HTC Explorer Philippines Price, Specs, In the Flesh Video!

I think HTC Explorer is slightly more expensive than its seeming rival, Samsung Galaxy Y, for three reasons.

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1. It has a bigger screen with higher resolution.
2. It has more RAM. You get 512 MB of RAM with HTC Explorer vs 290 MB with SGY.
3. It flaunts a higher resolution autofocus camera; 2 MegaPixels fixed focus with SGY, 3 MegaPixels autofocus with HTC Explorer
Read TechPinas' Complete Samsung Galaxy Y vs. HTC Explorer Specs Battle feature via the link.

Of course, we can quote other reasons -- like the amazing HTC Sense experience and that HTC handsets have always been on the premium side. But let's save those for another post, shall we?

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As of writing, there are some stores in malls which sell SGY for around Php 6,000 to 6,500 (Yes, higher than the SRP because of high demand). On the other hand, you can get HTC Explorer from online stores like TP-favorite, WidgetCity, for Php 8,800.

For those who are curious about the handset and are wondering how it actually looks like in the flesh, here's a clip showing the hardware of the cutie, HTC Explorer:

Overall, it looks like a shrunk HTC Desire S. The back has a matte finish - like that of BB Curve 8520 - which helps prevent the phone from slipping from your hand.

To wrap this up in true TP fashion, here are the complete specs of HTC Explorer:

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name HTC Explorer
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions102.8 x 57.2 x 12.9 mm
Weight 108 grams
Available Colors Active Black, Metallic Navy, Active Navy, Metallic Black, Metallic Orange, Metallic Purple, White
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 3.2-inch, 320 x 480 pixels, TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Processor 600MHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
Camera 3.15 MegaPixels, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
Video Capture Yes, QVGA 15 frames per second (to be confirmed, definitely non-HD)
Audio and Video Playback MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA player, XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Memory 90 MB storage, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, supports up to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery 1230 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 485 hours on 2G Standby of up to 445 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 7 hours 40 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 7 hours 33 minutes on 3G
Value-Added FeaturesHTC Sense UI v3.5, SRS surround sound enhancement, Google Services Suite, Low price tag
Announcement Q1 2012
Availability January 2012
Price Php 8,800 in online stores

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