HTC S710 Vox ReviewHTC S710 Vox 8.5
The 200 MHz CPU that operates S710 works very well, but sometimes it is obvious that it is slow and you have to wait when you work with it. This is a little bit boring but it is better than i-mate SPL, which uses the same CPU and OS. We are happy that there is no problem watching video files with appropriate resolution and the CPU is more than enough for the other operations.
The power range of the Vox is standard and it is neither strong nor weak. The quality of the sound is very good: in both directions it is loud and clear and the voices sound realistically.
In our battery test, it worked for 4.5 hours of talking, which is a good achievement for a smartphone, but is far from the 7 hours, claimed by the manufacturer.
If you don’t mind the slow CPU sometimes and the lack of fast 3G internet connection, then S710 is the Windows Mobile Standard smartphone for you. In its compact size and handy design, it combines nice display, handy keyboard and full QWERTY for the text maniacs. We must not forget the functionality of the Operating System and the hardware (WiFi, Stereo Bluetooth, microSD). If you prefer QWERTY keyboard to be at your disposal all the time then you should take a look at phones like Samsung BlackJack and Motorola Q. If you choose Q CDMA or Q9h you will be able to use a fast internet connection, the latter 3.6mbps (HSDPA).
- QWERTY keyboard packed in a compact body
- Version 6 of Windows Mobile OS
- Built-in WiFi
- EDGE data only
- Mediocre camera quality
1. Sheld1 (unregistered)
I hate to say it but this is possibly the worst phone I have ever owned. It is slow, occasionally does not recognise my SIM card, does not send text messages, hangs. But my favourite part is that intermittently when syncing with my laptop it gives a sync error telling you to do a full sync. Click ok and hey presto all your speed dials are gone. This is first HTC and my first Windows mobile phone and probably my last HTC.
I have to agree. This is by far the worst phone I've ever had! I had two SonyEricsons before the Vox. They are so much easier to use. They just do the things you want them to do REALLY WELL. I cope with the Vox, but it's such an effort getting things done. It doesn't do anything well. There is absolutely no concistency through the layout and design. It's as if 20 different Engineers and Programmers designed it without ever speaking to each other. aaah, I feel much better now! :-)