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HTC Ozone XV6175 Review

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Performance:

One area where the HTC Ozone XV6175 and Snap are identical is that both utilize the same 528Mhz Qualcomm MSM7625 processor and come with 256MB of ROM and 192MB of RAM.  Programs opened fast, there was very little lag, and none of them froze.

Unfortunately, the HTC Ozone XV6175 doesn’t have the best call quality out of the available smartphones for Verizon.  Voices on our end through the earpiece speaker had some distortion and vibration if the volume was turned up past low.  People that we called, who were using a landline, said our voice sounded distant and a bit artificial.  *Update* We requested a replacement unit. It didn't have as much buzzing distortion in the earpiece speaker as the first unit, but people that we called still said we sounded distant. However, the reception was good, as we never dropped a call during our tests, but we did notice the signal bars would fluctuate between 2, 3 and 4, but it didn’t have any negative effect on our calls and never dropped below 2 bars.

The battery life was impressive.  HTC rates the talk time at 4.8 hours, but we were able to achieve almost 6 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge.  This is quite remarkable for a smartphone, and we wish other devices came with a standard 1500mAh battery as well.


Conclusion:

For the price, the HTC Ozone XV6175 is an impressive device, despite the less-than-stellar call quality and cramped QWERTY keyboard.  We feel the Ozone is best for people who are coming from the Motorola Q9m or are new to the world of smartphones and don’t want to make a large investment, like on the Touch Diamond, but still want basic smartphone features.  We also like the added Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to use the device internationally, which is missing on the HTC Snap.


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HTC Ozone XV6175 Review


Pros

  • Slim and attractive form factor
  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • EVDO Rev A and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM for international roaming
  • Excellent battery life
  • Costs less than the HTC Snap on Sprint

Cons

  • Call Quality isn’t as good as the HTC Touch Diamond
  • QWERTY keyboard is small and cramped
  • Doesn’t have a high quality feel
PhoneArena rating:
7.5
User rating:
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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
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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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