Large display is ideal for games and videos, Outstanding metallic design
For those who don't feel like the HTC One max is the right choice for them, we have a few alternatives to recommend. One if them is the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is definitely more capable in the hardware department with its Snapdragon 800 SoC and 3GB of RAM. An option that impresses with both performance and design is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, which is, on top of it all, resistant to dust and water damage.
Larger screen, Longer battery, MicroSD slot
We won't pull any punches. The HTC One Max doesn't come close to hitting the heights of the HTC One.
It's a phone that's designed to serve a very singular purpose - give those that liked the look of the One a phone with a bigger screen, and almost nothing else.
Biometrics are going to be big in phones, but not implemented in this way.
Solid Phablet, excellent battery life
So in the end, the HTC One Max is a solid device that has more than enough to keep you happy, but it may have a hard time luring you into the store in the first place. Unless HTC delivers a prompt upgrade that makes the fingerprint scanner a real game-changer, it will probably have to cut the One Max's price a bit to keep the phablet relevant.
Decent battery life, Great 1080p display, Fantastic audio quality
The One Max isn't much of an upgrade over the One and its features don't warrant the excessive volume or weight. Its screen, speakers and battery life are saving graces, however, and give it some credibility as a media player.
Affordable price point
Taking into account the $99.99 on-contract price attached to the HTC 8X right from the onset, it's at an attractive price point that would handedly reel in some curious bystanders. To HTC's credit, we absolutely love the direction they went with the 8X's design, as it seemingly stands out magnificently from the staple of cold industrial designs we're normally bombarded with.
Colorful and eye-catching design
The 8X is available on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, so you have no excuse not to pick one up. It's a toss-up with the Lumia 920: if you love music, the 8X is for you. But if you're a shutterbug, you can't beat the 920's outstanding camera. In the end, only choose either if you don't need obscure apps, because you won't find them on Windows. But if you're willing to give the software a shot, the 8X is a solid choice.
Elegant, latest WP8 OS
When we reviewed earlier Windows Phone handsets, we were told the platform needed time to bed in.
It's had that and it's evolved but we can't help feeling there are still a few areas it really is left lacking. Things like the poor media support are inexcusable and these are places where Microsoft is to blame more than HTC.
We're sure it will be fixed but it takes the gloss off a new purchase when things like this don't work flawlessly.
Boasts a 1280x720-pixel HD resolution
I am going to hold my hands up and say that I used to be a massive fan of anything made by HTC. I have owned, in total, around seven different Android handsets by the Taiwanese giant, including the Hero, Desire, and Sensation XE. But whilst my love has been transferred to Samsung in more recent years, I was very keen to get my hands on the 8X and to see what HTC would do with the Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Rubbery finish is pleasant to the touch and aids grip
The HTC Windows Phone 8X is the best all-rounder of the Windows Phone 8 smartphones we've tried. It has a different and less comprehensive selection of pre-loaded apps to Nokia models, but the hardware is better than the identically priced Lumia 820.
Gorgeous design and cool colors
The HTC is unique looking, absolutely stunning and we love the color selection. It's a quality piece of hardware with an excellent HD display, Beats audio and it's plenty fast. Windows Phone 8's app selection is gaining steam and the OS is now robust enough that it's a good time to try Windows Phone. The HTC 8X's biggest problem in the US is the bargain priced yet high end Nokia Lumia 920 that sells for less and doubles storage while adding excellent free navigation.
Stunning detail with its 5-inch 1080p display
Slithering its way out of nowhere, surprisingly enough, we have to admit that HTC has a winner in the DROID DNA. Right now, it's rather difficult to stand atop of the crowd knowing that you have other venerable smartphones out there to compete against, but HTC is able to head into the crucial holiday season knowing they have a standout contender.
Seriously beefy specs
The Droid DNA is a very good phone. Its hardware performance is the definition of consistency, giving snappy load times and overall excellent performance.
Its sheer size makes it a bit of niche device, since its not easy to stuff in a pocket or manipulate with one hand. The lower-end storage size will likely have media mongerers shuffling files more often than they'd like, but it's worth it for that glorious 5-inch, 1080p screen.
No better smartphone out there right now
Overall, this device is simply magnificent. I was shocked when I first held it, and even more shocked when I slid it easily into my pocket. It felt fantastic, far better than my Rezound, and about the same as my Galaxy S3. If you buy any device in the next six months, it ought to be the HTC DROID DNA.
On paper, the HTC Droid DNA has some spectacular specs. The 1080P screen certainly is pretty, even if it doesn't improve that much on 1280 x 720, and the quad-core processor provides a huge amount of push no matter what you decide to do. I'm not wild about the ergonomics, but it's something that you can learn to live with, especially given the drawbacks inherent in any device with a 5+ inch screen.
Big, bold, and beautiful
We've criticized HTC in the past for taking what has felt like the safer route through the mobile landscape, and its decisions have seen it struggle to stand out while rivals like Samsung dominate Android device sales. The DROID DNA, though, is a return to the trail-blazing form of HTC's earlier days in Android: those times when the company had the best screens, and the fastest processors, and were legitimately "the phone to have" if you were a power user.
Comfortable to hold
I feel like HTC really knocked one out of the park with the Droid DNA. For $199 on Verizon Wireless, there is very little that can hold a candle to what this phone offers. When you compare this phone to Google's Nexus, Samsung's Galaxy S3, or Motorola's Razr line, there's not a single phone that adds up to what you get with the Droid DNA.
Top-notch camera configuration
HTC's Droid DNA is a mixed bag. On the plus side, the phone has a distinctive and solid-feeling build, a superb 1080p display and a top-notch camera configuration.
It also, however, has inconsistent and at times poor performance along with substandard call quality, underwhelming battery life and limited storage with no option for expansion. Then there's the UI and the baffling decisions with button and port configuration.
Truly Amazing Screen
All-in-all, the Droid DNA by HTC should definitely be a contendor this holiday season if youâ??re in the market for a new phone. The screen is by far one of the best (if not the best for the moment) and the LTE and quad-core processor will keep this phone from getting quickly outdated. If youâ??re okay with the large size, no expandable storage, and HTC Sense overlay, the DNA will be sure to keep you happy.
Fast data, compact size, snappy performance
The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is a fine phone, but it feels a bit like it was designed last year for last year's smartphone market. It doesn't really have any glaring performance issues, but compared to what is available in HTC's own One series and other devices that Verizon offers, it's hard to say that the Incredible is competitive.
Excellent voice quality
When looking at the current landscape of Android smartphones, the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is a nice addition, but simply does not stand out from the competition as there really isn't anything remarkable about it. Its key feature is its smaller physical size, making it usable with a single hand.
Zippy UI and processor
This phone proves that you can still pack a lot of punch into a smaller form factor and still deliver a true smartphone experience. While we were initially skeptical of the smaller screen, it delivered well. Combine the Beats Audio experience with that screen, and an empty room or seatmates who don't mind noise, and you have a pocket-sized entertainment package.
Speedy, compact with good camera
The Droid Incredible 4G LTE is a solid phone with a sharp display, excellent camera and good call quality. Were it not for the Samsung Galaxy S III and the very popular Droid RAZR MAXX by Motorola, I'm sure it would gain a lot more traction, but those flagship smartphones overpower the third generation Droid Incredible. That said, if you're a fan of the iconic Droid Incredible design and don't want a huge or expensive phone, it's well worth a look.
Sense UI makes Android feel polished
The Droid Incredible is the best Android device that you can purchase in America right now. It's better than the Droid, better than the Nexus One, and certainly beats the pants off of any previous generation handsets like the Eris, myTouch, or Cliq. It's not just a very, very good Android phone (though it is); it's also an excellent smartphone no matter how you cut it.
Detailed camera and sharp screen look good
The newest Droid Incredible is a phone with one foot stuck in the past. Interior components like the processor and camera are stellar, and they're on par with other $200 smartphones on the market right now. But the smaller, 4-inch display isn't a true HD screen. And the design, dominated by a stubby and chunky chassis, feels like it was drawn up a few years ago when the Droid brand was first launched.
Great sound, good price
With fewer than 10% of available Android phones running Android 4.0, the Incredible could be a quick way to latch onto the new OS. (The latest version, Android 4.1, won't be available on anything outside of the Nexus 7 tablet for about six months.) Android 4.0 also has features such as Android Beam, which uses NFC to quickly transfer files from the Incredible to another similarly-equipped smartphone.
Updated HTC Sense UI 3.5
If you like the plum color, then you should take a look at the HTC Rhyme, as it offers a lot, including the new HTC Sense 3.5 interface, 5MP camera, good call quality and battery life. But we can't help but think that some people will be turned-off by the plum color, and would not consider the Rhyme because of it, despite it being a good phone otherwise. Because of this, it would be nice if the Rhyme were available in a few other color choices to appeal to a broader audience.
Speaker dock is a nice addition
At its most basic level the HTC Rhyme is a nice handset. It's simple design is lovely, it has enough performance to get by, and the included speaker dock is a nice addition. However, the Charm accessory and headphones don't really add much to the package, and given you do pay a small premium for them it becomes hard to recommend this phone. It's a perfectly decent mid-range handset, but no bargain.
Sleek and stylish Android phone
The HTC Rhyme Android phone might have intended to target females, but this sleek and stylish Android phone is good enough to appeal to a broader gender base. Excellent build quality, slick software and a generous amount of included accessories -- the best being the docking station make the Rhyme an excellent smartphone for anyone, though we do wish it was a tad faster.
Hardware is beautiful
When the HTC Rhyme first arrived on the scene, Verizon's major focus seemed to be on the marketing angle rather than the meat of the phone. Widely understood to be a lady phone, the Rhyme's promise as a piece of hardware got lost amid stereotypes painting women as ditzes who need a sparkling light to find their phone underneath tubes of lipstick. Surprisingly, HTC has adamantly denied that this is a phone geared towards women.
Very good battery life
I really wanted to love the HTC Rhyme -- even though the techie in me wanted to be insulted by the idea of a phone specifically aimed at women, my heart did melt a little when I first opened up the box and saw that sleek purple exterior. The charging cradle, headphones, and call indicator dangle are great additions to the overall package, but unfortunately the phone itself failed to deliver in key areas.
Simultaneous voice and data over 3G
The HTC ThunderBolt is Verizon's fastest and most powerful smartphone yet. The 4G speeds do not disappoint, blowing right past the competition and taking the browsing and streaming experience on a smartphone to the next level. It also serves as a fine hot spot/modem. Couple that with HTC's premium design and a solid feature set and the ThunderBolt looks like a pretty attractive option.
Excellent upgrade from the original Incredible
The HTC Incredible 2 is an excellent upgrade from the original Incredible in terms of display, design, and specs, but I couldn't help but feel slightly cheated by the absence of 4G support, especially since the phone is so great for watching video. For what it offers, I think it should be priced $50 lower. At $200, it's only $50 less than the HTC Thunderbolt. I would willingly shell out the extra $50 for the Thunderbolt, which lets me switch between 3G and 4G when I need to.
Better battery life
Using the Incredible 2 brought back memories of the earlier phone that I was so fond of. It's still not perfect but a year's worth of evolution has resulted in a phone that's all around much better. The Incredible 2 is faster and generally has much better battery life than the original. If you own an Incredible and aren't in love with AMOLED, you'll appreciate the upgrade to the Incredible 2.
Great data speeds, speedy processor, colorful and bright screen
The HTC ThunderBolt is a landmark device for Verizon Wireless, and it is the first 4G LTE-capable phone available in the United States. In addition to the 4G radio inside, the ThunderBolt has a great 4.3-inch screen, a speedy 1GHz processor, a nice camera, and a very easy-to-use interface.
I really enjoyed using the ThunderBolt as a primary phone.
Bright light shooting was great, however, and above many other phones in its class.
The EVO 3D is an odd duck. The phone does certain things exceptionally well while other things rendered us perplexed. For instance, as a standalone smartphone, it's just as speedy an intuitive as the HTC Sensation 4G. Its dual-core Snapdragon, Android 2.3, and HTC Sense 3.0 hat trick will reel in any consumer. The phone also comes with a 3D movie and 3D game preloaded, and it performs quite well in that department.
very pleasing photos
The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the best smartphones on the market right now. Its incredible 4G LTE speeds and WiFi hotspot sharing feature set it apart, at least for a few months until Verizon releases further 4G smartphones. It's hard to beat HTC's Sense UI for a tasteful and restrained customization of Android that packs a lot of utility; especially for those of you who dislike Samsung's TouchWiz UI and find vanilla Android dull or unfriendly.
sound quality was quite good; we were surprised at how clearly our voice cut through the ambient noise when narrating.
First-generation devices are often, if not usually, a little rickety -- proofs of concept that are more about the manufacturer (or carrier) being able to say that they're first to launch a particular feature than they are about delivering a solid, all-around winner.
I wish I liked it more
The phone is fast, gorgeous, and has a great feel in hand. However, switching from a Google Experience device to a non-experience, skinned, and bloated device might prove to be too much of a negative change for me. I can overlook a few things because, after all, if every device was the same, we wouldn't make any forward progress. That said, there might be too much that I don't like on this phone that I just can't ignore, even though I REALLY want to and really want to keep it!
Fast and stable platform experience
When it comes down to successive devices, the HTC DROID Incredible 2 manages to do everything correctly to make it a fruitful and fitting offering. Seeing marked improvements in various categories, itâ?? s still one great all around handset at $200 on-contract, but its arrival on the scene feels ever so late and seems as though itâ?? s past its prime already. Trying to follow after the mighty HTC ThunderBolt is one feat on its own, however, itâ?? s already feeling as though itâ??
Solid operating performance
The Incredible is back, and it is even more incredible than before. But does the HTC Droid Incredible 2 have what it takes to battle the Thunderbolt, Inspire 4G, G2x, Atrix 4G, and other hooligans of the Superphone persuasion? Not quite, but the HTC Incredible 2 proved itself as a quality overall phone.
Good build quality and materials
Buying an Android smartphone on Verizon is no easy task because the carrier has such a large and excellent selection to choose from. We'd say the HTC Thunderbolt steals the high end for HTC fans, but for those of you who couldn't care less about 4G, want a smaller phone or a less expensive but still high end phone, the Incredible 2 is a great choice. It's fast, stable, has a clear and colorful though not flashy display, has excellent voice quality and dual cameras.
An attractive and beautifully finished product
We'll come right out and say it: the Droid Incredible 2 is the best 3G Android smartphone on Verizon today. If you live in a 3G-only area or you can forgo LTE (and the Droid Charge), the choice basically comes down to the Incredible 2 and Verizon's iPhone 4. With this device, HTC is pushing the single core Snapdragon platform to the limit, then packaging it into an attractive and beautifully finished product.
Great speed and responsiveness
The Incredible 2 has a fantastic camera, it's small and light, and it's blazingly fast. However there are some voice issues, and the battery life, while pretty good, isn't stellar. Add in a slightly disappointing external speaker and annoyingly small buttons and you'll see how hard it would be to give this model a glowing review. Having said that, however, I know that I'm being exceptionally nitpicky with this phone because it has a really tough act to follow.
Let me start by saying that the Droid Incredible 2 is a very good device. It is solidly made and does exactly what it claims to do. Outside of the outdated operating system, and a terrible speakerphone, there are no significant failures. The biggest drawback to the phone is, unfortunately, the price. Currently priced at $200 after various rebates, the Droid Incredible 2 is just $50 less expensive than the HTC Thunderbolt, which gives you all these features plus access to the 4G network.
At $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the DROID Incredible 2 by HTC is still cheaper than Verizonâ??s 4G smartphones. However, as we said about the Incredible S, itâ??s also based on technology that is being phased out: single-core processors are being replaced with dual-cores, and the Galaxy S II (review) shows that just because you have a high-speed CPU, it doesnâ??t mean you canâ??t have solid battery life too.
sleek, polished-looking phone
Plenty of smartphones claim to be the perfect for business users. But few can match the business-friendly features found on the HTC Touch Pro2. This Windows Mobile-based phone, which is available in an unlocked version and a subsidized model sold by T-Mobile, packs in plenty of software, some unique business-centric calling features, and a stellar display. You won't find a lot of fun extras on the HTC Touch Pro2, but if you're looking for a business-only device, you likely won't miss them.
high-quality duplex speakerphone
When the HTC Touch Pro2 hit the scene, it instantly became the best business smartphone on T-Mobile's lineup, and one of the best business smartphones you can buy. For the hefty starting price, it better be (for our analysis of the real cost of owning a smartphone, ). But the HTC Touch Pro2 on T-Mobile proves its worth with solid hardware, including our favorite QWERTY keyboard and advanced features all around.
The underside of the Touch Pro2 is constructed from stiff plastic with a metal look, and a prominent external speaker adding a pleasing texture.
Those who can afford the Touch Pro2 will be buying a feature-rich smartphone with a unique conference calling feature and a decent suite of business apps. Those who can afford the Touch Pro2 will be buying a feature-rich smartphone with a unique conference calling feature and a decent suite of business apps.Those who can afford the Touch Pro2 will be buying a feature-rich smartphone with a unique conference calling feature and a decent suite of business apps.
We think the HTC Touch Pro2 may be one of the finest Windows Mobile 6.1 phones available.
We loved the original HTC Touch Pro. Or wanted to, anyway. Though HTC wowed us with distinct styling, a snappy keyboard, and a downright luscious screen, we could never quite get past how clunky the slow the TouchFlo 3D interface felt pasted over Windows Mobile 6.1. At the end of the day, we just couldn’t recommend it. But with a company as prolific as HTC, you seldom have to wait long for a better version.
Also included on the phone is an FM radio, which is a nice touch.
HTC has excelled in bringing Google Android to a more affordable level with the HTC Tattoo. Although the touchscreen on the phone leaves a lot to be desired, the phone is great for the price and Androidâ??s 1.6 update proves that Apple isnâ??t the only one that can bring both fun and functional applications to the mobile world.
Conclusion: The HTC Tattoo is overall a nice little phone.
The HTC Tattoo is overall a nice little phone. It does every thing you would expect but was too small for me.
One thing the the network providers can do to make this handset even more popular is to sell it as a PAYG device, but the price needs to be right. T-Mobile recently released the Pulse which was there first PAYG Android device and its only Â£176.16. Its bigger and a lot cheaper than buying a sim free Tattoo at the moment but I have not used one so its hard to compare.
Call quality on the Tattoo is good and the speakerphone is loud and clear.
The HTC Tattoo is priced at Rs. 13,000. It does have a few shortcomings including a poor camera and minor interface issues, but if you are looking for a smartphone that does a bit of everything, then it is a very good purchase. The HTC Tattoo is priced at Rs. 13,000. It does have a few shortcomings including a poor camera and minor interface issues, but if you are looking for a smartphone that does a bit of everything, then it is a very good purchase.
HTC Tattoo is a stylish phone that will attract youngsters and business users, but suffers with low resolution display and resistive touch-screen. It also does not feature pinch-to-zoom, ambient light sensor and multi-touch. If you need a smartphone with stylish design and do not mind above drawbacks, then you can buy HTC Tattoo. However, we will recommend you to check other smartphones in its price range.
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