GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
ANNOUNCED 2011, September
SIZE Dimensions 102.8 x 57.2 x 12.9 mm
Weight 108 g
BATTERY Stand-by Up to 485 h (2G) / Up to 445 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 7 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 33 min (3G)
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
internal memory 90 MB
Card slot up to 32GB
- 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 600 MHz Cortex A5
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MS
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging (IM), Push Mail,
Colors Active Black, Active Navy, Metallic Black, Metallic Navy
Entertainment Stereo FM radio with RDS
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA player
- XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
FM Radio, MP3 Player, Games, WMP (Window Media Player)
Voice Memo Yes
GPS Receiver Yes
Google Maps Yes
- Java MIDP emulator
- SNS integration
- Digital compass
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Predictive text input
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB microUSB v2.0
GPRS Up to 80 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
DISPLAY Type Touch Screen, TFT, 256K colors
Size 320 x 480, 3.2 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- HTC Sense UI v3.5
- Touch-sensitive controls
- (~180 ppi pixel density)
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 3.15 MP
Video Auto Focus, Video,
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
SOUND Alert types
MP3 , WAV,
Type MP3, WAV ringtones
The Explorer is a budget handset aimed at first-time smartphone users, with a focus on keeping things simple and easy to use. It's a small but chubby handset which fits nicely in the hand, with a rugged plastic casing that feels sturdy and has a rubbery surface that helps with grip. Despite its budget price, the Explorer comes with all the usual smartphone features, including a 3-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and access to the Android Market.
Let`s talk about the screen first which is just 3.2 inches with a resolution of 320x480 which not that bad.the screen is bright and colourful.But You'd need to scroll around a lot to look at Office documents, but there's no document viewer installed as standard.
The Explorer leaves behind the old ARMv6 processor and moves to the Snapdragon S1 platform that comes with ARMv7. What's the difference between v6 and v7 you ask? Some apps need v7 to work, th Flash player for example.
The HTC Explorer packs a 3MP fixed-focus camera that does stills of up to 2048x1536 pixels. There's no LED flash to go with it, like the Wildfire S had.
The camera interface is very space efficient. Most of the controls are on the right side of the viewfinder, with the virtual shutter in the center. The still/video toggle is above the virtual shutter key and the Effects button along with the Gallery shortcut are below it. There's a virtual zoom lever on the left side of the screen.
Here is a sample picture taken from HTC explorer
The htc explorer is a good phone for those who are buying a android phone for the first time but it will not attract users who are using smartphones for a while.The htc explorer`s 600MHz processor is not that bad as was expected,The htc explorer is good for watching some videos and some games.
The downfall i find in explorer is that there is no sd card or headset in the box and the camera but i think htc should have given sd card and headset because all other mobile phone companies give both these things in the cell phones around this price range.
People are asking questions on many websites should i buy htc explorer or samsung galaxy y?
My answer is that you should go for htc explorer because its screen is bigger than galaxy y and the camera is also better.