HTC Explorer Price

Market Status: Available in India

Updated on:Dec 06, 2016

Release Date: Oct 23, 2011 (Official)

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Key Features

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Performance



  • Display


  • Camera


  • Battery

  • 512 MB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio

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Buy For

  • Easy to handle
  • Light weight
  • Well built
  • Nice UI
  • Added features over stock android

Beware Of

  • Low end hardware
  • Bad camera performance
  • Low resolution camera
  • Old version of android

Simplified life

The HTC Explorer is low end smartphone which is meant to handle absolutely basic jobs. It has got a small display which has a low resolution. It can handle your basic calling and texting jobs. You can run low end apps and web browser but multitasking is a strict no.

The phone measures 102.8 x 57.2 x 12.9 mm and has a weight of just 108 gms. It has a 3.2 inch TFT display and runs a Qualcomm chipset with a 600 MHz processor. It has an Adreno 200 GPU and 512 MB of RAM. The hardware is pretty low end so dont expect much from it. It runs an older version of android at Gingerbread 2.3 and they havent updated it to a newer version. It runs the HTC Sense UI 3.5 on top of it which improves the otherwise simple android interface.

For audio it gets SRS sound enhancement which considerably improves sound quality when listening through headphones. The build quality is decent for a low end device and the device doesnt feel exactly low end when you hold it. The Sense UI also helps evade the low end feel but the display is bad. You can easily spot the pixels and neither the colour replication nor the contrast levels are good.

Verdict

This device by HTC is a low end device meant for those who look for a really basic device and dont expect much from their phone. It is good enough for light web browsing and social networking but anything more than that is too much. It has got decent sound quality though and the SRS enhancement works well to improve the sound quality you get from your headphones. The device has a decent built quality for a low end device and the small size makes it easy to handle.

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HTC Explorer Specifications

General

Launch Date October 23, 2011 (Official)
Brand HTC
Model Explorer
Also Known As HTC Pico
Operating System Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Custom UI
HTC Sense UI 3.5
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Mini
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

Size Compare
Dimensions 102.8 (H) x 57.2 (W) x 12.90 (T) mm
Poor
Dimensions compared to
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This Device
12.90 mm
Average in group
8.9 mm
Best in this group
5.1 mm
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 108 grams
Very Good
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108 grams
Average in group
143 grams
Best in this group
84 grams
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours

Display

Below Average
Display compared to
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This Device
40%
Average in group
65%
Best in this group
87%
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
3.2 inches (8.13 cm)
Screen Resolution
320 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density
180 ppi
Display Type
TFT
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen to Body Ratio
51.95 %

Performance

Poor
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17%
Average in group
49%
Best in this group
83%
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Processor
600 MHz, Cortex A5
Poor
Processor compared to
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600 MHz, Cortex A5, Chipset: MSM7227A
Average in group
Quad core, 1.2 GHz, Cortex A7, Chipset: MTK6589
Best in this group
Dual core, 2.1 GHz, Cortex A72 + Quad core, 2 GHz Cortex A53 + Quad core, 1.4 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6797
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Graphics
Adreno 200
RAM
512 MB
Below Average
RAM compared to
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512 MB
Average in group
1 GB
Best in this group
3 GB
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Storage

Poor
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This Device
21%
Average in group
87%
Best in this group
98%
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
512 MB
Poor
Internal Memory compared to
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512 MB
Average in group
8 GB
Best in this group
32 GB
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Camera

Poor
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This Device
24%
Average in group
67%
Best in this group
90%
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Main Camera

Resolution
3.2 MP Primary Camera
Below Average
Main Camera compared to
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3.2 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
16 MP
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
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Flash No
Image Resolution 2048 x 1536 Pixels
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Face detection
Video Recording
640x480 fps

Battery

Poor
Battery compared to
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10%
Average in group
63%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
1230 mAh
Type Li-ion
Talktime
Up to 7.55 Hours(3G) / Up to 7.66 Hours(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 445 Hours(3G) / Up to 485 Hours(2G)

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Mini
Network Support
3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

3G Speed:
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑

GPRS:
80 kbps

EDGE:
236.8 kbps

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
v3.0
GPS
with A-GPS
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

FM Radio
RDS, Stereo FM
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Audio Features
SRS Sound

Special Features

Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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21 Expert Reviews for HTC Explorer

Recent Expert Reviews
  • HTC Explorer review: The start of a journey
    GSMArena team
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    14 Dec 2011 | gsmarena

    Ever since the Aria, HTC have had a petite Android on offer and the HTC Explorer is the latest in the line. With an affordable price tag, the plucky little smartphone will appeal to people looking for a compact set or users who are just about getting started in smartphones. HTC Explorer official photos The Explorer`s outer shell is made of patterned plastic that has a rubbery feel to it - creating an impression of ruggedness to match its name. Th...

  • HTC Explorer review
    Barry de la Rosa
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    12 Feb 2012 | expertreviews

    The Explorer is a budget handset aimed at first-time smartphone users, with a focus on keeping things simple and easy to use. It`s a small but chubby handset which fits nicely in the hand, with a rugged plastic casing that feels sturdy and has a rubbery surface that helps with grip. Despite its budget price, the Explorer comes with all the usual smartphone features, including a 3-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and access to the Android M...

    Verdict: A pleasingly chunky smartphone, but it's not the best value budget model we've seen...

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490 User Reviews for HTC Explorer

Overall User Rating (4.2 Out of 5 based on 1,454 ratings)

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  • Very good Entry Level Smartphone
    Nayan Patel
    Very good Entry Level Smartphone
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    10 Nov 2011
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: I purchased HTC Explorer about 10 days back after much searching and debating on buying this vs LG optimus net 690. nThis is my first smartphone and I must say that I am very much impressed with its performance so far.nnFirst of all, let me clear some doubts:nn1. There is no headset in the box (Roumors which say there are 2 versions of this phone - one with headset and one without- are totally false)n2. This has 150MB of internal ROM. ~45MB of which is already used by pre-loaded apps which cannot be removed (unless you root the phone). So, You have ~105MB available at the time of unboxing. (I know the box says 90MB but my phone had 105 MB "available Internal Storage")n3. You CAN install new apps on the SD card but some part of them will use up Internal storage. My calculations say that you can install at least 30 new apps on this phone. They are more than enough for me at any given point of time. If you want more, then you should probably think of increasing your budget and buy a high end phone.nnnAbout the Phone:nThe phone is quite small and fits perfectly in the pocket as well as hand. The back cover has a nice rugged feel about it and has a good grip. I find the 600MHz speed to be good enough for ANY "normal" activity. (Angrybirds ran without any lag). The touch sensitivity is also too good (better compared to LG P500 which my friend has). nnPros:n1. Excellent UI and graphics (HTC Trademark). n2. Some of the preloaded apps are nice and useful to me (gtalk, youtube, saavn - online music streamer, NDTV cricket)n3. Battery life is better than expected - I have been using the phone franatically since i bought it and the battery typically lasts 1 day (with WiFi ON ALL the time). I was surprised with the battery life because it only has 1230mA battery. I think the OS/UI has much better power management than some of the other phones.n4. GPS/WiFi Hotspot features - I think they are verry useful.. Battery life is also good with these features turned ON ( at least 5 hrs of non stop usage at full charge)nnCons:n1. Camera does not have autofocus.n2. No LED Flashn3. Some of the preloaded apps are crap . Unfortunately we cant remove them without rooting the phone :-( nnAll in all, I think this phone is a good value for money.

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  • clarifications regarding explorer
    uday kumar
    clarifications regarding explorer
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    09 Nov 2011
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: this phone is probably going to be my android smartphone , off late I have spend a lot of time researching abt the phone & would clarify some issues regarding itnn1) processor speed is 600 mhz compared to samsung galaxy y 800mhz but htc has done a excellent job by providing a separate graphics chip adreno 200. probably for the first a entry level phone with a separate graphics chip . We all know from our PC usage separate gpu makes a lot of difference.So the low speed of proccesor should not be an issue.nn2) box does not contain headset probably a cost cutting measure from HTC , it would have been nice had they included it bit its not a deal breaker.nn3) The back panels are interchangable which is going to be great ,the panels are already avavilable with htc uk website and the white one looks quite elegant.nn4) The screen resolution is higher than that of galaxy y nn5)It has HTC sense 3.5 , the latest version of htc user interfacennIf you are a person for whom quality is important then you could go for HTC explorer or if price is more important then you could go for galaxy y

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