HTC Touch 3 G

With his model, touch has made not only the applicable as somewhat boring PDA phones with Windows Mobile HTC again socially acceptable, but laid also the Foundation for a very successful and now widely distributed family of products.

  1. HTC Touch 3 G
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The touch HD (review coming soon) one touch Pro or the touch diamond, which admits for T-Mobile MDA Compact IV as well as the models.

Now it was time to bring the base model offered for over a year on the State of the art technology. This is the task of the touch 3 g. As the name implies, HTC equips the externally only gently modernised unit up 7.2 Mbit/s with the 3G-Funktechnik of UMTS and HSDPA.

The camera improved to 3.2 megapixels, but still lacks a Flash or a photo light and an auto focus function. Also, a GPS receiver is now on board.

Navigation software is not supplied by HTC – that is reserved for the network operators in case of doubt, or install one of the many routes Finder programs offered by third-party manufacturers for Windows Mobile.

Modern interior

What was already good with its predecessor, it remains even when the 3 g model: about the WLANModul that spark 802 .11b and g standards, as well as supports Bluetooth, the SIM access, basic printing, personal area networking or A2SP.

The facelift also uses HTC to pay a significantly more powerful processor and more memory for the device. Both increases the overall performance – and in particular the response times within which the touch 3 G responds to the finger control of its “TouchFlo” surface.

In the meantime also significantly modernized version, it’s that 6.1 on a more friendly and intuitively controllable user interface hides the charming little Windows Mobile. However, it requires still a little practice and patience, rolling through the application icons to activate the desired symbol.

And as usual to get to call of the system programs like the mobile Internet Explorer or the Windows Media Player sooner or later again in contact with the not quite so stylish surface of Microsoft’s mobile system. In such cases, a stylus out of the housing can be pull, the more accurate input on the 6.8-cm touch screen (resolution 320 x 240 pixels) allows.

Expansion up to 16 GB

Bigger Flash memory – the built-in 256 MB 123 MB for the owners remain usable. Thanks to the support of MicroSDHC card expansion is but comfortable and cheap possible; the SanDisk made 8 and 16 GB cards available also the HTC Touch has easily detected 3 G and used.

In line with expectations, the touch 3 G with the measurements in the Testfactory reflected: the talk time is good in GSM mode with over five hours, in the power-hungry UMTS operating he holds through 3.5 hours. Transmission and reception quality are good.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Windows Mobile 6.1
Processor / clock speed (MHz) Qualcomm MSM7225 / 528
internal memory (MB) 123
Memory card slot MicroSD
Phone / qwert keyboard / touchscreen / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
INTERFACES
USB host / client / /
IrDA
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 /.
Wi-Fi / standard / 802 .11b / g
Bluetooth
… Headset profile / hands-free profiles /
… OBEX / SIM access-profiles /
DISPLAY
Type reflekt. TFT
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Number of colors 65536
Diagonal (inches) 2.7
MOBILE
Call list / ringing tones of groups of callers
Brokering / withhold /
Situation profiles: Number / flight mode 3 /.
Handsfree / mute /
PIM
Contact management
ANZ. Telephone number / Email / address 12 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Notes /… typed / ink… /… Outlook-sync / / /
To do list / with date /
Sync: Windows / Mac / SyncML / /
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / /
Attachments send / receive /
SMS / MMS / fax / /
BROWSER
Web / frames / Java / Java scripting / / /
Home / Favorites /
WAP
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera / resolution (mega pixels) / 3.2
NAVIGATION
GPS receiver
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions (H x W x D in mm) 102 x 54 x 15
Weight (grams) 101
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 5:25
Stamina E-Netz (hours) 7:14 am
Endurance UMTS (hours) 3:30
type. Endurance (hours) 4:09
Standby time days (days) 18
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.39 / 0,610
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) satisfactory (83)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 54
Endurance standby (35) 29
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (117)
System (15) 4
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (30) 19
Connectivity (20) 14
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 14
PIM (15) 12
Office (10) 10
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (10) 5
Music and video (10) 9
Features (5) 2
Navigation (10) 5
Handling (max 125) sufficient (81)
Manageability (30) 28
User interface (70) 36
Processing quality (20) 14
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measurements (max. 85) good (65)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 25
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 10
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 15.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfactory (346)
tested in issue: 02 / 09

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 02/09
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points

 

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