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Comment: Bought this phone for its size but it really is the worst phone I have EVER owned (and that includes other smartphones as well as old 2G and even 1G phones). It's extremely slow, it's next to unusuable for basic things like Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp. Internal memory is a joke: you CANNOT install more than 2 apps using the internal memory and the vast majority of USEFUL apps won't install on the SD card. I originally didn't care about the low memory because I was sold the phone on the false pretense that I was going to be able to expand the phone's memory with an SD card. That was a lie, the SD card is only useful for storing photos, videos, music, etc. MOST useful apps WILL NOT install on the SD card, something that effectively renders this "smartphone" into a standard 2G phone. I had to root the phone and install a custom ROM in order to force all apps to be installed on the SD card. That was the ONLY way you can actually use this phone, and unfortunately that does require pateince and some technical skills. So, if you're not a computer expert, do not buy this phone. And even after rooting and installing a custom ROM, you'll find that many apps will crash and the phone will become extremely sluggish. An extremely FRUSTRATING experience. So, all in all, it's a crap phone. Do not buy. Worst phone ever made. Save some money instead and buy a top of the range phone with LOTS of memory. Do not get fooled by false advertisements saying you'll be able to expand your phone's memory with an SD card. The Android OS is not designed to run apps from SD cards, which is the most absurd thing I have ever encountered in my life and something nobody will tell you when you're buying an Android phone.
Good: Easy to use phone if you only want it for phone calls and text messages
Bad: Memory..very bad
Comment: Got this phone as a Birthday present and to be honest very unhappy with it. Have only downloaded 4 apps and thats it, internal memory used up even though i have also got an sd card for it. Only buy this phone if you dont want to download apps.
Good: PRICE,Gprs,Wifi and generaly fast
Bad: Small screen,average camera and low internal memory( 90 megs)
Comment: Considers its price (around 120 euros) there is not a better phone in the world.
If you know basic programing you cant overclock its processor from 600 mhz up to 1400 mhz!
Good: Battery Life for a android cell, wifi, gps, htc sense, smart dial, call clarity, ultra portable, htc hub, htc like apps etc
Bad: low internal memory, camera quality, no gorila glass etc
Comment: Over all its a budget phone and best value for money in this segment, because of HTC and far better than Samsung's cheap cells.
Good: can operate fast and reliable internet connection
Bad: it hangs some times specially at the time of incomming calls
Comment: i just own this phone a week before and now i am facing the problem that when ever any call comes mostly it hangs and and then i have to pull out the battery and restart to bring it to normal .....if anyone knows the reason of this than he can email me at ZIA.FURQAN95@HOTMAIL.COM i will be very gratefull to u....waiting for your quality replies and solutions
Good: 1> Extremely portable.
Bad: high rate of battery consumtion....limited phn memory
Comment: Its portable,user-friendly, greattttttt looks, compact size........
but more battery consumption..........
Good: Price, Wifi, GPRS, GPS, music, looks
Bad: Battery, camera, processor, internal memory
Comment: **** yea! I rated it 5 out of 5 and I mean it!
Good: Its size,its looks,its functions and its camera
Bad: Battery life
Comment: The explorer is really great its slick UI is really fun and easy to use.Unlike the review my phones camera was better than my moms iphone.It's fully custamisable and how it merges contacts with facebook is great.The only problems I've had are the battery life and lags.I use the explorer right before Iy go to school for around 45 mins (listening to music and playing games) and the battery is half done and when I don't use it at all it lasts for around one day.The explorer has a small 600 MHz proccessor but the only time I've seen lags are when u turn the power off then.on it can mainly be seen with the lock ring,the browser and opening apps.Overall the explorer deserves five stars its a great way to experiece and the htc sense UI.I'm using the explorer to write this review right now btw the spell correct or auto correct is perfect its corrected almost every word.I highly recommend it really get it.
Good: easy to use
Bad: no flash and no image stabliser
Comment: good but let down by the camera at night
Comment: Can I Download games on the HTC Explorer?
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