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HTC Smart Review

HTC Smart 6.5

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HTC Smart Review

The HTC Smart's earpiece is loud enough, and voice quality on our end was good, with no distortions or ambient noises. The party that received calls from us however was hearing our voice a bit tin and with static.

Brew MP doesn't seem to take much toll on the battery, and there is no Wi-Fi or big screen to drain it, so battery life is rated for the decent six hours plus of talk time, and the outstanding 25 days of standby.


The sturdy design of the HTC Smart probably has something to do with the fact that it's become a company trademark to grace its phones with high-quality and enduring materials. Indeed, the HTC Smart exudes that premium feel so typical of HTC's products.

Qualcomm's Brew MP, on the other hand, seems a bit rough around the edges, although HTC's Sense UI on top of it brings a great deal of familiarity to the interface. At this point though, it is a typical non-smart platform experience, due to the total lack of additional applications for the Smart.

If you are the adventurous type, and want a touchscreen phone with basic functionality and solid design, then you can take the HTC Smart for a spin. It is simply a well-built feature phone.

Otherwise you have similarly priced alternatives with the Android-based HTC Tattoo for true smartphone functionality, and a slew of better equipped feature phones.

HTC Smart Video Review:


  • Solid design
  • Good battery life
  • Familiar HTC Sense UI


  • No easy way to get third party applications
  • Poor camera
  • Price is not entry level
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. NOVAinc (Posts: 99; Member since: 24 Jun 2010)

hey phonearena, why did your iPhone 4 vs HTC EVO side to side article mysteriously disappear?

posted on 15 Jul 2010, 07:24

2. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)

I had this phone, sent it back after a week, To say the battery is rubbish is an understatement, you'd be lucky to get 25 hours on standby never mind 25 days ! The resistive screen is very good, after the disaster that was the samsung jet, it has restored my faith in the technology.

posted on 22 Jul 2010, 01:42

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


posted on 24 Jul 2010, 14:20

4. baby bubi babi (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jul 2010)

erm may i ask htc smart got gps anot???? ^^

posted on 07 Aug 2010, 08:36

5. vishalshimla (unregistered)

hi i have bought htc smart , please tell me can we run office moile in htc smart ,

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 11:11

6. zhi huang (unregistered)

well its better than samsung corby and the star.

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 13:29

7. sunil (unregistered)

plz don't by this Mobile its just a wasting of money and time which u invested before binge this mobile.battery life is only 5-6 hours.

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HTC Smart

HTC Smart

OS: Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP)
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Display2.8 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
300 MHz
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.09 x 2.17 x 0.50 inches
(104 x 55 x 12.8 mm)
3.81 oz  (108 g)
Battery1100 mAh, 6.91 hours talk time

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