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HTC S740 Review

HTC S740

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HTC S740 Review
We were pleased with the S740’s performance and didn’t notice any lag when navigating through the menus or when running various applications. In addition, as you open the slider the display changes its orientation faster than the S710 and the S730. This is a really nice improvement, because this sometimes took about 3-4 seconds with the previous models.

As a phone, the HTC S740 did a decent job. The sound was loud in both directions, but it was also sharp and with lots of noise. The loudspeaker is remarkable for its crackling and unclear voice representation.


As a whole, the HTC S740 is a nice smartphone with many features and a handy QWERTY keyboard, but it’s also a bit bulky, and its weight of 4.94 oz (140 grams) isn’t easy to ignore. If you’re looking for an alternative of the HTC Touch Pro and you don’t mind the lack of a touch screen, you won’t be disappointed by HTC’s offer, but we’d advise you also to take a look at the Symbian alternatives like the Nokia E71 and the E63.


  • A handy QWERTY keyboard
  • A good display
  • Nice design


  • It’s bulky and heavy
  • Reddish pictures
  • The loudspeaker is useless
  • A significant amount of noise during a call
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HTC S740

HTC S740

OS: Windows Mobile Standard 6.1
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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 528 MHz
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.58 x 1.71 x 0.64 inches
(116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm)
4.94 oz  (140 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 6.33 hours talk time

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