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HTC Gratia Review

HTC Gratia

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HTC Gratia Review
Call quality on the HTC Gratia served its purpose  – the sound in the earpiece was loud enough, but the   voices had a bit of an echo and digitally processed taste to them. The other party could hear us well, without parasitic noises in the background..

The 1200mAh battery is rated for about six hours of talk time, which is on the short side for an Android handset, and indeed we noticed the battery draining fast just with two or three hours of modest load, playing around with the phone.

In the end, the HTC Gratia made a good impression overall, thanks to Android 2.2 Froyo onboard, and the quality of design and materials. The HTC Sense UI is functional and pretty, while its performance was zippy, with no laggy business.

Our main gripes are the mediocre lens quality and display sunlight visibility, as well as the fact that prying open the back cover is quite cumbersome. We realize that else the phone wouldn't have this cool industrial design with the four exposed screws at the corners, which make it seem that it's built like a tank, so we are willing to overlook the nuisances arising.

Due to its small size and cool design, the HTC Gratia appeals to this segment of users, who prefer their smartphones in a more compact and manageable from. You won't be surfing the Net, or watching videos for long hours on this one, but other than that it makes a compelling all-around package.

Other fairly compact alternatives are the Samsung Galaxy 3 or the LG Optimus One, and if you want to step it up a notch, you can grab the Samsung Wave, which will offer you great 5MP camera with LED flash, but restrict you to whatever is available in the Samsung Apps store.

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Pros

  • Solid but compact design
  • Fluid interface

Cons

  • Mediocre sunlight visibility of the display
  • Pictures come out with soft, unfocused spots
  • Lack of Adobe Flash 10.1 support in the browser
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HTC Gratia

HTC Gratia

OS: Android 2.2
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
0.4 GB RAM
Size4.10 x 2.30 x 0.46 inches
(104 x 58 x 12 mm)
4.06 oz  (115 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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