The HTC Explorer is the new smartphone added in the HTC portfolio. It is different from others in being very affordable. Offered at an approximate price of just Rs. 11,650, one cannot get a HTC smartphone experience at cheaper rate than this. The most admirable thing about this device is that it introduces the all new smartphone experience (that too of Android) to the people who are still using the basic entry level handsets. Smartphones are convenient and fun and to use, However, people have this misconception that they are complicated to use, very expensive and not required to meet their calling demands. The launch of such affordable smartphones by elite mobile companies as HTC Corporation sure to change the mindset of the common people and would drive them towards using such phones. A whole new wave of smartphone users can be created when such affordable smartphones come in to the market. HTC Explorer is one such device that is launched in India. This is an Android device with a good processor which does not create lags while in use. Its embedded HTC Sense user interface v3.5 also renders similar exhilarating experience for its users. The specifications list of HTC Explorer is studded with jewels too. Not just in performance but it scores also in features. It has a 3.2-inch HVGA (480 x 320) capacitive display, 3 MP camera, 1230 mAh battery and 512MB RAM. It looks stylish and compact and will be offered in a range of colors with changeable back panels. With integrated high end technologies as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, it goes another mile and shall make a place in hearts of its users and buyers.[ + ] Read HTC Explorer Review
HTC Explorer has a simple design typical of HTC phones and it is intentionally kept so because it is a relatively cheap device. It weighs around 108 grams including the battery weight and its respective length, width and breadth are 102.8 mm, 57.2 mm, 12.9 mm. This is a touch-screen smartphone operating on Google Android operating system v2.3 Gingerbread and carries the Scorpion processor with 600 MHz processing speed. The touch display of the phone measures 3.2” and is of capacitive TFT type with 320 x 480 pixels resolution. It has HTC Sense UI v3.5on board which is very user-friendly interface. HTC Explorer is also blessed with proximity, accelerometer and touch sensitive controls. It is offered in colors as Active Black, Metallic Black and Metallic Navy. Besides, one can customize these phones as per personal choice by choosing colors for its back cover from a range of Metallic Blue, Metallic Orange, Metallic White and Metallic Purple.
HTC Explorer comes with a stereo FM radio with RDS and an advanced integrated music player that plays in numerous music formats as MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA. Integrated SRS surround sound system, 3.5 mm audio jack and loudspeakers ooze out a sound which is thrilling to the hearts and the ears.
The HTC Explorer is equipped with a 3.15 mega-pixel auto focus photo-snapper that produce still results at 2048X1536 pixels resolution. Pictures get geo-tagged also. The camera of this phone is also a good video recorder and shoots videos with stereo sound and users can later even view these in MP4/XVid/H.263/H.264/WMV formats.
The HTC Explorer has good memory support and consequently 512 MB RAM and 90 MB storage is available for users to save phonebook contacts, photo-calls and messages. For further data storage, phone supports microSD card slot of 32 GB capacity.
A 1230mAH capacity Li ion battery is placed in HTC Explorer to let its users talk for as long as 7 hour 40 minutes on GSM network and keep the phone on standby for over 485 hours. On HSDPA networks, talk time on offer is 7 hour 33 minutes and standby time is 445 hours.
The HTC Explorer is Wi-Fi phone and can connect to many devices in close proximity wirelessly. It can access Internet everywhere and with ease. The connectivity potential of this touch-screen phone is cool. HTC Explorer has GPRS/EDGE support that enables high speed data download at speeds of 80kbps and 236.8kbps respectively. It also has an advanced Bluetooth v 3.0 with A2DP/EDR for local data sharing jobs and a miniUSB v2.0 on board as well. The HTC Explorer has support for HTML/HTML5 web browsers that allows web browsing. The phone also supports continuous navigation support when required with help of its pre-loaded A-GPS application.
The HTC Explorer arrange calls, messages and other social networking updates in a proper preference order with help of its HTC Sense UI. It facilitates SMS (threaded view), MMS, E-mail, Push e-mail and Instant Messaging (Google Talk) like messaging services.
The HTC Explorer is supported on quad band frequencies of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz on 2G GSM network and dual band frequencies of 900/2100 MHz on 3G HSDPA network.
The HTC Explorer smartphone is a good gaming device and helps user’s access games from Android Market.
There are numerous good qualities inside this HTC device, we refer to as, HTC Explorer and the best is its HTC Sense technology. The phone has a customizable lockscreen which displays most important stuff on homescreen as soon as it wakes up. For instance, 3D clock or weather display, stock updates and social updates quickly appear. It is quite easy to understand the fall and rise of shares as they appear according to their movement in the markets. Everything and anything opens and unlock automatically on the display of this phone due to its Launcher Ring. There is also a Smart Dialer in this phone which quickly dials from the contacts list by a touch of a finger.It is packed with enormous internal memory storage and a robust 1230 mAH battery. Wi-Fi is enabled on this phone which also has Bluetooth 3.0 technology to flaunt. It also boasts of A-GPS support and a 3.15 auto focus mega-pixel camera. HTC Explorer is also an energy efficient device and its performance abilities are such due to its authentic Android v2.3 Gingerbread and a 600 MHz speed processor.
HTC Explorer could have had a better processor for delivering a faster performance but yet it performs smoothly without any hitches or lags. It lacks a secondary camera.[ - ] collapse
HTC Explorer General
|Global Status||Available. Released 2011, October|
|Global Launch Date||2011-09-28T20:00:00|
HTC Explorer Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh|
|Talk Time||Up to 7 h 33 min (3G)/ Up to 7 h 40 min (2G)|
|StandBy Time||Up to 445 h (3G)/ Up to 485 h (2G)|
HTC Explorer Camera Features
|Digital Zoom||2048x1536 zoom|
HTC Explorer Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
HTC Explorer Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3GNetworkBands||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|3G Network||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps|
HTC Explorer Additional Features
|JAVA Type||via Java MIDP emulator|