The HTC Status is, for all intents and purposes, a phone made for teenagers and young adults. Between the tiny screen that demands perfect vision, the excellent Facebook integration, and the low pricetag, it’s well suited to that market… and, admittedly, not many others.
The specs are surprisingly good given it’s extremely low suggested retail price, but the tiny screen limits it’s potential customers. It’s not a low end phone that you’d give to your parents, and I wouldn’t recommend it for someone looking to learn the Android platform.
It is, in essence, the replacement to the high-end messaging phone of the old days: it’s geared to do one thing well, to the exclusion of all else. It’s not impossible to use it for other things, but going outside of it’s specialty is going to be a much less satisfying experience than with almost any other device.
- Good keyboard
- Robust Facebook integration
- Extremely small screen
An entry-level phone well-suited for teenagers and young adults who live on text messaging and Facebook.