March 22, 2011 by admin
|The HTC Freestyle is at the border between your average phone and a high tech Smartphone, but this doesn’t make it any less special. This phone combines both of these worlds and it is practical and efficient at the same time. It comes with a medium sized touchscreen, a couple of interesting features, and a camera that doesn’t impress, but gets the job done. This is not the best phone on the market, but since it is made by HTC, you can be sure that it won’t disappoint you either. Let’s take a closer look and see what this phone is all about.
Most people who are interested in getting a HTC Freestyle will go online at one point or another. Luckily, the capacitive touch screen performs very well and you will be able to type in the URL and surf the web without struggling. This screen will display 320 x 480 pixels, which is more than enough for its size. Even so, a couple of things are not perfect when it comes to internet browsing. First of all, you have to choose the landscape mode yourself before you go online and second of all, Flash support is not available. Luckily, even without Flash, you can still watch online videos through MobiTV or AT&T Video. Unfortunately, there is no solution to the lack of an accelerometer, so you will have to get used to the landscape button every time you go online or surf the web in portrait mode, which is really inconvenient.
Moving through the menus and even through complex application is a breeze thanks to the Qualcomm MSM 7225 processor that runs at 528 MHz. This is not a high end processing unit, but it will get the job done. You can trust it to run any application you will find in the AppCenter. This is where you will find programs that will allow you to go on eBay, access the GPS, and you will see many other interesting tools. However, keep in mind that The Navigator feature that is very useful for your GPS will cost you $10 per month.
Pros and Cons
Unfortunately, you will have to settle for 3G speeds when going online since this phone doesn’t have Wi-Fi support. The lack of Flash support is also a minor inconvenience as well as the 3.2 mega pixel camera, which doesn’t take exceptional photos.