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  • Network Type :
    GSM
  • Display Size :
    3.2 Inches
  • 3G :
    Yes, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
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Quick Specification of HTC Explorer

  • Other Feature
    • Network Type : GSM
  • Display
    • Display Size : 3.2 Inches
  • Internet & Connectivity
    • 3G : Yes, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

Full Specifications of HTC Explorer

  • General

    Operating Frequency / Network Type
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 900 / 1200 MHz
  • General Features

    Announced
    2011, September
    Status
    Available. Released 2011, October
    Color
    Active Black, Active Navy, Metallic Black, Metallic Navy
  • Other Feature

    Network Type
    GSM
  • Display

    Size
    3.2 Inches
    Type
    TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
    Type
    Touch Screen
    Color
    256 K
    Resolution
    320 x 480 Pixels
  • Other Features

    Sensors
    G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
    Important Apps
    Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa, SNS Integration, Instant Messaging, Samsung Apps service
    SIM Option
    Single SIM (GSM)
    SIM Size
    Normal Sim
  • Body

    Weight
    108 G
    Dimensions
    102.8x57.2x12.9 MM
    Form Factor
    Bar
    Input Method
    Touchscreen
  • Memory

    Memory Card Type
    Yes, Micro SD Card
    Internal Memory
    Yes, Internal Memory : 90 MB Storage, 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
    Expandable Memory Slot
    Yes, Up to 32GB
    Call Memory
    Yes
    Extendable Memory
    microSD, up to 32 GB
    Phone Book Memory
    Yes
    RAM
    512 MB
    ROM
    512 MB
    SMS Memory
    Yes
  • Camera

    Camera Resolution
    Camera,3.2 MP,2048 x 1536 Pixels
    Video
    Yes
    Zoom
    Yes, Digital Zoom
    Other Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, Face Detection Capability, Wide Screen Photo Capture, Camera Button
    Additional Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, face detection
    Primary
    3.15 MP
    Secondary
    NO
  • Multimedia

    Video Player
    Yes, Video Formats : MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, XviD
    Music Player
    MusicPlayer,MP3, eAAC+, WAV, WMA with Loud Speaker, SRS surround sound enhancement and 3.5mm Audio Jack
    Radio
    FM Radio
    Games
    YES
  • Sound

    Loudspeaker
    Yes
    3.5 mm Jack
    Yes
    Alert Types
    Vibration, MP3, WAV
  • Platform

    Java
    Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    GPU
    Adreno 200
    Operating Freq
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    Operating System
    Android OS, v2.3
    Processor
    600 MHz Cortex A5
  • Features

    Chipset
    Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon
    OS
    Android, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
    CPU
    Yes, 600MHz Sncorpion CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qulacomm MSM7227 chipset
  • Internet & Connectivity

    3G
    Yes, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
    GPRS
    Yes, Up to 80 kbps
    Bluetooth
    Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
    EDGE
    Yes
    Messaging
    SMS, MMS, Email, Push E-Mail, IM
    Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
    Navigation Technology
    Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Connectivity & Internet

    WLAN with
    Wi-Fi,802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
    GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS support
    USB
    Yes, microUSB v2.0
    Browser
    Yes, HTML
  • Battery

    Talktime
    Up to 7 hours 40 minutes (2G) / Up to 7 hours 33 minutes (3G)
    Capacity
    Li-ion ,1230 mAH
    Standby
    Up to 485 hours (2G) / Up to 445 hours (3G)
    Battery Capacity (mAh)
    1230 mAh
    Battery Type
    LI-ion
    Stand-by Time
    Up to 485 h (2G) / Up to 445 h (3G)
    Talk Time
    Up to 7 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 33 min (3G)
  • Messaging

    MMS
    Yes
    E-MAIL
    Email, Push Email
    SMS
    Yes, Threaded View
  • Additional Features

    Phone Book
    Yes
    Received Calls
    Yes
    Dialed Calls
    Yes
    Missed Calls
    Yes

Over all Review of HTC Explorer

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Overall Review

HTC Explorer, the Android Gingerbread mobile that was announced in September 2011, is one of the most affordable smartphones in the market and a remarkable smartphone in the global portfolio of HTC devices. Smartphones allow users to enjoy well defined graphics, exciting animations, quality music and videos along with social networking pleasure. HTC Explorer proposes a complex and exciting smartphone experience for users who are experiencing a smartphone for the first time.

HTC Explorer is a real smartphone as it gives shortcut to save valuable time and make life less complicated.  An interesting feature of HTC Explorer is that when the phone rings, you can see the latest social status updates, any special occasion (Birthday/ Anniversary) on the screen of the person calling. Never let you miss special dates and updates. With the HTC Explorer, the user can decide and personalize the home screen panes with various widgets, shortcuts and icons of those applications that they use frequently. HTC Explorer is simply a smarter phone for everyone and it represents another clear demonstration of HTC's commitment to expanding the market for more advanced smartphones.

HTC Sensation is an Android version 2.3 entry level smartphone with a modest 600MHz Qualcomm processor that allows applications to start up instantly and switching between them is also made easier.  HTC has come up with bright idea of few colors that can be customized, the colors are Metallic Blue, Metallic Orange, Metallic White and Metallic Purple. This droid is available in three shades, Metallic Black, Active Black and Metallic Navi. For those who are color specific and want to showoff with something that won't be common, you have a choice.

User Interface and UI functionality

With a decent sized 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen and a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, the user get a crystal clear view of applications. The lock screen allows access of contacts, mail, camera, and messages in one swipe even when your phone is locked. With HTC Explorer we can put what’s most important at ease of fingertips. And to make things more convenient, HTC Explorer offers an intelligent and clean home screen design that focus on the most often used applications and features. It notifies user for any new email or text message or for any calendar event that has been marked.

HTC Explorer allows the user to go through contacts quickly and make calls easily from either the contacts or call history by simply entering the contact’s first or last name, or may be just the initials. It shows priority list of recent calls. This droid runs on Android version 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and has HTC Sense user interface of version 3.5 on top of it that makes the home screen very customizable. It is powered by a single core Cortex A5 processor that throbs at the speed of 600MHz and has Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon chipset for its better functioning. The Adreno 200 GPU also gives good graphical performance.

Multimedia features

HTC Explorer is a good multimedia phone in a small package. It offers the users entertainment like never before. It allows web browsing at ease similar to desktop computer. To make viewing better, the HTC Explorer automatically adjusts the text on the screen so user dont have to scroll left and right to read the text completely. Websites can be found easily and are very much readable. And to search for any address, a map opens up immediately and the location can be traced. It allows zoom in and dial a phone number on the web page in one easy step, which gives convenient handling experience. The audio player supports .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, and .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) formats for playback whereas for recording the format supported is .amr. On the other hand, the video player gives back up to .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), and .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3) formats for video playback while for recording it supports .mp4 format.

Pictures and Video quality

HTC Explorer sports a 3.2 megapixels primary color camera with an image resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels but it cannot exactly be compared with an 8 megapixels auto focus cameras of many smartphones but it is good enough for a modest picture and video quality. The shutter button is also very quick. It will never let a great shot slip away. The instant capture camera button works as soon as the button is pressed.

Internet support

HTC Explorer offer rich Internet experience. It supports 3G with up to 14.4Mbps download speed and up to 5.76Mbps upload speed. It also support EDGE at 236.8 kbps speed. Navigation through GPRS can be done up to 80kbps speed. Active lock screen in window allows good stuff on your phone, user can check up on your portfolio, view your friend's status, and more. User can surf the web in style with multiple window browsing, a quick look up tool for jumping to Wikipedia or YouTube and the latest Flash support for smooth video playback. On the Help page, a wide range of tutorial videos and articles, troubleshooting, downloads, and contact information can be found for support centers.

Internal and External Memory

Total storage capacity offered by HTC Explorer is 512MB for RAM and 512MB space for ROM along with 90MB user available memory, which is not very high but good enough for normal applicability, like storing phone book entries, call records, SIS applications and messages. You can extend the external memory of the droid up to 32GB using a microSD card in the provided memory card slot.

Applications and Gaming

HTC Explorer do not have lot of fancy inbuilt games but with Google's Android software many applications and can be downloaded from the Android market. User can download as many applications as they want. Most of the applications and games from Android market can be downloaded in matter of moments.

Battery Backup

With the rechargeable Lithium Ion battery with 1,230 mAh capacity, HTC Explorer offers a considerable stand-by time up to 485 hours for 2G network and up to 445 hours for 3G network. The talk time offered with this powerful battery is up to 7 hours 40 minutes with 2G network and up to 7 hours 33 minutes for 3G network.

Connectivity Offered

HTC Explorer offers a good connectivity and work well on both 2G and 3G networks. It supports 3G network bands at HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz frequencies and 2G network GSM bands at 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz frequencies. The HTC Explorer allows Bluetooth version 3.0 connection with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, EDR and GPRS for up to 114kbps and EDGE up to 560kbps of speed. It also support the 3G HSDPA downloading maximum speed of 14.4 Mbps, and HSUPA uploading speed of 5.76 Mbps.

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Motorola Fire XT is one of the touchscreen smartphone in the market which is a strong competitor to HTC Explorer launched in similar price range. Both the devices run on Android OS. So made an attempt to compare the difference between both the gadgets based on the specifications. The features of MOTO are also good. Camera features like LED flash and secondary camera are not available in Motorola Fire XT which are there in Motorola Fire XT along with more internal storage. HTC Explorer has a slightly bigger and brighter screen whereas Motorola Fire XT comes with higher 800 Mhz processor. The other competing handsets available in the market are Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Samsung Galaxy S, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola DEFY, HTC Desire V, HTC Desire X, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia 808 PureView, and many more.

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HTC Explorer is a low end Android smartphone by the Taiwanese smartphones and tablets manufacturer, HTC. It being a low end device, the HTC Watch movie rental service and the 3D scrolling effects on the home screen panes are not available. The device bears so much resemblance from HTC Wildfire S and its outer shell is made up of patterned plastic for good grip and this plastic has a rubbery feel. This droid was announced in the month of September, 2011 and was made available in the market from the last week of the same month, that is, September, 2012 at a price of 12,650 only. At the time of launch, HTC Explorer was the entry level droid of HTC to pace up with the existing competition, the company slashed down the price of this smartphone and now it is available for Rs. 7,899 only, which is a very notable price cut.

HTC Explorer holds a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touch screen that is supported by 256 thousand colors and 180 pixels per inch of density. The handset runs on Android version 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and has HTC Sense version 3.5 user interface on top of it. It is powered by a little slow Cortex A5 processor that beats at the rate of 600MHz only and has Snapdragon chipset also that improves the speed of the droid. The external memory is extensible up to 32GB and there is a 3.2 megapixels primary camera that is also capable of recording 480 pixels videos. Video calls are barred as there is no secondary camera provided in the gadget. With the powerful Lithium Ion 1,230 mAh battery this smartphone provides a good talk and standby time.

HTC Mobiles is a well-known mobile brand across the globe. The company is recognized to make phones, which are smart, intelligent and user friendly. With the launch of HTC Explorer, the firm has proved that it is one of the best in the field and most importantly been appreciated by the consumers as well. In my view, HTC Explorer is certainly an impressive Smartphone that is packed out with ample of interesting and comprehensible features, which is very important to be present in the today's scenario.

By just a glimpse of HTC Explorer, one would surely be impressed and mesmerized. The 3.2 inches of TFT capacitive touchscreen display is pretty awesome and comes with an ideal resolution of 320 x 480 pixels that gives immense pleasure in viewing images and videos on the device. To further add charm and glory to the screen is the HTC Sense 3.5 user interface, which is smooth and easy to use. Under the skin, HTC Explorer is powered with a sturdy processor of Cortex A5 that runs at a speed of 600 MHz and has Android 2.3 gingerbread as operating system. The device has a chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A and is accompanied with Adreno 200 GPU. The presence of accelerometer and proximity sensors adds more contentment while working on the phone.

HTC Mobiles has taken care of camera segment of HTC Explorer too. The smartphone is fitted with 3.15 megapixels of rear camera with facilities like geo-tagging and face detection. The camera has a capability to capture 480p videos. But the sad part here is that the device lacks secondary camera and LED Flash. This part might cost HTC Mobiles a bit of sales as same category Smartphones does feature secondary camera and LED flash that enhanced the pictures and videos considerably.

Talking about the memory of HTC Explorer, this smartphone has been provided with 90 MB of inbuilt memory storage accompanied with 512 MB of ROM and 512 MB of RAM. The memory could be further amplified up to 32 GB as the company has provided a microSD card slot, where one can insert microSD card to enlarge the memory up to 32 GB. The connectivity features of HTC Explorer are impressive in their own way. The smartphone sports GPRS/EDGE, 3G and A-GPS support along with facility of connecting internet through Wi-Fi. The Bluetooth and microUSB port are present for data transfer. On the whole, HTC Explorer is an absolutely remarkable Android smartphone, if the company would have worked on the secondary camera and LED flash, the phone would have become absolutely flawless.

  • Price of HTC Explorer in the above table are in Indian Rupees.
  • The latest price of HTC Explorer was obtained on Apr 16, 2014.
  • The HTC Explorer is available in Saholic, Ezoneonline, Maniacstore, Themobilestore, Snapdeal, Indiatimes, Bagittoday, Homeshop18, Naaptol
  • The lowest price of HTC Explorer is ` 6,599 in Saholic , which is 49.23% less than the cost of HTC Explorer in Naaptol (` 12,999)
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