HTC Smart ReviewHTC Smart 6.5
The HTC Smart's earpiece is loud enough, and voice quality on our end was good, with no distortions or ambient noises. The party that received calls from us however was hearing our voice a bit tin and with static.
Brew MP doesn't seem to take much toll on the battery, and there is no Wi-Fi or big screen to drain it, so battery life is rated for the decent six hours plus of talk time, and the outstanding 25 days of standby.
The sturdy design of the HTC Smart probably has something to do with the fact that it's become a company trademark to grace its phones with high-quality and enduring materials. Indeed, the HTC Smart exudes that premium feel so typical of HTC's products.
Qualcomm's Brew MP, on the other hand, seems a bit rough around the edges, although HTC's Sense UI on top of it brings a great deal of familiarity to the interface. At this point though, it is a typical non-smart platform experience, due to the total lack of additional applications for the Smart.
If you are the adventurous type, and want a touchscreen phone with basic functionality and solid design, then you can take the HTC Smart for a spin. It is simply a well-built feature phone.
Otherwise you have similarly priced alternatives with the Android-based HTC Tattoo for true smartphone functionality, and a slew of better equipped feature phones.
HTC Smart Video Review:
- Solid design
- Good battery life
- Familiar HTC Sense UI
- No easy way to get third party applications
- Poor camera
- Price is not entry level