Pros Great Sliding Keyboard and the OS is crazy good
Cons I did hope it would have been 4G, not really too disappointed though.
Summary I have seen a few different reviews for this phone and it kills me that everyone of the reviewers yell it doesn't have multiple paste options.......yes it does!!! You have to swipe to the right of the typing box and shows up again. I need you guys to play with the phone or read more about the copy and paste before doing a review before saying stuff that customers will take to heart. That would def. suck for me if it didn't have multiple paste but lucky for me I have done my research and found out it does before reading and watching these different reviews.
"Great solid phone."on by jader3rd
Pros It's always responsive, it keeps me in touch with my contacts and is fun to use.
Cons The slide out QWERTY keyboard can be a pain to open.
Summary It's a great phone. The voice commands work, even when the network is down, and I have yet to have one fail. Starting the camera is fast (you don't even need to unlock the phone) and the integration with online services make sharing super easy. The body is solid, and while it is a bit thicker than most smart phones, the keyboard had to go somewhere. It still slides in and out of my pockets without any issues. I'm currently running Mango and am very happy with it. As long as I manage the data connection (turn off the extra antenna when I'm not using it) the battery will last for two days. I love that the phone has Wordament, I play it all the time.
Pros Great price, keyboard, Processor, Internal memory, Battery, OS, Cam and Video cam.
Cons Bulky for some people with little hands and the OS still have some catching up to do.
Summary This is one of the best Sprint phone to date by HTC!
Pros - Windows Phone OS with mango update is very slick.
- 100% facebook enabled.
- Slide out keyboard is amazing.
- the touch screen is very responsive.
- Battery life
- batt saving mode
- Zune mktplace
- Camera & Camcorder built in
Cons - Google Plus App doesn't remember your login.
- Limited apps, (even though many are free you have to pay for on iPhone)
- 1ghz isn't as fast as it used to be but for this phone it flys
- only 16GB for storage.
- screen isn't as large as newer phones
Summary for only $50 on sale, or $0 through microsoftstore.com, this phone exceeded all my expectations. The cons aren't that bad, and the pros are amazing. I'm officially a fan of Windows Phone, the hardware was so advanced, that even now it can keep pace with the speed of a iPhone 4s. The upgrade to Mango is a little clunky through Zune compared to what I experienced in apple, but I'm very impressed with the Zune software overall.
The nicest thing about htc phone is the hardware driving the software, its amazingly fast, and fun. Reception on this phone is better than the reception in my old lg Lotus on Sprint. The camera could be better, but after watching the reviews on cNet I thought it exceeded my expectations they set. Camcorder mode built in is nice to have, but a little choppy.
Overall, for the $50 price, if you don't want to pay for 4g or the iPhone premium monthly price, this is a great alternative. I think windows phone has the ability to do what xBox did to the gaming market... late entry and slow play to dominance.
Pros Intuitive to use features.
Tiles and hubs make it simple to get status and go to locations
Screen is appealing. Camera has good quality and zoom.
Zune software works well with it.
It just feels like good quality.
Phone dial via voice command works p
Cons Some items don't use landscape mode
Only rear camera, no front camera
IE browser feels slow
Keyboard light dims a little too quickly
Summary I have been a Palm guy now since the first palm smartphone through the Pre. It was not obvious Palm/HP will be with Sprint and its frustrating that they announced new phones/tablets but no carriers or dates in the last 2+ months.
Anyway, i analyzed 5 different Sprint phones, then went to the Sprint store to get a hands on experience with them. I decided on the HTC Arrive based on my needs and their specs.
Sprint set up the phone for me so that when i left the store all was working. The tile and hub centers on the main page are really helpful and give a nice quick view of where things stand. I was looking for speed dial and couldn't find it but in fact it turns out that you just hold the center button then say "call john doe at home" and voiila, it uses your contact list to do it. I was able to use my Google and Live Mail contacts.
Going from screen to screen is flawless with no hesitation. Actually felt better to me than WebOS ever did. I wanted a keyboard and fortunately it comes with one though the onboard keyboard works fine also. I also found another little gem in search. When you go to a search page (Bing) and touch/hold the microphone in the address bar, you can say your search item. That has also been flawless.
The quality of the phone feels really good. It may feel a little heavy but of course there is a keyboard included. The phone is perfect so far. No problems with calls and frankly people on the other end believe it to be landline quality. Using the Bluetooth Sync feature in my car is also perfect, and another hidden gem for me was that Text Messaging in my car with Microsoft Sync works. I am able to either see or hear or both to incoming text messages, and there are standard responses i can use on my screen so i don't have to stop and type.
There are several things that could be improved. Windows Marketplace appears to be a work in progress and could use better formatting to it.
I knew upfront it was not 3G but also knew that i would not be getting 4G where i live for quite some time. The IE browser could use some work. Some pages take a while to load and i wish it allowed me a home page (or it might and i just haven't found it yet). Perhaps IE 9 will somehow get incorporated.
There is no front facing camera. I'm not sure I would use one if provided but it seems to be an up and coming thing right now. The included camera does stills and video and really works very good.
Just a couple of other small things. It seems the keyboard light goes out if you stop for a second to think of a word or something and that is a little frustrating. Again, there might be a setting i've not yet found.
Finally, i wish the tile screen and a few others had a landscape view. Its just an irritant but doesn't at all interfere with any use of the phone. And frankly since there is nothing to read or type on that page it is not essential. There are several other pages that don't go to Landscape but it is only a handful of pages.
Overall i really like this phone. Its lots of fun, easy to use and is very productive. Lots of other features with Office, etc. included. I think you finally got it right Microsoft and its a great alternative to Apple and Android.