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HTC S710 (Vox) smartphone

After 3.5 years of usage my old Sony Ericsson T610 phone suddenly started malfunctioning and I needed a new phone. I browsed online through some of Sony Ericsson's, Nokia's and Samsung's offerings but I couldn't really find a phone that fit my needs. But then I checked out some of HTC's phones and found the HTC S710. This Windows Mobile 6 based phone had lots of interesting features, including a 2 megapixel digital camera, a slideout QWERTY keyboard and WiFi support. The size of the S710 also pleased me, its candybar shaped design is barely bigger than my old phone. Not bad for a feature-packed Windows Mobile phone.

I read a couple of reviews and most of them were pretty positive so I decided to order this phone from a webshop. The only thing I didn't really like is the limited storage capacity of the phone so I decided to order a 2GB SanDisk microSD memory card together with this phone. Two days later UPS delivered it at my doorstep.

The S710 is made by a Taiwanese company called High Tech Computer (HTC). They were found in 1997 as an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM). This means they manufactured products to sell them to other companies who rebadged the product and launched it on the market as their own. Today HTC has a broad range of own-branded products but they still sell their phones to phone operators and OEM partners. You can buy the HTC S710 (codenamed HTC Vox) in a store or you can also buy the Orange SPV E650, Vodafone VDA V, Vodafone V1415 or DOPOD C500 which are the rebranded versions of the S710 phone.



The HTC S710 ships in this nicely designed box:



In the box you can find the following items:
  • HTC S710 smartphone
  • A wired headset
  • AC adapter
  • USB sync cable
  • User manual and Read Me First
  • CD-ROM with Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5, Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista) and a 60-day trial of Outlook 2007.
  • Accessories


    The user manual, read me first, warranty card, Windows Mobile 6 license and CD-ROM with some software.



    The AC adapter. I forgot to take a picture of the USB sync cable but it looks pretty similar to this cable, just imagine that it has a black USB connector instead of a power adapter :)



    This is the wired headset that ships with the HTC S710 phone. You can use it to call or to listen to MP3s stored on your phone. The plastic grey thingie features a volume control slider and a button which has three functions: you can use it to pick up a call, to put a call on hold or to end a call when you press and hold it.

    The sound quality of the wired headset is OK. I tested it by listening to a few MP3s and while the quality isn't top-notch it's definitely better than I expected.

    Lets take a look at the specifications of this phone:

    Processor

    TI's OMAP 850, 201 MHz

    Platform

    Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Standard

    Memory

    ROM: 128 MB

    RAM: 64 MB SDRAM

    Dimension

    101.5 mm(L) x 50 mm(W) x 18.6 mm(T)

    Weight

    140g (with battery)

    LCD Type

    2.4” Transmissive LCD with white LED back light

    Network

    GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-band module

    (850/900/1800/1900MHz)

    Device Control

    5-way Navigation Control

    Keyboard

    Sliding QWERTY keyboard for text input

    Connectivity

    Bluetooth 2.0

    Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g

    HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB and audio jack in one)

    Camera

    2 mega-pixel CMOS imaging sensor

    Audio

    Built-in microphone and 3-in-1 speaker

    Headphone: AMR/AAC/WAV/WMA/ MP3 codec

    Battery

    Rechargeable Lithium-ion Polymer battery
    Capacity: 1050 mAh
    Standby time: 175 hours

    Talk time: Up to 7 hours
    Expansion Slot

    microSD

    AC Adapter

    Voltage range/frequency: 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz

    DC output: 5V and 1A


    HTC S710 highlights:
  • Reach a new level of phone functionality with the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 software.
  • Compact with full auto slide keyboard for simpler communications.
  • Large 2.4” QVGA TFT LCD backlit screen.
  • Make more of multimedia with Windows Media Player and Windows Live.
  • Capture quality images and video with the 2.0 megapixel camera.


  • Added: June 19th 2007
    Reviewer:
    Score: 8.5/10
    Related Link: HTC
    Page: 1/4



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