Market Status: Available in India
Updated on:Jul 28, 2015
Release Date: Oct 23, 2011
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.
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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...
Update: a year on from launch, the Explorer is still a very popular phone. We`ve re-reviewed the updated software with a comparison to today`s hottest phones - can it still stack up? Far from the grandest handset on the market, the hardwearing HTC Explorer is a strong performer on the entry-level smartphone scene, replacing the market-leading collection of multicore processors, minimalist form factors and high megapixel cameras with a first-time ...
Pros: Fluid user interface, Sturdy construction, Strong web browser, Responsive display,
Cons: Low quality 3.15MP camera, Small, grainy screen, Occasional lag, No boxed headphones,
Verdict: With its intuitive operating system skin, the HTC Explorer would make an excellent first smartphone....
If you haven`t quite got the dough for one of HTC`s pricier high-end Android handset, then the more affordable Explorer might be up your street....
Pros: Sense user interface ; Bright screen ; Low price tag ; Good performance for the price
Cons: Small screen hampers the web browsing experience slightly ; No headphones supplied ; Small amount of onboard storage
The Explorer is HTC`s new entry level smartphone aimed at those customers looking for a smartphone but turned off by the large, feature rich and costly offering that is the HTC Sensation and its ilk....
Verdict: In terms of build quality the HTC Explorer does a surprisingly good job, given that the case is flexible, soft touch coated plastic reinforced with an aluminium strip. The handset has a sturdy and durable feel and plastic helps to keep the weight dow...
Overall User Rating (3.1 Out of 5 based on 8 ratings)
Best Features: Htc sense
Pros: Android, Wifi, 3g, 512mb ram
Cons: 600 Mhz processor, no autofocus, only 90mb internal memory, only 102mm length
Overall: Should be more designable view, autofocus in camera, more internal memory and atleast 800 Mhz processor. But anyway i m going to buy this this is very good budget android phone in 8000 Rs.
Best Features: no best feature
Pros: 3.2 inches touch screen
Cons: only 2.3 android , 3mp camera
Overall: this is not an excellent mobile. its performence, speed & touch is also not very good.