HTC Arrive: Performance

April 11, 2011 by Jen Edwards Reads (18,097)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Value
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.20
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

CONCLUSION

The HTC Arrive is a good device, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a Windows Phone 7 device.

HTC Arrive from SprintThere 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.

Pros

  • Comfortable size
  • Excellent display
  • Responsive performance
  • Very good voice quality
  • Very good external speaker

Cons

  • 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

 


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