HTC Explorer A310e Unlocked GSM Phone with Android 2.3 OS, 3.2MP Camera, GPS and
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Explore various applications with the HTC Explorer touchscreen mobile, which runs on the Android (2.3) operating system. Improve your browsing experience with the installed HTML, flash browser of this HTC smartphone. Capture decent quality pictures using the built-in 3 MP, Auto focus, and Face detection features of this touchscreen mobile. Get high-speed Internet with the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity of the HTC Explorer. What's more, you can conveniently exchange data to-and-fro with the Bluetooth-enabled HTC smartphone. Find routes and directions while on the move, using the A-GPS feature of the HTC Explorer phone.
There's a lot of applications built in: web browser, navigation, social networking, Google search, address book with deep integration with all your contacts across various media, audio and video players and recorders, Android market, calendar and organizer, e-mail clients, etc.
Connectivity is brilliant: Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, several modes for connecting to your PC, Wi-Fi, micro USB. GSM connectivity covers most bands: quad-band 2G and dual-band 3G. Also, the phone is fully unlocked, unbranded, SIM-free; you can check the software information to prove that (software revision/build number is *.401.*).
Build quality is surprisingly good for this price range, mixture of aluminum and rubberized body give a sense of holding much more expensive device in your hand. Battery life could definitely be better, but it's not a deal-breaker.
The response is snappy, considering the hardware inside. Screen is very good and clear, and covers almost whole front face of the phone. Camera is of modest quality. Audio quality is good. Video playback is limited, but this is not what this phone is really made for. Memory is big enough for several additional applications/gadgets and there's a microSD slot if you need more space.
To summarize - there are definitely better phones out there. But not for this price. All in all, this was one of my best investments ever (and I have much more expensive phones to compare it with). Highly recommended.
27 February. Have now had the phone about a month. Still enjoying it but it does have some issues - for example it can sometimes take a long time to 'load' which can be annoying if you need to make a phone call in a hurry. I have even had the situation where the phone was ringing but the usual swiping process to answer the phone just didn't work! Music player is nothing to write home about and no challenge to your everyday ipod. So, with that I am revising my rate down from 5 stars to 4.