HTC Touch Pro 2 Review


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My wife recently had a chance to use the HTC Touch Pro 2 and this is what she had to say about it:

I tested the HTC Touch Pro 2 over the past month.  My first impression of the phone was that it was surprisingly heavy.  I don’t mind electronics that have some heft to them, the phone seems sturdy, well put together and I don’t wince every time I place the phone down or worry about carrying it around.  The phone is easy to hold and comfortable in my hand.  The phone also felt a lot thicker than what I’m used to, a little bulky and cumbersome in my hand if I were to flip it over.

The screen is really bright and very vivid on the phone.  It is definitely eye catching and the home screen has a huge clock which I really enjoy.  Sometimes, the simple things being right up front and at-a-glance are really important.  The screen is crystal clear and sharp.  The navigation at the bottom of the screen takes some getting used to, and with my settings I found that moving from the mail icon to the settings icon a bit sticky and not as fluid as I would like from time to time.  However, maneuvering through the menu from the home screen is intuitive.  The screen reorients itself based on flipping it sidewise fairly quickly in most instances.

Pushing the phone open to access the keyboard isn’t as smooth as I would have expected, you have to push a little harder and I was almost afraid something was wrong with the phone until I adjusted to it.  I think I would’ve appreciated a smoother opening.  However, the keyboard is worth the effort, the keys have just the right “feel”, they are at the right sensitivity and the spaces between the keys are prefect, I rarely find myself mistyping.  The phone also has a vibrant virtual keyboard, which is easy to use but I preferred actually touching typing with my thumbs.  I really enjoyed that the keyboard was in QWERTY format, I despise having to press a key 3 times to spell a word.

The phone is very customizable and most things that I would like to have “my” way were not difficult to find, although I would have liked to easily order the applications from the “Start” screen.  It is also odd that while 4 rows of icons fit easily on the screen, one cannot read the last line of text under the fourth row. Browsing the internet was an enjoyable experience, I went to some graphic intensive websites and they looked really sharp, even when I would zoom in quite close.  Video on the Touch Pro is impressive and fun. What is not impressive, however, it the camera.  Photos look grainy, too dark regardless of the light settings, washed out and dull.  It was a major disappointment considering how well most everything else works on the phone.

Overall, I enjoyed using the HTC Touch Pro 2.  Using it inspired me to upgrade from a typical cell phone to get a smart phone of my own.

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