The HTC Arrive is a good device, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a Windows Phone 7 device.
There are a few hardware issues, such as difficult to use volume and camera buttons and a physical keyboard that lacks real definition. The screen and the voice quality are excellent, though, and the only major problems I had were with the camera and with the navigation experience, which was sometimes great and other times offered nothing more than error messages.
If you’re looking for a great voice phone with a good gaming and entertainment experience, the HTC Arrive deserves a second look — just make sure you know where you’re going ahead of time, just in case.
- Comfortable size
- Excellent display
- Responsive performance
- Very good voice quality
- Very good external speaker
- Annoying volume button
- Camera button in an awful spot
- Keyboard may not be right for some, with large keys but little physical definition
- Hit or miss navigation experience
- Disappointing camera