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1. Trusted Brand

2. HTC is a global brand that has been making phones for more than 10 years, and is credited for developing the world’s first Android phone and also the first windows powered phone. It is known for its good looking designs.

3. HTC has over 200 service locations spread over India covering most major cities. Toll Free Number: 18002663566

HTC Explorer details

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  • 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
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.

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.

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Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
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  • Camera
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  • 512 MB + 32 GB Expandable
  • FM Radio
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4.3 /5 BASED ON 1,347 RATING(S)
OVERALL RATING
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    811
  • 4 stars
    317
  • 3 stars
    89
  • 2 stars
    40
  • 1 stars
    90
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poor camera (9)
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good voice clarity (1)
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value for money (22)
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hanging issue (16)
poor performance (3)
heating issue (4)
awesome performance (9)
service center (4)
build quality (16)
future updates (1)
pixel density (6)
talk time (3)
flash (50)
low light (6)
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Very good Entry Level Smartphone
10 Nov 2011 By Nayan Patel On flipkart.com

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
09 Nov 2011 By uday kumar On flipkart.com

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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HTC Explorer Specifications

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General
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
Height 102.8 mm Compare Size
Width 57.2 mm
Thickness 12.90 mm
Poor
Thickness compared to
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12.90 mm
Average in group
8.9 mm
Best in this group
5.1 mm
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Weight 108 grams
Very Good
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108 grams
Average in group
145 grams
Best in this group
84 grams
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Black
Display
Below Average
Display compared to
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This Device
32%
Average in group
58%
Best in this group
85%
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 yes Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen to Body Ratio
51.95 %
Performance
Poor
Performance compared to
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17%
Average in group
51%
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 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6735P
Best in this group
Quad core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex A72 + Quad core, 1.4 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
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
4 GB
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Storage
Poor
Storage compared to
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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
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Expandable Memory
yes Up to 32 GB
Camera
Poor
Camera compared to
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20%
Average in group
68%
Best in this group
88%
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
20.7 MP
Group: 6 - 10 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Flash no  No
Image Resolution 2048 x 1536 Pixels
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Face detection
Video Recording 640x480 fps
Battery
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 yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v3.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes RDS, Stereo FM
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Audio Features
SRS Sound
Special Features
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
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