HTC Freestyle User Reviews
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Camera5.6/10Multimedia4.5/10Internet4/10Call quality5.1/10Battery4/10Reception5.8/10Display5.5/10Build quality6.3/10Text input3.1/10Everyday usage3.6/10UI speed3.3/10
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posted on 11 Sep 2011, 14:12 (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Nathan has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Build quality: Sturdy and beautiful aluminum design.
Reception: Excellent, always have 4-5 bars everywhere.
Call quality: A little above average.
Internet: Great for a messaging phone and has support for multi-touch. Since its a messaging phone you can get UNLIMITED data for $9.99 a month. (EPIC)
Camera: Descent 3.2mp camera. The only problem is the lack of an auto-focus, but its still good.
UI speed: Its fast but freezes occasionally, but its something to expect because its a feature phone.
Everyday usage: HTC Sense makes it a fun to use phone.
Display:It offers a clarity that you don't see with most feature phones.
Battery: Good 1300mAh battery that will last a few days with heavy usage.
Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Beautiful, fast, fun messaging phone.
- Everyone thinks its a smartphone. XD
- HTC Sense!!!
- Freezes occasionally(not often)
- Sends duplicate messages some times.
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posted on 19 Nov 2012, 17:13 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Pretty great phone
ameron96 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've had the Freestyle for about a year and a half now, and I love it. When I first got it, I loved it, then all previous symptoms occured--freezing, lagging, system error, rebooting, etc. After taking it to the store and having it reset, however, it was amazing. The only reason it freezes is because it is a gsm phone and putting too much info on it (music, external photos, etc.) slows it down. Its music quality is amazing, its reception could be better, but when you're talking you can adjust the volume as you want it. Its interface is pleasing to the eye, and it's easy to see. Typing is easy, when you keep it in the sideways format. Really good phone!Build quality 8/10Reception 7/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 7/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 7/10Display 9/10Battery 7/10
- Build, screen quality, volume, music
- drops calls sometimes
- initial errors
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posted on 23 May 2012, 23:45 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 May 2012)
Was great but then became HORRIBLE!
Cassy74 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I've had this phone for about 9 months and I LOVED it at first, it was fast, responsive, and nice looking. But then after about 3-4 months of everyday use, it became slower and slower, unresponsive, and SUPER HARD to type/text on. I'm begging my parents for an iPhone or something, ANYTHING BUT THIS!! Loved this phone until it started to die :(Build quality 4/10Reception 6/10Call quality 6/10Internet 2/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 6/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 3/10Text input 1/10Display 1/10Battery 2/10
- Nice Layout
- REALLY hard to type on
- Sends/recieves messages really slowly
- Touchscreen is unresponsive and SLOW!
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posted on 10 May 2012, 21:24 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 May 2012)
carlajean65 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Worst purchase I have ever made! My husband and I were both ready to up-grade so we ordered TWO of these phones. Both of us have different needs and use our phone in totally different ways. After less than one day we are both ready to throw these things in the river. But we have more respect for fish than to feed them trash like this. BOTH turn on and off, BOTH won't hold a charge, BOTH are difficult to type on. That's not to mention that it took us over TWO hours on the phone with tech support. We are not stupid people and we know phones. I am furious!!! Shame on you AT&T for selling such junk!Build quality 5/10Reception 3/10Call quality 2/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 1/10Camera 1/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 4/10Battery 1/10
- Pretty to look at
- worst piece of equipment I've ever touched
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posted on 09 Feb 2012, 19:29 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
Worst mistake of my life
12454 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I got this phone early December, right off the bat I started experiencing problems. It would freeze up daily, cut off by itself and send multiple of the same text. One day the phone cut off and wouldn't cut back on so I ordered a replacement which took me forever customer care was giving me the run around. When the replacement phone came in what do you know same problem and the sim card wouldn't work. I called to get a new phone but they told me it would charge. DO NOT get this phone you will regret iy.Build quality 1/10Reception 1/10Call quality 1/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 1/10Camera 1/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 1/10Battery 1/10
- none what so ever
- multiple text messages
- cuts off by itself
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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 07:24 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Good luck, I don't recommend this phone to my worst enemy.
johnlookaround has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I got this phone refurbished. It kept restarting itself, freezing, lagging like hell, battery drainage. Had to take out the battery several times a day to get it to unfreeze and reboot the phone. Went to the ATT store and switched it for a NEW phone. What do you know, the new phone did the same thing. Even without using it, just having it in my pocket I kept wondering why no phone calls, phone had 'system error.' This phone is garbage it is not a smart phone it is very badly programmed. Only good thing is the metal build. After a month and a week with the NEW HTC Freestyle replacement, phone just gave in and doesn't work at all. The only thing it shows on the screen is 'HTC.' Do not purchase this phone, it is crap; read the rest of the comments. Anyway I'm just going back to a flip phone since I only use phone, no internet and at least I'll be able to make and receive phone calls.Build quality 6/10Reception 6/10Call quality 2/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 1/10Camera 6/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 4/10Battery 1/10
- Metal Build, Good quality picture.
- From the internal system, to the touch sense it uses.
- Pretty much everything
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posted on 18 Oct 2011, 18:29 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Wish I had my Samsung back
BrendaC has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I had a 1 yr old Samsung phone that had water damage last March and I replaced it with a newer model of the same phone. Well, it wasn't the same phone (my chin kept disconnecting calls), so I returned it within 30 days and after reading several reviews, I cautiously bought the Freestyle. I hate ATT's policies - you are basically screwed if you get a crappy phone, and this is a crappy phone! I've been banned from complaining about it at my house, everyone is so sick of me complaining.
This is the 1st time I've checked into other reviews, and everyone else has the same complaints as I do. I went back to the ATT store twice because I was getting some of my texts in duplicate and triplicate. They couldn't figure it out, I was on the phone with tech support for a long time, trying to solve the problem, as well. Hello... it's the hardware! That problem has resolved, but now the touch screen has gotten so sluggish. When typing texts you hit keys twice all the time because you assume the first try didn't get entered, only to have both letters eventually appear. It's so frustrating. I regret buying this phone. One other note, it doesn't have a memo feature anywhere to store misc. information (my Samsung did). The ATT salesperson couldn't believe it when I stopped back in asking him to find the memo feature on the phone for me. Nope...no memo feature. I have to text myself to make a note of something. I am stuck with a phone that doesn't perform well.Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 2/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 7/10UI speed 2/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 1/10Display 7/10Battery 3/10
- Sleek styling, smaller than iPhone
- Texting is conversation style
- Sluggish touch screen
- No memo feature
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posted on 31 Aug 2011, 18:18 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
looks and feels good but does not work very good
randlortiz has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i got it and now i want to get rid of it!
i got this phone for my bday and at first it was very nice and i loved it but then it started to become very slow and when i hit buttons it would take awhile to respond and i became very upset with the phone so i went back to my old oneBuild quality 8/10Reception 6/10Call quality 7/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 8/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 3/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- its a very nice looking and feeling phone
- its very slow and freezes alot
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