HTC Touch Pro2 for T-Mobile Review
0. phoneArena 14 Aug 2009, 06:35 posted on
It's been a long time coming for T-Mobile customers, but HTC is back with a vengeance in the form of the Touch Pro2. As this is the first US version of the smartphone to hit the market, it will surely become a major topic of discussion among business users...
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1. mmayer54 (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
Phone arena's grading system MAKES NO SENSE! The Touch Pro 2 had very low scores across the board (7.5 avg.) but hen give it a 9 overall. They gave Samsung i8000 FOUR 10's w/ nothing lower than a single 8 score (avg. was 9.37).....But gave it an 8 OVERALL Where is the "credibility" here?
2. Vandro (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
Not to mention the i8000 received 4 higher scores than the i8910, with only one lower (by .5), but the Symbian Omnia achieved a 9 overall compared to the WinMo's 8. Just think "8 for great, 9 for fine" and it, somehow, makes sense. Haha.
4. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
ya rly what up wit ur damn grade system phonearena?
5. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
did you click the "how do we rate" right below the score? obviously not
6. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I am pretty sure that Phonearena weighs certain parts of the rating heavier than others... the ones that the TP2 for T-Mo received were design and multimedia... as this is a business professional phone, hence the Tough "PRO" in the name, other objects like organizer, connectivity, battery and display are more important. Also phonearena rates the devices compared to other devices provided by the same carrier, i do not know what the i8000 recieved and where, but I would assume that this had something to do with it... if it rated similar in all these categories, I apologize, I am just speculating. But I would still say this is a good phone.
8. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
Ive read that before and they still don't explain it as fully as I would like. But as I have said before in the Palm Pre review, there must be something different they do.
3. Vandro (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
This phone is already sold out at my local T-Mobile's, and none of them have a display unit on the floor. Either it's really that good of a phone or there are a lot of idiots with large business expense accounts.
12. Vandro (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
Yeah, tried it out myself: awesome speaker quality, responsive and gorgeous screen, superb keyboard, and very quick performance. And, all on 6.1. Can't wait to have one of my own and run a custom ROM off that hardware. I actually prefer the new version's color and overally feel, sort of like a mocha mirror with a soft touch back. Really glad that they got rid of the unlocked's giant speaker grille that runs the length of the back, because the speaker is only in the top third around the camera. Solid construction all around, with a reassuring feel to the slide and tilt mechanisms. The camera is relatively quick, and, maybe I'm fooled by the beatiful WVGA display, but the colors and detail are represented nicely. TouchFlo is very responsive and optimized very well to fit the architecture, as I didn't have any occurence of glitches or lag over a several hour test session. The only thing missing IMO is a trackpad or trackball, just for the optional control. I really like the navigation on the Android HTC's. Oh well. The best phone for a power user, with all the features you could want. Android phones are still lacking, so it looks like either this or the Omnia II will be my next phone.
7. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)
They tell you the ratings but the overall rating has nothing to do with the other ratings. The overall rating tells whether or not the phone is good on as a whole.
9. zag92 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Aug 2009)
I tested the phone quite a bit at the local TMO store the other day, and was surprised by the sound quality on calls. Quite disappointing, actually. Reminded me of the Verizon Tour which I tried ever so recently and ultimately returned, owing to the muffled, anything-but-crisp voice quality of voices on the other end. I think the TMO version of the TP2 has the same flaw (call quality) that PhoneArena rightly spotted several months ago when reviewing the unlocked GSM version. I was really hoping it would be resolved with its US release. So wanted this phone to work... Will wait for the Verizon model (Sorry TMO, it's tiring to have to strain to understand whoever you're speaking with on a call) and cross my fingers. Big Red, please get this right!
10. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
That's not correct at all. I find the Sound on the TMob TP2 Quite Excellent. Crisp CLean and Clear and don't have to strain at all to hear anybody at all.
11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i dont care what it sounds like. you can dress up a WinMo phone as much as you want, they have never been as stable as a BB or even a jesusphone. Concidering HTC phones dont normally come cheap, i can never recommend one to a customer unless they have a dire need for WinMo. WinMo phones are boomerangs in the industry and I wish people would quit giving them such high scores, when their reliablity has all the stability of a 3 wheeled pinto.
13. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Spoken like someone that hasnt used a WinMo 6.5 phone. I love my WinMo phones and don't understand why so much hate out there. They do things no other smart phone does (Office, NATIVE Tethering) and add the HTC Sense UI and you have a phone that runs circles around iPhone or a BB. As for stable I havent has a WinMO phone that wasnt stable. I HAVE had a number of Androids that were bricks more often than not.