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HTC Status Review

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HTC Status Review
Even though the HTC Status comes with an 800MHz processor, the re-worked HTC Sense running over Android Gingerbread gives the interface a nice speed that never feels like it is dragging behind.

Call quality was adequate, as voices on our end were full-sounding, though the earpiece volume isn’t that loud, and we could hear a background hiss at all times. The speakerphone could use some work as the volume wasn’t loud. We were pleased with the signal reception in our area, as the phone showed 3-4 bars on average and actual signal strength was -81 dBm.

The included 1250mAh battery is rated to provide up to 6.5 hours of talk time or 26.6 days of standby time (yeah right). In our real-world testing, we were able to get up to 5 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about 32 hours under mixed usage – which includes some talk, standby, web and app use.


Conclusion:

When it comes right down to it, the HTC Status is a good choice and at the right price for those who like to stay connected to Facebook, but being an Android device, you have all the extra benefits that come along with it. The QWERTY keyboard is very useful, though it can feel a bit cramped with large hands, and the 2.6” display is about as small as you get on a smartphone without being too small, though it does work well – we just wish is were a bit larger.

Software version on the reviewed unit:
Android: 2.3.3
HTC Sense 2.1 for Messenger
Software: 1.23.502.1
Kernel: 2.6.35.10-ge234b5c
Baseband: 47.17.35.3033H_7.48.35.14_2

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Pros

  • Compact and easy to carry
  • Android 2.3 with HTC Sense UI
  • Good Facebook integration
  • Usable QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Web page text can be small and requires zooming
  • Rear speaker not loud enough for music or speakerphone
  • Video recording isn’t that great
  • Styling may not be for everyone
PhoneArena rating:
7.5
User rating:
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posted on 22 Jul 2011, 09:44 4

1. networkdood (Posts: 6281; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Nice phone....for teenage girls....

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 09:53 2

2. 2461224 (unregistered)


y HTC is always bad with the battery

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 12:04 2

3. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


Nice phone... if you want to look like a dork. Reminds me of the olden Alcatel One Touch phones.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 12:58 1

4. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


This is the ***est phone ever made. Who is actually gonna get this?

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 06:08 3

5. omg (unregistered)


Really? Really!? So, this ugly looking phone whit strange curved design that most likely feel terrible in your pocket is way better than Nokia E6? Nokia E6 stars 5.5 and HTC Status 7.5.. Yep yep..

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 12:17 1

6. popndad210 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Mar 2011)


this phone is actually pretty cool. Actually as a man with huge hands the phone is pretty accomodating. I purchased it for $0 with a new contract and am pleasantly pleased with it. The screen is smaller than I'm used to but it's still a solid device. One big complaint is the battery life which seems to be an issue with HTC in general. It's like I'm wondering when the company is going to start using batteries that are equal to or better than their quality of phone overall. As HTC makes a great product it's just let's step it up with the batter juice.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 21:00 1

7. justaquickfix (unregistered)


it would be better if the button would glow evertime there was a facebook update. All you would have to do is push the button and it would bring you to the exact update or to your notifications (if there were multiple ones.) I would definitely update more if I had that type of phone.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:52 1

8. ruchit (unregistered)


i love this cell.. mom i want this celll

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HTC Status

HTC Status

OS: Android 2.3.3
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Display2.6 inches, 480 x 320 pixels (222 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 800 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.50 x 2.54 x 0.42 inches
(114.4 x 64.6 x 10.7 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)

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