTrk, Star Trek, Star100, I-mate Smartflip or Dopod S300. The new Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone was released under the Qtek brand, a brand used by HTC for naming its...

The best thing about the Qtek 8500 has to be its innovative clamshell design for a Windows Mobile 5.0 enabled smartphone. No one can deny the fact that HTC has managed to put in a very stylish design, comparable with RAZR models from Motorola. This is...

One of the annoying things could be the microSD memory card slot, which is located under the battery cover, underneath the SIM card slot. Of course, this can be solved very easily if you buy a large enough memory so you won't be forced to change it...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Thwaite (

QTEK 8500


Before I begin, this review has been a long time coming; I'll explain in due course…

A really good, well constructed, well thought out, connected phone

Radio reception is sub-par on the QTEK version

I've dragged this out as long as I could in the hope that there would be a resolution to the radio problem. This is a great phone; performance, design, feel; it's all top notch but what if you want to use it as a phone; if so it's a sub-par device with...

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:750
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):125
Talk time (2G):4


Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front Camera: No
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 1024
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Zoom capability: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Pink


Display diagonal:5.59
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display resolution:128 x 128


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


FM radio: No


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Packaging Content

Bundled software:165 x 190 x 43


Processor frequency:0.2


Internal Memory:128

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.85
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