HTC Smart review

The HTC Smart certainly looks the business, but is that beauty only skin deep?

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One advantage that the Smart does have over its more fully-featured siblings is battery life. Whereas as super-smartphones like the HTC Desire struggle to last a day and a half on a full charge, the Smart was still alive and kicking after three days without charging.

For anyone who likes to travel light when they go away for the weekend, not needing to carry a phone charger will be a major bonus. Of course having no Wi-Fi, and no calendar, contact and email data being pushed to the Smart no doubt helps the battery life cause.

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There's not too much to talk about when it comes to apps and programs, and there's no way to add to what is included either.

The most important bundled app for the social media junkie will be HTC's Friend Stream, which collates your Facebook and Twitter contacts in one place, making it easier to keep track of what your 'friends' are up to.

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Other than that, there's an alarm clock, which is handy, but the absence of both stopwatch and timer functionality is a big disappointment. There's a Flashlight app that switches on the LED camera flash to illuminate your situation – this is a good use of the rear mounted LED because it's pretty useless as a camera flash!

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There's no map app, which again is a shame. Okay, so there's no GPS receiver inside the Smart, but then the first generation iPhone didn't have GPS either and Google Maps was one of the most useful apps on it.

Hopefully Qualcomm will implement mapping software into Brew sometime soon, because once you're used to having interactive maps in your pocket all the time, you really don't want to be without them.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time7.50 Hour
Product ModelSmart
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)108 g
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height104 mm
Width55 mm
Depth12.8 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time450 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameSmart Smartphone
Processor Speed300 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number99HJR015-00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

The HTC Smart is a compact phone that's ready to help you be a smarter YOU and a funner YOU.

The HTC Smart is at your service, be it for your productive side or your playful side. HTC Smart comes with Scenes different phone configurations that reflect different moods in your daily self. There's a mode for your busy weekdays, filling your home screen with panels that help you ease on through your workdays with apps like email, calendar and the web browser. There's a mode for relaxing (or not!) weekends, which brings fun to the forefront with music, camera, and photo album panels. There's even a scene that you can personalize to fit your unique style and daily needs.

Package Contents
  • Smart Smartphone
  • Battery (preinstalled)
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headset
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory256 MB