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HTC Ozone XV6175 Review

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HTC Ozone XV6175 Review
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HTC Ozone XV6175 Review
HTC Ozone XV6175 Review
Who says that smartphones have to be bulky devices that cost a few hundred dollars?  Definitely not HTC with the introduction of their new Ozone XV6175 for Verizon Wireless, which is a cousin to the HTC Snap (available with Sprint) and Dash 3G (with T-Mobile).  The HTC Ozone XV6175 could be considered an entry-level smartphone, due to the low price, but it comes with some additional features, such as Wi-Fi and can roam internationally on CDMA and GSM networks with the included Verizon/Vodafone SIM card.

Included in the retail package is the HTC Ozone XV6175 smartphone, 1500mAh battery, miniUSB wall charger with international adapters, multifunction audio cable, preinstalled SIM card, CDs and user manual.


Design:

The HTC Ozone XV6175 is a candy-bar style device and looks similar to the Motorola Q9m.  The front and sides have shiny black plastic, but battery cover is gray in color.  The device has a pleasing size and weight to it, but the parts aren’t as high quality as we’ve seen on other HTC devices, such as the Touch Diamond.  For example, the battery cover is pretty flimsily once it’s removed and feels like it would break if you squeeze too hard.  Located on the left side is the volume rocker and on the bottom is the miniUSB port.  Removing the battery cover will allow you access to the microSDHC slot, which accepts up to 16GB memory cards, and the preinstalled SIM card.

The front and sides of the HTC Ozone XV6175 are black, and the back is gray - HTC Ozone XV6175 Review
The front and sides of the HTC Ozone XV6175 are black, and the back is gray - HTC Ozone XV6175 Review
The front and sides of the HTC Ozone XV6175 are black, and the back is gray - HTC Ozone XV6175 Review

The front and sides of the HTC Ozone XV6175 are black, and the back is gray


HTC Ozone XV6175 Review

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The 2.4” display

The main display is 2.4” diagonal, but is limited to 320x240 QVGA resolution.  HTC has spoiled us with their high-end VGA displays, but we can understand that one wasn’t used here to help keep costs down.  Despite this, the display on the Ozone shows text and images well and can be quite bright when the setting is manually turned all the way up.

Directly below the display is the 5-way d-pad, left and right soft keys, and buttons for send, end, home and back.  They share the same shiny black plastic and have pretty good feedback when pressed.  However, we don’t care for the design of the d-pad’s center button, as it is rectangular in shape and makes using the d-pad a little more difficult than a traditional round or square button.

The QWERTY keyboard is in four rows and has a better layout that what we saw with the HTC Snap.  The Shift key is at the bottom instead of being next to the “A” key, and they are in a straight line instead of being curved.  However, this does not take away from the fact that the keys are very small and cramped next to each other.  In fact, there is practically no space between them.  Because of this, typing long messages can become a chore since your thumbs will start to feel cramped after a while. 

The QWERTY keyboard of HTC Ozone XV6175 - HTC Ozone XV6175 Review
The QWERTY keyboard of HTC Ozone XV6175 - HTC Ozone XV6175 Review
The QWERTY keyboard of HTC Ozone XV6175 - HTC Ozone XV6175 Review

The QWERTY keyboard of HTC Ozone XV6175



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


When I got my hands on it, I immediately flashed back to my Moto Q black, my first WinMo smartphone. Not bad for going retro; but I think I'll keep my Storm, thanks.

posted on 18 Jul 2009, 14:50

2. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)


So this gets a 7.5 and Tour only gets a 8?

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 02:01

3. hitu (unregistered)


In HTC Ozone's is this the only model available in the market or any other ?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 00:16

4. LD50CAL (unregistered)


Horrid phone. As bad as it gets.

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HTC Ozone

HTC Ozone

OS: Windows Mobile Standard 6.1
view full specs
Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 528 MHz
192 MB RAM
Size4.50 x 2.50 x 0.50 inches
(114 x 64 x 13 mm)
3.70 oz  (105 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 4.83 hours talk time

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