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Monday, 25 June 2012


HTC Explorer Specs:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
GPRS Up to 80 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A
CPU 600 MHz Cortex A5
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Active Black, Active Navy, Metallic Black, Metallic Navy 
Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, check quality, Geo-tagging, face detection

Design :

At the top there are the power button and headphone socket. Side headphones are a pain in the pocket, and power switches should be in a standard place..On the right side there are the two volume buttons and on the left is simply a Micro-USB socket for charging the phone.

Screen :

 There is a nice display that is easy to read and works outdoors too. It is not perfect though. Scrolling through menus renders the whole thing a blurry mess. When you stop scrolling, everything sharpens up and the display is very readable again. This means the phone would not be well suited to watch video on, and it can be a little frustrating when you're reading Twitter or trying to find something in a menu.
Overall though, the most important part of a phone is its display and the HTC Explorer does not let itself down.
It is quite small and that can be a problem for some people. We struggled a little with our sausage fingers, and sometimes made typing errors - the HTC keyboard is not the best at auto-correct either.


Audio quality :

Calls on the Explorer are loud and clear. This is a good thing. You won't struggle to hear this one though, but at high volumes, there's a little audible problem.
On switching to the speaker, and you will find a loud clear sound too, that is easily powerful enough to use when you are on your own, and want to go hands-free.

Camera :

The camera is of 3mp. It works perfectly in daylight but not in darkness. When you captures the picture it seems to be rough but on seeing through gallery it will be seen clear.
There is one oddity though. The phone will let you take photos with no SD card in the camera. It even stores some images on its internal memory, but what it does not do is allow you to send them anywhere or access them through the gallery app, until you have put a card in.


Battery life :

 If you use it for phone calls and messaging its battery last for more time. But on using wifi it lasts normal. And on playing games like “Angry Birds” and “Temple Run” the battery consumes much power. Also its metal back becomes hot.


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