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HTC Arrive Review

HTC Arrive

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Performance and Conclusion:

HTC Arrive Review
Callers were not impressed with the HTC Arrive, calling it “one of the lesser quality phones we’ve tested.” They complained of a lot of hollowness and a buzzing sound throughout the cal, and gave it an overall rating of 7.5/10. On our end the earpiece could be harsh at times, but we had no problems hearing them. The speakerphone was particularly good and loud. We wouldn’t be quite as critical as they were, but there are definitely better phones in Sprint’s lineup. Battery life is rated for 6 hours of talk time, which is pretty typical for a CDMA smartphone these days.

In the end Windows Phone 7 is a work in progress, but off to a good start. As noted we had issues with multimedia sync which shows that there are still kinks that need to be worked out. Since all Windows Phones are basically identical on the software end, it’s the hardware that differentiates them. The HTC Arrive is one of the better built phones we’ve used, and we love the size, physical keyboard and trick hinge. The camera left some to be desired, but overall it’s a win. Right now HTC has a captive audience in the CDMA works, but when other WP7 devices are released they have a pretty high hardware bar to achieve.

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  • Great keyboard
  • Good display with a neat hinge mechanism
  • Contemporary, modern styling
  • Well-built


  • Camera could be better
  • Multimedia sync didn’t work for us with no option to manually manage the device
  • WP7 has a lot of catching up to do with Android and iOS
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HTC Arrive

HTC Arrive

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
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Display3.6 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (259 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
Size4.63 x 2.32 x 0.61 inches
(118 x 59 x 15 mm)
6.49 oz  (184 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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