Friday, September 30, 2011

Android without extras: HTC Explorer comes to the Unspiritual

Thanks to the large supply is exacerbated the price war among the androids. HTC will therefore with the new HTC Explorer his previous Einsteigerhandy wildfire S price undercutting again, and reduces the equipment to the bare essentials. However, it is a complete smartphone, including the latest Android version 2.3 . Just 600MHz creates the already somewhat older CPU MSM7227 by Qualcomm, wherewith sophisticated 3D effects and action games are not more to create. For the basic functions of a smartphones is sufficient to summing but nevertheless, and with 384 MB of memory should be most apps still has some time living. In addition, there are meager 90MB Onboard-Speicher for data, but can be expanded via microSD card. The 3.2 -inch display creates at least 320 ×480 pixels, more than many other Billighandys, often only 240 ×320 pixels. It was saved in the camera, with 3MP not more than snapshots to deliver from. Also a lightning bolt is missing, Geotagging with dominates the HTC Explorer but still. Videos can be added with low resolution. In the data transmission, are but current standards are supported, both with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA as well as the fast wireless-n and Bluetooth 3.0 can be used. Other standard features such as GPS, compass and headphone output missing, of course not. As the operating system Android 2.3 is on board, with the new HTC sense 3.5 rebeautified with will. The Explorer also outwardly differs from other mobile phones, at least if you for one of the colors white, light blue, red or purple decides, in which the mobile phone in the course of time should be available. The battery offers while only 1230 mAh, thanks to the "economical" hardware he is long but nevertheless persevere and 7.5 hours talk time and 18 days standby. The dimensions are with 102.8 × 57.2 × 12.9mm quite compact, which is also on the low weight of 108 grams a positive impact. The HTC Explorer is expected in October at the list price of 199 euros come on the market, but it should soon be significantly cheaper to buy, since this is the price already the wildfire S is offered, the adequate on the Explorer is located. The similar equipped competitors Samsung Galaxy Gio is currently for ca 160 euro.

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