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Overall satisfaction
6.9
  • 2
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  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
8 opinions
  • Screen6.7
  • Performance5.7
  • Camera6.3
  • Connectivity7.0
  • Battery5.3
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
6.0

8 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
7.4

8 opinions

Is it comfortable?
7.8

8 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
5.5

8 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
6.8

8 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
6.9

8 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
3.5

8 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
7.0

8 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
5.8

8 opinions

Quality of selfies
6.1

8 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
6.1

8 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
7.8

8 opinions

Quality of the GPS
5.8

8 opinions

And the WiFi?
7.6

8 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 25%
    Less than half day
  • 25%
    Less than a day
  • 25%
    One day
  • 25%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more

8 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 50%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 50%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

8 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 38%
    Never
  • 25%
    Once a year
  • 25%
    Every six months
  • 13%
    Every two months or less

8 opinions

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Older, relatively decent phone with few huge shortcomings.

    Older, relatively decent phone with few huge shortcomings. HTC is well known for their hate towards bigger batteries so this one is no exception. You cant see $(#(#$ on sunglith, like literally cant see anything if sun is too bright, and biggest fault of them all is 4gb storage which comes with a twist... 3,5gb of 4gb is preinstalled with crap you cant remove so you are left with 500ish mb, in 2017. I know its older phone but theres really no reason to buy this one even if you can get it super cheap because you will run out of space in a day.

    On a bright side, several years later it still works and quality of wifi/calls is good most of the time. Camera in bright conditions isnt really much worse than most newer cameras (bar flagships) but in night mode its just bad. It does have flash though, but everything filmed with flash ends up being overly yellow so if you want to take pics at night, look elsewhere.

    Positives
    • Daylight Camera
    • Wifi
    • Its durable
    • It still works after 3-4 years so theres that
    Negatives
    • Battery
    • 4gb storage infested with bloatware
    • Only 500..ish mb of real storage
    • Night Camera
    • Cant see much in sunlight
    • 5.6
    • Screen6.8
    • Performance5.0
    • Camera3.5
    • Connectivity7.7
    • Battery0.0
  • no.

    Positives
    • su camara de fotos
    Negatives
    • su bateria
    • 7.7
    • Screen7.0
    • Performance7.0
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery5.0
  • Auto
    good if you are looking for basic and simple, short memory a shame

    Negatives
    • memory
    • 8.3
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera6.0
    • Connectivity8.7
    • Battery5.0
  • Auto
    Although not high end, it was a good phone, I worked pretty well while I had it, good pictures, good handling, etc.

    The design is comfortable. The camera shows good pictures, both the back and the front. Battery I personally went well, though how he used it quite practically had to charge it every day or almost every day at night. Nor can it be demanded much higher or compare it with other phones but in their general characteristics is a mobile good,

    Positives
    • Camera
    • Memory
    • Battery
    • Fluency
    Negatives
    • more resistant screen
    • 7.4
    • Screen7.3
    • Performance5.0
    • Camera6.8
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery7.5
  • Auto
    Well despite their specifications.

    Stopped being profitable for their low specifications, he needed a high-gamma and change for HTC m8 extraordinary.

    Positives
    • Design
    Negatives
    • higher Specifications
    • 5.4
    • Screen6.0
    • Performance4.3
    • Camera4.8
    • Connectivity6.3
    • Battery0.0
  • Auto
    To be a cell phone that I used out of necessity and have already more than 2 years in use is not bad.

    • 6.2
    • Screen5.3
    • Performance7.7
    • Camera6.0
    • Connectivity6.3
    • Battery2.5
  • Auto
    It is a mid-range terminal with good rendimietno

    • 9.3
    • Screen6.3
    • Performance7.5
    • Camera8.0
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.5
  • Auto
    Many software problems

    Positives
    • very beautiful
    Negatives
    • Battery
    • Overall quality
    • 5.2
    • Screen6.3
    • Performance6.3
    • Camera6.5
    • Connectivity6.0
    • Battery5.0

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  • 2.0 Design & Materials
  • 1.9 Performance & Hardware
  • 3.7 Camera
  • 2.2 Connectivity
  • 2.0 Battery
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Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

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The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.