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HTC Gratia Review

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HTC Gratia Review
Call quality on the HTC Gratia served its purpose  – the sound in the earpiece was loud enough, but the   voices had a bit of an echo and digitally processed taste to them. The other party could hear us well, without parasitic noises in the background..

The 1200mAh battery is rated for about six hours of talk time, which is on the short side for an Android handset, and indeed we noticed the battery draining fast just with two or three hours of modest load, playing around with the phone.

In the end, the HTC Gratia made a good impression overall, thanks to Android 2.2 Froyo onboard, and the quality of design and materials. The HTC Sense UI is functional and pretty, while its performance was zippy, with no laggy business.

Our main gripes are the mediocre lens quality and display sunlight visibility, as well as the fact that prying open the back cover is quite cumbersome. We realize that else the phone wouldn't have this cool industrial design with the four exposed screws at the corners, which make it seem that it's built like a tank, so we are willing to overlook the nuisances arising.

Due to its small size and cool design, the HTC Gratia appeals to this segment of users, who prefer their smartphones in a more compact and manageable from. You won't be surfing the Net, or watching videos for long hours on this one, but other than that it makes a compelling all-around package.

Other fairly compact alternatives are the Samsung Galaxy 3 or the LG Optimus One, and if you want to step it up a notch, you can grab the Samsung Wave, which will offer you great 5MP camera with LED flash, but restrict you to whatever is available in the Samsung Apps store.

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Pros

  • Solid but compact design
  • Fluid interface

Cons

  • Mediocre sunlight visibility of the display
  • Pictures come out with soft, unfocused spots
  • Lack of Adobe Flash 10.1 support in the browser
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posted on 27 Jan 2011, 01:57

1. Aria users (unregistered)


I don't agree with the opinion that Aria cannot be used under the sun light.

My aria works really well in sun light with maximum brightness, when my friend Iphone4 cannot

posted on 27 Jan 2011, 02:00

2. Aria users (unregistered)


I want to add 1 more thing : there is a guide to open the back cover in the Guide book, so don't list it as a cons :D

1. hold the phone certainlly in your hand
2. push softly the back speaker, then you can use you finger to open the back cover easily

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 12:51

3. gratia (unregistered)


Have this phone for 'bout 10 days. I'd give it one solid 9/10 mark, for it does all I need and without any problems so far.
All market apps work so far, and battery consumption is saved by far if u reduce brightness every once in a while while not browsing/doing work stuff or playing games.
Plus, there are many free task managers so that should also be useful.
Only fault I have noticed so far is awful camera, but it still works like charm during daylight.
It's handy, and more "pocket friendly" than desire hd, wildfire, desire z and similar.
Useful and fun. Plus very good looking.

posted on 06 Feb 2011, 12:39

4. htc gratia (unregistered)


hi does anyone know when the htc gratia is due to arrive in the uk?

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 14:00

5. htcgratiaunhappy (unregistered)


Hi,

I bought the Gratia 2 days ago and I want to go return it tomorrow. The phone's call quality is absolutely CRAP. Does anyone have that feeling?

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 06:50

6. Prabash (unregistered)


Hey guys! Um using the Gratia for about 3 weeks now! and THIS IS PHONE IS JUST AMAZING! :D
I have got no issues what so ever! and the call quality is nice..I didn't come across any issue..and when it comes to flash support..you just needa use the correct browser! I use skyfire..its great! and the HTC Sense works flawlessly! fascinating stuff!
and don't be deceived by this rating! 7/10?!? THAT'S JUST SHIT MAN! COME ON!!
I would give this 9.5/10 ( for the fact that nothing is perfect!)
All I hope is that it will get gingerbread pretty soon! :D

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HTC Gratia

HTC Gratia

OS: Android 2.2
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 600 MHz
384 MB RAM
Size4.10 x 2.30 x 0.46 inches
(104 x 58 x 12 mm)
4.06 oz  (115 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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