HTC Explorer

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Market Status: Available in India

Release Date: 2011-10-23

Updated on:Sep 21, 2014

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Key Features

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3.2 Inch, 320x480 px display, TFT
  • 600 MHz processor
  • 3.2 MP Primary Camera
  • 3G, WiFi
  • 512 MB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 32 GB
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1230 mAh, Li-Ion battery
What makes HTC Explorer unique?
  • The cheapest Android HTC phone

For

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

Against

  • 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

Brand HTC
Model Explorer
Operating System Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size Mini
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Also Known As HTC Pico

Performance

Processor 600 MHz, MSM7227A
Graphics Adreno 200
RAM 512 MB

Storage

Internal Memory 512 MB
Expandable Memory Yes, Up to 32 GB

Display

Screen Size 3.2 Inch
Screen Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density (sharpness) 180 ppi
Display Type TFT

Camera

Main Camera Yes, 3.2 MP
Video Recording 640x480 fps
Zoom Yes, Digital Zoom
Camera Features Face detection, Geo tagging

Battery

Capacity 1230 mAH, Li-ion
TalkTime Up to 7.66 Hours(2G) / Up to 7.55 Hours(3G)
Stand By Time Up to 485 Hours(2G) /Up to 445 Hours(3G)

Connectivity

Operating Frequency GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz / UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
GPRS Yes, 80 kbps kbps
EDGE Yes, 236.8 kbps
3G Yes, HSDPA, 14.4 Mbit/s; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbit/s Rev.A
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0, EDR, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
USB Connectivity Yes, USB Port, microUSB 2.0

Design

Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen
Weight 108 grams
Dimensions 102.8 x 57.2 x 12.90 mm
Colours

Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor
Applications Document Viewer

Multimedia

FM Radio Yes, RDS, Stereo FM
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Audio enhancements SRS Sound
Special Features Voice Memo

23 Expert Reviews for HTC Explorer

Overall Expert Rating (3.8 Out of 5 based on 16 ratings)

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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...

  • Budget Android smartphone that looks good - apart from the touchscreen
    Luke Johnson
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    18 Jul 2012 | techradar

    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....


  • HTC Explorer
    Niall Magennis
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    31 Dec 2011 | trustedreviews

    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

  • HTC Explorer Android Smartphone Review
    Niall Coleman
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    31 Dec 2011 | hardwareheaven

    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...

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8 User Reviews for HTC Explorer

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Overall User Rating (3.1 Out of 5 based on 8 ratings)

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Recent User Reviews
  • Dont Buy Any Htc Mobile
    aarnav
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    14 Jan 2013

    Best Features: -10 rank dont buy

    Pros: negitive

    Cons: dont buy any HTC MOBILE

    Overall: WORST MOBILE IN WORLD DONT BUY HTC ANY MOBILE 3 MOBILE EXPERIENCE WITHIN 2-3 MONTHS ITS BAD PERFORMANCE WORST SERVICE CENTER IN THE WORLD DONT BUY HTC ANY MOBILE REGARDS AN HTC MOBILE USER REVIEW IS -10 RANK

  • Mob Explorer Review
    madhu; sharma
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    04 Dec 2012

    Pros: look

    Cons: look

    Overall:

  • Budget Phone
    Shivam
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    27 Oct 2012

    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.


  • Not Very Good In Performence, Speed, Design,
    unknown
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    01 Oct 2012

    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.

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